Illustrator Tutorial: Realistic 3D Game Boy device

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In the following tutorial you will learn to create a realistic 3D Gameboy in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using basic shapes such as rectangles, rounded rectangles and circles to gradually create our little illustration. This is a tutorial less focused on drawing skills and more into the Illustrator tools, so this should not be that hard for beginners. So let’s get start!

Create a New document

  1. Launch Illustrator and then press (Ctrl + N) to create a New Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 760 in the width box and 740 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK.

Create the Body of the Gameboy

2. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool (M) from the Toolbar, simply click on the artboard. In the Rounded Rectangle dialog box, enter the data like you see in the first image and click OK. Focus on the bottom-right corner of the newly created rectangle, pick the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the lower anchor point and move it 60px to the left. Continue select the upper anchor point and move it 70px up. Next click on the bottom handle of this anchor point and move it down while holding Shift. Keep working with the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the right handle of the lower anchor point you just moved and move it further to the right while holding Shift. You should end up with something like in the third image. After you are done adjusting the shape of the black object, reselect it and then go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a -2px Offset and click OK. Keep the newly created object selected, remove its stroke and fill this object with grayish blue (# c1c1c4).

3. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create two rectangles with dimensions: 355 by 4.5px and 5 by 32px. Reselect the smaller rectangle and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it. Now place the three rectangles created in this step to the positions as shown in the first and the second images. Reselect these three rectangles, open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Unite button. Still having the resulting object selected, hold down the Shift and click on the black object created in the step 2. Click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette, then press (Ctrl +Shift +G) to ungroup the resulting group.

4. With the help of the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a blue rounded rectangle and then place it to the position as shown in the first image. Next pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 4 by 17px red rectangle. Having this rectangle selected and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 7px in the Horizontal box and click Copy, then press (Ctrl +D) to get the results as shown in the third image. Reselect the three red rectangles and place them to the positions like you see in the fourth image. Still having the three red rectangles selected, hold down the Shift, click on the blue rounded rectangle and the black one created in the step 3. Then open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Minus Front Finally, press (Ctrl +Shift +G) to ungroup the resulting group.

5. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool, create a blue rounded rectangle and then place it to the position as shown in the first image. Next pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 4 by 18px red rectangle. Having this rectangle selected and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 7px in the Horizontal box and click Copy, then press (Ctrl +D) to get the results as shown in the third image. Reselect the three red rectangles and place them to the positions like you see in the fourth image. Still having the three red rectangles selected, hold down the Shift, click on the blue rounded rectangle and the biggest black object created in the step 3. Then click on the Minus Front button from the Pathfinder palette. Finally, press (Ctrl +Shift +G) to ungroup the resulting group.

6. Select the biggest object created in the step 4 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then replace the existing stroke color of the copy with red. With the help of the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select four anchor points highlighted with blue. Then click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties This make the red object become four paths. Select the two paths as shown in the second image and remove them. Now select the two top small rectangles and make a copy of them, then replace the existing stroke color of the copies with magenta. Next select the four bottom anchor points of the two magenta rectangles and click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon. This make the two magenta rectangles become four paths. Select and remove the two upper paths.

7. Select two objects like you see in the first image and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them, then replace the existing stroke color of the copies with green. Now select four bottom anchor points of the two green objects and click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon. This make the green objects become four paths. Select and remove the two upper paths. With the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the left anchor point of the left green path and move it 2px to the right. Next move the right anchor point of the right green path 2px to the left.

8. Select the biggest object created in the step 4, remove its stroke and fill this object with the linear gradient as shown in the first image. Next select the top-right and the top-left black objects, pick the Eyedropper Tool (I) and click on the fist shape created in this step. The resulting shapes should look like the second image below. Now select the two top black rectangles and remove their strokes, then fill these objects with the linear gradient as shown in the last image.

9. Select the top red curved path and change the stroke weight to 2px, then replace the existing stroke color with the linear gradient within stroke. Continue select the two magenta paths, replace the existing stroke color with dark grayish blue (# 7c7d80) and change the stroke weight to 2px. Finally select the red and the two green horizontal paths, change the stroke weight to 5px and replace the existing stroke colors with very dark grayish blue (# 58595b).

