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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Flat Style Work Space

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In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a simple flat style work area using Adobe Illustrator. No special drawing skills are required here because we’ll be working with simple geometrical shapes, the Align and the Pathfinder palette. Let’s get started!

Open a New Document

1. Launch Illustrator, press Ctrl + N to create a New document. Select Pixels from the Units drop down menu, enter 1180 in the width box and 930 in the height box then click on the  Advanced  button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK.

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Create the Desk

2. For starters, we will begin with the desk. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectanlges with dimensions: 730 by 284px and 678 by 300px. Select two newly created rectangles, open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click on the Horizontal Align Center button then click on the Vertical Align Top button. Next reselect the red rectangle and move it 11px down. Now select two newly created rectangles again and open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Minus Front button. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the resulting object and then replace the existing stroke color of the copy with blue. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select two anchor points highlighted with red of the blue object and then click on the “Cut Path at Selected Anchor Points button from the Properties bar. This make the blue object becomes two paths. Select the smaller path and remove it.

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3. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 758 by 18px rectangle and then place this rectangle in position shown below. Now select the newly created rectangle and the black object created in step 2, fill them with R=255, G=255, B=255 and remove their strokes. Next select the blue object and change the stroke weight to 5px; replace the existing stroke color with R=65, G=64, B=66.

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4. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectanlges with dimensions: 161 by 55px and 82 by 10px. Select two newly created rectangle;  open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Top button. Select the bottom-right anchor point of the red rectangle and move it 5px to the left. Then select the bottom-left anchor point and move it 5px to the right. Select the blue rectangle and fill it with R=255, G=255, B=255 and add a 5px stroke (R=65, G=64, B=66) for it. Next select the red object created in this step, fill it with R=65, G=64, B=66 and add a 5px stroke (R=255, G=255, B=255) for it. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) two shapes created in this step. Finally make three copies of the newly created group and then place these copies in positions shown in the last image.

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5. The desk is ready and looks like this:
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Create the Bookshelf

6. Next step will be creating the bookshelf. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create some paths like you see in the first and the second image. Once your paths are drawn, reselect them and change the stroke weight to 9px and replace the existing stroke color with R=255, G=255, B=255. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all paths created in this step. We are done with the bookshelf for the moment.

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Create the Window

7.  This tutorial would not be complete without the window. So let’s make ’em. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectanlges with dimensions: 347 by 486px and 300 by 442px. Select two newly created rectangles, open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Center button. Keep working with the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 312 by 17px rectangle; make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of this rectangle. Next place these two newly created rectangles in positions shown in the second image. Before you continue, select the blue rectangle and copy it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the black rectangle. Open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Exclude button. Make sure that the resulting object is still selected, hold Shift and click two red rectangles then click the Unite button from the Pathfinder palette. Finally fill the resulting object with R=239, G=236, B=232 and remove its stroke.

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8. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the white shape created in step 7 then replace the existing color of the copy with R=136, G=155, B=145. Make sure that the new shape is still selected. Move it 2px down and 2px to the right using the arrow buttons from your keyboard. Hide this shape behind the white shape created in step 7. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 312 by 17px rectangle and place it in position like you see in the third image. Fill the newly created rectangle with R=241, G=242, B=242 and add a 2px stroke (R=147, G=149, B=152) then hide it behind the first shape created in this step. Now select the blue rectangle created in step 7; remove its stroke then fill it with R=88, G=128, B=128 and reduce the Opacity to 10%. Keep the resulting rectangle selected and copy it. Bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket) and finally change the Opacity of the newly created rectangle to 100% then replace the existing color with R=187, G=255, B=255.

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9. The buildings will be created next. This will make our illustration more natural and believable. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create four rectangles and place them in positions shown in the third image. Keep working with the Rectangle Tool (M); add some details like you see in the fourth image. Finally select the last rectangle created in step 8 and all shapes created in this step then send them to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).

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10. Now let us make some highlights with our window! With the Pen Tool (P), create six red objects as shown below. Once your objects are drawn, reselect them, remove their strokes and fill them with R=255, G=255, B=255 then reduce the Opacity of the resulting shapes to 20%. Next pick the Rectangle Tool (M and create a white rectangle of 389 by 23px size and place it in position like you see in the last image.

