Lillie Fink

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~Rubik’s Cube (Complete)~

on March 10, 2014

(Continuing on from where I left off)

I selected all the squares and then shift-clicked on the ones that were all ready united. In the Pathfinder panel, I clicked on the Unite icon.

I selected all of the front faces and then pressed Shift+X to fill them with black. I clicked on the inner squares and then filled them with blue (#0AAEEF).

To add some shadow to the front face, I pressed Command+C to copy the object and then pressed Command+F twice to paste it in place. I deselected the object and then selected the top copy. I pressed the right arrow key three times and then pressed the up arrow key three times as well.

I Shift+Clicked to select the object behind the copy and then alt-clicked on the Minus Front command in the Pathfinder panel. I filled it in with a darker shade of blue (#099AD4).

I selected the left hand side and from the Object menu I chose Path and then chose Offset. I set the Offset value to -4 pixels. I selected both the inner and outer squares and from the Effects menu I chose Stylize and then chose Round Corners. I set the Radius value to 6 pixels and then pressed OK.

From the Object menu I chose Expand Appearance.

With the Direct Selection tool I selected all of the inner squares and then clicked on the Unite command from the Pathfinder panel.

I selected all the squares and then ungrouped them. I shift+clicked on the ones already united and then clicked on the Unite command again.

I selected all of the front faces and then pressed Shift+X to fill them with black. I clicked on the inner squares and then filled them with red (##F70D0D).

To add some shadow to the left face, I pressed Command+C to copy the object and then pressed Command+F twice to paste it in place. I deselected the object and then selected the top copy. I pressed the up arrow key two times and then pressed the left arrow key three times.

I Shift+Clicked to select the object behind the copy and then alt-clicked on the Minus Front command in the Pathfinder panel. I filled it in with a darker shade of red (#C10E0E).

I selected both the front and left facing squares and then pressed Command+2 to lock them.

I selected the bottom squares and then filled them with white. In the Object menu I chose Path and then chose Offset Path. I set the Offset value to -2 pixels.

In the Pathfinder panel I clicked on the Unite icon to unify them.

With both the inner and outer squares selected I went to the Effect menu and chose Stylize and then chose Round Corners. I set the Radius value to 4 pixels.

From the Object menu I chose Expand Appearance and the ungrouped them twice.

I united the inner squares and then from the Object menu I chose Hide Selection.

I selected the outer squares and then united them. I pressed Shift+X to fill them with black. I pressed Command+Alt+3 to show the objects I had hidden before.

I filled the inner squares with yellow (#EDD70C).

To add some shadow to the bottom squares, I pressed Command+C to copy the object and then pressed Command+F twice to paste it in place. I deselected the object and then selected the top copy. I pressed the down arrow key three times and then pressed the left arrow key one time.

I Shift+Clicked to select the object behind the copy and then alt-clicked on the Minus Front command in the Pathfinder panel. I filled it in with a darker shade of yellow (#D39E09).

I pressed Command+Alt+2 to unlock the other two faces.

I shift+clicked to select all of the outer faces. I pressed Command+C to copy that object and then turned off the ‘faces’ layer.

I created a new layer called ‘behind’ and then pressed Command+F to paste the object in place. I clicked on the Unite command in the Pathfinder panel.

With the Pen tool, I selected a dark yellow color, and then painted inside the square to get rid of the gaps. With both objects selected I clicked on the Unite command and then made it black again.

In the Stroke panel I set the Weight to 4 points and then selected the Round Cap and Round Join options.

In the Appearance panel I made the Stroke weight 10 pixels. I clicked on the Add New Stroke and then set the Color to white.

In the Layers panel, I moved the ‘behind’ layer underneath the ‘faces’ layer.

I turned the ‘faces’ layer back on and then Shift+click to select all of the inner squares. I pressed Command+3 to hide the shadows.

I selected the inner squares on the front face and then added a linear gradient.

In the Gradient panel  I added six color stops. I clicked on the first color stop and made it light blue (#0CBoFo) with a 0% Location value.

I clicked on the second color stop and made it a different shade of light blue (#29CAFE) with a 48% location value.

I clicked on the third color stop and made it a different shade of light blue (#0AAEEF) with a 50% location value.

