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Premium Tutorial: Sandwich


In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Vegetable Sandwich”. Drawing a “Vegetable Sandwich” will fall in the “Real Life Objects Simulation” category. We will use Adobe Illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4. We will do the whole illustration by doing Partial Drawing of the individual components within it. We will do this because in our proposed drawing, each individual component will get overlapped by the component staying over it. So, by drawing only the visible parts we will be able to save our time.

Prerequisite for the tutorials: It has been assumed that the reader has the preliminary knowledge and efficiency on using the software Adobe Illustrator. Specifically with using Pen Tool and other Basic Drawing Tools; Basic Colouring Tools like Colour Pallets, Colour Swatches, and Gradient Tool&Mess Tool.

Remember that in all the positions wherein we are drawing using the Pen Tool, you can alternatively choose to use a Digital Pen-Tablet to draw the required lines, curves, shapes etc. or the Pencil Tool or Brush Tool (with appropriate settings).

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (16 pages, 42 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic vegetable sandwich

Tutorial Preview:

1. Open an Illustrator document with 450 pixel width and 600 pixel height in Portrait orientation. Go to the Menu bar and click on Window > Layers to open the Layers panel. With one default layer already existing in it, click on the "Create New Layer" button existing in the bottom part of this Layers panel for twelve (12) times to let a total number of thirteen (13) layers to exist in the panel.

2. Name the layers from the top to bottom in this order: 1) bread on top 2) lettuce on top 3) tomato 4) cucumber 5) first cookie 6) lettuce in middle 7) cheese 8) lettuce on bottom left 9) lettuce on bottom right 10) lettuce on bottom middle 11) cookie on bottom 12) bread on bottom 13) BG and shade Follow the step by step instructions and images given within it.

Bread on Top

3. Draw the image using the Pen Tool.


4. Draw the image using the Pen Tool and put Linear Gradient as appropriate.


5. Use Sponge Effect to create this. Expand it and Ungroup. Put the appropriate colour.


6. Draw these shapes using Pen Tool then put Linear Gradient.


7. Draw the intermediate shapes inside it as shown in the image below. Similar with Step No. 3.


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