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How to make Mandala in Adobe Illustrator?


Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn to make Mandala in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Shape Tools and Transform Effect. Mandala reflects balance and perfection and our artwork will also reflect the same.
Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

We will start the tutorial by launching Adobe Illustrator first and then creating a new document with RGB color mode.

Step 1

Select Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle of the size same as of the artboard. We are drawing the rectangle to create background. Now fill the rectangle with bright gradient with the help of Gradient Tool.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the rectangle and press Ctrl + 2 to lock the selection.

Step 2

Select the Ellipse Tool and fill the stroke with white color. Now draw a circle in the center of size 20 pt.

After drawing the circle, with the help of Pen Tool, draw the shape as shown in the below image.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

Select and copy the shape created and paste it at the opposite position.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

Select both the shapes and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Rotate.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

In Rotate dialogue box, set the angle to 20o. Check the Preview and click on OK.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator


In the similar way create more copies till the artwork shown in the below image is formed.
Press Ctrl + D and the shapes will be rotated.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

I have deleted the inner circle and filled the shapes with white color.

Step 3

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a small size rectangle above the shape.

Repeat the same steps which we had used in rotating the first shape in step 2.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator

In Mandala, we will keep on drawing new layers of different shapes and will rotate it in circular form with the help of Transform Effect.

Now draw more layers of shapes to complete your Mandala and your Mandala is created in Adobe Illustrator. You can also draw different shapes with the help of Pen Tool and rotate it in circular form.

The most important thing which is needed to learn, while making Mandala in Adobe Illustrator, is the correct use of Rotate Effect.

Mandala in Adobe Illustrator?

Now create your own Mandala in Adobe Illustrator and share your views in the comment section.

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