Free adobe illustrator tutorial for beginners

Let’s create a flower shape and use it to create a graphic design. (Free Adobe Illustrator tutorial for beginners – No 02)

You are using the tools provided in the illustrator program you can create beautiful graphics using simple techniques. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial will show you how to create a flower using a polygon tool and create a design from it.

The tools that we will use for this Adobe Illustrator tutorial are,

  • Pucker and Bloat Effect
  • Symbol Sprayer Tool
  • Blend Tool

Start Working

         First, open an illustrator program and create an artboard to A4 size.

To do this,

  • go to File > New and from the new dialogue box, type A4 as the size, and click OK.

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Drawing a basic form

  • Select polygon tool from the toolbox, double click on it and click on the artboard again
  • This will open the polygon dialogue box. Give radius 3cm and side 5cm. Then click, OK. 
  • Then a five-star created on the artboard.


  • Select it and click Effect > Distort and Transform > Pucker and Bloat.

Pucker & Bloat effect

  • Then you get a dialogue box where you can adjust the settings. 
  • When you click on preview, you can see the changes you make at the time of creation.
  • Grab the slider in the middle and move it to the bloat.
  • Then the shape gradually becomes a flower with five petals. Take it to 75%.
  • Then you get a flower shape and click OK.

Pucker & Bloat

Flower Coloring

         You need to get a separate layer to give some color to the background.

  • Click Windows > Layer. Open the layer palette and click Create new layer command at the bottom. Then another layer will open.
  • Now draw a box from the rectangle tool to completely cover the artboard. Give it a light green color.
  • Then drag the previous layer to the top of the background created layer. Lock that layer from the layer palette.

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Drawing Flower

         Now the flower design can resume.

  • First of all, remove the stroke color.
  • Then click on the shape and make a copy of it and click Edit > Paste in back.
  • Click Effect > Stylize > Draw Shadow and click OK.
  • Again, click Object > Lock > Selection, and then the shape will be locked.
  • Now click on the shape and copy it. 
  • Click Edit > Paste in front.
  • Now that has been select, give the color palette a light-yellow color.
  • Then select Object > Transform > Scale. This will open the scale dialogue box. 

Scale Dialogue box

  • Give 50% at the top of the uniform and click OK.
  • Then the smaller part that gives yellow color.
  • Now click on the yellow part and copy it.
  • Click Edit > Paste in Front.
  • Then set the darker yellow color of the color palette.
  • Then again give 50% at the top of uniform and click OK. Now that dark yellow part created.

Flower Desiign

  • Click on all three shapes and select Object > Blend > Make.
  • Now double click on the Blend Tool in the toolbox. This will open a blend dialogue box.

Blend Options

  • First, click on the preview and activate it.
  • Click on the arrow next to spacing.
  • Select the specified steps from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter 20 as the box on the right and click OK.
  • Now will create the appearance of a flower.
  • Click on the Object > Unlock and remove the lock with the shadow locked at first.
  • Now select all and group them.

Completion of work

      Now this flower should place in such a way that it spreads throughout the artboard. 

To do this, the clip art of the flower should make into the illustrator symbol. 

  • Click Window > Symbol and open Symbol palette.
  • Then click on the flower and drag it into the symbol palette.
  • Then you will get the dialogue box to create a new symbol.
  • Give it a name and click OK.
  • Then the symbol palette holds the flower.
  • Now click on the flower and drag it to the page.

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  • Click on the Symbol Sprayer Tool from the toolbox and click the flower on the artboard. Then flower copies created.
  • You can customize the designs by clicking on them from place to place.

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