In this Adobe Creative Suite Training course, you'll see how to make a snowflake in Illustrator (AI), InDesign (ID) and Photoshop (PS) by starting with a segment and repeating it. Adapt the design of the segment to create any radial symmetrical visual, such as a clock, sun, kaleidoscope, and beyond. Key topics include layers, creating and transforming objects and selections, Pathfinder tools, and Layer Masks.
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Note: The downloadable supplementary file TreeLights.jpg is the photo used in this lesson. Image ©2012 Joseph Caserto. All rights reserved. May be used for educational purposes, but no commercial use is allowed. For permissions, please send an email to info[at]josephcaserto[dot]com.
This fun, quick tutorial from my YouTube Channel is a bag full of neat tricks to help you speed through creating this six-segment radial design. If you need more detailed instructions on setting up the file before starting the spider web, go to Section 2: Illustrator, and review Lecture 2: Set up a Document, and Lecture 3: Create a Base for the First Segment.
I'm Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have over 20 years of experience as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I've worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My projects have included helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).
I'm also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media, at New York University, School of Professional Studies, Center for Advanced Digital Applications, Department of Design Digital Arts and Film. Formerly, I was an Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department's Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published, and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.
I've consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principals.
I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I'm a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, the Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I've lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.