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How to make a tree on Illustrator

How to make a tree on Illustrator

I will introduce how to make a tree on Illustrator.

The method is very simple is finished by using putting together the ellipse tool to make leaves and transforming the rectangle tool to make branches. Being able to draw without using the pen tool is nice, isn’t it?

It is an extremely simple tree illustration, but if you make it just once, I think it is possible to use it in a variety of designs. With that, let’s take a look at the actual method.

Step01 Make leaves

First, make the leaves.

Using the ellipse tool, please draw a slightly oblong circle.Please choose a green that you like.

Step02 Draw a smallish circle

Separate from the circle drawn in Step01, draw a smallish circle with the ellipse tool.

Step03 Position the small circle around the larger circle

Put the circle drawn in Step02 around the ellipse drawn in Step01 like in the above picture.

With that, the leaf is almost finished. Just combine them and the leaf is finished.

Step04 Combine paths

Select all the circles and click [Path finder panel (Window→Path finder)→Combine].

When you do that, all the paths of the circles will be combined into one path. With that the leaf is finished. Continuing that, make the tree trunk.

Step05 Make the tree trunk

Make the tree trunk.

Using the rectangle tool, draw a rectangle like in the above picture. Please set the colour to a brown you like.

Step06 Make the tree tip pointed

Make the tree tip pointed.

Using the selection tool, select and drag the two points on top of the rectangle. (The selected dots will become black circles.) With those 2 dots selected, click Alignment panel→Align with horizontal centre.

When you do that, the 2 selected dots will become 1 dot in the middle, and a pointy triangle will have been made.

Step07 Position the tree trunk

Position the tree trunk made in Step06 with the leaves.

It looks considerably like a tree illustration now. All that has to be done is copy the tree trunk, shrink and rotate it, and place those as branches.

Step08 Copy, shrink and rotate the tree trunk and make branches

Copy the trunk 3 times and shrink and rotate to use as branches like in the above picture.

The rotation is done with the rotation tool. After that, place the branch on the tree and it is finished.

Finished!

How to make a tree on Illustrator

The tree illustration has been finished. It was finished without using the pen tool.

The tree illustration is not anything special, but it seems like it can be used with various designs. The tree is a fundamental part even in illustrations. Please reliably master this method with this time’s Tips as reference.

As well, by changing the shape of the leaves, it is possible to make a tree with a different impression. By all means, please try it.

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