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How to use rosette tool / plugin in Illustrator

How to use the rosette plugin (part of the Kimbo set of Illustrator plugins) in Illustrator CC 2017 2015 CS6 CS5 etc

Rosette tool in Illustrator

rosette tool in Illustrator plugin kimbo how to
  1. Create a path for the rosette tool

  2. Go to the Illutrator toolbar

  3. Select the rosette tool (found beneath mirror tool)

  4. Select origin point on artboard for the rosette

  5. Rotate rosette tool

  6. Double click the rosette tool to modify settings such as cut to OFF

  7. Set number of lobes

  8. Apply

Rosette tool repeat

You don't have to use the tool just once. You can use the rosette tool multiple times with the same path and build a very complex path design in Illustrator. You can also combine the rosette tool with other tools in Kimbo as well as other plugins for Illustrator

Rosette settings

The cut option is for clipping

The mirror option is for a mirror effect (quite nice)

Lobes - you can modify the number of lobes also via the arrow keys

Other tutorials

1. How to create amazing concentric circles using the polar grid tool

2. How to generate multiple rings in Illustrator using the polar grid tool

Sources and references

1. Kimbo

 

type and rosette kimbo tool plugin illustrator

 

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Updated: September 2017