How to Delete 3D Extrude & Bevel

By Ryan Crooks

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The "3D Extrude and Bevel" tool adds three-dimensionality to flat shapes and typography in Adobe Illustrator CS1 through CS5. This Illustrator tool is found in the "3D" selection on the "Effect" menu. The designer explores different formats and tools to create the most effective design, but many times she removes or changes the design elements. If you have a shape that utilizes the "3D Extrude and Bevel" tool and you would like to remove it, the "Appearance" panel gives you this ability.

Open Adobe Illustrator. Select "Open" in the "File" menu, browse to your file, select it and click the "Open" button.

Click on the Illustrator shape that uses the "3D Extrude and Bevel" tool. Click on the "Window" menu and open the "Appearance" panel.

Click and drag the "3D Extrude and Bevel" bar in the "Appearance" panel to the trash can in the lower right corner of the panel; the shape will no longer extrude or bevel.