Creating Swirls in Adobe Illustrator – Part One, re-visited

July 31, 2008 |  by  |  Most popular, Tutorials
Photoshop Brushes Catalogue 2012.

Hello, hello!

Creating Swirls in Adobe Illustrator - Part One, re-visitedOK, guys, I know that the first tutorial on creating swirls in AI was not the best tutorial on the topic and it just screamed for improvement.

So, we did some.

We did a video, accompanied with some fine ambient music

(thanks Rach!)

Please note, before starting the video and really learn how make a swirl in Adobe Illustrator you will need to:

  1. Open Adobe Illustrator
  2. Make sure that your mouse is always close to the “Pause” button.
  3. Click “Pause” after each action taken on the video.
  4. Do the same on your computer

Video is accompanied with titles explaining what has been done each step of the way.

This is the first part. In next part we will add a branch to the swirl. And we’ll see where to go from there.

I hope you’ll like it!

D.

P.S.

If you need some cool vector swirls with commercial license and just don’t have enough time to do ‘em by yourself, check for some cheap swirls vector sets in graphics-illustrations.com shop. You just might be surprised how good they look ->

Comments

comments




9 Comments


  1. Thank you so much, I too could not figure out your first tutorial and when I saw this I was thrilled to see how easy it was. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    Hugs,

    Jules

  2. why so complicated? you can make the same faster and more precise by using the brushes.
    - just draw a spiral with the spiral tool
    - open the standard arrows-brushes in the brushes options menu
    - chose the triangular arrow for the spiral (the shape of the triangle will bend along the spiral)
    - adjust line thickness
    - done!

  3. Thank you all :)
    @tiffany – well, it should be (only the shortcuts are for PC only)

  4. I was wondering if this was MAC compatible?

  5. hey what up yall im new here and i am loving it already, the tutorial is the bomb, just what i needed to get hookd up with keep it real

  6. Another incentive for me to get Adobe, your creations are wonderful.
    By the by, I passed along the Creativity Award, for a very deserving lady.

  7. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
    Soyun.

  8. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing~
    Soyun.

  9. Sweet! I’ve been trying to figure out your tutorial all day and couldn’t believe it when you posted this excellent video, which had me making swirls in 30 seconds! Thank you and I look forward to part two!

Trackbacks

  1. glitter girl

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Earth Day

Earth Day

04/22/2014  |  No Comments

It's funny how we, people, like to have days for almost everything. Father's day, Mother's day, Earth day, we have more

Two Hearts In The Sunset - Desktop Background / Wallpaper and Calendar; May 2014 - Free Download

Two Hearts In The Sunset – Desktop Background / Wallpaper and Calendar; May 2014 – Free Download

04/21/2014  |  No Comments

Ok. This one will be really quick. Because I have to run to my mother's place for Easter Monday dinner. more

Doodle Floral Brushes At Making, Free Scrapbook PSD File And A Back Yard Photo Session

Doodle Floral Brushes At Making, Free Scrapbook PSD File And A Back Yard Photo Session

04/16/2014  |  No Comments

Gang, Don't you just love it that the Spring is here? I just had to honor it in the best way more

Vintage Frames Photoshop Brushes

Vintage Frames Photoshop Brushes

02/20/2014  |  No Comments

Hey! Hey! Hey! Dear friends, visitors, graphic designers, scrapbook lovers, new Photoshop brushes set is in town :) I feel, these days, more

Google recommends: