3D Shading & Rendering in Illustrator: A Globe

In a few quick steps, you can give a circle-shaped vector path a 3D-rendered appearance in Adobe Illustrator. I’m a cartographer – I make maps. So in the video posted below, I will use this technique on a globe of Earth. However, any graphic designer can use the video’s techniques for any time they want to make a spherical shape in their design. Enjoy!