What’s the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?

Example of effect

I managed to make the drop shadow, and I think I know how to get the ~1px bright outline/stroke, but how would you do this dark/bright effect around the edge and across the hole path?


The answer is (as Mark Read said in the comment) to use the Gradient Mesh tool.

Click where the points are shown in this image. You can then select them with the Direct Selection tool and set each points’ individual color. The ones on the top has a lighter color, and the bottom ones is darker.

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Source : Link , Question Author : ib2 , Answer Author : Henrik Ekblom

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