With the help of Stylism we can easily obtain dynamic circular and spiral shapes, which are often used as elements of the logo. The plug-in provides a simple and intuitive control over all the effects, which saves a lot of time and allows us to find optimal solutions. You can experience Stylism today by downloading a 14 day free trial!
Create a teardrop shape similar to the one shown in the picture below. You do not need to repeat this shape exactly as it will be edited later.
Open Stylism panel (Window > Stylism > Stylism panel) and take Stylism Tool in the Tools panel.
In the plug-in panel there are 8 buttons that correspond to frequently used effects of Adobe Illustrator: Drop Shadow, Feather, Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Transform, Free Distort, Offset Path and Gaussian Blur effects. Click on the Transform Live Effect button. This will lead to the appearance of annotation system on the selected object.
Now we can control the parameters of the effect by changing the position and size of the bounding box and using the buttons of the annotation.
Move the bounding box to the side and add a new copy by clicking on the + copy button.
Now turn the bounding box at 90 degrees, holding down the Shift key.
Add two new copies by double clicking on the + copy button.
You can read full version of this tutorial on AstuteGraphics.com....