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Learn to Make a Printer Vector in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a printer vector in Adobe Illustrator.

Learn to Make a Printer Vector in Illustrator

Tutorial Details

Program: Illustrator : CS5

Estimated Completion Time : 30 – 40 Minutes

Step 1

Create a new document with 600px width and 500px height in Adobe Illustrator.

Printer Vector

Step 2

Select the ‘Pen tool (P)’ to draw the shape as shown below. You can use any color for now as we’ll apply gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Now click on the ring shape target on this new shape layer to select the shape and then select the ‘Gradient tool (G)’. Use the given settings for gradient. Keep the stroke to ‘none’.

Printer Vector

Step 3

Next, create a new layer by clicking on the icon of ‘Create new layer’ present at the bottom of the layers panel. Then select the ‘Rectangle tool’ to draw a thin rectangle to form the base of our printer as shown below. Use black color fill without stroke.

Printer Vector

Now draw another shape using ‘Pen tool (P)’ as shown below.

Printer Vector

Step 4

Next draw the following shape using ‘Pen tool (P)’ and then apply the given gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Draw the shape as shown below to form darker left side area of the printer and then apply following gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Now duplicate this shape by clicking the square present at the top right corner of layers panel and select the option of duplicate shape. Now select this duplicated shape and go to Object > Transform > Reflect. Use the given settings to reflect it vertically. Once you are done, place this shape over the right side of the printer as shown below.

Printer Vector

Step 5

Create a new layer and draw a circle on it using ‘Ellipse tool’. Use blue fill color and darker blue 1pt stroke.

Printer Vector

Draw another larger ellipse on a new layer, place this layer below the blue ellipse layer and then apply the following gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Now duplicate these ellipse layers and reduce their size a bit using ‘Selection tool (V)’, just change the color of front ellipse to form another button as shown below.

Printer Vector

Step 6

Next, we’ll make printer’s cover. Firstly, draw a shape using ‘Pen tool’ as shown below and then apply the given gradient on it, using the same colors as used for front silver portion of printer.

Printer Vector

Draw another shape over it on a new layer using ‘Pen tool’.

Printer Vector

Step 7

Now we’ll make sides of the printer cover. Draw the shape as below and apply following gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Next, duplicate this side shape and reflect it vertically in the same way as explained in step 4.

Printer Vector

Step 8

Now select the ‘Rounded rectangle tool’ to draw a thin rectangle as shown below and apply the following gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Step 9

Now select the ‘Rounded rectangle tool’ to draw the paper support of printer and apply the following gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Next, draw another smaller rounded rectangle over the top part of paper support. Then duplicate this layer, drag duplicated rectangle layer a bit downward using ‘Selection tool’ and fill it with lighter gray color as shown below.

Printer Vector

Step 10

Next, we’ll create the output tray. Draw the following shape on a new layer using ‘Pen tool’ and fill it with the given gradient.

Printer Vector

Now draw a thin rectangle to add thickness to the tray.

Printer Vector

Step 11

Now we’ll create the paper coming out of this printer. Draw paper using ‘Pen tool’ and apply the given gradient on it.

Printer Vector

Step 12

Next, to create shadow, first draw the following shape below output tray, fill it with black color. Then select this shape and go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian blur, use a value of 12px here. Then reduce the opacity of this layer to 50%.

Printer Vector

For creating shadow below the printer, draw an ellipse and apply Gaussian blur effect. After that, reduce the opacity of this layer to 50%.

Printer Vector

That’s it guys. Hope you enjoyed the creation of this printer vector and learned something useful. Do share your thoughts.