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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.

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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.

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Press ctrl+F9 to open gradient options. Apply a gradient in radial mode using colors shown below.



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Now create another circle and fill none and stroke value 0.5.

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Create three more copies with slightly reduced radius each so as to create concentric circles as shown in the shot below.

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Draw a side glare highlight as shown below using pen tool.

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Goto>effect>blur>gaussian blur and apply settings as shown.



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Create a duplicate of this highlight glare and paste. Rotate and place on the other side of the clock as shown.

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Create another circle on top of all the circles.

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Apply gradient using following settings. Also change transparency mode as shown below.

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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.

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Place the object below the green gradient circle. For this right click the dots shape. Click Arrange>>Send Backwards.

 



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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.

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