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11. We’re done with the window. It’s time for the blinds now. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 311 by 9px rectangle and then place it in position shown below. Fill the newly created rectangle with R=108, G=174, B=183 and add a 1px stroke (R=64, G=123, B=131) for this rectangle. Keep working with the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two white rectangles then place them in positions like you see in the second image. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) three rectangles created in this step then reduce the Opacity of this group to 60%. Make sure that the newly created group is still selected and go to Object > Transform > Move. Enter 3px in the Vertical box and click Copy. Press Ctrl +D some times to get the results as shown in the fourth image.

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12. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectanlges with dimensions: 324 by 13px and 324 by 4px. Place these rectangles in positions shown below. Fill the black rectangle with R=109, G=167, B=175 and fill the red rectangle with R=61, G=120, B=128 and remove the strokes of these rectangles. Continue with the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 324 by 37px rectangle then place in position like you see in the fourth image. Fill the newly created rectangle with the linear gradient as shown in the last image. Finally hide it behind the two smaller rectangles created in this step.

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13. Before you continue, select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 11. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create two objects as shown below. Once drawn, reselect the red path and add a 2px stroke (R=255, G=255, B=255). Next select the blue object and fill it with R=255, G=255, B=255. Reselect two objects created in this step and hide them behind the group created in this step. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 7 to this time and place this group in position like you see in the last image.

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Create the LCD Monitor

14. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the Tool palette. Click on your artboard and enter the data as shown below then click OK. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the newly created rectangle and then replace the existing stroke color of the copy with red. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a blue rectangle and place this rectangle in position shown in the third image. Now select the red and the blue rectangle, then open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Minus Front button.

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15. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 233 by 126px rectangle. Now select the red rectangle created in step 14, hold Shift and click the magenta rectangle created in this step. Release Shift and then click the red rectangle created in step 14 again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window > Align), click the Horizontal Align Center button and then click the Vertical Align Center button. Next fill three rectangles created from step 14 as shown in the second image; remove the strokes of these rectangles.

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16. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create a red object as shown below. Next select the bigger black rectangle created in step 15 and copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the red object created in this step then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=88, G=89, B=91 and then reduce its Opacity to 50%.

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17. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create three rectanlges with dimensions: 48 by 21px, 48 by 3px and 48 by 8px then place these rectangles in positions shown in the second image below. With the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the bottom-left anchor point of the red rectangle and move it 6px to the left. Next select the bottom-right anchor point and move it 6px to the right. Continue with the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 83 by 6.5px rectangle then place this rectangle in position like you see in the fourth image. Now select the bottom-left anchor point of the newly created rectangle and move it 3px to the left. Next select the bottom-right anchor point and move it 3px to the right. Finally fill four objects created in this step like you see in the last image and then remove the strokes of these shapes.

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18. Select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created from step 14 then place this group in position as shown below. This is how the LCD monitor should look at this stage.

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Create the Keyboard and the Mouse

19. Let’s start by creating the keyboard. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool and the Rectangle Tool (M), create a white rounded rectangle and a black rectangle as shown below. Now select two newly created rectangles, open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Bottom button. Group (Ctrl +G) these two rectangles.

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20. Next come the mouse. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 54 by 19px rectangle. Next with the Pen Tool (P), create two objects like you see in the second and the third image. Once your objects are drawn, reselect the black rectangle and remove it. Fill the red object with R=35, G=31, B=32 and fill the blue object with R=255, G=255, B=255 then remove the strokes of these two shapes. Next select and group (Ctrl +G) two shapes created in this step. We are done with the keyboard and the mouse for the moment. Finally place them in positions like you see in the last image.

