Does anyone know how to create a fingerprint pattern in Illustrator?

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    Could you tell us what you tried that didn't work? Always good to show some effort, and your chances for a good answer increase.
    – Vincent
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 11:17

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Put a thin layer of ink on your finger, print onto paper, scan at very high resolution greyscale, place in Illustrator and use Image Trace to vectorise it.

  • this is how i'd do it. nothing better than mixing analog with digital.black indian ink is great for this. if you do it onto card you'll get a crisper fingerprint. Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 10:59
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    do you really want to publush your fingerprints?
    – joojaa
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 21:35

You might want to try to create parallel lines and distort them using the twirl, pucker and warp tools.

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