This time, we will introduce you Illustrator beginners how to create the cherry tree illustration easily.
The only shapes used in this tutorials are rectangles and circles. Make rectangles for the trees and branches, circles for the cherries.
The technique is easy, yet, the design is quite fashionable.
It is also something that can be used for postcards. Let’s take a look at how to make it then.
First, make a cherry tree.
Make a rectangle with a Rectangle tool. (Refer to the left figure above)
The selected width on the top is narrowed down using the direct selection tool on top. (Change the chosen anchor point from white circle to black circle. Select each one and drag it to the center.)
This is how a Cherry tree is made.
Next is to create a branch from a tree that was subsequently created.
Copy and paste the tree.
Select the pasted tree with the select tool, drag from the upper left to the lower right. It’s reduced. (It doesn’t matter if you reduced it to your preferred size, but narrowing the width is tricky.)
Next, rotate the reduced part as shown above right using the rotate tool. (Choose he object→Choose the rotate tool→Rotate by dragging)
One branch is created.Please copy in the same way, reduce, circulate and make another branch.
Arranged the branch made in Step02 in the tree.
Create an elongate rectangle, rotate and arrange the tip of the two branches with the rectangle tool.
When the branches protrude from the tree, shrink, rotate, and make fine adjustments.
The branch of the tree is done!
Now, the rest is just part of the cherry blossoms.
As you can see If you look at the completed chart, The Cherry blossoms is a dotted line drawn inside the circle.
Make this part.
Draw a circle and select with the selection tool.
Select the circle, click [Object→Modification→Separate Modification], click copy as illustrated above.
The circle reduced to 90% from the big circle is newly created.
Apply a dashed line on the inner circle that has been reduced.
Select the inner circle with the selection tool, set it up as shown in the figure above with the Line panel (Window→line). (Do not forget to check the dashed line!)
Dashed line is applied to the inner circle.
Great! You’re almost done! Just arrange the copy and paste flowers.
Copy and paste the Cherry blossom created on step 4 and place as shown in the figure above.
Then color the flowers, tree, and branches of the Cherry.
Try coloring with your preferred color.
Please try to refer to the color code that was created.
A picture of an adorable cherry tree was created by a simple process.
It’s nice as a postcard illustration, and also as a little artwork.