How To: Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Ribbons are really kind of a hot commodity, believe it or not, because they're actually quite trick to make. But knowing how to make some ribbons could make you very valuable and you could implement them into your own designs. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to work with vector ribbons. Learn how to create a smooth silver ribbon with multiple folds. It is entirely vector and very versatile. This one gets a little complicated, so prep yourself to be frustrated at first glance, but once you have the anchor points, tangent handles, and grid lines solved, sit back and admire your work of beauty!

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Learn how to make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3!

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Thanks, I am just learning Illustrator and this was very helpful!

Thank you for this great tutorial. Great video!

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