088 Creating spiral patters from random lines


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088 Creating spiral patters from random lines

Hi. I'm Mike Rankin, and welcome to In Design Effects. In this week's effect, we'll see how to make amazing spiral patterns out of simple random lines. Just look at these intricate patterns. Would you believe they all started out as single lines drawn without any planning or precision whatsoever? The trick's to create symmetry and apply order to the randomness with a repeated transformation. Let's see how it works. I'll switch to the next page in my document, and I'll take my Pencil tool. And I'm just going to click and drag randomly to create a jagged line in a sort of vertical direction, not trying to do anything in particular.

Now I'm going to set the reference point to the bottom center, switch to my Rotate tool, and double click on it. I'm going to rotate it ten degrees. I can pick any angle here, but in order to get the best results, pick something that you can divide evenly into 360 degrees, and I'll click Copy. Now I want to repeat this transformation....

088 Creating spiral patters from random lines
Video duration: 3m 11s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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088 Creating spiral patters from random lines provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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