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I agree that playing around with your phone and taking some pictures is a good way to start but I found that most the time you just need a couple little tricks, representations of what it is and the human mind will connect the dots, and see sugar as long as you give them enough hints at what you want them to see. You can be pretty vague and as long as ...


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I was impressed when I saw this iPad drawing of sugar. It basically needs to be a lot solid white for the pile and then you add shadow and/or reflections to give it the look of being made up of grains of sugar. Hope this helps!


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We can assume that sugar crystals are cubes with different reflections inside. So, the overall task is to create some cubes and place gradients inside. I did it in 5 minutes, so your results should be much more better than these: I multiplied one cube with gradients as you can see. Of course, here the crystals look very large - for the sake of ...


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This is mine just check it Very easy way to make a curved line in Ai...


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Go to View -> Overprint View. I think you just changed your view settings.


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here's another way to draw circles or squares at each anchor point (no direction handles though) select your path Ctrl+C to copy Ctrl+F to paste the copy in front Select->Object->Direction Handles Ctrl+X to delete the segments and keep the Anchors only Effect->Convert to Shape->Ellipse...2 pts extra width/height you can do circles or squares


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As per request, a script to do this on selected paths. This is an alternative for @CConroy answer that may make things easier to do in the long run. It draws symbols on points and tangents and connects the tangents with lines, You can use symbols palette to change how they look after the fact. Might be useful for somebody. Put following in a .jsx file and ...


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Start by drawing a line and circle and style each how you would like the polygon sides and vertices to look. Drag the line to the Brushes panel and choose Pattern Brush. In the Pattern Brush Options dialog, set the first tile (Outer Corner) to None and hit OK. Then, Option-drag your circle onto the Brushes Panel into that first tile slot. You'll return to ...


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Use the Subscribe Plugin, which is a free illustrator plugin made exactly for this purpose (Among others). In the link I adde you'll find tutorials for everything the plugin does, but specifically for your needs you'll use this tool:


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I am not 100% sure the exact type of image you are trying to replicate but the process will generally be the same. A lot of these images use a rotation tool to rotate an object from a center point. The following was done in Illustrator but can be done in other vector software programs. Start by creating your circle by using the eclipse tool (L). You can ...



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