I'm pretty new to Illustrator, and I've been trying to replicate the "lacy" pattern that is happening in the attached image. Basically the "X's" happening behind the text, on the outer ring of the design. I don't really know where to start with this one. Any assistance would be appreciated.
with strokes, draw an "X" pattern.
play with the stroke thickness, then "Outline stroke" - the strokes will become filled objects.
Use the pathfinder tool to merge the shapes.
Make the stroke of the new shape Black (or whatever colour) make the fill "None"
Now maybe play with the Warp effects.
Create a curve and add 2 strokes of different size and color in the Appearance panel. Set the bottom Opacity item in the Appearance panel to Lighten blend mode.
Click once with the Pen tool to add a single anchor point (no fill/stroke) right below the lower right of the curve. This will act as your rotation point.
Group the curve and the single anchor point
In the Appearance panel add a Distort & Transform > Transform effect and rotate multiple copies around the lower right transformation point.
Add another Transform effect to reflect a copy from the center along the X axis.
You can modify everything afterwards, direct select the curve to change the strokes, select the group to change the angle and the number of copies.
Edit: To avoid problems with the Screen blend mode when the object is placed on a background, check Isolate Blending in the transparency options for the Group.
Nice! I'm impressed.
Awesome work, thank you for explaining that!
Here I started with two arcs. Group.
Then centered within a large circle. (Circle is colored green so you can see. Yours will be a stroke of Color none). Group
On that Group, Appearance Panel, Add two strokes.
Thanks so much!!
Which layers are you grouping exactly?
If you still have it, would you mind posting the .png of the patern? If not, that's cool.
Hey, also, here is what I have so far... What do you suggest I do next.
Sorry for hounding you!
Noah, See images below
Arc. Dup and Flip. Group
Center inside a large circle. (Stroke color of None)
Group both the circle and arcs.
Select the Group
Apply Effect>Transform to that Group.
(I wanted 100 arcs. FYI, A Circle is 360 degrees. So 360/100=Angle 3.6)
I duplicated that. Put on different layer.
Select your Group.
Go to Appearance Panel. (Fly out menu- Add Stroke)
Select the top Stroke- I made green, 2pt
Select the bottom Stroke – I made black, 4pt
If you need any further assistance, members are here to help.
Looks like your rotation is not centered. In the very first image the two strokes are inside a circle, select everything, including the circle, rotate 3.6degrees, then drag-select across the circles' edges then delete. Then follow K's instructions, I did it yesterday and it works perfectly.
Thanks for helping to break that down... Everything looks good on my end!
Hi, thank you for the more detailed explanation. I figured it out and it looks great!
Appreciate all the help!
Noah, You’re welcome.
It was fun to do. 😀