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How to Draw 3D Cup in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to draw 3d pictures in this Illustrator tutorial. I will explain how I made this 3D cup with funny smile sticker. This tutorial will cover on how to 3D effects in Adobe Illustrator works. Hope you like it and find it interesting.

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Create new document (Ctrl+N) with dimensions 500x500 px. Color Mode is RGB. Take the Pen Tool (P) and draw the cup profile.

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Use any color for Fill.

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Go to the menu Effect > 3D > Revolve. Set the options as in the image below. If you can't see all settings click More Options in the window.

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You will get such shape after the effect.

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Now we need work with shadow inside the cup. Draw the ellipse with gradient fill.

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Go to the Transparency panel and set Multiply blending mode. And you can change the Opacity to 70%.

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Next draw the handle. We need little circle for it.

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Go to the meny Effect > 3D > Revolve. Set the options. Check Preview to see all transformations on the Artboard.

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Now the handle is ready.

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Attach it to the mug.

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Then you can draw smile sticker using simple shapes.

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Turn the face of the smiley to the side slightly. Draw another circle with gradient fill above all. Set the Multiply blending mode and Opacity 20%.

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Then create next circle with radial gradient fill. Set the Multiply blending mode for this circle and put it in the bottom Shift+Ctrl+[ .

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Now we have the shadow under the sticker.

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Select the sticker and go to the menu Effect > Warp > Arch. Set Bend value to -10%.

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Glue the sticker on the mug :)

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Use the same technique with gradient ellipse for the shadow for the cup.

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Take the Pen Tool (P) and draw the shape with dark color for the beverage. You can use Opacity for it.

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Would you like some tea?



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