Create the Speakers

21. Let’s now create the speakers. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the Tool palette and click on your artboard; enter the data as shown below then click OK. Fill the newly created rectangle with R=255, G=255, B=255. Next with the Ellipse Tool (L), create a 25 by 25px ellipse and fill this with R=35, G=31, B=32 and place it in position like you see in the second image. Reselect the newly created ellipse and go to Object > Path > Offset Path. Enter a -4px Offset and click OK. Replace the existing color of the copy with R=65, G=64, B=66. Select two ellipses created in this step and copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them. Drag the copies we have just created and place them as shown in the last image. Don’t forget to hold the Shift key on the keyboard for straight dragging.

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22. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create two rectangles and then fill them as shown in the http://www.vectordiary.com/isd_tutorials/103-workspace below. Next pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the Tool palette. Simply click on your artboard and enter the data as shown in the last image below then click OK. Fill the newly created rectangle with white color and then place it in position like you see in the last image.

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23. Select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created from step 21 then make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of this group. Next place the two newly created groups in positions as shown below. Finally add the wires on the speakers.

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Create the Socket and some Plugs

24. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 124 by 25px rectangle of white color and then place it in position as shown below. Make a light-turquoise ellipse of 19 by 19px size and make four copies of this ellipse. Next place five ellipses created in this step in positions like you see in the second image. Finally add two black rectangles on the fourth ellipse.

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25. With the Ellipse Tool (L) and the Rectangle Tool (M), create a black ellipse and a red rectangle then place these objects in positions as shown below. Reselect the two newly created objects and fill them with R=65, G=64, B=66 then remove the strokes of them. Continue to create more plugs until you have something like the fourth image. Finally add the wires on the plugs.

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Create the Lamp

26. Make a white ellipse of 55 by 55px size. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a red rectangle then place it in position as shown in the second image. Reselect two objects created in this step and open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder). Click the Minus Front button. Continue with the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a magenta rectangle and place it in position like you see in the fourth image. Now reselect the white shape created in this step and copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) it. Make sure that the copy is still selected, hold Shift and click the magenta rectangle. Click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Next replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=241, G=242, B=242. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) two shapes created in this step.

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27. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a turquoise ellipse of 23 by 23px size. Also create a white ellipse of 16 by 16px size. Select these two newly created ellipses and open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Center button. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two white rectangles with dimensions: 84 by 4px and 102 by 4px. Reselect two newly created rectangles and copy them then move these copies 6px down. Now select two smaller rectangles and group (Ctrl +G) them. Next select and group two remaining rectangles.

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28. With the Ellipse Tool (L), create four ellipses as shown below. Reselect all four newly created ellipses, open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Center button. Next pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 31 by 32px rectangle then place it in position like you see in the next to last image. With the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the top-right anchor point of the blue rectangle and move it 3px to the left. Next select the top-left anchor point and move it 3px to the right.

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29. Before you continue, select the green ellipse and make two copies (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F, Ctrl +F) of it. Keep a copy selected, hold Shift and click the black ellipse. Then open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Exclude button. Make sure that the resulting object is still selected, hold Shift and click the blue object then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Next make a copy of the resulting blue object. Select the remaining copy of the green ellipse and the red ellipse then click the Exclude button. Keep the resulting object selected, hold Shift and click the copy of the blue object and click the Intersect button. You should end up with something like the last image.

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30. Select and remove the bottom anchor point of the green ellipse. With the Convert Anchor Point Tool (Shift +C), adjust the handles of the two bottom anchor points of the green object to get the result like you see in the third image below. Now fill the smaller blue object with R=241, G=242, B=242 and fill the magenta ellipse with R=255, G=255, B=255. Next select the remaining blue object and the green object then fill them with R=23, G=114, B=255. Finally remove the strokes of these newly created shapes.

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31. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a red rectangle then place it in position as shown in the first image. Before you continue, select two blue shapes created in step 30 and the red rectangle created in this step. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them. Now select the copy of the bigger blue shape and the copy of the red rectangle. Open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Intersect button then replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=35, G=137, B=255. Next select the copy of the smaller blue shape and the red original rectangle then click on the Intersect button and replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=35, G=137, B=255. Continue create a blue ellipse and place it in position shown in the last image then hide it behind the smaller blue shape. Finally select and group all shapes created from step 28.

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32. The parts of the lamp are ready and looks like the first image. The last thing to do is place these parts to the correct positions like you see in the last image.

