Create Objects in 3D by Extrude and Bevel in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Steps

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    First, open Illustrator and a document.
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    Create an object.
    In this video, we'll use the "Ellipse Tool". For instructions on how to use the drawing tools, please view our other Adobe Illustrator tutorials.
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    Once your object is created, click the "Selection Tool" icon from the top-left side of the vertical toolbar to select the object.
    The "Selection Tool" icon is a black arrow. You can also use different selection tools if you are working with more complicated shapes.
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    Click the object.
    A thin blue frame with corners will appear. This means that the object is now selected and ready for editing.
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    Click "Effect" at the top of the window in the horizontal toolbar.
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    In the drop-down menu, move the cursor to "3D".
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    Then, click "Extrude & Bevel..." from the expanded menu.
    It is the first option on the list.
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    A small dialogue box will appear, which you can click and drag away from your canvas.
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    Ensure that the "Preview" box in the bottom-left corner is checked.
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    You can change the position of the object by clicking the "Position" drop-down menu.
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    Then, click an option in the expanded drop-down menu.
    We click "Front" in this video.
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    Otherwise, you can click and move around the cube underneath "Position".
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    You can also adjust the "Angle" value by using the circles to the right side of the cube.
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    Alternatively, you can manually type the "Angle" degree.
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    Next, you can adjust how far you extrude your object.
    This amount is how far your object will be extended. You can click the "Extrude Depth" drop-down menu and use the scroller to do this.
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    Alternatively, you can manually type your preferred "Extrude" points.
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    You can also click either "Cap" or "Uncap" for the object.
    This setting gives the object either a more hollow or solid appearance.
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    Then, you can adjust the style of the bevel by clicking the "Bevel" drop-down menu.
    It is recommended to explore the options to see which style best suits your object.
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    You can also change the "Height" value of your bevels by moving the scroller or by typing a number in the box.
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    Finally, you can adjust your surface material by clicking the "Surface" drop-down menu.
    Then, click an item in the drop-down menu. This depends on for what your image will be used. A plastic effect will be better on a rendering for a plastic cylinder; however, a wire frame might be better for a building design.
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    Click "OK" to apply your settings.
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