Premium Tutorial: A Leather Hat

In this tutorial, we will explain the ways on how to illustrate a leather hat using Adobe Illustrator. Creating the hatband and leather texture is a long but rewarding process. I enjoyed creating this tutorial and I hope you will as well. So, let’s get started!

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (15 pages, 53 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic leather hat

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23. Fill the inner part of the hat’s edge with appropriate gradient

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24. To create a shining edge, draw some lines as shown below using the Pen Tool.

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25. Fill these shapes with white color

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26. Select the shapes you have just drawn, go to Appearance Palette and set Opacity=30. To blur the edges, go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

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27. Draw a white line at the roll of the hat and set its thickness. Go to Variable with Profile > with Profile 1 until the ends of the line become thin.

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28. Select this white line and go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur and blur it.

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29. To create stitches on the roll of hat, draw a dark line using the Pen Tool.

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