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How to Create a Gothic Window Using ColliderScribe and Adobe Illustrator

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration/ Comments: 0
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Designing a Gothic window with complex shapes can be time consuming, but in this tutorial ColliderScribe will show you how to save time and be even more accurate.

Before we start on our Gothic window, let’s take a quick look at the tools in ColliderScribe so we know what we can do with it.

After installing the plug-in, you can find ColliderScribe’s tools in the Selection Tool (V) group on the Tools panel. These are “Snap to Collisions Tool” and “Rotate at Collisions Tool”.

To demonstrate how the tool works, create two arbitrary objects. Take the “Snap to Collisions Tool” and click anywhere in the blue ellipse then drag it to the green rectangle. When the objects touch there will be a snapping, as if real physical bodies have collided. The collision marker will appear at the tangent point.

You can move objects one around another whilst they are still touching as long as this is within the “Snap tolerance value”

The “snap tolerance” value is set in the Snap to Collisions Tool Preferences dialog window. To open it, click on the Return / Enter key or double-click the icon of the Tools panel.

Snapping can be done to the Pre-Drag path position if this option is selected in the dialog box.

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