How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC
Hi there in this video, we're going to look to make this floral kind of curly twisty pattern thing. Okay, and at the end we'll also look at how to change the colors. You can pick different colors to use to get it to fit with your project. All right, let's go and learn how to do that now in in design. Okay. To make that kind of pretty flower looking thing. And we're going to start with the polygon tool. Okay, so click and hold down the rectangle tool or the ellipse tool and find the polygon tool. The first thing we need to do is if you click once, it'll tell you how many sides and a Star inset, the star inset is 50% is kind of your traditional shape of Star. Okay, And if I delete that, click once and if I change it to say something like 5% it just gives me kind of like dull edges, so decide on what kind of shape you want. It doesn't matter. They all look and have that kind of different feel for this design. I changed out my fill colors set to a gradient. Okay, so I'm going to drag it ou...
t and a cool little trick while you are dragging out and you want to kind of like play around with the star a little bit, add more sides to it and if I use the up and down arrow by themselves, it does gratify, which is kind of cool, but not what I want. So while I'm dragging out if you tap the space bar key, tap it once that's it. Nothing happens now. Use your up and down up and right, okay, so right and left. Does the star inset and the up and down. Does how many stars you got? So it's totally up to you to see what you want. Um It's just pick like it doesn't really matter. Okay. They all have different looks. So how many stars do I want practiced with about six. That look good. But I'm gonna also do is hold shift so that it's a perfect height and width. Great. The other thing to note is your reference point needs to be in the center so that when it rotates in a second, it rotates from the center around. The next thing is we need a gradient. I'm going to have no stroke. Thank you very much. And my gradient go to window, go to color and go to ingredient. Okay, I'm gonna pick linear, make sure if it doesn't fill it like it did here. It's actually put a gradient around the stroke. You can kind of see it, there's there's a light on the side, dark on the side. So what I'm going to do is make sure I'm gonna turn that back to none and just make sure that you're identifying your fill to do it. Can you see over here? Either your color or this panel here? Just click on the kind of fill swatch just to make sure it's at the front and in here, I'm gonna pick linear. Actually, no, I want radio. Okay. And we want the inside color to be a bit darker than the outside. So click on the White house and pick a color from the color well down the bottom here, but I wanted to be like a darkish color. It's up to you. And this end over here and mine's pick C. M. Y. K. Yours has probably gone to the gray scale slider to change it to look like mine. Okay, click on the Black house and then click in here and switch to C. M. Y. K. Okay, then pick another color. Just make sure it's lighter than that first color. If you get it wrong, you can click on this, toggle them back and forth up to you. All right, Next thing I want to do is I would you can do a spiky star. It looks quite cool. I'm going to do slightly curved edges. So I'm going to go to object whether it's selected. So make sure let's go to the black arrow. Make sure the star is selected. Go to object and go down to corner options and we can kind of give it instead of square edges. We can give it a rounded ones. You can do some fun stuff with some of these other ones as well. They all have a different kind of end result. You can increase them up to make them more bendy to appoint. It goes to a certain point, it just doesn't get anywhere more round. Okay, it's up to you. I'm going to go with that kind of That looks good. Keep going down. Okay. Alright. The next thing I want to do is make it quite big. How big? Just make it a bit bigger than your page. I'd like to make it really big, but it's it's a little hard to work on, so I'm just gonna make it about that sort of size, We're gonna try and see if it can be in the middle. It doesn't have to be. So the next trick is the kind of rotation and repeating bit. So to do it, we need to find over here on our kind of like tool part here underneath the scissors, click and hold down. Yours might be set to the rotation tool or the free transform tool. Pick, pick these guys. So we're gonna do rotate first. This has to go first rotate. Okay, So and then once you've picked it, double click it. And what it does is allow you to kind of type in the rotation that we're gonna use. Um and I'm going to use 15 degrees instead of clicking on. Ok click on copy, you'll notice it makes a duplicate of it as it's rotating. Next thing we're gonna do is open up the scale tool and double click that and decide on how much smaller we want this. Okay, I've just picked 90% and instead of clicking copy, we're just gonna click the word. Okay. Okay, great. So that's the hard work done. Next thing we want to do is just step and repeat and in design. Okay. I've got that star selected still is got object transform again and there's this one here transform sequence again. So it's going to transform the, not just what I did last time, which is scale. It's going to do the whole sequence which is rotation and scale. You can see that. It's got a handy shortcut. It's got that short cut that nobody remembers. That one's the option key on a Mac. Okay. And the command key for so option command for, I'm not sure what it is on a pc. Sorry, but just check it. It'll be in there. Okay. And so I'm gonna hold it. Hey, hey, and just keep on clicking. I'm clicking the mouse until it gets down to a cool little floral spiral thing. I'm gonna grab my black arrow and I'm gonna hit the W key so I can kind of see it without all the blue lines around the outside, but that's an interesting shape. Okay. And depending on your settings, everyone will look slightly different. Will be slightly different colors. What I might do is scale us up. So it covers the whole background and that is our weird floral panel. Okay, so that felt like the end and I did just stop the video and I was like, man, I don't like that color. Okay. I picked and washed out colors so I was like, I'm going to go change it and I thought, hey, I'll show everyone else how to change the color. So we could go back to the beginning and change the gradient. But there is a nice trick we can do, we can grab the rectangle tool. I'm going to have a fill of none and actually a stroke of none and a fill of whatever color you want to change it to. I've got our colors from the new furniture. Okay. That we're using, you can just mix your own color. I'm gonna use the green and I'm going to drag a box that covers the whole thing. Okay. It's kind of harking back to some of the stuff we did before. Remember color modes. Okay, so this color on top is set to normal. We can change it by going to affix and transparency. And what I'd like to do is go from normal and play around with these multiply. Not very exciting. Um, I had a little play around with this while the video was off and in this case, color burn works not exactly how I want color Burn. Watch this. I wanted to change it to green, but color Burn does a really nice thing and riches makes it a lot more richer. Can you see with it off. Okay with this kind of green Search the color burn. It kind of gives it a really kind of strength to it, but it's not exactly what I wanted. I wanted to change the color so I'm gonna go back to transparency instead of color burn hue in this case works Okay. So you might have to play around with the top color to decide which you want to watch this with them selected. I can go through now and decide actually want to see what looks like in pink and I want to see what it looks like an orange and green and all sorts of stuff. So, um, yeah, transparency mode set to Hugh will give you the option to go off and just the color maybe get it closer to a brand color that you might need to match. All right now, I'm actually finished for this video. Bye now.