Step 26

Enable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Pick the Ellipse Tool(L) and create a 150 by 45px shape. Fill it with the linear gradient shown below and place it as shown in the following image. Move to the Layers panel and drag this new path right below the "interior" shape. Disable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Select this squeezed circle and make two copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px up.

Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=140 G=140 B=140. Reselect the squeezed circle and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the bottom copy and move it 2px down. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=235 G=235 B=235.

Step 27

Select "main" and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px to the left. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Ungroup the resulting group of shapes and delete the right shape. Fill the remaining shape with the linear gradient shown in the final image and bring it to front (Shift + Control + ] ).

Step 28

Reselect "main" and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px to the right. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Again, ungroup the resulting group of shapes then delete the left shape. Fill the remaining shape with the linear gradient shown in the final image and bring it to front (Shift + Control + ] ).

Step 29

Select "interior" along with all the shapes created in the last five steps and group them (Control + G). Move to the Layers panel and drag this new group below the yellow shape.

Step 30

Now focus on the yellow shape. One last time, you’ll need the Round Any Corner script. Grab the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the top anchor points (highlighted in the first image) and go to File > Scripts > Other Script. Open the Round Any Corner Script, enter a 5px Radius and click OK. In the end your shapes should look like in the third image.

Step 31

Reselect the shape edited in the previous step, replace the yellow with the linear gradient shown below then name it "cover".

Step 32

Select "cover" and make two copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the bottom copy and move it 1px down. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=70 G=70 B=70.

Step 33

Reselect "cover" and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px down. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with the linear gradient shown in the final image.

Step 34

Reselect "cover" and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 3px up. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with black and lower its opacity to 10%.

Step 35

Reselect "cover" and make two new copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 10px up. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white and lower its opacity to 50%.

Step 36

Select "cover" along with all the shapes created in the last four steps and group them (Control + G).

Step 37

Enable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Pick the Ellipse Tool(L), create a 145 by 20px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Fill it with R=90 G=90 B=94, lower its opacity to 75% and go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Enter a 2px radius and click OK. Move to the Layers panel and drag this blurred shape below the group created in the previous step.

Step 38

Select the "main" and "cover" shapes and duplicate them (Control + C > Control + F). Drag these copies outside their groups and bring them to the front (Shift + Control + ] ). Turn them into a compound path (Object > Compound Path > Make) and fill it with a random flat color.

Step 39

Enable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Pick the Ellipse Tool(L), create a 590 by 230px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Select this squeezed circle along with the compound path created in the previous step and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Move to the Layers panel and you will find a new group with three shapes. Fill the middle one with R=150 G=150 B=153 and lower its opacity to 2% then fill the other two with R=70 G=70 B=70 and lower their opacity to 5%.

Step 40

Pick the Rectangle Tool(M), create a 90 by 15px shape and fill it with the linear gradient shown below. Select it and go to Effect > Stylize > Rounded Corners. Enter a 7px radius, click OK and go to Effect > Warp > Arc Lower. Enter the data shown in the following image, click OK and go to Object > Expand Appearance.

Step 41

Disable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Reselect the shape created in the previous step and make two copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 1px down. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=201 G=201 B=201.

Step 42

Reselect the shape created in step 40 and make two copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px down. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=140 G=140 B=140.

Step 43

Reselect the shape created in step 40 and make two copies in front (Control + C > Control + F > Control + F). Select the top copy and move it 2px up. Reselect both copies and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with R=235 G=235 B=235.

Step 44

Again, reselect the shape created in step 40, focus on the Appearance panel and add a second fill using the Add New Fill. Select it, drag it in the bottom of the Appearance panel, set its color at R=100 G=100 B=100 and go to Effect > Path > Offset Path. Enter a 1px Offset and click OK.

Step 45

Reselect the shape created in the fortieth step once more, add a third fill and use the linear gradient shown in the first image. The yellow "0" from the gradient image stands for opacity percentage. Select this new fill, drag it to the bottom of the Appearance panel, lower its opacity to 50% and go to Effect > Path > Offset Path. Enter a 4px Offset and click OK.

Keep focusing on the Appearance panel and add a fourth fill for your shape. Select it, drag it to the bottom of the Appearance panel, add the linear gradient shown in the second image, lower its opacity to 50% and go to Effect > Path > Offset Path. Again, enter a 4px Offset and click OK.

Step 46

Enable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). For the following step you will need a grid every 1px. So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid and enter 1 in the Gridline every box. Pick the Rectangle Tool(M), create a 1 by 20px shape and fill it with R=100 G=100 B=100. Place it as shown in the first image and go to Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Enter the data shown in the following image and click OK.

Step 47

Return to "Gridline every: 5px". So, go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid and enter 5 in the Gridline every box. Select all the shapes created in the last seven steps and group them (Control + G). Place this new group as shown in the following image.

Step 48

Pick the Ellipse Tool(L), create a 240 by 50px, fill it with the linear gradient shown below and place it as is shown in the first image. Add a 1pt stroke for this shape, set its color to R=120 G=120 B=120 and align it to the inside. Finally, send this squeezed circle to the back (Shift + Control + [ ).

Step 49

Select all the shapes created so far and duplicate them (Control + C > Control + F). Select these copies and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the resulting shape with white.

Step 50

Disable the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Reselect the white shape created in the previous step and make a copy in front (Control + C > Control + F). Select this copy, move it 3px down and send it to the back (Shift + Control + [ ). Make sure that this copy is still selected, lower its opacity to 5% the replace the white used for the fill with black.

Select this black shape and make a copy in front (Control + C > Control + F). Select it, move it 2px down, raise its opacity to 10% and go to Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Enter a 4px radius and click OK.

Step 51

Reselect the white shape created in step 49. First, replace the white with R=39 G=170 B=225. Next, lower its opacity to 10%, change the blending mode to Overlay and you’re done.

And That’s That!

That wraps up this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial. Once again, here is what the final result should look like. Feel free to leave any questions or thoughts you might have in the comment section.

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