In this lesson we were asked to create an exact copy of a Red Apple from Google. We used the image as reference and traced over the edge using the pen tool from the left hand side panel. Here are the steps we took in order to create the apple:

Step 1: Firstly, we opened Adobe Illustrator.

Step 2: Once Adobe Illustrator has opened, create a New Document altering the settings to your liking.

Step 3: Once you have changed the settings to your document, go to > Google > Images > Red Apple, and then import it into the New Document.

Step 4: With the new image imported into the document, use the pen tool to trace over the outline of the Apple.

Step 5: Create a New layer to trace over the stalk and another layer for the leaf.

Step 6: With all the layers created, go to the gradient tool and fill in each layer with the desired colour.

Step 7: Change the gradient options so that the colour is as accurate as possible.

Step 8: Once you have added the colour to each gradient, group all the layers so that it is one object.

Step 9: When all the layers have been grouped, Save the project as and export it to your Google Drive folder.