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I am trying to create an effect like this one in Illustrator, but I haven't been able to achieve a great result. I would really appreciate a little help, even if it is just the name of the effect. Also, if it is easier in another tool like photoshop, please let me know.

I have mostly tried a combination of the blend and warp tools. I haven't had any other ideas, or any luck googling.

  • Hey Scott! 1) Thank you for the links, I will study them thoroughly. 2) How did you locate these possible duplicates this fast? I'd love to know as I might be able to locate older questions easier that way. – SiGm4 May 11 '18 at 20:34
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    :) I kind of know the technique so I have a better idea about search words, that's all. I know it's a blend of lines.. so.. that makes search results far more relevant. Your image would probably use a bit of both of those duplicates. – Scott May 11 '18 at 20:37
  • That's great, I guess I have to spend a little more time on learning how things are called. Again, thank you for the quick response, I will study the posts thoroughly and I'll try again to make the effect above. – SiGm4 May 11 '18 at 20:47
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On a gradient square background, draw an irregular closed shape with no fill and a thin stroke. My shape has a small feather effect.

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Double click on the Rotate Tool > 1º > Copy

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Duplicate until getting the first wheel > select all the vectors and group them.

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Add another wheel group, the image is just a rotated duplication

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Create a second similar shape but thicker, on the image has an outer glow effect the same color as the stroke.

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Make the same duplicating process but less repetitions

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Make three aleatory rotate/duplicate of the thick wheel, select all the wheels and reduce the opacity.

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    Nice technique! For the rotations, you can use a Transform effect and save a lot of time :) – JohnB May 11 '18 at 21:17
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    Thank you very much for your time! I am going to use this and maybe try to combine it with a little blend tool too. – SiGm4 May 11 '18 at 21:55

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