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How to make Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator?


Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

In a tutorial we had created an impossible letter in Adobe Illustrator and today we create an impossible shape in Adobe Illustrator; i.e.; Penrose Triangle.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

We will create this shape with the help of Polygon Tool and Shape Builder Tool.

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

Step 1

Select Polygon Tool from the Tool Panel and click on the artboard. A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the sides to 3 and click OK.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

When you will click OK, a triangle will appear on the artboard.

Step 2

With the help of Selection Tool select the triangle and drag it from the corner to increase its size.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Again select the triangle and press and hold Alt key to create a duplicate copy of it. Place the duplicate copy as shown in the below image.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Now we will create 5 more duplicate copies of the triangle and place them in the same way as it is shown in the below image.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

With the help of Selection Tool select all the triangles and then select Shape Builder Tool from the Tool Panel.

With the help of Shape Builder Tool we will join different paths to form a shape.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator
Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator
Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the Direct Selection Tool from the Tool Panel. With the help of Direct Selection Tool, we will shape the corners of the triangle.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Your Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator is ready. With the help of these simple steps you can make an impossible triangle in Adobe Illustrator.

Now you can fill color in this Penrose Triangle.

Penrose Triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Now practice this Penrose Triangle tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also share this tutorial with others.

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