How to make an Orange Slice in Illustrator

This is just a quick tutorial on how you can make an orange slice from scratch. Depending on your color palette, it can be an orange slice, lemon slice, lime slice, grapefruit slice….and so on lol! It’s pretty simple.

The finished productVector Orange 11

Vector Orange 1We’re going to start with a triangle that’s 1″ tall and 0.75″ wide. If you need help making triangle, learn how to make one here.

Vector Orange 2Go to Effects>Stylize>Round Corners. Set the Radius to 0.25in.

Vector Orange 3

Fill the shape with a Radial Gradient of a light orange ( c:0 m:20 y:100 k:0 )  to a darker orange ( c:0 m:44 y:100 k:0 ).

Vector Orange 4Alt-Click where the center of your orange slice will be and in the Rotate Box, make the angle 45 degrees and select Copy.

Vector Orange 5Duplicate this by hitting Ctrl-D 6 times until you have a complete circle. Group and set aside.

Vector Orange 6Make a circle that is 2.25 inches in diameter. Fill with a butter yellow ( c:0 m:0 y:50 k:0 ). Give it a 5 point Stroke and use the same gradient from the shapes before. Expand Appearance. On top of that circle, make another circle that is 2.05 inches in diameter and set the fill to white.

Vector Orange 7Place underneath the group of shapes you made earlier.

Vector Orange 8Inside one of your triangles, make another triangle that is 0.15 inches wide and 0.75 inches tall. Set the fill to white.

Vector Orange 9Alt-Click where the center of your orange slice will be and in the Rotate Box, make the angle 45 degrees and select Copy. Duplicate this by hitting Ctrl-D 6 times until you have a complete circle. Group.

Vector Orange 10Give this a Gaussian Blur with a Radius of 25.

Vector Orange 11And there you have it… I added a small circle to the center of it but that is totally optional. Hope this helped!

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