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Creating a pattern around a shape

Feb 9, 2013 9:39 PM

Hi,

 

How can I take these groups of white dots and have them go around the entire object while also taking it's shape?

 

dots_around_shape.png

 

Thanks!

 
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    Feb 10, 2013 12:32 AM   in reply to graph22

    Create a pattern brush or art brush.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:07 AM   in reply to graph22

    This is using a one-dot scatter brush with an offset path effect:

    Artwork.png

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:55 AM   in reply to graph22

    graph,

     

    You could also apply Stroke>Dashes to the offset white stroke/nofill path (stroke equalling the dot diameter, using Dash = 0, Gap = (approximate) distance, and Round Cap.

     

    If you have less than CS6, you may also apply the free Adjust Dashes script for an accurate even distribution (of the dashes/dots); it is available here:

     

    http://park12.wakwak.com/~shp/lc/et/en_aics_script.html

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:44 AM   in reply to graph22

    Or you could follow Jacob's suggestion, which works better.

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:25 AM   in reply to graph22

    See the manual on how to crete brushes. You have to select the brush from the brush panel after you created it.

     

    In order to make this with a normal stroke, make it round caps, dashed, with dashes set to 0 and the gap min double the stroke thickness.

     
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    Feb 10, 2013 10:40 AM   in reply to graph22

    Just create a stroke and give it color and thickness.

     

    Add the effect "offset path" to the fill and make it bigger. Move fill below stroke if it not there already. See instructions on how to use the appearance panel in the manual.

     
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