How to Create an Abstract Web Design with 3D Spheres in Illustrator

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In this illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create realistic 3D spheres, without using 3D effects. 3D spheres are perfect for creating abstract background or designing of your own web site. Also You can build and run your store website with Website Builder. Have fun in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial!

Illustrator Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 - CS6;
  • Difficulty: Beginner - Intermediate;
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour;

Create a 3D sphere

Step 1

Create a new document.

Please note that we will be working in RGB color. Proceed to the creation of the first 3D object in Illustrator. Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a circle. Fill it with a linear gradient from light blue to blue color.

Step 2

Copy the circle and paste it in front. Reduce the size of the new circle for a few pixels and fill it with a radial gradient from light blue to blue color.

White color becomes transparent after the application of this blending mode.

Step 3

Copy the second circle in a row and paste it in front. Place this circle above of all the created objects.