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Create some Books and some Document Trays

33. Create two rectangles and then place them in positions as shown in the second image. Reselect two newly created rectangles, open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Minus Front button. Fill the resulting object with R=255, G=252, B=252 and remove the stroke of it. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the newly created shape then add a 4px stroke (R=255, G=113, B=0) for the copy and remove its fill color. Next open the Stroke palette (Window > Stroke) and click the Projecting Cap button. Now select two right anchor points of the orange object and click on the “Cut Path at Selected Anchor Points” button from the Properties bar. This make the orange becomes two paths. Select and remove the vertical path. To add some details, first create a horizontal line, with a light-grey stroke and no fill. Next with the Pen Tool (P) create a red shape like you see in the last image. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step. We are done with the book for the moment.

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34. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw more books.

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35. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the Tool palette, simply click on your artboard and enter the data as shown below then click OK. Next fill the newly created rectangle with R=153, G=46, B=29. With the Rectangle Tool (M), create three white rectangles and then place them in positions as shown in the third image. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) four rectangles created in this step. Continue to draw more books until you have something like the last http://www.vectordiary.com/isd_tutorials/103-workspace.

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36. Select the first book created in step 35 and go to Object > Transform > Scale. Check Non-Uniform and enter 32 in the Horizontal box then click Copy. Next reflect the copy horizontally and place it on the other position. Continue to draw more thin books until you have something like the last images.

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37. Next come the document trays. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a light-red rectangle of 28 by 109px size and a 17 by 4px rectangle of white color then place these rectangles in positions shown in the second image. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select two right anchor points of the white rectangle and move them 7px down. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the white shape and then move the copy 77px down. Next create a Blend between two newly created white shapes. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step. The document tray is ready and looks like the fifth image. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw more document trays.

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38. Place the books and the document trays created in the previous steps in positions as shown below.

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Create the Calendar

39. We will continue with the calendar. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectangles with dimensions: 180 by 112px and 180 by 7px then place them in positions as shown below. Fill the bigger rectangle with R=255, G=255, B=255 and fill the remaining rectangle with R=125, G=31, B=32 and remove the strokes.

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40. Using the Line Segment Tool (\) create two horizontal lines in 180px length, with a green stroke and no fill; place them in positions shown below. Next create a blend between two newly created lines. Continue create two vertical lines of length 104px with a red stroke and no fill then place them in positions like you see in the third image. Next create a blend between two newly created lines. Finally select two blended objects and replace the existing stroke color of them with R=167, G=169, B=172.

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41. Pick the Pencil Tool (N) and create some curved paths as shown below. Once your paths are drawn, reselect them and add a 3px stroke (R=255, G=0, B=0) then apply the Width Profile 1 for the resulting paths. Keep working with the Pencil Tool (N) create four curved paths like you see in the third image. Reselect these newly created paths and add a 2px stroke (R=35, G=31, B=32) then apply the Width Profile 1 for the resulting paths. Next add a hanging wire for the calendar. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 39.

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Create the Camera

42. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), make a light-pink rectangle of 67 by 40px size and a purple rectangle of 67 by 24px size then place these rectangles in positions as shown in the second image. With the Ellipse Tool (L), create a 29 by 29px ellipse of white color and place this ellipse in position like you see in the third image. Keep the newly created ellipse selected and go to Object > Path > Offset Path. Enter a -4px Offset and click OK then add a 1px brown stroke for the resulting ellipse and remove the fill color. To add more details, create two small brown rectangles and then place them in positions as shown in the last http://www.vectordiary.com/isd_tutorials/103-workspace.

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43. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool and the Rectangle Tool (M), create two rectangles like you see in the first and the second image. Reselect two newly created rectangles, open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click the Horizontal Align Center button then click the Vertical Align Bottom button. Keep these rectangles selected, group (Ctrl +G) them then place the newly created group in position as shown in the third image and hide it behind the light-pink rectangle created in step 42. Next add a hanging wire for the camera. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 42.

