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How to make an Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator?


Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create an impossible shape which is an Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator. To create this shape, we will use Polygon Tool and Shape Builder Tool.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps-

Step 1

Select the Polygon Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a triangle.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of Selection Tool, select the triangle and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Reflect.

Object > Transform > Reflect

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

A dialogue box will appear when you will click on Reflect. In that dialogue box, select Horizontal Axis click on Copy.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Select the new triangle created and drags it above to place it in such a manner that the tips of both the triangles join.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

You can either group both the triangles or go to the Pathfinder Panel to Unite them.

Step 2

Select the shape created and disable the fill. Now press and hold Alt Key to create a duplicate copy of the shape.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Create one more duplicate copy and place it as shown in the below image.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Create 4 more duplicate copies and place them as shown in the below image.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes and then select the Shape Builder Tool from the Tool Panel. Now we will merge the shapes to create an Escher Infinity Shape.

In the below images the red highlighted area shows the shape which will be formed after merging them.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

After merging the shapes, with the help of Shape builder Tool, we will shape the corners of our Escher Infinity Shape. With the help of Direct Selection Tool, select the anchor point marked in the below image.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Now drag that anchor point towards left to join it with the next anchor point.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Now similarly join rest of the corner points.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Fill color in the shapes and an Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator is ready.

Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator

Practice this Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.

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