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How to create Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator?


Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will create Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Pencil Tool and Blend Tool.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Start with launching Adobe Illustrator and create a new document with RGB color mode. After creating the document, select Rectangle Tool and create a background filled with black color.

Now select Pencil Tool and fill the stroke color white. Now draw few lines on the artboard as shown in the below image.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select all the lines and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Blend and select Blend Options.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Now in the Blend Options dialogue box set the Specified Steps to 1 and then click OK.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Again go to the Menu Bar and click on Object. Place the cursor on Blend and select Make.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

You will get the below shown result after making the Blend.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

In this step we will increase the Specified Steps of the Blend.

In the above steps I have set the Specified Steps as 1 to get a clear view of the lines but in this step we will increase the Specified Steps.

Double click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel and then increase the number of Specified Steps.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

If you want you can reduce the Opacity of the Blend.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now we will color the Blend or we must say the Spectrum Ribbons with a Gradient.

Select the Blend, fill it with gradient and then double click on the Gradient Tool to open the Gradient Panel.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Now go in the Swatches Panel and click on Swatch Libraries Menu. Place the cursor on Gradient and select Spectrum.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Now from the Spectrum Gradient you can select the gradient of your choice and then in the Gradient Panel you can make required changes in the color and adjust the color.

Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator

Your Spectrum Ribbons in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Now practice this tutorial and share it with others.

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