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 the 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.
 
 
Draw a triangle with the help of Polygon Tool
 
With the help of the Selection Tool, select the triangle and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Reflect.
 
Object > Transform > Reflect
 
 
Select Reflect from the menu bar
 
A dialogue box will appear when you will click on Reflect. In that dialogue box, select Horizontal Axis and click on Copy.
 
 
Reflect the triangle at Horizontal Basis
 
Select the new triangle created and drags it above to place it in such a manner that the tips of both the triangles join.
 
 
Infinity Shape
 
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.
 
 
Create duplicate copy of the Infinity shape
 
Create one more duplicate copy and place it as shown in the below image.
 
 
Create a duplicate copy
 
Create 4 more duplicate copies and place them as shown in the below image.
 
 
Create duplicate copies
 
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.
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
 
Merge paths with the help of the Shape Builder Tool
 
Step 4
 
After merging the shapes, with the help of the Shape Builder Tool, we will shape the corners of our Escher Infinity Shape. With the help of the Direct Selection Tool, select the anchor point marked in the below image.
 
 
With the help of the Direct Selection Tool join the paths
 
Now drag that anchor point towards the left to join it with the next anchor point.
 
 
Escher Infinity Shape
 
Now similarly join the rest of the corner points.
 
 
Escher Infinity Shape
 
Fill color in the shapes and an Escher Infinity Shape in Adobe Illustrator is ready.
 
 
Escher Infinity Shape in 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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