1

I am wondering how to achieve this effect:

enter image description here

Basically what I'm trying to do is create rounded rectangles and wrap them around a center point.

I have tried to create rounded rectangles and apply a warp effect, but I had no success.

Is there a corresponding distort effect?

  • Yes but it may be easier to use a brush instead. – joojaa Mar 14 '16 at 11:48
  • @Vincent I have tried to create rounded rectangles and apply a warp effect, but I had no success. joojaa How is this effects possible with brushes? – lmaooooo Mar 14 '16 at 13:15
5

I would utilize Strokes for this. Set a dashed Stroke on a circle with Round Caps then tweak it to the appearance you'd like. Modify the dash/gaps for sizing and layer a bunch of circles if needed.

dashed Stroke with Round Caps

The illustration in your example doesn't have a straight-on perspective, so for that you'd need to tweak the circles first. Illustrator has lots of tools to help you achieve the perspective, but ultimately you can still use a dashed stroke for the effect. I distorted three circles in this example (two larger ones with different Dash settings):

Windmill example

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.