Tutorial Details: illustrate a birdhouse in Adobe Illustrator

  • Acara: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Topics Covered:Shape Building, Effects, Shape Builder Tool, Align panel
  • Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes

Final Image: Birdhouse

How to illustrate a birdhouse

In this pelajaran, we’ll illustrate a birdhouse with flowers in just 10 easy steps, all in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use and modify simple shapes using theShape Builder Tool, and we’ll apply theEffects option in pesanan to design quickly and easily. Let’s begin!

Step 1

In order to illustrate a birdhouse, we’ll first create aNew Document of600 x 600 px size,RGB Color Tren. If you don’t like working on a blank white canvas, grab theRectangle Tool (M) and create a600 x 600 px blue square for the background.

Keeping it selected, use theAlign functions in the control panel on top (orWindow > Align) to center your square. Now we canLock the background layer in theLayers panel and create aNew Layer for the birdhouse.

Let’s begin building our birdhouse from a square. Use theRectangle Tool (M) to make a250 x 250 px white shape.

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Step 2

Now let’s make a roof. Take theRounded Rectangle Tool (you can find it in the same drop-down menu as theRectangle Tool) and make a300 x 25 px brown shape.

We can control theCorner lingkupof our shape by selecting it with theDirect Selection Tool (A) and editing the value in the control panel on top.

Use theSelection Tool (V) to rotate the shape45 degrees.



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Step 3

Keeping the brown shape selected, double-click theReflect Tool (O), select theVertical Axis and clickCopy to flip the shape to the other side. Combine both pieces of the roof andGroup (Control-G) them.

Now we can select everything and clickHorizontal Align Center to make everything perfectly aligned.

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Step 4

Now we don’t need the top white corners of the house, so let’s get rid of them. Select everything and take theShape Builder Tool (Shift-M). Hover the mouse over the top left corner, holdAltand click to delete it. There we go! Repeat the same for the opposite corner.

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Step 5

Create the bottom part of the birdhouse from a287 x 25 px brown rectangle with rounded corners.

Now take theEllipse Tool (L), holdShift and draw a100 x 100 px circle.

Use theAlign panel to center everything to the Artboard.

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Step 6

Use theRectangle Tool (M) to make a250 x 4 px grey line and align it to the white shape of the birdhouse.

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Step 7

Select the created shape, holdAlt-Shift and drag the shape up to create a copy. Then pressControl-D a few times to repeat the last action.

Once we have all the lines, select them and pressControl-8 toMake Compound Path, turning separate objects into one single shape.

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Step 8

Let’s select everything and use theShape Builder Tool (Shift-M) to delete all the pieces on the top of the birdhouse that we don’t need. Hold downAltand click the tips of the lines to delete them.

Select the wooden parts and the circle element and pressShift-Control-] toBring to Front.


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Step 9

Let’s make some flowers to decorate the birdhouse vector. Use thePolygon Tool to make a hexagon.

Go toEffect > Distort & Transform > Pucker & Bloat and set theBloat value to50%. ThenObject > Expand Appearance to apply the effect.

Finish up with the flower by adding a yellow circle in the center of the flower.

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Step 10

Now that our birdhouse is ready, let’s make some more copies of the flowers and add them to the composition. I’ve also placed an additional circle to the front side of the house, making it look more interesting.

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Great work, we can now illustrate a birdhouse!

There you have it, guys! Our sweet, summery creation is done. You can use this birdhouse vector for logos, invitations, and much more.

I hope you enjoyed learning to illustrate a birdhouse of your very own, and maybe you even found useful uang sogok and tricks you can continue to use in the future.

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