Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Doughnut with 3D effect in Adobe Illustrator
 
In today’s Illustrator tutorial, you will learn to draw a chocolaty donut 😋😋 with the help of a 3D effect. With the help of a 3D effect, you can change a simple shape into a nice artwork.
 
Donut in Adobe Illustrator
Donut in Adobe Illustrator
Follow the below steps to draw a 3D donut shape in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1
Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of 90pt. Now fill the circle with a light brown color.
 
Step 2
Now we will create the base of the donut icon with the help of a 3D revolve effect.
 
Select the circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.
 

When you will click on Revolve, a 3D Revolve Option box will appear. Put a checkmark on Preview and manually revolve the 3D square to set your doughnut shape. Now set the offset value to 55pt.

After making the required changes, click OK.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator
Step 3

Now select the Pencil Tool and draw the upper layer of the donut. Now, this is the time to show your creativity. Draw the melting chocolaty layer and fill it with dark brown color.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Then select the melted chocolate shape drawn and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Inner Glow.

Now apply the Inner Glow Effect at the edges of the selected shape.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now select the melted chocolate shape and press Ctrl + C to copy the shape. Then press Ctrl + B to paste the copied shape at the back. Drag the copied shape a bit downwards.

Now select the copied shape and change its Blend Mode to Overlay in the Transparency Panel.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now select the Pen Tool and draw an arc shape at the left edge of the donut drawing.

Fill the arc shape with color #8b5e3c.

 Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Select the arc shape drawn in the above step and apply Gaussian Blur to it.

Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

 Similarly, draw another arc shape at the right edge of the donut drawing.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Now select the Pencil Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a shape as shown in the below image.

Fill the shape with a brown color gradient.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Let the shape be selected and apply a Feather effect to it.

Effect > Stylize > Feather

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 8

Now we will draw some stroke lines with the help of the Pencil Tool to create an effect of melting chocolate on the donut icon.

After drawing the strokes, fill them with a gradient to create a realistic effect.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

Step 9

At last, we will sprinkle some toppings on the 3D donut.

Select the Pen Tool and draw an arc shape stroke on the chocolate.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

 Now open the Brushes Panel and select Dot Rings Decorative Scatter Brush.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

 Your Chocolaty Donut in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Donut in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can draw a donut in illustrator with the help of 3D Effect. Hope you will find this method easy to use.

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