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Create the Clock

44. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a 97 by 97px ellipse. Fill the newly created ellipse with R=112, G=151, B=140 and add a 4px stroke (R=255, G=255, B=255). Show the Rulers (View > View Rulers > Show Ruler) or (Ctrl +R). Next drag a horizontal and vertical guide from the Rulers (if the guides locked, go to the View > Guides > Lock Guides) or (Ctrl +Alt + 😉. Now select the dark-turquoise ellipse created in this step, hold Shift, click two newly created guides, release the Shift and then click the dark-turquoise ellipse again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window > Align), click the Horizontal Align Center button and then click the Vertical Align Center button. Now using the Line Segment Tool (\) create a vertical line of length 8.5px with a 4px red stroke and no fill; place this line in position as shown in the third image. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the newly created line then replace the existing stroke color of the copy with yellow and change the stroke weight of it to 2px.

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45. Select the yellow line created in step 44, pick Rotate Tool (R), hold Alt and click the intersection point of the two guides. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 90 degrees Angle and click Copy. Press (Ctrl +D) twice to get the results like you see in the second image. Reselect four yellow lines and group (Ctrl +G) them then double-click on the Rotate Tool icon from the Tool palette. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 45 degrees Angle and click OK. Now select the red line created in step 44, pick the Rotate Tool (R), hold Alt and click the intersection point of the two guides. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 90 degrees Angle and click Copy then press (Ctrl +D) twice to get the results like you see in the fourth image. Finally select all eight lines created from step 44 then replace the existing stroke color of them with R=255, G=255, B=255.

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46. Create a small red ellipse and a yellow line and place them in positions as shown in the second image. Reselect the yellow line and add a 6px stroke (R=255, G=255, B=255). Keep this line selected, open the Stroke palette (Window > Stroke) and click on the Round Cap button. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw two remaining clock hands.

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47. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create a red object like you see in the first image. Next select the dark-turquoise ellipse created in step 44 and copy it then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the red object created in this step then go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make (Ctrl +7). Next fill the clipping set with R=255, G=255, B=255 and remove its stroke; reduce the Opacity to 20%. We are done with the clock for the moment. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 44.

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48. Place the calendar, the camera and the clock in positions like you see in the image below.

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Create the Wastepaper Basket

49. We are going to create the wastepaper basket. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a dark-green of 80 by 133px size. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) select the bottom-right anchor point of the newly created rectangle and move it 7px to the left. Next select the bottom-left anchor point and move it 7px to the right. Using the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a red rectangle then place it in position as shown in the third image. Now reselect the dark-green object created in this step and copy it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the red rectangle created in this step. Then open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Intersect button. Finally fill the resulting object with R=0, G=109, B=80.

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50. Using the Line Segment Tool (\) create a horizontal line of length 180px with a 1px stroke (R=0, G=109, B=80) and no fill. Make a copy of this line and move the copy 140px down. Next create a blend between two newly created lines. Rotate the blended object an angle of about 50 degrees and then place it in position like you see in the fourth image. Now select the bigger dark-green object created in step 49 and copy it then bring the copy to front. Keep the copy selected, hold Shift and click the blended object created in this step. Go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make (Ctrl +7). Keep the clipping set selected and double-click on the Reflect Tool icon from the Tool palette. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy. We are done with the wastepaper basket for the moment. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 49.

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51. Next come the paper rolls. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectangles with dimensions: 24 by 278px and 12 by 278px then place them in positions as shown in the third image. Next fill the black rectangle with R=215, G=217, B=151 and fill the remaining rectangle with R=255, G=255, B=195. Reselect these rectangles and group (Ctrl +G) them. We are done with the paper roll for the moment. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw more paper rolls. After you are done creating the paper rolls, place them in positions like you see in the next to last image. Next hide these paper rolls behind the wastepaper basket. Finally select and group all objects created from step 49.

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Create a Pencil Box

52. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), make a black rectangle of 29 by 37px size and a red rectangle of 29 by 12px size then place these rectangles in correct positions as shown in the second image. Reselect these two rectangles and replace the existing stroke color with R=234, G=63, B=80. Next make two dark-pink rectangles of 33 by 3.5px size and then place them in positions as shown in the last image. Finally select and group all rectangles created in this step.

