Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Egg Box

Doing anything in Adobe Illustrator really does take two times longer as it can be a little tricky to get your hands around. Because of more steps, hidden features, and a long list of tools it is really strange at first hand.

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Egg Box

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cool egg box using simple tools, some techniques and effects like the Pathfinder, Align, Blend, Drop Shadow, Grain, Gaussian Blur… etc. in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s start!

Final Result

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

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

1. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tool palette and then use this tool to create two objects (430px by 290px) and (510px by 222px).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

2. Place two newly created rectangles to the correct positions as shown below. Next reselect two rectangles, open the Align palette (Window/ Align) and then click on the Horizontal Align Center button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

3. Select the green object and then move it 8px down.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

4. Pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) from the Tool palette. Next use this tool to select and then move anchor points highlighted as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

5. At this time two your objects should look like the image shown.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

6. Now select the green object and go to the Effect/ Stylize/ Round Corners…Enter a 45px Radius and then click OK. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Expand Appearance.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

7. Keep the result selected, go to the Object/ Path/ Offset Path…Enter a -12px Offset and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

8. Reselect the newly created object, pick the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) from the Tool palette and then add two anchor points highlighted with blue. Next switch to the Direct Selection Tool (A), select and remove five anchor points highlighted with red.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

9. In the end your object should look roughly like the image shown.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

10. Keep the result selected, pick the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) and then use this tool to add an anchor point highlighted with blue. Next move the newly created anchor point 35px to the right.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

11. Keep the newly created anchor point selected and then click on the “Convert selected anchor points to smooth” button from the Properties bar. Next pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) and adjust anchor points to get the result as shown in the second image below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

12. Show the Rulers (View/ View Rulers /Show Ruler) or (Ctrl +R). Next drag a vertical guide from the Rulers (if the guides locked, go to the View/ Guides/ Lock Guides) or (Ctrl +Alt + ;). Now select the blue object, hold down the Shift, click on the vertical guide, release the Shift and then click on the blue object again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window/ Align) and click on the Horizontal Align Center button. Now select the newly created object, pick the Reflect Tool (O), hold down the Alt and click on the vertical guide. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

13. Select two newly created objects, open the Pathfinder palette (Window/ Pathfinder) and click on the Unite button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

14. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and then use this tool to create a 97px by 198px object. Next place the rectangle to the correct position as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

15. Select and move the left-top anchor point of the newly created rectangle 17px to the right.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

16. Reselect the newly created object, pick the Reflect Tool (O), hold down the Alt and click on the vertical guide. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

17. Reselect and lock (Ctrl +2) two newly created objects. Next select the green smaller object and add three anchor points highlighted with red. Next select the right newly created anchor point and the left newly created anchor point and then move them 15px down.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

18. Reselect three newly created anchor points and then click on the “Convert selected anchor points to smoothbutton from the Properties bar. Next pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) and adjust the handles of three newly created anchor points to get the result as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

19. Next reselect the green smaller object and add three anchor points highlighted with red. Next select the right newly created anchor point and the left newly created anchor point and then move them 20px up.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

20. Unlock (Ctrl +Alt +2) and remove two yellow objects. Now reselect three newly created anchor points and then click on the “Convert selected anchor points to smoothbutton from the Properties bar. Next pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) and adjust the handles of three newly created anchor points to get the result as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

21. Now select the smaller green object again, duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) it once time and then hide the copy (Ctrl +3). Next select two green objects and then click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

22. Keep the result selected, pick the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) and add four anchor points highlighted with yellow. Next reselect four newly created anchor points and then click on the “Cut path at selected anchor pointsbutton from the Properties bar. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Expand…Click OK when the Expand dialog box appear.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

23. Now we have four paths from the result in the previous step. We’ll connect two top paths together. First select and lock (Ctrl +2) two bottom paths. Next select two anchor points highlighted with red of two top paths and then click on the “Connect selected end pointsbutton from the Properties bar. Next select two anchor points highlighted with blue and then click on the “Connect selected end pointsbutton.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

