Premium Tutorial: A Leather Hat

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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

Tutorial Preview:

1. Draw a shape as shown below.

leather hat

2. Copy the previously drawn shape and reflect it using the Reflect Tool from Tool Box. Assemble and coincide both of them. Select them and go to Window > Pathfinder > Unite. The shape should be as shown below.

leather hat

3. Set the stroke of the shape to none. Fill the shape with brown color.

leather hat

4. Select the shape and go to Object > Create Gradient Mesh. Select the nodes that are created in the middle using the Direct Selection Tool and fill them with #D6AB9C.

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5. Select the nodes that are located near the middle ones and fill them with #B54B26 color.

leather hat

6. Select the nodes that are located near the previous nodes and fill them with #61160A color.

leather hat

7. Add bright colors to near the created dark colors (#94301E).

leather hat



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