Drawing a Bevelled Star

Let us see how we can make a bevelled star in Illustrator in 7 or less than 7 steps.
Step 1:

create a vertical path
Step 2:

Select the path.

Navigate to Effect>Transform. Enter Rotate Angle value as 36° and Copies as 4. Click OK

Rotate Angle value as 36°

Step 3:

Move to Object>Expand Appearance. By performing this action you will get 5 paths, grouped.
Step 4:

Draw a star. Hold down Shift and Option to constrain it to a right-side-up, 5-pointed star.
Step 5:

Align the star in centre and the line group horizontally. Move the star up or down so that each line bisects the star’s points.

Align the star in centre and the line group horizontally

Step 6:

Choose the star and the lines and move to Pathfinder>Divide.

move to Pathfinder

Step 7:

Using the Live paint bucket give colour to every shape for the bevelled look.

Drawing a Bevelled Star has be implemented

This is the final result.


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