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Want to give a floral theme to your posters, cards, brochures, and more? Let's learn how to create a flower with heart-shaped petals using the basic features of Illustrator.
Use the Ellipse tool
Watch this animated illustration to see how these steps work:
If you are working with Illustrator 24.1.2 version, press the Shift key when you delete anchor points, else the path shape will change.
Use rotate and duplicate features
We have now got a collection of strokes and now will expand appearance to convert your strokes to a path. To do this, select all strokes and choose Object > Expand Appearance.
Note: Alternatively, if you don't want to convert strokes to a path, set the General > Scale Strokes and Effects preference.
Add color to the flower and its different components using the Color panel.
See also: Paint with fill and strokes.
Create the clipping mask to clip the fold lines inside petals:
To control the visibility of objects, right-click the objects and choose Arrange > Send to Back or Bring to Front.
To derive the final shape for the fold lines, trim the clipping mask using the Trim option in Pathfinder.
See also: Cut, divide, and trim objects
Select all the components and align them using the Align panel (Horizontal and Vertical Align Center). Ensure that Align to Selection option is enabled.
Download the sample files to try out this creation at your end.
Play with shapes and colors to create different varieties of flowers. Then, use your artwork to add a floral theme to your posters, stickers, flyers, logos, and more.