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53. Next come the ruler. With the Rectangle Tool (M) create a 17 by 81px rectangle of dark-grey color. Using the Line Segment Tool (\) create two horizontal lines with a white stroke and no fill then place them in positions like you see in the second image. Next create a blend between two newly created lines. Finally select and group all objects created in this step.

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54. With the Rectangle Tool (M), make a green rectangle of 4.5 by 60px size. Next pick the Pen Tool (P), create two shapes as shown in the second and the third image. Finally select and group all three shapes created in this step.

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55. Likewise, repeat the process as the previous steps to draw more pencils. Now place the ruler and three pencils in positions as shown in the last image then hide them behind the pencil box. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 52.

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56. Place the wastepaper basket and the pencil box in positions as shown below.

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Create a Coffee Cup

57. It’s time to draw the coffee cup. Create two rectangles and then place them in positions as shown in the second image. Reselect two newly created rectangles, open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Minus Front button. Keep the resulting object selected and go to Object > Path > Offset Path. Enter a -2px Offset and click OK. Next create a red rectangle and place it to in position like you see in the sixth image. Make sure that this red rectangle is still selected, hold Shift and click the smaller black rectangle created in this step then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette.

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58. Fill the black rectangle created in step 57 with R=255, G=255, B=255 and reduce its Opacity to 70%. Next fill the red rectangle with R=0, G=0, B=0 and reduce its Opacity to 80%. Then remove the strokes of the two newly created rectangles. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a red rectangle like you see in the second image. Next select the white rectangle created in this step and make a copy of it then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click on the red rectangle created in this step then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Next change the Opacity of the resulting shape to 50%.

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59. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create two rectangles and then place them in positions as shown in the third image. Reselect these two rectangles and click the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette. Now select the biggest rectangle created in step 58 and copy it then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and clickthe red object created in this step then click the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette. Finally fill the newly created object with R=255, G=255, B=255 and reduce its Opacity to 70%.

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60. To add smoke for the coffee cup, first create three curved paths using the Pen Tool (P) like in the image. Next reselect these three paths, add a 2px white stroke and apply the Width Profile 2 for the resulting paths then reduce their Opacity to 30%. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 59.

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Create a Cactus Pot

61. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectanlges with dimensions: 87 by 14.5px and 80 by 22px; place these two rectangles in positions as shown in the second image. Select the bottom-right anchor point of the red rectangle and move it 14px to the left. Then select the bottom-left anchor point and move it 14px to the right. Select the black rectangle and fill it with R=255, G=62, B=44. Select the red object and fill it with R=255, G=95, B=46. Reselect two newly created rectangles and remove their strokes. Now pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a blue rectangle like you see in the fourth image, make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of this rectangle. Next select the red rectangle created in this step and copy it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the copy of the blue rectangle created in this step, then click the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette. Next replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=229, G=45, B=24. Now select the orange shape created in this step and make a copy of it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the blue original rectangle created in this step then click the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette. Replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=255, G=78, B=36.

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62. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create two ellipses with dimensions: 59 by 117px and 39 by 36px. Fill the bigger ellipse with R=0, G=149, B=81 and fill the remaining ellipse with R=0, G=162, B=81, then place these ellipses in positions shown in the third image. Now pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a red rectangle like you see in the fourth image and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of this rectangle. Next select the smaller ellipse created in this step and make a copy of it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the copy of the red rectangle created in this step then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Next replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=0, G=181, B=81. Now select the bigger ellipse created in this step and make a copy of it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the red original rectangle created in this step then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Next replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=0, G=166, B=81.

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63. Select the bigger green ellipse created in step 62 and copy it then go to Effect > Dirtort & Transform > Roughen. Follow the data as shown in the first image and click OK. Select the smaller green ellipse created in step 62 and copy it then apply the Roughen effect for this copy like you see in the last image.

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64. To add more details, create some green ellipses and then place them in positions shown below. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects of the cactus then place this group in position like you see in the next to last image. Hide the cactus group behind the pot. Finally select and group all objects created from step 61.

