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By Lauren Harmon |

Draw Flowering Vectors in Illustrator — with Deke's Techniques

learn to draw vectors in illustrator

Numbers abound in nature, from the golden ratio to Fibonacci sequences, which is why mathematically precise patterns are so pleasing to the human eye.

Want to create your own? In this week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows you how to create “flowering” vectors in Illustrator using some simple shapes and scaling.

You don’t need exercise files for this technique. Simply open a new document in Illustrator and watch the movie. Along the way, Deke will show you how to create and edit gradient fills, apply dynamic transformations to the simple circle at the heart of the pattern, and edit the artwork by moving effects around in the Appearance panel.

lynda.com members can also watch the follow-up movie, in which Deke shows how to stroke the petals to look like lattice.

Then return to the Article Center next Tuesday for another free technique that will turn your flowering pattern into an origami-like effect!

 

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