10. Select the biggest black object created in the step 5 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then replace the existing stroke color with red. With the help of the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select six anchor points highlighted with blue, then click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties This make the red object becomes six paths. Select the two paths like you see in the second image and remove them. Before you continue, reselect the biggest black object created in the step 5 and remove its stroke, then fill this object with light grayish blue (# d8dae2). Now select the left and the right left paths created in this step, change the stroke weight to 4px and replace the existing stroke color with very dark grayish blue (# 6d6e71). Reselect the right path you just edited, then replace the existing stroke color with (# 58595b). Now select the two paths you just edited and apply a 6px Gaussian Blur effect for them. Next select the light grayish blue shape created in this step and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Still having this copy selected, hold down the Shift and click on the two paths with blur effect applied in this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu.

11. Select the red curved path at the bottom of the gameboy, change the stroke weight to 2px and replace the existing stroke color with linear gradient within stroke. Now select the two bottom black rectangles and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them, then replace the existing stroke color of the copies with red. With the help of the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select four bottom anchor points of the two red rectangles. Then click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties bar. This make the two red rectangles become four paths. Select and remove the two lower paths. Reselect the two remaining red paths, change the stroke weight to 2px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# f0f0f3). Finally select the two bottom black rectangles, remove their strokes and then fill these objects with the linear gradient as shown in the last image.

Adding Highlights and Shadows on the Body of the Gameboy

12. Focus on the upper part of the gameboy, select the red horizontal path and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish cyan (# f1f2f2). Using the Line Segment Tool (\) create a vertical line of length 512px, with a 1px red stroke and no fill. Place this line to the position like you see in the second image. Keep the red line selected and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish cyan (# f1f2f2). Still having the resulting line selected and go to the Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur… Enter a 1px Radius and click OK. Keep working with the Line Segment Tool (\), create a horizontal line as shown in the fourth image, with a 2px light grayish cyan stroke (# f1f2f2) and no fill. Then apply a 2px Gaussian Blur effect for the newly created line. Now select the first shape created in the step 8 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold down the Shift and click on the line with blur effect applied in this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu. Finally hide the clipping set behind the curved path edited in the step 9.

13. With the Line Segment Tool (\), create a vertical line as shown in the first image, with a 4px dark grayish blue stroke (# 58595b) and no fill. Then apply a 6px Gaussian Blur effect for the newly created line. Keep working with the Line Segment Tool (\), create a horizontal line as shown in the third image, with a 2px light grayish blue stroke (# f1f2f2) and no fill. Next apply a 2px Gaussian Blur effect for the newly created line. Now select the top-right shape created in the step 8 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold down the Shift and click on the two lines with blur effect applied in this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu.

14. Now, follow the sequence of images and draw three lines similar to the ones from below. Once your lines are drawn, reselect and group (Ctrl +G) them. Next select the top-left shape created in the step 8 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep this copy selected, hold down the Shift and click on the group created in this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu.

15. The body of the Gameboy is ready and looks like this:

Create the Glass Screen

16. We are going to create the glass screen. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool (M) from the Toolbar, simply click on the artboard. In the Rounded Rectangle dialog box, enter the data like you see in the first image and click OK. Focus on the bottom-right corner of the newly created rectangle, pick the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the lower anchor point and move it 40px to the left. Continue select the upper anchor point and move it 40px up. Next click on the bottom handle of this anchor point, hold mouse and drag it down while holding Shift. Keep working with the Direct Selection Tool (A), click on the right handle of the lower anchor point you just moved, hold mouse and drag it further to the right while holding Shift. You should end up with something like in the third image. After you are done adjusting the shape of the blue object, reselect it and fill this object with dark grayish blue (# 7c8698). Then change the stroke weight of the resulting shape to 1.5px and replace the existing stroke color with very dark grayish violet (# 414042). Still having the resulting shape selected and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then remove the fill color of the copy. Next change the stroke weight of the resulting object to 5px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# f7f8fd). Finally apply a 2px Gaussian Blur effect for the resulting object, then hide it behind the first shape created in this step.

17. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 178 by 164px black rectangle (# 010400), then place it to the position like you see in the first image. Make sure that the newly created rectangle is still selected and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it. Keep this copy selected, open the Transform palette (Window > Transform) and set the transfer reference point to middle-right, then change W to 173px. Finally replace the existing fill color of the newly created rectangle with the linear gradient as shown in the last image.

Create the Direction Button

18. It’s time to draw the direction button. With the help of the Ellipse Tool (L) and the Gradient Tool (G), create a 104 by 104px ellipse like you see in the first and the second images. Still having the newly created ellipse selected and go to the Effect > Stylize > Feather… Enter a 3px Radius and click OK.

19. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 30 by 84px red rectangle. Keep the newly created rectangle selected and double-click on the Rotate Tool icon from the Toolbar. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 90 degrees Angle and click Copy. Reselect the two rectangles created in this step, then open the Pathfinder palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Unite button. Having the resulting object selected and go to the Effect > Stylize > Round Corners… Enter a 2px Radius and click OK, then go to the Object > Expand Appearance. Keep the resulting object selected, hold down the Shift and click on the ellipse created in the step 18. Open the Align palette (Window > Align) and click on the Horizontal Align Center button, then click on the Vertical Align Center button. Now reselect the red object created in this step and go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a 2px Offset and click OK, then replace the existing stroke color of the newly created object with black.

20. Select the black object created in the step 19, remove its stroke and fill this object with black (# 000001). Now select the red object created in the step 19 and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then press (Ctrl +3) to hide the copy. Next reselect the red original object, remove its stroke and fill this object with very dark cyan (# 2f3030). Keep the resulting shape selected and go to the Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow… Follow the data like you see in the last image and click OK.

21. Before you continue, press (Ctrl +Alt +3) to show the red object hidden in the step 20. Replace the existing stroke color of this object with dark grayish blue (# 7a7c7d) and change the stroke weight to 2px. Then apply the Width Profile 1 for the resulting object. With the help of the Direct Selection Tool (A) and the Shift, select twelve anchor points highlighted with red and click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties Select six paths like you see in the fourth image and remove them. Next select the three lower paths and replace the existing stroke color with very dark blue (# 131314). Now select the ellipse created in the step 18 and go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a -40px Offset and click OK, then bring the newly created ellipse to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Keep the resulting ellipse selected and replace the existing fill color of it with new radial gradient as shown in the last image.

22. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool (M) from the Toolbar, simply click on the artboard. In the Rounded Rectangle dialog box, enter the data like you see in the first image and click OK. Keep the newly created rectangle selected and go to the Object > Transform > Scale… Check the Non-Uniform, enter a 58% in the Vertical box and click Copy, then replace the existing stroke color of the newly created rectangle with red. Continue select the black rectangle created in this step, remove its stroke and fill this object with the linear gradient as shown in the third image. Next select the red rectangle, remove its stroke and fill this object with very dark blue (# 2f3031). Keep the resulting rectangle selected and apply a 2px Feather effect for it. Now reselect the two rectangles created in this step and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 8px in the Vertical box and click Copy, then press (Ctrl +D) to get the results as shown in the last image. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step, then name it “Horizontal”.

23. With the Rounded Rectangle Tool (M), create a rectangle like you see in the first image. Keep the newly created rectangle selected and go to the Object > Transform > Scale… Check the Non-Uniform, enter a 88% in the Horizontal box and 86% in the Vertical box, then click Copy. Replace the existing stroke color of the newly created rectangle with red. Continue select the black rectangle created in this step, remove its stroke and fill this object with the linear gradient as shown in the third image. Next select the red rectangle, remove its stroke and fill this object with very dark blue (# 2f3031). Keep the resulting rectangle selected and apply a 2px Feather effect for it. Now reselect the two rectangles created in this step and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 8px in the Horizontal box and click Copy, then press (Ctrl +D) to get the results as shown in the last image. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step, then name it “Vertical”.

24. Place the group “Horizontal” created in the step 22 to the position like you see in the first image. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the group “Horizontal”, then drag this copy down. Don’t forget to hold the Shift key on the keyboard for straight dragging. Continue place the group “Vertical” created in the step 23 to the position as shown in the third image. Make a copy of this group and then drag the copy to the right. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 18 to this time. The direction button is done!

25. Place the direction button to the position as shown in the image below.

Create the Green Buttons

26. We will continue with the green buttons. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a 57 by 57px ellipse. Make sure that the newly created ellipse is still selected and go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a -7px Offset and click OK. Remove the stroke of the newly created ellipse, then fill this object with the linear gradient as shown in the third image. Still having the resulting ellipse selected and open the Offset Path dialog box again. Enter a -1px Offset and click OK, then replace the existing fill color of the newly created ellipse with green (# 26c62b). Finally apply 6px Feather effect for the resulting ellipse.

27. Select the last ellipse created in the step 26 and go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a -2px Offset and click OK. Then replace the existing fill color of the newly created ellipse with the radial gradient as shown in the second image. Keep the resulting ellipse selected, open the Appearance palette (Window > Appearance) and click on the Feather In the Feather dialog box, enter a 2px Radius and click OK.

