Creating an intricate Spirograph pattern


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Creating an intricate Spirograph pattern

In this movie we'll elaborate on our initial spirograph in order to create this more intricate pattern here. And notice in addition to adding lines to the main spirograph pattern, I've also created a smaller inset spirograph to fill in the hole at the center of the design; and here's how it works. I still have my circle selected and I'm working inside the Appearance panel. I'm going to go ahead and twirl close all the attributes except the top Stroke, just to cut down on the confusion. And speaking of confusion, when you have multiple iterations of a single effect applied to an attribute in this case, it can be difficult to tell exactly who's who.

So what you have to bear in mind is that unlike everything else in Illustrator, dynamic effects are shown in opposite order. So in other words, whereas the top layer in the Layers panel is the top layer in the stack; and the top attribute in the Appearance panel is the top attribute in the stack; the first transform, the ...

Creating an intricate Spirograph pattern
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Creating an intricate Spirograph pattern provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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