Premium Tutorial: 3D Volcano Infographics

Learn how to draw 3d infographics in this new premium tutorial. I will explain how I made this 3D volcano infographics in illustrator. This tutorial will cover on how to do the cutaway illustration effect . You will also learn the techniques of using effects such as Texturizer, Mezzotint, Smudge Stick to create the texture effects. Hope you like it and find it interesting.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (29 steps)
    • Detailed step by step tutorial
    • Learn the techniques to rock and earth textures
    • Learn to create 3d infographics diagram from scratch
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference

Tutorial Preview:

1. Open a new web document. Select the Ellipse Tool and draw an oval shape. Next, select the Pen Tool and draw a rectangle shape. Select both shapes and Subtract from shape area to obtain the shape below. Now Copy and Paste in front this shape and use the Up arrow to move it upwards.

2. Take the Pen Tool and draw straight lines between the 2 shapes. Then with the Direct Selection Tool, select just the point shown in the image below and delete it, we don't need that point anymore.

3. Now, we have to make 3 individual parts between the first 2 shapes so that we can color them later. Make a duplicate of the top and bottom base and delete the unwanted points until you are left with the curve and 2 straight lines. Press Ctrl+J to join the points for each of the 4 corners. Repeat these steps for the middle shape and for the right shape.

4. Color the top shape(the ground) with the radial gradient from the image, colors are: (26, 26, 26) or 90% black and (109, 88, 64). For the left shape colors are: (191, 152, 104) and (109, 88, 64). For the middle shape, the color is (191, 152, 104); for the right shape(191, 152, 104) and (128, 113, 88) or any other brown earthly colors that you like.

5. Take the pencil Tool or the Pen Tool and draw a shape like in the image below on top of the left shape. Color it with the linear gradient shown using the colors: (192, 152, 104), (109, 88, 64) and (72, 51, 24). Go to Effect>Texture>Texturizer and use the values shown below. You should apply the effect after you finish making all the layer shapes.

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About The Author: Diana Toma

I'm a graphic designer extremely passionate about my work. I discovered Illustrator a while ago and simply love it. Since then, it has kept me busy and active.

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