28. With the Pen Tool (P), create two curved paths like you see in the first image. Reselect the two newly created paths, change the stroke weight to 5px and replace the existing stroke color with the linear gradient within stroke. Next apply the Width Profile 1 and a 2px Feather effect for the resulting paths. Now reselect the ellipse created in third image of the step 26 and go to the Object > Path > Offset Path… Enter a 1.5px Offset and click OK, then replace the fill color of the newly created ellipse with black (# 000100).

29. Select all objects created from beginning step 26 to this time and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them, then move the copies 60px to the right. Now select the top and the bottom anchor points of the two red ellipses, then click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties This make the two red ellipses become four curved paths. Select the two paths as shown in the second image and remove them. Next select the remaining red curved paths, then press (Ctrl +J) twice to connect them. The resulting object should look like the next to last image below. Now change the stroke weight of the newly created object to 2px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Then fill the resulting object with the linear gradient like you see in the last image. Finally apply a 3px Feather effect for the resulting shape.

30. Now pick the Type Tool (T), open the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) and set the data as shown below. Simply click on your artboard and add two letters “A” and “B”, then set their colors to dark blue (# 43487d). Next place these letters to the positions like you see in the last image.

31. Select all objects created from beginning step 26 to this time and double-click on the Rotate Tool icon from the Toolbar. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 25 degrees Angle and click OK. Next select the two black ellipses and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 0.5px in the Vertical box and click OK. Now reselect and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 26 to this time. Finally place the newly created group to the position as shown in the last image.

Create the Speakers

32. Next come the speakers. With the help of the Rounded Rectangle Tool (M) and the Gradient Tool (G), create a rounded rectangle like you see in the first and the second images. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the newly created rectangle, then replace the existing fill color of the copy with dark grayish yellow (# a2a39e). Apply a 3px Feather effect for the resulting rectangle. Next move this object 1px down and 1px to the left.

33. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the rectangle with feather effect applied in the step 31, then replace the existing fill color of the copy with very dark green (# 151613). Keep the resulting rectangle selected, open the Appearance palette (Window > Appearance) and click on the Feather In the Feather dialog box, enter a 2px Radius and click OK. Then move the resulting rectangle 1px up and 5px to the left. Now select the first rectangle created in the step 32 and make a copy of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Still having the newly created rectangle selected, hold down the Shift and click on the two rectangles with Feather effects applied in the step 32 and this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu. Now reselect the first rectangle created in the step 32 again and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it. Then remove the fill color of the copy and add a 2px light grayish cyan stroke (# f1f2f2). Keep the resulting object selected and apply a 1px Gaussian Blur effect for it. Finally send this object to back (Ctrl +Shift +Left Square Bracket).

34. Select all objects created from beginning step 32 to this time and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 19px in the Horizontal box and click Copy, then press (Ctrl +D) four times to get the results like you see in the second image. Now focus on the left part of the speakers, pick the Selection Tool (V) and double-click on the clipping set. Select the rounded rectangle as shown in the third image and remove it. Then double-click on the anywhere outside of the clipping set. Finally reselect and group (Ctrl +G) all remaining objects of the speakers, then rotate the newly created group an angle of about 28 degrees. The speakers are ready and look like in the last image.

35. Place the speakers to the position like you see in the image below.

Create the Select and Start Buttons

36. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 47.5 by 18px rectangle. Still having the newly created rectangle selected and go to the Effect > Stylize > Round Corners… Enter a 9px Radius and click OK. Keep the resulting rectangle selected and go to the Object > Transform > Scale… Check the Non-Uniform, enter a 83% in the Horizontal box and 73% in the Vertical box, then click Copy. Replace the existing stroke color of the copy with blue. Having the blue rectangle selected, open the Appearance palette (Window > Appearance) and click on the Round Corners section. In the Round Corners dialog box, enter a 7px Radius and click OK.

37. Select the red rectangle created in the step 36, change the stroke weight to 2px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Keep the resulting object selected and fill it with the linear gradient like you see in the first image. Next apply a 2px Feather effect for the resulting shape. Now select the blue rectangle and replace the existing stroke color with very dark red (# 231f20). Finally fill the resulting object with the linear gradient as shown in the last image.

38. Now pick the Type Tool (T), open the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) and set the data as shown below. Simply click on your artboard and type “SELECT“, then set its color to dark blue (# 43487d). Place this text to the position like you see in the second image. Now select all objects created from beginning step 36 to this time and double-click on the Rotate Tool icon from the Toolbar. In the Rotate dialog box, enter a 25 degrees Angle and click OK. Make sure that the resulting objects are still selected and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of them. Move the copies 58px to the right, then rename the new text as “START”. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 36 to this time.

