In this tutorial you will see how to use envelope tool to create a Disco Ball , You will also utilize Twirl and Crystallize tool to understand its options . This tutorial is divided in two parts . During Part 1 you will be using Envelope tool & Crystallize Tool.Part 2 will walk you through Twirl Tool options.
A few days back i talked about my discovery of Envelope tool In this tutorial i am utilizing that discovery. In order to Create what you see below The source file is downloadable through our Premium Users Download Section.
Creating a pattern
Here i planned on which colours i will be using in creating the vector Disco Party Ball.
Set your document to Snap to Grid before you proceed with making a simple square.
Create multiple copies of one sqare by selecting it and hitting CTRL+D . Colour them according to your colour plan.
While selecting your ROW OF SQUARES create copies and arrange randomly .One top of another partially will help you acieve a random pattern.
Create another copy of the random arrangement.While pressing ALT +SHIFT place it right below the first set of squares.
Delete random bits and pieces to achieve a square.
Give a stroke of white to the whole square selection .
Create copy ALT + SHIFT Drag to right.
Select all create another copy Alt + SHIFT Drag Down.
Select All and Group them.
Enveloping a Circle.
Draw a circle on top of this group.
Go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object.
This what you will get.
Creating Burst of light
click on your shape tool and select a star , click once on the work board to open up the options window create a star with around 6 corners.
Click on the Crystlize tool in order to create an irregular shpe of the star.
Set a transparency to the distorted star shape.
Create a copy of the burst and arrange on another point . Here i also copied that burst and reduced the size and placed multiple shapes over one another while rotating each star burst a bit.