Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create jeans in Adobe Illustrator. We will study several important techniques. You’ll learn how to use blends, gradient, add effects, and create strokes in Appearance panel.

Let’s get started!

Final Result

Let’s see what you will be creating in this tutorial.

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Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 1:

Create a 600px by 600px, RGB document.

Step 2:

2.1. To get started, pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a shape as shown below. Continue to draw the black and the red shapes too.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.2. Reselect the white shape and then go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -5px Offset and click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Select the black shape and do the same as the previous step.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.3. Fill the white and the black shapes created in the step 1 with 70% black and add a 1px stroke (70% black).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.4. Reselect the shape selected as shown below and go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.5. Select the white shape and fill it with R=7, G=10, B=34 (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.6. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Enter the data shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.7. Do the same with the right part of jeans.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.8. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create the yellow shape as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Fill this shape with R=7, G=10, B=34 (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Enter the data shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

2.9. Continue with the Pen Tool (P). Draw the yellow shape as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Fill the resulting shape with R=35, G=31, B=32 and add a 1px stroke (R=109, G=110, B=113). In the Variable Width Profile section from the Properties bar, select the Width Profile 2.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Sent the resulting shape to back (Ctrl + Shift + Left Square Bracket).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 3:

3.1.Create the yellow shapes as shown below by the Pen Tool (P).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.2. Then fill the yellow shapes with the linear gradient.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.3. Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the shape selected as shown below once time.While the resulting shape selected, go to the Window menu/ Appearance (Shift + F6). In the Appearance panel, set fill = None. Then add a stroke by click on the Add New Stroke button. Made this stroke 5px wide and set the colors at R=35, G=31, B=32. Then click on the Add New Stroke button again. Made the new added stroke 3px wide and set the colors at R=109, G=110, B=113. Continue adding a stroke .Made it 2px wide and set the colors at R=230, G=231, B=232.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

While the resulting shape selected, return to the Appearance panel and click on the Stroke section of the 2px Stroke. Select the Width Profile 2 from the Profile section

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Select anchor points highlighted with yellow and click on the "Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar. Then remove two shapes as shown in the second image.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the shape selected once time and then move the resulting shape to new position as shown in the first image below. Next select both shapes as shown in the second image and press (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket) several times to send it behind the light shape.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.4. Select the light shape as shown in the first image below and go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -2px Offset and then click OK. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Window menu/ Stroke (Ctrl + F10). Follow the data as shown in the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.5. Select four anchor points highlighted with yellow and then click on the " Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar. Next remove two shapes selected as shown in the second image.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.6. Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the shape selected and move the resulting shape to the position as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.7. Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the shape selected as shown below. While the resulting shape selected, pick the Eyedropper tool (I) and click on the shape highlighted with the yellow arrow. Next select two anchor points highlighted with yellow and click on the "Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Remove the shape highlighted with the red arrow. Then select the shape of the remaining result and send it backward (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket)

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the light shape as shown below again. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -2px Offset and then click OK. Then pick the Eyedropper Tool (I) and click on the shape highlighted with the yellow arrow. Next remove the shape highlighted with the red arrow (do the same as the step 3.5).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

 Repeat the same techniques for the other two light shapes. In the end your shape should look roughly like the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.8. Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) two shapes selected as shown below once time. Then pick the Eyedropper Tool (I) and click on the shape highlighted with the yellow arrow. Finally move two resulting shapes a few pixels up.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.9. Use the Pen tool (P) and create a shape as shown in the first image. Fill this shape with black color. Then duplicate this shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). Set the fill of the resulting shape to None and add a 1px Stroke (white color). Pick the Type on a Path Tool (Font: Madiad pro, Style: Regular, Size: 5px, Color: R=96, G=57, B=19), move to the white shape and click on. Next press the L key several times to get the result as shown in the final image below. Select and group (Ctrl+G) all shapes created in this step.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.10. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create two shapes as shown below. Fill the bigger shape with black color. Next fill the remaining shape with the radial gradient.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.11. Create a shape as shown in the first image and fill it with 90% black (stroke=None). Then create a shape as shown in the third image and fill it with 90% black (stroke=None). Lowered its Opacity to 80% and send it behind the small ellipse shape (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.12. Continue draw a shape as shown in the first image and fill it with white color. Next lowered its Opacity to 80% and send it behind the small ellipse shape. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur. In the Gaussian Blur box, enter a 3.1px Radius and then click OK. Select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created from beginning step 3.11 to this time.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.13. Move the newly created group to the correct position as shown below. Next select and group (Ctrl+G) both groups.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

3.14. Continue place the group created in the previous step to the correct position as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 4:

