How to distribute different objects around the circle in Illustrator...
..or how to distribute different objects around circle. Part 3.
Sometime we need to distribute different objects on circle and now we will see how to do it.
Open Symbols panel - we will need it (Window - Symbols). Take some vector object and drug-and-drop them to "New symbol" icon on the Symbols panel.
Drug-and-drop two instances of any object to the work space and select both of them.
Go to Object - Blend - Blend Options. Dialog window will appear. Select "Specific steps" and set value "10 (..or any other)".
Go to Object - Blend - Make (or Alt+Ctrl+B).
Select our object (scissors) and circle. Go to Object - Blend - Replace Spine.
You will see this:
Take "Scissors Tool" and click right in the center of the top object.
Go to Object - Blend - Reverse Spine.
Go to Object - Blend - Expand.
Now let's ungroup objects.
Next step - we need to replace "scissors" symbol with other symbols (we prepared them before).
- Select any instance of the "scissors" symbol
- Select other symbol on the "Symbols" panel (I selected red shopping trolley), just click it
- Press small, black triangle to see "Symbol window options"
- Select option "Replace symbol"
Repeat steps with other "scissors" symbol instances
I hope this tutorial was helpful.
Thank you for reading this and good luck!