some of us has a problem to made a 3D look logo. base on m experience i want to share it with you.
so, please enjoy it!!!!
Use the Type tool, type in “3D Logo”. Go to Effect >Warp > Arc and apply the following settings:
2.3D Extrude & Bevel
Then go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel and apply the setting as shown in the image below. You can drag around the cube to set the X,Y,Z rotation values. Set the Extrude Depth to 20pt.
Now go to Object > Expand Appearance to remove all effects and convert to paths. After the text object is expanded, Ungrounp the object by Object > Ungroup or pressCtrl+Shift+G. You probably need to do Ungroup 4-5 times in order to break the object apart.
Select the round corner paths and merge them together by using the Pathfinder tool. Hold down Alt key, click on the Add to shape area to merge the selected paths. Repeat this step to clean up all round corner paths.
Select the top level paths and apply a yellow-green color gradient.
Select the back(depth) paths, use the Eyedropper tool and click on the front paths. This will copy the gradient fill.
Keep the back paths selected, go to Gradient palette and adjust the gradient colors to a darker tone.
You can use this technique to make 3D objects from any shape, text, etc.
Here are the steps:
- Apply 3D Extrude & Bevel effect
- Expand object
- Ungroup object
- Apply gradient
- Eyedropper gradient fill
that’s all for the quick learning today, so let’s try to make it man…..