I clicked on the fourth color stop and made it a different shade of light blue (#27C8FD) with a 76% location value.

I clicked on the fifth color stop and made it a different shade of light blue (#0EB1F1) with a 77% location value.

I clicked on the sixth color stop and made it a different shade of light blue (#2CCDFF) with a 100% location value.

With the Gradient tool, I dragged from the top left to the bottom right to create the gradient.

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I selected the inner squares on the left face and then added a linear gradient.

In the Gradient panel  I added four color stops. I clicked on the first color stop and made it red  (#F50D0D) with a 0% Location value.

I clicked on the second color stop and made it a different shade of red (#F70D0D) with a 48% location value.

I clicked on the third color stop and made it a different shade of red (#E41010) with a 50% location value.

I clicked on the fourth color stop and made it a different shade of red (#E21010) with a 100% location value.

With the Gradient tool, I dragged from the top left to the bottom right to create the gradient. 

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I selected the inner squares on the left face and then added a linear gradient.

In the Gradient panel I clicked on the first color stop and made it yellow  (#EDD70C) with a 0% Location value.

I clicked on the last color stop and made it a different shade of yellow (#FFE108) with a 100% location value.

I pressed Command+Alt+3 to show all of the shadows again.

I selected the object and from the Object menu I chose Transform and then chose Scale. Under Uniform, I set the Scale value to 85% and then pressed OK.

To give it a background I clicked inside the document with the rectangle tool. In the dialog box, I set the Width and Height values to 2000 pixels. I set the color to light blue (#7DD6EA).

In the Options Bar I clicked on the Horizontal Align Center and the Vertical Align Center icons.

In the Layers panel, I dragged the square on the right side of the ‘faces’ layer onto the ‘behind’ layer so that the background was behind the cube. I pressed Command+2 to lock the background.

With the Ellipse tool, I clicked inside the document to bring up the Ellipse dialog box. I set the Width and Height values to 480 pixels. I set the color to white and then clicked on the Horizontal and Vertical Align Center icons.

With the Ellipse selected, I went to the Effect menu and chose Distort and Transform and then chose Zig Zag. I set the Size value to 32% Relative and set the Ridges per segment value to 60. I selected Corner under Points and then pressed OK.

I pressed Command+2 to lock the ellipse shape.

I selected the ‘faces’ layer and then created a curvy line with the Pen tool. I set the Stroke to black .

With the shape selected, I pressed Command+C to copy it and then  pressed Command+F to paste it in place. Holding down Shift, I moved the copy below the original. I copied the bottom line, pasted it in front, and then moved it to below.

I selected the top and bottom line and then with the Direct Selection tool, I Shift+clicked on the right ends. I pressed Command+J to join them together. I did the same thing on the left side. I selected the middle line and pressed Command+3 to hide it.

I set the Fill color of the shape to white and set the Stroke Weight to 2.

With the Pen tool, I clicked right in the middle of the line on the right side. I selected the point with the Direct Selection tool and then holding  shift, I clicked on the left arrow key to nudge that point in to create a big of a flag effect.

I pressed Command+Alt+3 to show the line I had hidden. I pressed Command+Shift+] to bring it in front.

With the Type tool, I clicked on the line segment to type on it. I typed ‘I Love Vectors!!! Da Bomb?’ I set the Style to Copperplate Gothic Bold, the Size to 23 points and the Baseline Shift value to -9.

I clicked inside the document with the Ellipse tool to bring up the dialog box. I set the Width value to 80 and the Height value to 32. I set the Fill to white and the Stroke to black with a 2 point weight value.

I positioned the ellipse in the top left of the flag. I pressed Command+[ to move it behind both the flag and the cube.

I copied the flag and then pressed Command+F to paste it in front. I moved the copy down and to the right to create shadow. I pressed Shift+X to fill it with black.

In the Transparency panel I set the Blend Mode to Multiply and the Opacity value to 47%. I pressed Command+[ to move it behind the original flag shape.

Here is what I had on Friday…

Cube

And  here is the final result!

cube(Final)

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2 responses to “~Rubik’s Cube (Complete)~

  1. tfrascht says:

    Cool project! Great job!

  2. […] What can you do with Illustrator?  Check out Lillie’s Rubik’s cube she created ~ view project. […]

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