how to duplicate this?

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

  1. emt8q5 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?


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  2. NXTMIKE 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. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Looks too much like this?

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  4. sigmadog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    near Spokane, WA
    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. THX1139 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.

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