Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

by Ainsley Bevis

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Begin applying gradients

4. Applying Gradients :
Now select each section of the box and put in a red gradient. Use the Gradient Tool to direct where the light source is. For the Cover of the box use the second Gradient colours shown in this full size enlargement of the dialogs.

Note the white lines with dots at each end indicate the click-drag-release action of applying the gradients. The large dot indicates the start click.

Highlighting edges with white line

5. Drawing Edges : Using the Line Tool draw 3 White Lines (2 pt) on the corners of the box.

NEXT: we'll build the ribbons and wrap them around the boxes ...

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