Vector Fruits in Illustrator

1 - In Illustrator, create a “New Document”.

2 - Go to View > Rulers > Show Rulers to enable them. Then, go to View > Grid > Show Grid.

3 - Select the “Ellipse Tool” (E), click on one of the top corners of a Grid-Box and input the same Width and Height values to make a Circle (we used 25.5 cm). Make sure that Black is the “Stroke” color and that the “Fill” is set to “None”.

4 - Select the “Rectangle Tool” (M) and create a Rectangle that covers the upper half of the Circle. Make sure that Black is the “Stroke” color and that the “Fill” is set to “None”.

5 - Make sure that the “Smart Guides” are enabled (View > Smart Guides or Command/Control + U).

6 - Place the Rectangle centered on top of the upper half on the circle.

7 - Select both shapes, head to the “Pathfinder Panel” and choose “Minus Front” to delete the upper section of the Circle.

8 - Use the “Direct Selection Tool” (A) to select both “Anchor Points” on the top of the shape (“Shift” key) and give them a 1 mm “Corner Radius” in the Top Menu.

9 - With the shape still selected, head to the “Appearance Panel”, click on the “Effects Menu” on the bottom left side, navigate to Distort and Transform > Transform and use the following values: 90% “Horizontal” and “Vertical Scale”, -0.6 mm “Vertical Move”. Make 1 “Copy” and click “OK”.

10 - Go to Object > Expand Appearance, then right-click on top of the shape and choose “Ungroup”.

11 - Select the “Ellipse Tool” (E) and make a 3 mm by 3 mm Circle. Use the “Direct Selection Tool” (A) to select the “Anchor Point” on the top of the shape and click the “Up” Arrow key a few times to create a Drop-like shape.

12 - Without deselecting, click on the “Convert Selected Anchor Points to Corner” button on the Top Menu and give it a 0.5 mm “Corner Radius” in the Top Menu too.

13 - Select the “Rectangle Tool” (M), click on one of the top corners of a Grid-Box and input the same Width and Height values to make a Square (we used 25 cm). Make sure that Black is the “Stroke” color and that the “Fill” is set to “None”.

14 - Use the “Direct Selection Tool” (A) to select the Top-Left “Anchor Point” of the shape, double-click on the small circular icon under that corner to open the “Corners” box and give it a 12.5 mm “Radius” (or another value depending on your measurements). It should end up in the Center of the shape. Repeat with the Bottom-Right Corner.

15 - Now, use the “Direct Selection Tool” (A) to select the other two “Anchor Points” (Top-Right and Bottom-Left), double-click on the small circular icon to open the “Corners” box and use a 1 mm “Radius”.

16 - “Copy” (Command/Control + C) and “Paste” (Command/Control + V) the shape to duplicate it and use the “Line Segment Tool” () to create a line that goes from the Bottom-Left to the Top-Right corners while holding the “Shift” to divide the shape.

17 - Select both shapes, head to the “Pathfinder Panel” and choose “Divide” to split the shape. Go to Object > Expand, then right-click on top of the shape and choose “Ungroup”.

18 - Go to Object > Compound Path > Release. All the resulting Paths will be filled with Black. Give the two front sections of the shape different shades of Green (we chose from the “Swatches Panel”). This may be a “Leaf” or if you use different colors it can be another fruit like a lemon.

19 - Duplicate the “Half Circle” and “Tear drop” shapes you created previously. Select the “Tear drop” shape, double-click on the “Rotate Tool” to bring out its dialog box and use a 26° “Angle”, click “Copy” instead of “OK”. Create another “Copy” with a -26° “Angle”.

20 - Place the shapes inside the “Half Circle” and distribute them aligned horizontally.

21 - Create another copy of the “Half Circle” shape, remove the inner path and it and use the “Line Segment Tool” () to create 3 lines that start on the Top-Center and go to the Bottom-Center and sides. Hold the “Shift” key to make them at a 45° “Angle” to create some “Wedges”. Change the “Stroke” color to White and the “Fill” color to Orange to create your fruit.

22 - Check it out! You can change the colors and tweak the shapes to create more fruits and other stuff.

by @lornacane

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Cute!!!

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Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! :heart_eyes:

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Woah what a neat tutorial! Very helpful!

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Tanks!

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Thank you so much for this tutorial! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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You’re welcome :blush: