3D Rounded bevel effect in Illustrator

Hello! I am trying to create an effect in illustrator that reflects the attached - any suggestions? The 3D Bevel effect does not work as well as I’d like, and I could also do it in photoshop if needed.

Thankyou!!

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Can you attach the image? Something didn’t seem to have worked as I can’t click the link, nor do I see an attachment.

Woops! Yes, sorry - here it is:

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You could do it in illustrator, and I’ve seen things like it done before. But this kind of shading and beveling becomes incredibly complicated. It’s probably better suited to Photsohop.

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Also, when you do it in Illustrator you will have a very complex vector, which may cause problems in printing, so it’s best to avoid it and keep it simpler in bitmap (Photoshop).

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Thank you both, you are right - I ended up doing it in photoshop for a proof and that was pretty quick. Thank you!

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A “logo design software” that makes that kind of lettering should be taken out behind the woodshed and buried.
But I suppose it could be useful for non-logo work, as long as it outputs a usable (ie printable) file format.

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