Illustrator Tutorial: Create a CFL Light Bulb

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a CFL light bulb using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts, creating the spiral lamp, creating the ballast housing and creating the screw base. You will start from the basic shapes and with the help of a few tools (Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool, Ellipse Tool, etc.), you can easily create the shapes that you need. The Clipping Mask also plays an important role in this tutorial along with some effects (Gaussian Blur, Feather, etc). So let’s begin! Open a New Document 1. Launch Illustrator and press (Ctrl (Read more...)