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Needed Suggestions for Figure Creation from Example Image (For Scientific Publication)

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May 01, 2020

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Hello,

 

I have picked up working with Illustrator as part of my new responsibilities while working at home for my lab. I am tasked with trying to produce a figure for a publication that demonstrates what is happening in the below image. Any suggestions for techniques or tools, what is the best approach for producing an image that closely resembles the one below? Any help appreciated!

 

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As I see it, you need one twist shape (create a long shallow S-curve and duplicate it, then join the ends).

Then just duplicate and colour it depending on its position or type (front or back).

The other shapes are just coloured rectangles you adjust the height of as necessary.

 

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Needed Suggestions for Figure Creation from Example Image (For Scientific Publication)

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Hello,

 

I have picked up working with Illustrator as part of my new responsibilities while working at home for my lab. I am tasked with trying to produce a figure for a publication that demonstrates what is happening in the below image. Any suggestions for techniques or tools, what is the best approach for producing an image that closely resembles the one below? Any help appreciated!

 

Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 10.33.24 AM.png

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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

As I see it, you need one twist shape (create a long shallow S-curve and duplicate it, then join the ends).

Then just duplicate and colour it depending on its position or type (front or back).

The other shapes are just coloured rectangles you adjust the height of as necessary.

 

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As I see it, you need one twist shape (create a long shallow S-curve and duplicate it, then join the ends).

Then just duplicate and colour it depending on its position or type (front or back).

The other shapes are just coloured rectangles you adjust the height of as necessary.

 

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Thank you so much! Simply brilliant!

for this part of the image in particular, how would you suggest approaching making it look like this but not having it look really distorted?

 

Thanks again!!

 

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I don't think you'd need to do more than grab the anchor points and drag them to extend the shape.

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