4.1. Use the Pen Tool (P) to create a shape as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.2. Fill it with R=18, G=26, B=51 and add a 2px Stroke (R=109, G=110, B=113).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.3. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK. Finally lowered its Opacity to 40%

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.4. Duplicate the resulting shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). Pick the Add Anchor Points Tool (+) and add two points in positions highlighted with yellow. Then remove anchor points highlighted with red. Continue with the Add Anchor Points Tool (+). Use it to add some anchor points and move them to positions highlighted with yellow.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.5. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.6. Duplicate the shape selected as shown below once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, go to the Window menu/ Appearance. Then follow the data as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.7. While the resulting shape selected, use the Direct Selection Tool (A), hold down Shift and click on four anchor points highlighted with red. Then click on the "Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar. Next remove two shapes selected as shown in the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.8. Select the bottom shape of the remaining results and go to the Effect menu/ Stylizer/ Drop Shadow. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK. Finally lowered its Opacity to 40%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.9. Select the top of the remaining results and duplicate it once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, press the Down arrow key five times and follow the data as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.10. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create a shape as shown in the first image. Then fill it with R=7, G=10, B=34 and add a 2px Stroke (R=128, G=130, B=133).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.11. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK. Finally send this shape to back (Ctrl + Shift + Left Square Bracket).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.12. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a shape as shown below. Then fill it with the linear gradient. Do the same to create other shapes more and place them to the correct positions as shown in the second image below. Select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created in this step. Finally lowered Opacity of this group to 10%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

4.13. Repeat the same techniques for the right part of the jeans. In the end your shape should look roughly like the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 5:

5.1 Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a red shape as shown below. Then fill it with R=167, G=169, B=172 (Stroke=None)

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

5.2 Continue with the Pen Tool (P). Use it to create a yellow shape as shown in the first image. Next fill this shape with black color (Stroke=None) and send it behind the shape created in the previous step (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket). Finally lowered its Opacity to 90%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

5.3. Duplicate the shape created in the step 5.1 once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, press the Right Arrow key twice times and then press the Up Arrow key twice times. Then fill this shape with R=0, G=0, B=51 (Stroke=None) Next go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown in the second image and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

5.4. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -2px Offset and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

5.5. Fill the newly created shape with None and add a 1px Stroke (R=167, G=169, B=172). Then go to the Window menu/ Stroke (Ctrl+F10). In the Stroke panel, check the Dashed Line box and then enter 2px in the dash box and 2px in the gap box.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

5.6. Continue draw other shapes. Then repeat the same techniques as the previous steps. In the end your shape should look roughly like the final image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 6:

6.1. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create two yellow shapes as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

6.2. These shapes should be located in the under layer below the shapes created in the step 3.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

6.3. Fill them with R=0, G=0, B=31 (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

6.4. While the resulting shapes selected, go to the Effect menu/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur. In the Gaussian Blur, enter a 100px Radius and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

6.5. The results of the previous step have unwanted blur parts highlighted with red. We will fix this.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

6.6. Reselect two shapes created in the step 6.4 and lock them (Ctrl + 2). Then select two shapes as shown in the first image below and duplicate them once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shapes selected, click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel. Next press (Ctrl + Shift + Right Square Bracket) to bring the newly created shape to front.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Go to the Object/ Unlock All (Ctrl + Shift + 2). Then select two shapes just unlocked and the group created in the step 6.6. Next go to the Object/ Clipping Mask/ Make (Ctrl + 7).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

While the resulting shape selected, press (Ctrl + Right Square Bracket) several times to get the result as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 7:

7.1. Create shapes as shown below by the Pen Tool (P).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.2. Select two magenta shapes and go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -10px Offset and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.3. Select and move anchor points highlighted with yellow to the new positions.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.4. Duplicate the newly created shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) and then press (Ctrl + 2) to lock the resulting shape. Reselect the shape created in the step 7.3 and fill it with the radial gradient.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.5. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.6. Go to the Object menu/ Unlock All (Ctrl + Shift + 2), hold down Shift và click on the bigger magenta shape and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder panel. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -2px Offset and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.7. Reselect the bigger magenta shape and go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown in the first image below and then click OK. Next go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the second image and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.8. Select the remaining magenta shape and add a 1px Stroke (R=188, G=190, B=192). Then go to the Window menu/ Stroke (Ctrl + F10). In the Stroke panel, check the Dashed Line box. Then enter 2px in the dash box and 2px in the gap box.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.9. Select and duplicate the shape created in the step 7.5 once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, go to the Appearance panel and remove all effects of this shape. Next follow the data as shown in the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.10. Select two anchor points highlighted with red and click on the "Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar. Then remove the shape highlighted with the red arrow.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.11. Repeat the same techniques for the left magenta shapes. In the end your shape should look roughly like the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.12. Create a red shape as shown below. Then fill it with R=0, G=0, B=28 (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.13. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown in the first image below and then click OK. Next go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the second image and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.14. Create four straight lines, then open the Stroke panel and follow the data as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.15. Continue create the red shape as shown below and then fill it with R=82, G=2, B=10 (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.16. Pick the Type Tool (T) and type text you like.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.17. Draw two yellow straight lines as shown in the first image. Then open the Stroke panel and follow the data as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