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65. Place the cactus pot and the coffee cup in positions like you see in the image below.

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Create some images

66. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create three rectanlges with dimensions: 37 by 35px, 31 by 23px and 16 by 23px then place these three rectangles in positions shown in the second image. Next fill these rectangles like you see in the third image. Continue with the Pen Tool (P) and Ellipse Tool (L) to create four objects then fill these objects as shown in the next to last image. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all shapes created in this step. We are done with the image for the moment. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw another image.

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Create some Stickers

67. With the Rectangle Tool (M), make a light-yellow rectangle of 30 by 28px size. Next pick the Pen Tool (P) and create a red object as shown in the second image. Once the red object is drawn, reselect it and the light-yellow rectangle then make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them. Keep these two copies selected, open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click the Intersect button. Next select the light-yellow rectangle and the bigger red object then click the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder
palette
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68. Pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) select the bottom-right anchor point of the red object and move it to the point highlighted with blue arrow. Reselect the red object and fill it with R=241, G=196, B=128 then remove its stroke. To add more details, create some horizontal lines as shown in the next to last image. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from step 67. We are done with the sticker for the moment. Repeat the same process as the previous steps to draw another sticker.

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69. Place the http://www.vectordiary.com/isd_tutorials/103-workspace and the stickers in positions as shown
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Create the Chair

70. We will continue with the chair. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the Tool palette, simply click on your artboard and enter the data as shown below then click OK. With the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the anchor point highlighted with turquoise and move it 30px to the left. Next select the anchor point highlighted with red, move it 30px down and 10px to the left. With the
help of the Direct Selection Tool (A), adjust the handles of the two anchor point just moved to get the result as shown in the third image. Repeat the same process for the other half of the black object. In the end your new object should look like the last image shown.

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71. Create a red ellipse using the Ellipse Tool (L) then place this ellipse in position as shown in the first image. Reselect the newly created ellipse and the black object created in the step 70 then click the Exclude button from the Pathfinder palette. Next fill the resulting object with R=0, G=109, B=80. Now pick the Pen Tool (P) and create a red object like you see in the fourth image. Once your object is drawn, reselect the green shape created in this step and copy it. Keep this copy selected, hold Shift and click the red object created in this step, then click the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette. Finally replace the existing color of the resulting shape with R=0, G=90, B=68.

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72. Using the Line Segment Tool (\) create four vertical lines and then place them in positions as shown in the first and the second image. Select the two red lines and add a 10px stroke (R=255, G=255, B=255). Next select the two blue lines and add a 12px stroke (R=65, G=64, B=66). Reselect and group (Ctrl +G) all four lines created in this step then make a copy of this group. Make sure that the newly created group is still selected, reflect it vertically, then place it on the other side of the chair. Now select and group all objects created from step 70. The chair is ready and looks like the fourth image. Finally place this chair in position like you see in the last image.

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73. This is how the workplace should look at this stage.

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Add the Shadows

74. To give a more realistic look, let’s add more shadows on everything created in the previous steps. First of all, we’ll add the shadow for the window. With the Pen Tool (P), create ablue object like you see in the first image. Once your object is drawn, fill it with the linear gradient as shown in the second image and remove its stroke then hide the resulting shape behind the window. Continue add the shadow for the lower part of the bookshelf. Using the Pen Tool (P) and create a red object like you see in the third image. Next fill this object with the linear gradient as shown in the fourth image then remove its stroke and hide the resulting shape behind the bookshelf.

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75. Now, follow the sequence of images and repeat the same process as the previous steps to add the shadows for the remaining things. You should end up with something like the last image.

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Create the Background

76. It’s time to create the background. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 1180 by 930px rectangle then fill this rectangle with R=187, G=192, B=166.

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77. To add more details for the background, using the Line Segment Tool (\) create a vertical line with 740px length, a red stroke and no fill. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of this line and then place these two lines in positions shown below. Next create a blend between two newly created lines. Make sure that the blended object is still selected, add a 1.5px stroke (R=230, G=231, B=232) and reduce its Opacity to 40% then place it just above the background.

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And We’re Done!

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