Bottle with an Animal Face in Illustrator
● Create a bottle using the 3D capabilities of Illustrator and then draw a picture to put on its surface.
✓ Pen Tool✓ Symbol Graphics✓ 3D Revolve ✓ Mapping Objects
• This tutorial is part of the Cereal Box Design Project.
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Step #1: Draw HALF a Bottle in Illustrator ~
✓ Get the Pen Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (p) …
✓ Turn the Stroke off and set the fill color to whatever you want.
✓ Draw half a bottle.
Step #2: 3D Revolve ~
✓ Go to: Effect > 3D > Revolve and hit Preview …
✓ Start with these options: -5, -26, and 3, and set 45 degrees for the Perspective, but try anything you want.
Step #3: The Cap ~
✓ Draw a short line to create the Cap …
✓ … then go to: Effect > 3D > Revolve and apply 3D to the cap, only this time, click on More Options and add New Light.
✓ Adjust the light options to get a shadow effect different than the bottle.
Step 4: Adjusting the Shape ~
✓ Get the Direct Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (a) …
✓ Click one of the Points that needs adjustment and move it - watch what happens …
Step 5: Funky Cow ~
✓ Start drawing an outline of a cow or any animal whose milk you'd be willing to drink.
✓ Draw some funky looking hair above the face shape and add some big eyes.
✓ Add details to the eyes: Eye color and a pupil. Repeat this with the second eye.
✓ A good cow needs some horns, lips, nostrils and other details.
Step 6: Text ~
✓ Type some text, select your Font, Size and Colo r in the menu bar.
Step 7: Text ~
✓ Group the head and Text shapes together by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+G, open the Symbols Palette …
✓ … drag the grouped objects into the symbols palette and name the New Graphic.
✓ Also, click the Break Link to Symbol button …
Step 7: Bottle Shape Again ~
✓ Go back and select the milk bottle shape again with the Selection Tool …
Step 8: Appearance Panel ~
✓ Open the Appearance panel …
✓ … and Double-click 3D Revolve to edit.
Step #8: Map Art ~
✓ Click on Map Art …
✓ … and scroll through the layers until you find the biggest one.
Step 9: Choose your Symbol ~
✓ Choose the symbol you just made from the Symbol drop down box …
✓ … and try Shade Artwork too.
✓ This may take a couple of trys to get it placed in the correct position.
✓ Adjust the position and size of the symbol for best effect.
Last Step: Save Your Project & Attach ~
✓ Go to: File > Save as … and save it as an .ai document, attach it and keep working …