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Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

Dotted Spiral Vortex in Adobe Illustrator

This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a stunning dotted spiral vortex, adding a dynamic and hypnotic element to your digital artworks.

By utilizing the spiral tool and adjusting its parameters, we can create a perfect spiral that serves as the foundation for our dotted vortex. We will also experiment with different stroke settings to achieve the desired thickness and style for the dots that will populate our spiral.

We will focus on adding the dotted pattern to our spiral. Illustrator offers various techniques for creating dotted patterns, such as the use of the brush tool, pattern brushes, or custom symbols. We will explore these options and choose the one that best suits our vision for the dotted spiral vortex. By strategically placing and aligning the dots along the spiral, we can create a sense of movement and flow, enhancing the dynamic nature of the vortex.

We will explore the use of color and shading to further enhance the visual impact of the dotted spiral vortex. Illustrator’s gradient tools and transparency settings allow us to add depth and dimension to our artwork, giving it a three-dimensional appearance. We will also experiment with different color schemes and blending modes to create various moods and effects, making our dotted vortex truly unique and eye-catching.

Throughout the tutorial, clear and concise instructions will be accompanied by illustrative screenshots, enabling you to easily follow along and visualize each step of the process. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of how to create stunning dotted spiral vortexes in Adobe Illustrator, and you will be able to incorporate this knowledge into various design projects, such as illustrations, logos, or decorative elements.

Whether you want to add a mesmerizing touch to a digital artwork, create a striking background, or simply explore the captivating beauty of dotted spiral vortexes, incorporating them in Illustrator offers endless creative possibilities. So, let your imagination run wild and let’s embark on this journey to master the art of creating dotted spiral vortexes in Adobe Illustrator.

Today we will create Dotted Spiral Vortex in Adobe Illustrator. You can also view Vortex in Adobe Illustrator and Spiral Vortex in Adobe illustrator tutorials. This Illustrator Tutorial is a level above the Spiral Vortex. We will create the Spiral Vortex in Adobe Illustrator in a dotted form.

Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

We will use the Ellipse Tool, Blend Tool, and Transform Effect while creating Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator.

Follow the below-mentioned steps-

Step 1

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a document of size 700 pt X 700 pt.

Create a new document

Step 2

Now select the Ellipse Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a circle of size 20 pt. Then draw another circle of size 5 pt.

Draw Circles using the Ellipse Tool

Step 3

Select both the circles and press Alt + Ctrl + B to make a Blend.

Make a Blend

Select the Blend of circles and double-click on the Blend Tool in the Tool Panel. Blend Options dialogue will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, set the Specified Steps of the Blend. Click OK.

Set the Specified Steps

Step 4

Again select the Ellipse Tool and draw a big circle this time.

Draw a circle

Now we want an arc shape from this circle, so we will delete the unwanted anchor points. For this, select the Direct Selection Tool and select the anchor points shown in the below image.

Select the anchor points

Hit backspace to remove the selected anchor points.

Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

Step 5

With the help of the Selection Tool, select the arc shape and the blend. Go to Object > Blend > Replace Spine.

Replace Spine
Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

Step 6

With the help of the Selection Tool, make a selection of the dots placed in the arc shape. Press and hold the Alt key and drag the path to create a duplicate copy of it.

Make a copy

Now rotate and place the duplicate copy as shown in the below image.

Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select all the layers (both the dotted arc shape) and then press Ctrl + G to Group them.

Step 7

Select the group and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. The Transform Effect dialogue will appear. In that dialogue box, put a checkmark on Preview and then set the Horizontal and Vertical Scale. The values of the Horizontal and Vertical Scales will be the same. Also, set the Angle. Then set the number of copies and click OK.

Select Transform
Transform Effect
Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator

So this is how you can create Dotted Spiral Vortex in Illustrator. Practice this Illustrator tutorial and share your views in the comment section. Also, share this tutorial with others.


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