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Polar Grid Tool for Illustrator Tutorial / How to use for radial / lineS in

polar grid tool in Illustrator

The polar grid tool in Illustrator is a powerful radial and line path creation tool in Illustrator CC 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

  1. Go to the Illustrator toolbar and line segment tool (polar grid tool is in same group)

  2. double click polar grid tool icon in the Illustrator toolbar

  3. Set the concentric dividers

  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

 

Video on the polar grid tool

 

 

Example 1

polar grid Illustrator radial

Set the concentric divider to 0 and radial dividers 10 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 0

  6. OK

  7. Apply the path

  8. Set the fill to red

 

 

Example 2

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

 

Example 3

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 concnetric to 0

  6. OK

  7. Apply path

  8. Object menu

  9. ungroup

  10. Delete circle

Example 4

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

 

 

Free Illustrator resources

1. Free Illustrator brushes

2. Free Illustrator swatches

3. Free Illustrator symbols

 

Other Polar grid / Illustrator tutorials on the site

The polar grid tutorial is only one of a number of tutorials about various features in Illustrator such as

 

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. Line segment tool

5. Live ellipse tool

6. Brushes combined with the Illustrator polar grid tool

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

8. Create broken circular track using polar grid tool in Illustrator

9. Starburst creation using polar grid tool in Illustrator tutorial

10 Variable width stroke and width tool for paths and type in Illustrator

11. Transformations and the polar grid for Illustrator

12. Free spiral plugin tool + spiral plugin from graphicxtras.com tutorial

13. Polar grid tool and export into Photoshop and use as smart objects etc

14. Polar grid tool and radial designs / pie slice and color artwork tutorial

15. rectangular grid tool in Illustrator