39. Place the group created in the step 38 to the position like you see in the image below.

Add the Text and some Details

40. Pick the Type Tool (T), open the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) and set the data as shown below. Simply click on your artboard and add two words “ON” and “OFF”, then set their colors to light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Finally place these words to the positions like you see in the last image.

41. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 2.5 by 2.5px light grayish blue rectangle (# e6e7e8). Rotate this rectangle an angle of about 45 degrees and then place it to the position as shown in the third image. Continue create a 5 by 10px light grayish blue rectangle (# e6e7e8) using the Rectangle Tool (M). With the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the top-left anchor point of the newly created rectangle and remove it. Next select the bottom-left anchor point and move it 5px up. Reselect the resulting triangle and make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of it, then reflect the copy vertically. Finally place the two newly created triangles to the positions as shown in the last image.

42. Select all objects created from beginning step 40 to this time, then go to the Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow… Follow the data like you see in the image below and click OK.

43. We are going to create the headphone icon. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a 7 by 7px Next pick the Add Anchor Point Tool (+) and click on the two points highlighted with red. This will add two new anchor points for the ellipse created in this step. Reselect the two newly added anchor points and click on the “Cut path at selected anchor points” icon from the Properties bar. This make the ellipse becomes two curved paths. Select and remove the lower path. Continue with the Line Segment Tool (\), create a line as shown in the third image, with a red stroke and no fill. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the red line and reflect the copy vertically, then place it on the other side of the headphone. Now reselect the black curved path created in this step, change the stroke weight to 1px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Next select the two red lines, change the stroke weight to 2px and replace the existing stroke color with light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Keep the resulting lines selected, open the Stroke palette (Window > Stroke) and click on the Round Cap icon. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step, then place the newly created group to the position as shown in the last image.

44. Pick the Type Tool (T), open the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) and set the data as shown below. Simply click on your artboard and type “PHONES”, then set its color to light grayish blue (# e6e7e8). Place this text to the position like you see in the second image. Now reselect all objects created from beginning step 43 to this time, then go to the Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow… Follow the data as shown in the last image and click OK.

45. At this point your gameboy should look like in the next image:

46. Type “Nintendo” with the Type Tool (T), change the font to Britannic Bold, then set the size to 15px and the color to dark blue (# 43487d). Make sure that the Type Tool (T) is still active and type “GAME BOY”. Use the same color, but change the font to Eras Bold ITC and increase the font size to 21px.

47. Select the Arial font, make it Regular, and set the size to 8px. Next pick the Type Tool (T), simply click on your artboard and add the text like you see in the first image. Then set the color of this text to grayish blue (# bcbec0). Place the text to the position like you see in the first image. Now using the Line Segment Tool (\) create a horizontal line of length 32px, with a 2px dark pink stroke (# 760f4d) and no fill. Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the newly created line. Then replace the existing stroke color with very dark blue (# 060046) and move it 6px down. Place the two newly created lines to the position as shown in the fourth image. Make a copy of these lines and then increase the length of the copies. Finally move the two newly created lines to the left and place them as shown in the last image.

48. Pick the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a 9 by 9px black ellipse (# 000000). Make a copy (Ctrl +C, Ctrl +F) of the black ellipse, then replace the existing fill color of the copy with very dark red (# 43241c). Keep the newly created ellipse selected and go to the Object > Transform > Move… Enter a 1.5px in the Horizontal box and 1.5px in the Vertical box, then click OK. Now select the black ellipse created in this step and make a copy of it, then bring the copy to front (Ctrl +Shift +Right Square Bracket). Still having this copy selected, hold down the Shift and click on the very dark red ellipse created in this step. Right-click on the artboard and then select the Make Clipping Mask section from the drop-down menu. Finally select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created in this step, then place the newly created group to the position as shown in the last image.

49. Pick the Type Tool (T), open the Character palette (Window > Type > Character) and set the data as shown below. Simply click on your artboard and type “BATTERY”, then set its color to grayish blue (# bcbec0). Finally place this text to the position like you see in the image below.

50. Now select and group (Ctrl +G) all objects created from beginning step 2 to this time. The gameboy is ready and looks like this:

Create the Background

51. We’re done with the gameboy. It’s time for the background now. With the help of the Rectangle Tool (M) and the Gradient Tool (G), create a 758 by 736px rectangle as shown in the first image. Next place the gameboy into the newly created background.

Create the Background

52. We’re done with the gameboy. It’s time for the background now. With the help of the Rectangle Tool (M) and the Gradient Tool (G), create a 758 by 736px rectangle as shown in the first image. Next place the gameboy into the newly created background.

Here is what the completed design looks like.

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