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Learn to Create a Vector IPod with Earphones in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a photo realistic iPod with ear phones in Adobe Illustrator.

Learn to Make a Vector IPod with Ear - Phones in Illustrator

Tutorial Details

Program: Illustrator CS5

Estimated Completion Time: 30-40 Minutes

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used in the creation of this tutorial.

* Music Albums Image

Step 1

Create a new document with 800px width and 800px height in adobe illustrator.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 2

Select the ’rounded rectangle tool’ and make a rectangular shape as shown below.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 3

Keep the stroke of black color #00000 and fill it with a gradient of lighter grey color #333333 at the edges and darker grey color #171717 in the middle. See the image for reference.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 4

Now select the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangular shape for the screen and fill it with black color #000000.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 5

Select the Ellipse Tool (L) and make a circle for the dial shape on IPod, fill it with grey color #58595B and keep the stroke black.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 6

Now make another small circle in the middle of the big one and cancel the stroke, fill it with a linear gradient from black to grey at 90 degree of angle.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 7

It’s time to make the earphones. Select ‘Pen Tool (P)’ and make a shape as shown below. Fill it with the (Cast Iron1) gradient. You’ll easily find it in Swatch libraries menu.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 8

Now again select the ‘Ellipse Tool’ and make a semi oval shape as shown below. Fill it with the (Lead1) gradient.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 9

Make a crescent like shape with ‘Pen Tool’; fill it with white color #ffffff and no stroke. Reduce its opacity to 65%.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 10

Your first earphone is ready. Copy and paste it on the other side of the IPod. Select a simple round brush or just use ‘Pen tool’ to make wires and place all these things as shown in the image below.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 11

Now open up that music covers image, copy and paste it to our working document. Scale it down and place it on the screen.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 12

Select the ‘Rectangle tool’ again and make a strip, fill it with white color then reduce its opacity to 62%. Place it according to the given image.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 13

To make the battery sign, I just made a rounded rectangle shape, filled it with (Green Pepper) gradient, and made divisions with the Line Segment Tool (\).

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 14

Now add the word “Menu” to the dial and for that I’ve used ‘Myriad Pro’ font with white color, made it bold and size it 16.63 pt. Reduced the opacity to 85%. I used Illustrator’s arrow brush to make playing symbols around the dial with white color.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Step 15

To add a drop shadow beneath the IPod, select ‘Rounded rectangle tool’, once again make a shape as shown below, fill it with black color, reduce the opacity to 52% and then go to the Effect, select Blur and then select Gaussian Blur. Make the radius 65.0% pixels as shown below.

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

Vector IPod with Ear - Phones Screenshot

That’s it. Hope you learned something useful. Don’t forget to share your thoughts.