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In this tutorial you will learn how to fill a shape with crystals when creating rhinestone patterns. It took me less than a minute to evenly distribute 220 diamonds inside a complex shape. ColliderScribe successfully eliminates time-consuming manual work from our workflow.
First let’s create a rhinestone or diamond crystal, which we will later use as a Filling Art. Dynamic Shapes Tool in VectorScribe is very convenient to use for these purposes. Click on this tool and open the Dynamic Shapes panel (Window > VectorScribe > Dynamic Shapes panel). Choose Dynamic Polygon and set 12 sides.
Move the controls of the sliced shape so that there is one sector between two adjacent vertices.
Take the Rotate Tool (R) and click at point A, holding the Opt / Alt key. In the opened dialog box, set the angle of 30 degrees, and click on the Copy button.
Use Cmd/Ctrl + D to ten times for the consecutive repetition of the previous action.
Color the triangles with various shades of grey color, similar to the one shown in the picture below. Group up the created objects.
Duplicate the group (Cmd / Ctrl + C, Cmd / Ctrl + F), reduce the sizes of the new group and recolor its objects.
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