how to duplicate this?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by emt8q5, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2007
    ok, so I'm trying to duplicate a design element which was created using a basic paint type program. I'm trying to make this circle with the swish in it using Illustrator and I can't duplicate the swish to save my life. Any ideas how I might achieve this?


    Attached Files:

  2. macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    To my best knowledge, you can't duplicate it 100%....but you can try the following:

    Live Trace the image, play around with the tracing options.

    Trace over image with the Pen Tool. Make careful use of the bezier curves and you might need to control-Z a couple times, but it shouldn't be too hard.

    Or...if you're looking for something not too accurate, yet similar, you could just make the circle and then find a brush and execute a stroke through it to imitate the swirl.
  3. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Looks too much like this?

    Attached Files:

  4. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    Eastern WA - USA
    1. Create a circle
    2. create a swish shape on top of the circle
    3. Use Pathfinder to remove to top shape from the bottom shape.
    4. done
  5. macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    Anyone who has a decent mastery of the pen tool could easily recreate this with 100% success. Like you said, just drop it into a layer... then zoom in and trace away with the pen tool. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes if you know what you are doing.

Share This Page