How to make a Swirl Line in Adobe Illustrator
Making a swirl line in adobe Illustrator is very simple and easy. It won’t take too much time to finish it.
I will be happy if you would show me your result from this tutorial. You know you want to see me happy
Vinca is a freelance Illustrator / Designer which resides in Malaysia. Currently, Vinca is an Editorial Artist for The Star News Press. She is also doing freelance for Flash interactive animation and games.
- Program: Adobe Illustrator
- Version: CS2
- Difficulty: Beginner onwards
Step 1: Setting up
Open a new document or Ctrl + N.
Adjust the setting like the picture below.
Color Mode: RGB color
Dimensions: 640px, 480px
Step 2: Pen tool
Select the pen tools on the tools bar or click P (shortcut) on the keyboard.
Step 3: Adjust stroke line
Click Windows – stroke or ctrl + f10 to open the stroke tab.
Adjust the stroke like mine.
weight : 0.25pt
Step 4 – Outline
Turn off the fill color.
Select your color for the stroke line.
I choose blue, bcoz blue makes me happy.
Step 5 – Let’s draw!
Draw a curvy line on the work stage.
Step 6 – Simplify
After that, on the menu, choose Object – Path – Simplify.
Step 7 – Adjusting
Adjust the line according to ur need.
It will fix the curve of ur line.
Step 8 – Select
Select the selection tool on the tools bar or click V on the keyboard.
Click on anywhere on the screen.
It will end the line that u just draw.
Step 9 – Add line
Select another color on the pallete.
I choose green, coz green is my kitty’s eyes color.
Step 10 – Add Color
Repeat step 5 to 7.
Make sure that it is overlapped with the blue line.
Step 11 – Select
Select both of the lines.
Step 12 – Blend tool
Double click on the Blend Tool on the tools bar.
Step 13 – Adjust blend
Change the setting like mine.
Specified steps, 20
Step 14 – Blending
On the menu, choose Object – Blend – Make or simply click ALT + CTRL + B.
There u go!
If u want more complicated swirl, just simply add more before you blend in.
They says the more, the merrier isn’t it?