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How to create the rounded object behind the circles in Adobe Illustrator?

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    shspage.com/aijs/en#metaball Download link for the whole script package is at the top. – Joonas May 19 '15 at 8:28
  • I'm going to have a play with this, thank you! – hkaube May 19 '15 at 8:51
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SURELY there is a better way to do this, and I'm going to follow this to see what people suggest. But, this is 9/10, what I would do:

Circle Demo Circle Demo 2

Basically, I would create a shape with the pen tool as I've done in step 2 and then mirror it like I've done in step 3. There's nothing too mathematically pleasing about this solution (I feel like there's probably a sounder solution with the pathfinder tool) but it works.

  • Well demonstrated answer. – Joonas May 19 '15 at 8:32

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