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Peeled Sticker in Adobe Illustrator
In Adobe Illustrator, you have the creative freedom to design and replicate various effects, including the popular peeling sticker effect. By leveraging the tools and features available in Illustrator, you can create realistic and visually appealing peeling sticker designs.
The peeling sticker effect in Illustrator allows you to simulate the appearance of a sticker that is partially lifted or peeled off from a surface. This effect adds a sense of depth and dimension to your designs, giving them a unique and eye-catching look.
To create a peeling sticker effect in Illustrator, it’s helpful to study real-life examples of peeling stickers and observe how they interact with the underlying surface. Pay attention to the way the edges curl, the texture of the sticker material, and any shadows or highlights that may be present.
There are numerous tutorials and online resources available that provide step-by-step instructions and techniques for creating peeling sticker effects in Illustrator. These resources often cover topics such as shape manipulation, gradient fills, and the effective use of shadows and highlights to achieve a realistic look.
Experimentation is key when creating peeling sticker effects in Illustrator. By utilizing the various tools, such as the Pen Tool, Pathfinder, and the Gradient Tool, you can manipulate shapes and colors to create the illusion of a peeled sticker. Layering and blending modes can also be used to enhance the depth and realism of the effect.
Illustrator offers a versatile platform for creating peeling sticker effects in your designs. By studying real-life examples, exploring tutorials, and experimenting with Illustrator’s tools and features, you can develop your skills in designing captivating peeling stickers. With your creativity and Illustrator’s capabilities, you can produce visually striking designs that incorporate the dynamic and engaging look of peeling stickers.
Today, we will create a Peeled Sticker in Adobe Illustrator. You can create a sticker of any shape but we will start with the basic shape in this tutorial.
Let’s start by launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document. Now follow the below steps:
Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle of size 260px X 260px on the artboard. Turn off the Stroke color and Fill the circle with #e6e7e8.
Let the circle be selected and press Ctrl + C to copy the circle and Ctrl + F to paste the copied circle in front. Now change the fill color of the new circle to # ffffff.
We will apply the Drop Shadow Effect to this circle. Select the circle and click on Effect in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Stylize and select Drop Shadow.
Drop Shadowdialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that artboard, set the X Offset, Y Offset, and Blur points. You can also change the color of the shadow. I have set a light grey color for the shadow.
After making the required changes, check the Preview and click OK.
Now draw a circle of size 235px X 235px and place it over the second circle (circle drawn in Step 2). Fill this circle either with a solid color or a gradient.
Now select the Scissor Tool from the Tool Panel and click on the two anchor points of the second circle; i.e.; the circle on which Drop Shadow Effect was applied.
The two anchor points will be the points where we want to create the Peeling Effect. Let’s click on the bottom and the right anchor points. (See the below image)
We have cut our circle into two parts and now remove the smaller part of the circle.
Similarly, slice the smaller circle filled with a solid color.
Again draw a circle of size 260pt X 260pt and place it in the same way as shown in the image below.
Place the circle in such a manner that the edges of the circle touch the edges of the sliced part of another circle.
Now select the new circle drawn and the second circle (circle with Drop Shadow Effect). Then select the Shape Builder Tool and remove the area of the circle, with the help of the Alt key, shown in the below image.
This is how we have created the Peelingshape. Now fill this shape with a white and grey gradient and also apply Drop Shadow Effect.
You can keep your sticker plain or you can add text to it.
This is how you can create a Peeled Sticker in Adobe Illustrator.
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