3d pop art color block background

3D Pop Art Style | Color Block Geometric Background | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

In this fun Adobe Illustrator tutorial, create a 3D pop art style color block geometric background.

  1. Create a new document of width and height 900px.
  2. Creating the cube:
    • Using the Rectangle tool, draw a rectangle of width and height 100px.
    • Set the stroke to 3px.
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings:- Horizontal: 100px, Vertical: 0px; Click on Copy.
    • Again right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings:- Horizontal: 0px; Vertical: -100px; Click on Copy.
    • Using the Direct Selection tool, select the 2 upper points of the upper square.
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings: Horizontal: 50px, Vertical: 50px; Click on Ok.
    • Using the Direct Selection tool, select the 2 right side points of the square at the right side.
    • Right click > Transform > Move
      • Settings: Horizontal: -50px, Vertical: -50px; Click on Ok.
    • Using Selection tool, select all 3 shapes.
    • From the stroke panel, set Corner to Round Join.
    • Click on Object > Group.
    • Align the cube to the bottom left of the Artboard using the Align panel.
  3. Duplicating the cube:
    • Select the cube.
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings: Horizontal: 150px, Vertical: -50px; Click on Copy.
    • Click on Object > Transform > Transform Again (shortcut is Cmd D / Ctrl D).
    • Copy this 3 times.
    • Now select all the cubes.
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings: Horizontal: 50px, Vertical: -150px; Click on Copy.
    • Now copy this 4 times using the shortcut Cmd D / Ctrl D.
    • Delete extra cubes.
  4. Creating the shadow:
    • Using Line tool, draw a slant line from the first cube towards bottom right end of the Artboard (Hold shift while drawing).
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings: Horizontal: 100px, Vertical: 0px; Click on Copy.
    • Now select both the lines.
    • Right click > Transform > Move (or Object > Transform > Move)
      • Settings: Horizontal: 150px, Vertical: -50px; Click on Copy.
    • Now copy this 4 times using the shortcut Cmd D / Ctrl D.
  5. Now using the Rectangle tool, draw a rectangle of width and height 900px.
  6. Colors:
    • Open Swatches panel, click on top right icon > Open Swatch Library > Art History > Pop Art.
    • Click on the last color group.
    • It is now added to our Swatches panel.
    • Select everything on the Artboard.
    • Click on the Shape Builder tool (shortcut is Shift + M).
    • Start filling the colors in the shapes.
    • After completing, delete the parts that are outside the Artboard.