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How to create Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator. Spiro Graph is a geometric drawing device and with the help of this device mathematical roulette curves are produced. We will create this effect with the help of Star Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Transform Effect.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

Select the Star 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 of the star to 4 and then click OK.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now press and hold Shift key and drag the corner of the shape to increase the size.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

After increasing the size of the shape, we will rotate it with the help of Selection Tool.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Make sure that the shape is selected and then turn off the Fill color of the shape and choose a gradient as a Stroke color.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator


Step 4

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and convert the corner edges into a round curve. Select an anchor point and drag it towards the center to make the edges curved.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press and hold Shift key and select the four inner anchor points. Then drag the anchor points away from the center. (See the below image)

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator
After making all the changes you will get the shape as shown in below image.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Again select the Selection Tool and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Rotate.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now rotate the shape to 5o degree angle and click on Copy.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press Ctrl + D to repeat the rotation.

Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Spiro Graph Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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