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How to wrap your text around a circle/ square in Adobe Illustrator?

Learn how to wrap text around a shape/path using the “Type on a Path Tool” in Illustrator.

text in a circle

How to wrap the text around a circle/ square in Illustrator?

That’s easy! Follow the steps below and/or watch the video tutorial.

Step1.

Use an Eclipse/ or Rectangle Tool and draw circle/ or square.

wrapping text around circle/ square
Use an Ellipse Tool to draw a circle, or Rectangle tool to draw a square.

Step2.

Select the Type on a Path Tool and click on the circle/ square that you’d like the text place around.

How to wrap your text around a circle/ square in Illustrator?
type text in the circle

Step3.

Choose the font type, size and colour.

Ready!

Watch also the Video tutorial:

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How to draw a paper plane in Adobe Illustrator?

In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a paper plane in Adobe Illustrator CC. Follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial to create your own paper plane!

Paper plane tutorial

Step1.

Create a new document. Use Rectangle Tool and select all background. Fill the square a blue colour.

Go to the layer panel and lock the first layer.

Step2.

Create the new layer and by using a Pen Tool draw a triangle, and fill the shape white.

Create a new layer and draw a small triangle in a dark grey colour.

Create a new layer and using the Pen Tool the shape below. Fill the shape in a light grey colour.

Create a new layer and draw another white triangle.

The paper plane is ready!

Watch also the video tutorial:

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How to make a doughnut in Adobe Illustrator?

Let’s have some fun with doughnuts! Today, in this tutorial step by step you’ll learn how to make a doughnut in Adobe Illustrator (CS6) using basic shapes and filters (watch also the video tutorial).

Doughnut

Step 1.

Create a new document, and using Eclipse Tool draw a circle, and draw another smaller circle inside. Duplicate both paths.

Step 2.

Remove stroke from the bigger circles, make the front circle smaller, and set the light brown colour to the front circle and darker brown to the back circle.

We’ll do now similar thing to the small circles. Remove stroke from the smaller circles, make the front circle smaller, and set the white colour to the front circle and pink to the back one.

Step 3.

Using Eclipse Tool draw a circle, and fill it pink.

Go to Effects->Distort & Transform->Zig Zag.

Set the size 3mm, ridges per segment 4, and points Smooth.

Move the new shape on the doughnut and adjust the size (if necessary reorder the layers in the Layers Panel).

Step 4.

Use Rounded Rectangle Tool and put small colourful rectangles all over the new shape.

Doughnut is ready! Fast and easy. Isn’t it? 🙂

Watch also the video tutorial:

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How to draw jellyfish in adobe illustrator?

In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw jellyfish in Adobe Illustrator in a few easy steps.

I’ll draw a jellyfish without using a drawing pad, using the basic tools of Adobe Illustrator. So even you are very beginner you shouldn’t have any problem with creating your own jellyfish.

You can also watch Video Tutorial!

If you watched my Photoshop Bubble brush tutorial you can combine your skills and create later amazing sea life scenery.

Let’s get it started!

Step 1.

Create a new document. Use the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangle approx. 150px x 200 px.

Open a Gradient panel (Windows->Gradient) and set a color of the sliders which one you want to use to color your Jellyfish.

Step 2.

Go to the Effects->Stylize->Round Corners…and round the corners to 35 mm.

Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) and select the top anchor points of the shape and make the corners more rounded like on the picture below.

Step 3.

Create new layer. Use the Eclipse Tool (L) and make a 30px x 30px circle.

Make few more circles and set them under the first layer and move your new layer backwards (like on the picture below).

Step 4.

Create new layer. Use the Eclipse Tool (L) to make two 50px x 50px white circles and then two smaller in black.

Make another small circle for the mouth. Use Scissors Tool select the aside points of your circle and press cut to split the circle.

Step 5.

Let’s make the tentacles. Use the Line Segment Tool to draw straight line (tip: hold Shift when you drawing). Make it 12px thick.

Go to Effect->Distort & Transform->Zig Zag and set:

Size to 2px

Absolute

Ridges per segment to 8

Points to Smooth

Step 6.

Set the tentacle in the right place and by using Duplicate “<Path>” option duplicate the path and create more tentacles.

Select all your layers holding Cmd key and in the layers panel on the top right choose the option Merge Selected.

Your Jellyfish is ready!

Watch also video tutorial: