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Polar Grid Tool for Illustrator Tutorial

polar grid tool in Illustrator
  1. Find the Polar grid tool in the Illustrator toolbar beneath the line segment tool

  2. double click polar grid tool icon in the Illustrator toolbar (to change the settings - see more details below for the many possible results)

  3. Set the concentric dividers value

  4. Set the radial dividers and click OK

  5. Apply polar grid by dragging from origin point on the artboard

  6. Set stroke and stroke width for the polar grid

The polar grid tool in Illustrator is a powerful radial and line path creation tool in Illustrator CC 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc. You can modify the polar grid tool in many ways such as using it with circles and radial dividers. The polar grid tool can be found beneath the line segment tool in the Illustrator toolbar. You can use the Illustrator polar grid tool once or multiple times. You can use the polar grid tool in any color. You can export the polar grid tool to other applications such as Photoshop. In this tutorial you can see where the polar grid tool is. You can see how to use the polar grid with the basic settings as well as many different examples of the polar grid tool in Illustrator as well as many links to other tutorials

 

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Tutorials of interest such as the line segment tool, blob brush tool etc

1. Creating multiple ring designs using polar grid tool in Illustrator

2. How to create concentric circles using polar grid tool

3. Blob brush Illustrator tool

4. Brushes combined with the Illustrator polar grid tool

5. Polar grid tool and variable width profiles for amazing designs for Illustrator

 

 

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Example for the polar grid in Illustrator where the grid is turned into just radial pie slices

polar grid Illustrator radial

Set the concentric divider to 0 and radial dividers 5 to create polar grid path slices

  1. Go to the polar grid tool in the Illustrator toolbar

  2. Set the stroke to black

  3. Double click the polar grid tool

  4. Set the concentric divider to 0

  5. Radial divider to 5

  6. OK

  7. Apply the path

  8. Set the fill to as required

How to use the polar grid tool to create a wonderful selection of concentric circles in Illustrator

polar grid rings

Set the radial dividers to 0 and set the concentric circles to 10 to create polar grid rings

  1. Go to the polar grid tool

  2. Set the stroke to black

  3. Double click tool

  4. Set the concentric to 10

  5. Set to radial to 0

  6. OK

  7. Apply path

How to create an intense radial design using the polar grid tool in Illustrator

polar grid spokes

Set the concentric divider to 0 and radial dividers 20 and object menu and ungroup and delete outer circle to create spokes design

  1. Go to the polar grid tool

  2. Set the stroke to black

  3. Double click tool

  4. Set radial to 20

  5. Set concentric to 0

  6. OK

  7. Apply path

  8. Object menu

  9. ungroup

  10. Delete circle

How to fill the polar grid tool with color by using the live paint bucket tool in the Illustrator toolbar

rings polar grid illustrator

Set the radial dividers to 0 and set the concentric circles to 5 and select the live paint bucket in Illustrator toolbar and fill with the rings with colors

  1. Go to the polar grid tool

  2. Double click

  3. Radial dividers to 0

  4. Concentric to 5

  5. OK

  6. Apply polar grid tool

  7. Go to the live paint bucket

  8. Hover over the rings

  9. Apply bucket to the artwork