8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2012 10:05 AM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    How can i do that?

    SebastiaoV Community Member

      Hi guys,

      How can i do that?

       

      http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=13E4B9HHm8bwhjhOSmfFRVTVd0SFDZ1

       

       

      It is an exercise in illustrator but i can't so far. I tried with various commands, specially DIVIDE from the Pathfinder but no luck so far. Always part of the shape is without fill

       

      Any ideas?

       

      Thanks!

      S.-

        • 1. Re: How can i do that?
          rcraighead MVP

          Do you mean "how do I duplicate this artwork"?

           

          Lots of ways. Try overlapping two circles and drawing a dissecting line. Convert all to a "Live Paint" object and set fill to "none" in the negative areas. Select the arch where the circles overlap, with the Live Paint Selections tool and set it's stroke to white.

          • 2. Re: How can i do that?
            Jacob Bugge MVP

            Sebastio,

             

            If I see what you see (a reddish circle with a segment folded in over the rest visible by its white curved border), you may, with Smart Guide on:

             

            1) Create the reddiush circle with a white stroke,

            2) Create a path with the Line Tool or the Pen Tool to cross 1) where it is to be cut,

            3) Object>Path>Divide Objects Below,

            4) Select the segment and Transform>Rotate by 180 degrees, move it to the front if needed,

            5) Drag the segment (or the rest of the circle) by one of the relevant Anchor Points (where it was cut) until Smart Guides say Anchor Point, and you are there.

            • 3. Re: How can i do that?
              tromboniator Community Member

              Or:

               

              1. Create a circle with fill color.

              2. With Scissors Tool cut the circle's path where the endpoints of the straight edge will be.

              3. With the Selection tool select the smaller of the two arcs formed by cutting the circle.

              4. With the Reflect Tool click the two endpoints of that arc.

              5. With the reflected arc still selected, apply white stroke.

               

              Peter

               

              Hi, Jacob.

              • 4. Re: How can i do that?
                Jacob Bugge MVP

                Hi Peter. Nice and easy.

                 

                A rather late harvest of winter wheat about halfway through. Argh in about a quarter of an hour.

                • 5. Re: How can i do that?
                  SebastiaoV Community Member

                  Thanks guys, very useful info! i will try the different options and see which works better now. I will let you know later. Thanks again!

                  • 6. Re: How can i do that?
                    EricaLynneLarson Adobe Employee

                    Hello all,

                     

                    Here are some visuals to go along with Jacob and Peter's  great instructions, just in case they help.

                     

                    1) Create a circle with fill color.

                     

                    Screen Shot 2012-08-16 at 8.54.08 AM.jpg

                    2) Create a path with the line tool where you want the flat side.

                     

                    Screen Shot 2012-08-16 at 8.54.24 AM.jpg

                    3) Object > Path > Divide creates two separate objects.

                     

                    Screen Shot 2012-08-16 at 9.02.30 AM.png

                     

                    4) Select the smaller segment and Transform > Rotate 180 degrees and reposition if needed.

                     

                    Screen Shot 2012-08-16 at 8.55.00 AM.jpg

                     

                    5) Apply a white stroke to the smaller segment.

                     

                    Screen Shot 2012-08-16 at 8.56.07 AM.jpg

                     

                    Thank you Jacob and Peter! And good luck SebastiaoV!

                    • 7. Re: How can i do that?
                      tromboniator Community Member

                      You're both welcome.

                       

                      Jacob - Finished annual orchestra festival Saturday. Everyone played magnificently. Good bass trombone parts!

                      • 8. Re: How can i do that?
                        Jacob Bugge MVP

                        For my part you are welcome, Sebastio.

                         

                        Hi Erica and Peter. I hope your summers are good.