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How to Create Realistic Dice in Illustrator Tutorial

Realistic Dice in Illustrator

Today we are going to make Realistic Dice in Illustrator so you’ll get Vectorial Dice in Illustrator. You have many things to learn in this tutorial, some commands, some techniques and Tools of course. Especially I’ve explained 3D Bevel and Extrude in detail, hopefully you will learn a lot from this tutorial.

Final Result of Realistic Dice in Illustrator:

Realistic Dice

1. Start with a new document.

2. Pick Rounded Rectangle Tool Realistic Dice and click anywhere on the document, Rounded Rectangle box will appear. Give the following settings. After hitting Ok you will get a Rounded Rectangle. Then give it any gradient of your own choice. I’ve mentioned these in Steps below:

Realistic Dice

This kind of Rounded Rectangle would come:

Realistic Dice

3. Now pick Ellipse tool Realistic Dice and draw a Circle over it. Then duplicate this circle and enlarge its size and put this circle behind the original one by pressing Ctrl+[ key.

Realistic Dice

4. Select this circle and give it the gradient of your own choice, I’ve given this:

Realistic Dice

5. Duplicate this Rounded Rectangle and then duplicate Circles to make other other sides of Dice:

Realistic Dice

6. Now select First Rounded Rectangle (that rectangle on which 1 circle is present), we are going to make it as symbol. Open Symbol box by running the command, Window >> Symbols (or simply press Ctrl+Shift+F11 key). Hold your Rounded rectangle with Circle and drop it on Symbol Panel. A box will appear, give it any name, select Graphic in type and hit ok.

Realistic Dice

7. Repeat these steps for other two sides of Dice (one having 5 circles and other having 4 circles):

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8. So we have created Symbols. Now you can Delete these three rounded rectangles. Simply draw a rectangle (by using Rectangle tool  Illustrator Tutorial ) and give it any lighter color, as my dice was having Dark green, so I’ve used lighter green here, but remember it should not be having outline:

9. Now go to Effect >> 3D >> Extrude & Bevel and give these setting:

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Don’t hit OK, in this box you will find Map Art, click on it. Here is the most important part. First hit Preview option, then from Symbol list box select your first side of Dice. Adjust the side of Dice within the box like show below:

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10. Now from the Surface box hit Right arrow to bring your other side of the dice, suppose you want to put 5 number dice towards the left side, so hit Right arrow until you will get Red outline towards the left side, then select your Dice 02 from Symbol and then adjust it into the rectangle. Now we need to put third part of dice on upper position. Again use Right Arrow key from Surface and when Red outline came on top of the dice, then select your 3rd part of dice (having 4 circles) and then adjust it within the rectangle, hit ok then again hit ok:

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You will get this effect:

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11. Now pick Pen tool Illustrator Tutorial and draw the following shape over the first side of Dice and fill it with white color:

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12. Change the opacity to 20% and also create these kind of areas over the other two sides, like shown below:

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13. Now we are going to give some Sparkling stars. Pick Star tool and click anywhere on document, a box will appear, give the following settings an hit Ok. A star will come, duplicate it and change the angle and size like shown below:

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14. Give it white color and place it on the corner of the dice:

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15. Duplicate your star and place it on other location and change the size like shown below:

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Now you can duplicate whole dice and ten change the angle to give the final following look of Realistic Dice in Illustrator:

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