Vector Christmas Candy


Hi! From today's tutorials you will know how to create usual Christmas Candy in several minutes.
Here is what we are looking for:

Vector Christmas Candy

First step - let's create circle - it will be the head of candy.

Vector Christmas Candy

Take "Scissors Tool" and cut half of the circle.

Vector Christmas Candy

Now we have arch. Take the "Pen tool".

Vector Christmas Candy

Add vertical line using "Pen tool" and connect it with arch.

Vector Christmas Candy

We will get one whole line if everything right. Make it thick using "Stroke" panel. Set field "Weight" and press buttons "Round Cap"

Vector Christmas Candy

General form is ready, but we need to convert it into "Shape" instead of "Stroke". Go to "Object - Path - Outline Stroke"

Vector Christmas Candy

Let's make a copy of our object. We need it to create glare. Select object, press "Alt+Shift" and drug-and-drop object. Release.

Vector Christmas Candy

We need thin copy of our candy. I do it on this way:
Set "stroke" to get something like this:

Vector Christmas Candy

Go to "Object - Path - Outline Stroke".

Vector Christmas Candy

Right click - Ungroup.

Vector Christmas Candy

Open "Pathfinder" panel and press "Subtract" button then Expand.

Vector Christmas Candy

Now we have thin copy of candy.

Vector Christmas Candy

Align both copies and move thin copy a bit left. Set colors like on the image below.

Go to "Object - Blend - Blend options" and dialog window will appear. Set "Smooth color" and press "Ok".

Vector Christmas Candy

Go to "Object - Blend - Make" or press "Alt+Ctrl+B".

Vector Christmas Candy

Our candy is ready. Let's add strips.

Create rectangle and turn it.

Vector Christmas Candy

Now copy it several times and create one single object using "Pathfinder" panel.

Select all copies of rectangle and press "Add to shape" and "Expand".

Vector Christmas Candy

Make a copy of candy, overlap both object and press "Intersect shape areas" and "Expand" buttons on the "Pathfinder" panel.

Vector Christmas Candy

We got lines of the correct form. Align them with candy.

Vector Christmas Candy

I did missing stripes using "Pen tool".

Vector Christmas Candy

 

Vector Christmas Candy

I hope this tutorial was helpful.
Thank you for reading this and good luck!

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