Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a filming accessory, a clapperboard in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn to use basic tools, 3D effects, gradients and blending modes. So let’s look at the creating process! 1. Create a New document. Enter 500px in the width and height boxes then click on the Advanced button. Select CMYK color mode, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the “Align New Objects to Pixel Grid” box is unchecked before your click OK. 2. Create a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the size to 295px width and 190px height. Fill it with a color. Duplicate the rectangle by copying (Ctrl + C) and placing in front (Ctrl + F). Set its height to 40px. Move the second rectangle up with the arrow keys. 3. While the second object is selected go to Object ->, Transform ->, Rotate and set the angle to 10°. Move it up with the arrow keys until only the bottom left corner connects with the first rectangle. Select both shapes and select Unite on the Window ->, Pathfinder Panel. 4. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the surface of the clapperboard. Set the line wheight to 3pt or 5pt as you like it. Select all the lines, go to Object ->, Expand. 5. Place text too. Convert the text to outlines, so the text will remain as you created, even if someone doesn’t have the font you’ve used. Check the text carefully, because you can’t edit after you convert it to curves. 6. Create a rectangle. Press E key to transform the rectangle. Grab the top center point of the rectangle and while pressing Ctrl + Shift move it to left. You should get an object as you see on the image below. 7. Duplicate this object by moving to the left with the mouse while pressing Alt + Shift. Press Ctrl + D to create other copies. When you’re done, select the copies and duplicate once again. On the Transform panels option select Flip Vertical. Go to Object ->, Transform ->, Rotate and set the angle to 10°. Align to the upper part of the clapperboard with the mouse or arrow keys. Source.