24. Now we’ll connect two bottom paths together. First unlock (Ctrl +Alt +2) two bottom paths locked in the previous step. Next select two anchor points highlighted with red of two bottom paths and then click on the “Connect selected end pointsbutton from the Properties bar. Next select two anchor points highlighted with blue and then click on the “Connect selected end pointsbutton.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

25. Fill two newly created objects with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

26. Reselect and duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) two newly created objects. While the results selected, go to the Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

27. Keep the results selected, open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

28. Keep the results selected, go to the Effect/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur…Enter a 1 pixel Radius and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

29. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the object hidden in the previous step. Next fill it with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

30. Keep the result selected, go to the Object/ Transform/ Transform Each…Enter the data as shown below and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

31. Replace the existing color of the copy with new linear gradient. Next select two newly filled objects, duplicate them once time and then hide the copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

32. Reselect two newly filled objects and go to the Object/ Blend/ Blend Options…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next go to the Object/ Blend/ Make (Ctrl +Alt +B).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

33. Send the result to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

34. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show two objects hidden in the previous step.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

35. While these objects selected, click on the Minus Back button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

36. Replace the existing color of the result with R=110, G=118, B=77. Next reselect the result, duplicate it once time and then hide the copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

37. Pick the Pen Tool (P) from the Tool palette and then use this tool to created an object as shown below. Next fill this object with R=61, G=65, B=45.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

38. Reselect two newly created objects and go to the Object/ Blend/ Blend Options…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next go to the Object/ Blend/ Make (Ctrl +Alt +B).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

39. Show the object hidden in the previous step, bring it to front (Ctrl +Right Square Bracket) and then replace the existing color of it with R=141, G=150, B=105.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

40. Keep the result selected, go to the Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next go to the Effect/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur…Enter a 1 pixel Radius and then click OK. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

41. Select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 36 to this time. Next press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

42. Now select the objects blended in the step 32  and then duplicate (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) them once time. While the copy selected, go to the Object/ Blend/ Release (Ctrl +Shift +Alt +B).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

43. Select the bigger object and replace the existing color of it with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next go to the Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

44. Select the smaller object, replace the existing color of it with the new linear gradient. Next go to the Effect/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur…Enter a 8 pixels Radius and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

45. While the result selected, duplicate it once time. Next replace the existing color of the copy with R=222, G=224, B=215. Next go to the Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Keep the result selected, open the Appearance palette (Window/ Appearance), click on the Gaussian Blur section and enter a 2 pixels Radius and then click OK. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

46. Create curves and then set the data for them as shown in the images below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

47. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and then use this tool to create objects like you see in the images below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

48. Select two newly created objects, pick the Reflect Tool (O), hold down the Alt and click on the vertical guide. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

49. In the end your artwork should look roughly like the image below. Now select two yellow newly created objects and the red newly created object and then duplicate them once time. Next hide the copies (Ctrl +3).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

50. Fill newly created objects as shown in the images below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

51. Now select two center newly filled objects and then blend them as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

52. Repeat the same techniques for two right newly filled objects and two left newly filled objects. In the end your artwork should look like the image shown.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

53. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to shown three objects hidden in the previous step. Next bring them to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

54. While three objects selected, click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

55. Create a curve as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

56. Reselect the yellow object and then set the data for it as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

57. Reselect the blue curve and then set the data for it as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

58. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) from the Tool palette. Next use this tool to create a 48px by 30px object.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

59. Fill the newly created ellipse with the radial gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

60. While the result selected, duplicate it once time and then replace the existing color of the copy with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next add the Grain effect for the newly created ellipse. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

61. Create a curve and then set the data for it as shown in the images below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

62. Select and group (Ctrl +G) three newly created objects. Next duplicate this group once time and then move the copy to the correct position as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

63. Select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 47 to this time. Next press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as you see in the second image below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

64. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and then use this tool to create a 56px by 38px object. Next fill the ellipse with R=65, G=70, B=46.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

65. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Transform/ Scale…Check the Uniform and enter a 95 in the Scale box and then click Copy. Replace the existing color of the copy with R=108, G=115, B=79.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

66. Add the Gaussian Blur effect for the newly created object.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

67. Keep the result selected, duplicate it once time, remove the Gaussian Blur effect of the copy and then replace the existing color of it with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next go to the Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown in the second image and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

68. While the result selected, go to the Transparency palette, select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

69. Select and group (Ctrl +G) three newly created objects. Next place this group to the correct position as shown below. Finally press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as shown in the image below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

70. Reselect the newly created group, duplicate it once time and then move the copy to the position as shown below. Next double click on the newly created group, select the object behind the Grain effect object and replace the existing color of it with R=83, G=89, B=62. Finally double click on the anywhere outside of the group just edited.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

71. Now reselect the newly edited group, pick the Reflect Tool (O), hold down the Alt and click on the vertical guide. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

72. Select three newly created groups, duplicate them once time and then move the copies to the positions as shown in the second image.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

73. Create an object as shown in the first image and then fill it with R=131, G=141, B=91.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

74. Reselect the result, duplicate it once time and then replace the existing color of the copy with R=141, G=150, B=105. While the copy selected, go to Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next open the Transparency palette, select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

75. Continue create an object as shown in the first image and then fill it with R=98, G=105, B=69.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

76. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Path/ Offset Path…Enter a -3px Offset and then click OK. Next replace the existing color of the newly created object with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

77. Reselect the result, duplicate it once time and then replace the existing color of the copy with R=141, G=150, B=105. While the copy selected, go to Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next open the Transparency palette, select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

78. Continue create an object as shown in the first image and then fill it with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

79. Reselect the result, duplicate it once time and then replace the existing color of the copy with R=141, G=150, B=105. While the copy selected, go to Effect/ Texture/ Grain…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next open the Transparency palette, select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

80. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 75 to this time. Next press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as shown in the second image.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

81. At this time your artwork should look roughly like the image below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

82. Now select the blue object and go to the Effect/ Stylize/ Round Corners…Enter a 57 in the Radius box and then click OK. Next go to the Object/ Expand Appearance.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

83. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Path/ Offset Path…Enter a -10px Offset and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

84. Keep the result selected, add an anchor point highlighted with yellow. Next move this anchor point 32px to the left. While the anchor point selected, click on the “Convert selected anchor points to smoothbutton from the Properties bar. Next pick the Direct Selection Tool (A), adjust the newly created anchor point to get the result as shown in the second image.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

85. Reselect the newly created object, add two anchor points highlighted with yellow. Next select and remove anchor points highlighted with red.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

86. Reselect the newly created object, pick the Reflect Tool (O), hold down the Alt and click on the vertical guide. In the Reflect dialog box, check the Vertical and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

87. Select two newly created objects and click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

88. Keep the result selected, go to the Object/ Transform/ Transform Each…Enter the data as shown below and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

89. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create two 25px by 15px objects. Next place two rectangles to the correct positions as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

90. Now select the medium object (created in the step 86 ), duplicate it once time and then hide the copy (Ctrl +3). Next reselect the medium object and the biggest object and then click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

91. Fill the result with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

92. While the result selected, duplicate it once time and then replace the existing color of the copy with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next add the Grain effect for the newly created ellipse. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

93. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the object hidden in the previous step. Next select two big blue objects, duplicate them once time and then hide the copies. Reselect two big blue objects again and click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

94. While the result selected, hold down the Shift, click on two rectangles and then click on the Minus Front button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

95. Fill the result with the linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

96. Keep the result selected, go to the Object/ Path/ Offset Path…Enter a 2px Offset and then click OK.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

97. Replace the existing color of the newly created object with new linear gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

98. Send the result backward (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

99. Reselect the object created in the step 95 and duplicate it once time. While the copy selected, replace the existing color of it with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next add the Grain effect for the newly filled object. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

100. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show two objects hidden in the previous step. Next bring these objects to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

101. Select the bigger object and then set the data for it as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

102. Select the remaining object, duplicate it once time and then hide the copy. Next reselect the blue object and add eight anchor points highlighted with red.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

103. Reselect eight newly created anchor points and click on the “Cut path at selected anchor pointsbutton from the Properties bar. While the result selected, go to the Object/ Expand…Click OK when the Expand dialog box appear. Next select and remove objects highlighted with yellow.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

104. Reselect four newly created objects and then set the data for them as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

105. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the blue object hidden in the previous step.  Keep the blue object selected, add six anchor points highlighted with red and yellow. Next reselect two anchor points highlighted with yellow, click on the “Convert selected anchor points to smoothbutton and then move them 5px down.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

106. Pick the Direct Selection Tool (A), adjust the handles of two anchor points just moved to get the result as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

107. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a 460px by 64px object. Next reselect the red rectangle and the blue object, duplicate them once time and then hide the copies (Ctrl +3). Now select the blue object, hold down the Shift, click on the red rectangle, release the Shift, click on the blue object again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window/ Align), click on the Horizontal Align Center button and then click on the Vertical Align Center button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

108. While two objects selected, open the Pathfinder palette (Window/ Pathfinder) and click on the Minus Front button. Next go to the Object/ Ungroup (Ctrl +Shift +G).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

109. Fill the top object with R=139, G=145, B=113. Next fill the bottom object with R=110, G=118, B=77. Finally reselect two newly filled objects and then duplicate them once time.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

110. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show two objects hidden in the previous step. Next select the blue object and then hide it again. Reselect the red rectangle, click on the Transform section from the Properties bar. In the pop-up menu, enter a 70 in the H value box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

111. Select the red rectangle and duplicate it once time. While the copy selected, hold down the Shift, click on the top object created in the step 109 and then click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

112. Replace the existing color of the result with the radial gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

113. Select the remaining rectangle and the bottom object created in the step 109 and then click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

114. Replace the existing color of the result with the radial gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

115. Reselect two newly created objects and then duplicate them once time. While the copies selected, replace the existing color of them with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next add the Grain effect for them. Next open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box. Finally select all objects created from beginning step 109 to this time and then send them to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

116. Create a 490px by 28px rectangle.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

117. Select the object created in the step 101, hold down the Shift, click on the yellow rectangle, release the Shift and click on the object created in the step 101 again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window/ Align), click on the Horizontal Align Center button and then click on the Vertical Align Center button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

118. Pick the Polygon Tool from the Tool palette and click on the document. In the Polygon dialog box, enter a 40 in the Radius and enter a 6 in the Sides and then click OK. Next pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and use this tool to create a 50px by 50px object.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

119. Reselect two newly created objects, open the Align palette (Window/ Align), click on the Horizontal Align Center button and then click on the Vertical Align Center button.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

120. Select and group (Ctrl +G) two newly created objects. Next go to the Object/ Transform/ Move…Enter a 148 in the Horizontal and then click Copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

121. Select and group (Ctrl +G) two newly created groups. While the newly created group selected, hold down the Shift, click on the yellow rectangle, release the Shift and click on the yellow rectangle again (to fixed its position). Next open the Align palette (Window/ Align), click on the Horizontal Align Center button and then click on the Vertical Align Center button. Finally reselect the newly created group and then press (Ctrl +Shift +G) twice times to ungroup.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

122. Select the yellow rectangle and go to the Object/ Path/ Offset Path…Enter a -4px Offset and then click OK. While the newly created object selected, move it 1px up.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

123. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the blue object hidden in the previous step. While the blue object selected, duplicate it once time.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

124. Select a blue object and the bigger rectangle and then click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

125. Select the remaining blue object and the smaller rectangle and then click on the Intersect button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

126. Now select two newly created objects and two polygons and then click on the Unite button from the Pathfinder palette.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

127. Fill the result with the linear gradient. Next reselect the newly filled object, duplicate it once time and then hide the copy.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

128. Select the object created in the step 125 and then fill it with R=164, G=171, B=135.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

129. Reselect two newly filled objects and go to the Object/ Blend/ Blend Options…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK. Next go to the Object/ Blend/ Make (Ctrl +Alt +B).

