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How to Create a Ribbon Illustration (Illustrator)

How to Create a Ribbon Illustration (Illustrator)

In this section we will introduce you how to create a ribbon illustration in Illustrator.

A ribbon is useful in various ways in design. There are different shapes for ribbons, this time we will draw a basic ribbon shape. The shape is not so complicated, you can try this to practice the Pen Tool.

Step01 Draw the Central Part of the Ribbon

Start Illustrator and draw the central part of the ribbon using the Pen Tool.

Draw the lines using the example above. Draw horizontal smooth curve lines and vertical straight lines.

Step02 Draw the Shaded Parts of the Ribbon

Next, draw the shaded parts of the ribbon.

Using the example above, draw the shaded left part using the Pen Tool. When you are done, do copy & paste, reflex, and place it on the right.

Step03 Draw the Main Part of the Ribbon

Lastly, draw the main part of the ribbon.

Using the example above, draw the main left part of the ribbon using the Pen Tool. When you are done, do copy & paste, reflex, and place it on the right.

Now you have the ribbon drawing.

Step04 Fill with a Gradient Color

Next, fill the ribbon illustration with a gradient color.

Using the example above, apply gradient.

By displacing the central point of the gradient slider a little, it would create more realistic texture.

Step05 Paint the Shaded Part

Now, we apply gradient on the shaded part.

Using the example above, apply gradient. This is a complicated task, after applying gradient on the left shade, paint the right part using the Eyedropper Fill.

Step06 Paint the Main Part of the Ribbon

Lastly, paint the main part.

Using the example above, apply gradient. This is another complicated task. After applying gradient on the left part, paint the right part using the Eyedropper Fill.

Done!

How to Create a Ribbon Illustration (Illustrator)

Now you have the complete ribbon illustration!

This is a simple design but can be used for various things. You can create different ribbons by changing the color, adding lines, deforming, etc.

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