Creating a sphere is super easy with Illustrator's 3D Revolve effect. Understanding how artwork is mapped to a 3D object will allow you to create a variety of items for different sports.
Cheryl Graham trained as a traditional artist in drawing and painting. These days she spends more time in front of the computer than the easel. She's been using Adobe Illustrator for over 15 years. Her Illustrator work has been featured in the "The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book" and "Real World Illustrator."