Illustrating a White Hat

In this tutorial, we will explain how to illustrate a white hat. You will see color manipulating and discover your ability for creating this hat with a few simple steps.

 

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I hope this tutorial is attractive and easy for you. Let’s get started!

1. Draw a simple sketch (as shown) using the Pen tool from the tool box. Use the Direct Selection tool and select its nodes to form the sketch.

2. Design the side band using the directions given in Step 1.

3. Add the crown and crease of the hat.

4. Draw a separate crease and complete the hat design.

5. Fill the hat’s base with the color (C=14, M=26, Y=38, K=40).


6. Fill the side band with the color (C=50, M=70, Y=80, K=30).


7. Fill the crown of the hat with the color (C=11, M=12, Y=31, K=28).


8. Fill the crease of the hat with the color (C=11, M=12, Y=31, K=28).


9. Create appropriate gradient color for the side band. At first, add a gradient to this object like we did in the previous steps.

10. You can select the appropriate color by double-clicking on each gradient or by using certain numbers.

11. Set the colors from left to right, respectively, in the pallet.

(C=50, M=69, Y=80, K=73)

(C=50, M=69, Y=80, K=19)

(C=50, M=69, Y=80, K=93)

(C=50, M=69, Y=80, K=73)

12. Use the Gradient Mesh tool for the body of the hat. This tool creates the beautiful notches and noticeable parts in the hat. Select the object and select the Create Gradient Mesh tool from the Object menu. Set the values as shown.


13. The color of the body will change (as shown).


14. Select the left nodes using the Direct Selection tool from the tool box and by double-clicking on the color tool from the bottom of the tool box to fill them with the color (C=15, M=31, Y=47, K=53).

15. Select right nodes and fill them with the color (C=11, M=19, Y=40, K=54).


16. Select middle nodes and fill them with the color (C=11, M=16, Y=31, K=31).

17. You can move the nodes partially (if necessary) to locate the colors in the suitable position.

18. Select the nodes (hold the shift key and select node with the direct selection tool) and fill them with the color (C=7, M=7, Y=17, K=2).

19. Adjust the node locations.

20. Create new nodes for making bright edges and fill them with the color (C=10, M=8, Y=23, K=0).

21. Make the crown’s upper edges darker. To complete this action, select and paint them (C=10, M=8, Y=23, K=24).

22. Select the base and fill it with the color (C=10, M=10, Y=25, K=26).


23. Now, the shape of the body is complete.


24. Fill the crown (as we did in Step 12).


25. Select the upper nodes with the Direct Selection tool and paint them (C=10, M=14, Y=380, K=33).

26. Select the crease nodes and fill them with the color (C=10, M=8, Y=23 K=0).


27. Adjust the nodes for preferred effect.


28. Fill the hat’s base with the appropriate color. For this action, create a node on the upper edge using the Gradient Mesh tool from the tool box first, and then fill it with the color (C=13, M=13, Y=28, K=10) by selecting Direct Selection.


29. At the base of the hat, select the nodes with the Direct Selection tool from the tool box and fill them with the color(C=10, M=9, Y=24, K=0).


30. Add a dark color to the down part of the hat’s base to create a shadow. For this action, after selecting nodes, paint it (C=11, M=23, Y=40, K=69).


31. Make the forward nodes brighter.


32. Create bright nodes to make the shadow boundary.


33. Adjust the nodes in the curve shape.


34. Make certain parts darker.


35. Create a bright boundary on the hat’s base. For this action, create nodes and paint them.


36. Draw a rectangle and fill it with the appropriate color. If the object was located on the hat, move it to the back using the Send to Back item from the Object/Arrange menu to trim it from under hat.

37. Use the Gradient tool for creating the appropriate shape, and add light and dark green colors to this design.

You are finished! The hat is complete!

 

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