I would like to re-create the following shape in Illustrator CC.


Can someone please tell me how it can be done? I tried messing about with two circles, but couldn't get them to stop being circles :/

2 Answers 2

  1. Create a six pointed star, and modify using Live Corners.

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  1. Object > Expand then add new fill and stroke

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  1. Ungroup the shape, and remove the centre line path that's left over.

  2. Edit > Copy

  3. Edit > Paste in Place

  4. Object > Transform > Rotate, enter 30 degrees, and rotate

  5. Select All (CTRL+A)

  6. Select the Shape builder tool, and carefully merge the shapes so that one goes over, and one goes under the other.

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  • how would you add the little cut out where they overlap? If you look at the original image, you'll notice there's a space when the path goes over another
    – J86
    Jan 24, 2018 at 11:25
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    @Ciwan I can't think of an automatic way to do that, but you could draw a little shape to use to make a cutout from each shape, copy and paste it, rotate -30 degrees, repeat for each shape, and then use the Pathfinder Minus Front operation to cut one shape from the other. See short video here. It's a little tedious.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jan 24, 2018 at 12:15
  • It would be faster to just do one segment then rotate copies.
    – joojaa
    Jan 24, 2018 at 14:21
  • @BillyKerr in your short vide, I noticed that the small shape you've created has a concave edge, how did you do that? My shape is just a rectangle, and it doesn't look good :(
    – J86
    Jan 24, 2018 at 16:13
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    I was bored, so I added in shadows to the shape see here
    – Welz
    Jan 25, 2018 at 23:25

I think you can use star tool to do this.

Here's an example how you can do this with the help of star tool.

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  • How did you get to the 2nd step from a regular star?
    – J86
    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:41
  • Yes, Use direct selection tool to select anchor points and round it
    – Rishab
    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:48
  • Thanks, but what about the "intertwined" effect, if you notice, you'll see there a looping effect (the path is cut where they touch)
    – J86
    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:55
  • several ways to do it. you can it manually..
    – Rishab
    Jan 24, 2018 at 9:57

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