Halftone Dots in Adobe Illustrator
You had learned to create a normal halftone effect in Adobe Illustrator in an illustrator tutorial and today, you will learn to create Halftone Dots in Adobe Illustrator. We will use the Ellipse Tool, Halftone Effect, and 3D Revolve Effect.
Let’s begin with the easy to draw adobe illustrator tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document.
Select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of 300 X 300 pt. After drawing the circle, disable the stroke color.
Fill the circle with a radial gradient.
Now select the circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Pixelate and select Color Halftone.
The Color Halftonedialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the maximum radius to 30 pixels and Screen Angles (Degrees) 200.
Now we will save this Halftone Vector as a Symbol but before that, we will Expand the shape.
Select the Halftone Dots created and clicks on Object in the Menu Bar and selects Expand Appearance.
After Expanding the Shape click on Image trace and then again Expand the shape.
Now open the Symbols Panel by clicking on Window in the Menu Bar and select Symbols.
Now select the shapes and drag them to the Symbols Panel. Symbol Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard, click OK to save the symbol.
Now put the shapes aside and select the Ellipse Tool. Draw a circle and then select the Direct Select Tool. Click on the left anchor point and hit backspace.
Your circle will be converted into a semi-circle.
Now select the semi-circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on 3D and select Revolve.
3D Revolve Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, click on Preview and then click on Map Art.
When you will click on Map Art, again a dialogue box will appear. In the Map Art dialogue box, click on the drop-down button in the Symbol column and select the new symbol added. Then put a checkmark on Invisible Geometry and set the symbol on the graph.
Click OK in Map Art and 3D Revolve Options dialogue box.
Your Halftone Dots in Adobe Illustrator is ready.
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