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    How can i make a 3D-design in illustrator?

    I need to make the "symbol of man" (the arrow) in a 3D (bevel-kindof thing).
    It's not plain 3D. It needs bevel/emboss, shadow... (see image)
    It really needs to be done in Illustrator. It's to be used in print.

    Does anyone know how to?
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  • #2
    See if you have any luck playing with Illustrator CS2's "extrude and bevel" feature.
    Effect>3D>Extrude & Bevel
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    • #3
      yeah I would do as Riya suggested.

      You could also reproduce that quite easily drawing the shapes and be creative with a few gradients.

      if you are using the effects, you will have to flatten to print.
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      • #4
        I'm with DM: break it down into shapes and draw it.


        • #5
          Don't flatten it.
          Let the printer do that.
          Send your layered file.


          • #6
            Originally posted by Malaclypse
            I'm with DM: break it down into shapes and draw it.

            I agree...this is easy shmeezy. Should take no time at all in Illy.
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            • #7
              It's a guy thing.

              Actually this looks just like a path with layer effects from Pshop to me. A couple of minutes, at most.


              • #8
                Hmm...a few paths, a few "divide objects below" and a few applications of color and gradients and your done.

                Shouldn't take longer then 10 minutes to be honest...






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