Create 3D signs in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3D signs. You will create simple dollar sign and use the line tool to give 3D effect. Let’s get started!

Tutorial Details

  • Used Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes

Step 1: Type a dollar sign

Open a new Document with 300 pixels by 340 pixels. Type a dollar sign with Type Tool and Expand it. (Object > Expand).

Step 2: Create second sign

By selecting the sign, choose Object>Path>Offset Path, enter a positive value to create a larger duplicate. I entered 5 pt and clicked OK.

Step 3: Draw lines

Draw lines to bisect the paths at their corners, select the drawn lines and both dollar signs, and then click the Divide button in the Pathfinder panel.

The Divide button converts all enclosed areas into separate closed paths. Use the Direct Selection Tool to delete line extras. Now you can give any color to your sign.


This is the Final Image

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