How to Make a Reflective Globe in Illustrator

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A globe is one of the most simple, basic shapes you can create. Make a reflective globe in Illustrator with help from a well versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist, and I'm going to show you how to make globe in Illustrator. So, we're going to make a very basic globe shape. And this is pretty simple. You go into your tool bar and you select the ellipse tool or you can push L. You hold down shift if you want a perfect circle. And there you have your, already your circle shape. Now, make sure your circle is selected and go to gradient and you can do a radial gradient which will give it this kind of global look to it. And if you don't want it to be that dark, you can make it certainly lighter. And it'll, actually since our globe is blue, we'll make it blue. And that's how you make globe in Illustrator. My name is Alex Cecilio, thank you.


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