In the tutorial below, I provided the steps I took to evenly rotate objects around a circle.
Step 1: Creating the Shapes
Open up a new document in Adobe Illustrator.
In the tool bar, select the ellipse tool (L). While holding down the shift key, use your mouse to click and drag a perfect circle on your art board.
After creating the circle, go back to the tool bar and click on the
rounded rectangle tool to create a vertical beam. Position the vertical beam directly above the circle. Make sure the beam and circle are centered.
Step 3: Positioning the
This is an important step! Make sure you hold down the Alt Key while hovering over the middle of the circle.
Click the center of the circle.
A light blue cross will appear in the center of the circle and a dialogue box will instantly pop up. Note: The light blue cross is your reference point.
Step 4: The Dialogue Box
In the dialogue box, type in 360/10. This means that 10 beams will be distributed evenly around the circle. 360 referring to a perfect circle.
Note: For this example I am using 10, but you could type in any number you'd like.
With the dialogue box still open, make sure you Select Copy & NOT OK.
Step 5: Duplicating the Object
Now hit ctrl-D on the keyboard to make a copy of each beam around the circle. Keep hitting ctrl-D until the circle is completed.
You have now completed a spark graphic!
Thank you for reading my tutorial on the rotate tool.
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