In this section we will introduce you how to create the metallic stars in Illustrator.
You can find various patterns for star designs. This time we will create the metallic 3-D stars using gradient. You can use star illustrations for various purposes. This technique will be very useful for designing.
Draw an adequate sized star with [Star Tool] (Shift + Alt) + Drag.
*Check on [View > Snap Point].
Draw five lines which connect anchor points using [Command-line Tool].This already looks good if colored. We will add a little more twist.
Add five more lines on the star and divide it into ten [Select All > Pathfinder > Divide].
The lines from Step02 must be attached to anchor points in order to divide.
*The example is colored for reference purpose.
Select triangles in the star alternately by pressing Shift key.
Apply gradient on the selected triangles like above.
Select the rest of the triangles like in Step05. Set [Gradient Angle -85].
Lastly, apply [Line: No].
The metallic star illustration is complete. You can create a star illustration easily.With some twists, various types of stars can be created.
You can make different designed stars by changing the number of the spikes or values with [Star Tool].
Use this illustration for Christmas or the summer season. Customize the shapes and gradient depending on what you want to make.