At this time, your shape should look roughly like the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.18. Select the red shapes and fill them with the linear gradient (Stroke=None).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.19. Select one of the four resulting shapes and go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown in the image below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.20. Do the same for the remaining shapes.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.21. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to draw two red lines as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Continue draw six red lines as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Select all red lines just created and change their color to R=188, G=190, B=192. Then open the Stroke panel and check the Dashed Line box. Enter 2px in the dash box and 2px in the gap box.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.22. Fill two yellow shapes with R=0, B=0, G=36 and add a 1px Stroke (R=35, G=31, B=32).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.23. While the resulting shapes selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.24. Repeat the same techniques for the right yellow shape. In the end your shape should look roughly like the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.25. Draw two yellow shapes as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.26. Select both shapes just created, fill them both with none and add a 1px stroke (R=188, G=190, B=192). Next open the Stroke panel and then check the Dashed Line box. Enter a 2px in the Dash box and enter a 2px in the Gap box.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.27. Do the same for the right part of the jeans.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.28. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a red shape as shown in the first image. Then fill it with R=0, G=0, B=36 and add a 1px Stroke (R=35, G=31, B=32).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.29. While the newly created shapes selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown below and then click OK. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the image below and click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.30. Do the same for the right part of the jeans.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.31. Draw two yellow shapes by the Pen Tool (P). Fill it with none and add a 1px stroke (R=188, G=190, B=192). Next open the Stroke panel and then check the Dashed Line box. Enter a 2px in the Dash box and enter a 2px in the Gap box.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

7.32. Do the same for the right part of the jeans.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 8:

8.1. Now we’ll create a zipper for the pocket. The final result is below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.2. First, use the Pen Tool (P) to create a yellow shape as shown in the first image. Then rotate it to get the result as shown in the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.3. Fill the newly created shape with R=0, G=0, B=36 and add a 1px Stroke (R=35, G=31, B=32). Then lowered its Opacity to 50%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.4. While the newly created shapes selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Texturizer. Follow the data as shown in the first image below and then click OK. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Effect menu/ Texture/ Underpainting. Enter the data as shown in the second image below and click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.5. Use the Pen tool (P) to create a yellow shape as shown in the first image. Next open the Appearance panel and follow the data as shown in the second image.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.6. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and use it to create a red shape as shown in the first image. Next pick the Ellipse Tool (L) create a 3.5px by 1.5px shape. Place two newly created shapes to correct positions as shown in the second image. Select both shapes and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel. Then fill the resulting shape with the linear gradient. Finally duplicate the newly created shape several times (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) and place them to correct positions as shown in the final image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.7. Select and group (Ctrl+G) all shapes created in the step 8.6. Then double-click on the Reflect Tool from the Tool pallete. In the Reflect box, check the Horizontal and then click Copy. Next place the resulting group to correct positions as shown in the second image. Finally, fill the newly created group with the linear gradient.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.8. Draw a yellow shape by the Pen Tool (P) and fill it with the linear gradient. Duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the resulting shape once time. Then press the Right Arrow key twice times and press the Up Arrow key twice times. Finally fill the newly created shape with linear gradient as shown in the third image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.9. Duplicate the newly created shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) and press (Ctrl + 3) to hide the resulting shape. Reselect both shapes created in the step 8.8 and go to the Object menu/ Blend/ Blend Options. Follow the data as shown in the first image below and then click OK. Next go to the Object menu/ Blend/ Make (Ctrl+Alt+B). Now press (Ctrl + Alt + 3) to show the shape hidden in the previous step. Fill the shape just showed with the linear gradient. Then duplicate the resulting shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) and fill the newly created shape with the linear gradient as shown in the third image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.10. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a 12px by 3px shape. Then go to the Effect menu/ Stylize/ Round Corners. In the Round Corners, enter a 1px Radius and click OK.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.11. Fill the newly created shape with the linear gradient. Next duplicate (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F) the resulting shape once time. Now fill the newly created shape with none and add a 1px Stroke (R=88, G=89, B=91). Then press (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket) once time to send it backward.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.12. Reselect the shape just filled in the previous step and duplicate it once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, press the Up Arrow key three times and then press the Left Arrow key four times. Next fill the newly created shape with the linear gradient as shown in the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.13. Reselect both shapes just filled and go to the Object menu/ Blend/ Blend Options. Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Then go to the Object menu/ Blend/ Make (Ctrl + Alt + B).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.14. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and use it to create a 10 by 15px shape. Next select the left-top corner anchor point and press the Right arrow key three times. Continue select the right-top corner anchor point and press the Left arrow key three times. Switch the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) and click on two positions highlighted with red. Then select two anchor points highlighted with green and click on the "Convert selected anchor points to smooth" button from the Properties bar. In the end your new shape should look like the fifth image shown.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.15. Now use the Ellipse Tool (L) to create a red shape and place it to correct position as shown in the first image. Then select both newly created shapes and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder panel. While the resulting shape selected, go to the Object menu/ Path/ Offset Path. In the Offset Path box, enter a -2px Offset and then click OK. Next select four anchor points highlighted with yellow in the newly created shape and click on the "Cut path at selected anchor points" button from the Properties bar. Then remove two shapes selected as shown in the fourth image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.16. Select two anchor points highlighted with yellow and click on the "Connect selected end points" button from the Properties bar. Next select two anchor points highlighted with green and click on the "Connect selected end points" button. Now select all red shapes and click on the Exclude button from the Pathfinder panel. Fill the newly created shape with the linear gradient and then duplicate it once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). While the resulting shape selected, press the Right arrow key once time and press the Down arrow key once time. Then replace the existing color with R=109, G=110, B=113 and send it backward (Ctrl + Left Square Bracket). Finally select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created from beginning step 8.14 to this time.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.17. Place the newly created group to the correct position as shown in the first image below. Next select the shape created in the step 8.13 and bring it front (Ctrl + Shift + Right Square Bracket).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.18. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a red shape. Continue create a yellow shape and place it to the correct position as shown in the second image.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Fill two newly created shapes with the linear gradient as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.19. Select and group (Ctrl + G) all shapes created from beginning step 8.2 to this time. Then rotate this group an angle of about -20 degrees and place it to the correct position as shown in the first image below. While the newly created group selected, double-click on the Reflect Tool from the Tool pallete. In the Reflect, check the Vertical section and then click Copy. Finally place the resulting group to the correct position as shown in the second image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

