How to create random dots of random sizes?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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I love the "Scribble" function in Illustrator, but does anybody know of a way in Illustrator (or any other Adobe Creative Cloud program) to fill a page with randomly spaced dots of random sizes? What I want is kind of like this:

 

https://www.123freevectors.com/white-seamless-random-dots-pattern-vector-102452/

 

I want to be able to specify how many dots and a range for the radii of the dots (maximum and minimum sizes) and then let the software come up with a random arrangement each time. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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You might try looking for Jongware Circle Fill script. See if that will do what you want.

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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That does indeed look like it would sometimes be useful, but it's not quite what I'm looking for here. I want the circles to have some space between them—kind of like a Dalmatian's spots if they were perfectly round. Any more suggestions?

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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After using the script you could use Object > Transform > Transform Each... to scale each circle.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll download the Circle Fill script and play with it, too—never hurts to have other options.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Try the plugin Stipplism or ColliderScribe

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Thanks, Monika. Stipplism also looks good, but it appears that all the dots it produces will be the same size. I want dots of various sizes—like the Jongware Circle Fill script produces only with space between the dots.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Sorry to be replying to myself, but I think I've found exactly what I was looking for: it's called Circle Pattern Generator, and it was created by a developer called Lucky Resistor. There's more information about it here:

 

https://luckyresistor.me/2020/10/01/circle-pattern-generator/

 

I'm still open to other suggestions.

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Glad you found the Circle Generator. FYI, Stipplism will generate different sizes, it all depends on how you set up your preferences.

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I'll try Stipplism and play around with the preferences. It looks like it could produce some interesting, fun results.

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