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

130. Press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the object hidden in the previous step. Bring this object forward (Ctrl +Right Square Bracket), replace the existing color of it with R=141, G=150, B=105. While the result selected, add the Grain effect for it. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and then enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

131. Fill two yellow ellipses with the radial gradient.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

132. Reselect two newly filled ellipses and duplicate them once time. While the copies selected, reset the data of them as shown below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

133. Reselect two newly created ellipses and then duplicate them once time. While the copies selected, remove the Gaussian Blur effect, replace the existing color of them with R=141, G=150, B=105. Next add the Grain effect for them. Finally open the Transparency palette (Window/ Transparency), select the Hard Light in the Blending Mode and enter a 60 in the Opacity box.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

134. Create objects and then set the data for them as shown in the images below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

135. At this time your artwork should look roughly like the image below.

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

Create Eggs

136. Use the Ellipse Tool (L) to create a 120px by 138px object.

Create the Eggs

137. Fill the newly created ellipse with the radial gradient.

Create the Eggs

138. Reselect the result and duplicate it once time. Keep the copy selected and then add the Grain effect for it. Next lowered the Opacity of the result to 40%.

Create the Eggs

139. Select and group (Ctrl +G) two newly created objects. Name this group “egg”. Next duplicate the “egg” group once time. Finally place these groups to the positions as shown below.

Create the Eggs

140. Reselect two “egg” groups and then press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as shown below.

Create the Eggs

141. Reselect the left “egg” group and go to the Effect/ Stylize/ Drop Shadow…Enter the data as shown below and then click OK.

Create the Eggs

142. Select the right “egg” group and then also add the Drop Shadow effect for it.

Create the Eggs

143. Press (Ctrl +Shift +3) to show the “egg” group hidden in the previous step. While the group selected, go to the Object/ Transform/ Scale…Check the Uniform and enter a 105 in the Scale box and then click OK.

Create the Eggs

144. Rotate this “egg” group an angle of about -15 degrees.

Create the Eggs

145. Place the “egg” group to the position as shown below. Next press (Ctrl +Left Square Bracket) many times to get the result as shown in the second image. Finally also add the Drop Shadow effect for this group.

Create the Eggs

Create the Eggs

146. In the end your artwork should look like the image shown. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 1 to this time.

Create the Eggs

Create the Background and the Shadow for the Egg Box.

147. Now we’ll create the background and the shadow for the egg box. First create a 740px by 744px rectangle and then fill it with the radial gradient.

Create the Background for the Egg Box

148. Place the “egg box” group to the position as shown below.

Create the Background for the Egg Box

149. Create three 60px by 26px ellipses and then place them to the positions as shown below.

Create the Background for the Egg Box

150. Fill three newly created ellipses with R=0, G=10, B=0. Next add the Gaussian Blur effect for these ellipses. Finally send them to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).

Create the Background for the Egg Box

151. Use the Pen Tool (P) to create an object as shown below.

Create the Background for the Egg Box

152. Fill the newly created object with R=0, G=0, B=0. Next add the Gaussian Blur effect for this object and then lowered its Opacity to 30%. Finally send the result to back.

Create the Background for the Egg Box

The final image is below.

Final Result

Here’s the final result. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Congratulations! You have completed the lesson. I hope you’ve discovered some useful things in this tutorial. The final result image is below. Enjoy!

Create the Egg Box in Illustrator

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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4 Comments

  1. Really awesome and great tutorial thanks for sharing

    • Thank you

  2. Thanks man its a very nice explanation for a some who is not use to illustrator Good Work Keep it up …. !!!

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