8.20. Adjust two zippers a bit to get the result as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 9 :

9.1. Create a 15 by 15px shape and fill it with R=35, G=31, B=32. Duplicate this shape once time (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F), then reduce the size of the resulting shape a bit and fill it with R=147, G=149, B=152. Duplicate the newly created shape twice times (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+F). Continue create a new ellipse shape and fill it with R=209, G=211, B=212. Then place it to the position as shown in the third image. Select two shapes as shown in the third image and click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder panel. Continue create a new ellipse shape as shown in the fifth image and fill it with R=209, G=211, B=212. Next select two shapes as shown in the fifth image and click on the Intersect button.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

9.2. Select both newly created shapes and go to the Effect menu/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur. In the Gaussian Blur box, enter a 3px Radius and then click OK. Next select all shapes created from beginning step 9.1 to this time and group them (Ctrl + G).

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

9.3. From the newly created group, create two new groups as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

9.4. Place newly created groups to the correct positions as shown below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

Step 10:

10.1. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and use it to create a yellow shape as shown in the first image below. Then fill it with the linear gradient. Finally lowered its Opacity to 5%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

10.2. Continue create shapes as shown below. Then fill them with the linear gradient as the previous step. Finally lowered their Opacity to 5%.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

In the end your shape should look roughly like the image below.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator

The final image is below. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have fun !

Final Result

Here’s the final result. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.

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Conclusion

As difficult as it looks I’m very sure if you follow my tutorial you will find a lot of help using your skills and images to produce your own creation! Ones again Thank you for using our tutorial, we will be very happy to answer any questions that you may have, You can simply leave a feedback and or a comment bellow.

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15 Comments

  1. To hell with drawing them… where can I buy a pair? ;)

  2. Awesome, that’s a good idea to me thanks

  3. great article, thanks for sharing

  4. It’s a long tutorial, but I like the result, seems like it’s worth the time. Thank you for posting this, I shared it.

  5. Really cool tutorial!

  6. Even though it is very lengthy tutorial, it gives some good idea about creating a jeans vector. Nice post. I like this way of step by step procedure. Keep updating.

  7. This is very cool tutorial. Very good to see the tutorial.

  8. WTF ! So great ! <3

  9. Your tutorial very great, many advances skill , so nice post – THANKS

  10. nice post !! <3

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