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How to make Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator?


Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn to make Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator. The tools which will be used in the tutorial are Ellipse Tool, Offset Path, Direct Selection Tool and Pathfinder Panel.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

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

Step 1

Select the Ellipse Tool and create a circle of size 40 pt X 40 pt. Turn off the Fill color for the circle.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

With the help of Selection Tool, select the circle and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and select Offset Path.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Offset Path dialogue box will appear on the artboard. Now create an offset path of 10 pt and click on OK.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly create few more Offset Paths. (See the image below)

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the second inner most circles with the help of Selection Tool. Press and hold Alt key and drag the selection to create duplicate copy of it.

Place the duplicate copy of the circle at the edge of the outer most circle as shown in the below image.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the duplicate copy of the circle and create an offset path in the same way as created in Step 2.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Press Ctrl + A and go to the Pathfinder Panel. To open the Pathfinder Panel press Shift + Ctrl + F9.
In the Pathfinder Panel, click on Divide and then Ungroup the whole selection.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

After ungrouping the selection, delete all the unnecessary paths of the larger circles.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and remove the unnecessary paths of the remaining circle.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Now we will remove few more lines to make it look like a Fingerprint. Then we will make the caps of the stroke rounded.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

Now increase the stroke width and change the color of the stroke.

Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can make Fingerprint Design in Adobe Illustrator.

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