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|Drawing a Clock|
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In this tutorial we'll draw a cool looking clock with simulated 3D metallic look and lustre. Here's the final output.
Using Ellipse tool (L) draw a circle. make sure you press shift while creating this so that it's a circle rather than an ellipse.
Press ctrl+F9 to open gradient options. Apply a gradient in radial mode using colors shown below.
Now create another circle and fill none and stroke value 0.5.
Create three more copies with slightly reduced radius each so as to create concentric circles as shown in the shot below.
Draw a side glare highlight as shown below using pen tool.
Goto>effect>blur>gaussian blur and apply settings as shown.
Create a duplicate of this highlight glare and paste. Rotate and place on the other side of the clock as shown.
Create another circle on top of all the circles.
Apply gradient using following settings. Also change transparency mode as shown below.
Create a circle. Using "vertical type area type tool" click on this circle and type"." (dots / full stop) several times as shown below to create a pattern of dots.
Place the object below the green gradient circle. For this right click the dots shape. Click Arrange>>Send Backwards.
Create a duplicate of the first circle with silver gradient. Move it to top of all objects by right click and selecting Arrange>>Bring to front. Change its transparency mode to Multiply.