Create a vector projection screen

Create a vector projection screen

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial i will create a nice looking vector tripod projection screen.
Let's start with a new document with the following sizes 400x500 pixels

With Rectangle Tool



I will create a simple shape



For this shape i will add a simple gradient. Using Gradients in your vector files will give a very nice look. I promise in a next tutorial i will show you how to create more complex tutorials.



The colors for this gradients are #CCCCC for the left side and #ffffff
And i will choose a stroke for this shape with the following color #CCCCC



Then i will select Rounded Rectangle tool



and at the top of the screen i will ad a round shape like in the following image



I will add a gradient for this shape



and for the stroke i will add the following color #CCCCCC
Then i will make another shape, and i will place vertically like in the following image



I will add also a gradient for this shape



One more time i will use Rounded Rectangle tool to create another 2 shapes



Now you have to bring the Pathfinder panel , and click on Unite button ( in this way you will compound the shape and add to shape area )
I will add also for this shape a simple gradient



This is my result so far



I will create a copy for this leg. To create a copy you need to press on CTRL+c, then click on CTRL+F to paste in front
I will Move the copy to the bottom. You will see my duplicated layer in the next image



I will right click on it, then i will chose Transform > Reflect



Then i will position the duplicated leg of this screen on the right side



I will select one more time Rectangle Tool, and i will create another shape with the following color #CCCCCC exactly in the middle of the big one



Then i will draw some lines with Line Segment Tool



I will place the lines like in the following screen shot



Then i will select Ellipse Tool



and i will create some round shape



I will choose some random colors Red - #FF0000 and Blue - #2E3192
This is my result so far



I will select one more time Line Segment Tool, and i will draw some lines from one circle shape to another one. I will create in this way a vector chart



With Rounded rectangle tool i will create another shape, and i will place it on the bottom of the vector screen



Also for this part of the screen i will add a gradient



This is my result



I will show you right now how you can add a shadow under the screen. I will grab Ellipse Tool, and i will create a shape like in the following image



Please note that you have to right click on this shadow, and choose Arrange > Send to back



I will go to file menu Effect > Stylize > Feather



This is my final result



I hope you like my work. please let me know if you have problems completing this illustrator tutorial for a projector screen

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6 Responses to this Post!

  1. mafiaxp says:

    great, thank you

  1. crazyprogrammer1 says:

    Thanks! That`s very useful.

  1. tigu17 says:

    Great tutorial

  1. kidc says:

    Great tutorial

  1. cyrus8989 says:

    thanksrnits very usefull

  1. Marcbaill says:

    Great tutorial..thanks i will deffinitely use this.

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