In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create your main shape using basic tools along with the Snap to Grid feature. Next, you’ll give it a 3D feel using the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect. Moving on you will learn how to add color, shading and highlights using the Appearance panel and some basic blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your entire cursor using only one shape.