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Realistic Curtains in Illustrator

It is very simple tutorial and obviously not a lengthy one, you can make Curtain quite easily by using this technique. So enjoy making this:

1. Start with a new File and then create a rectangle and fill it with any color, I’ve filled with blue color:

2. Select Mesh Tool and click on the top of the rectangle to create parts like show below (distance shouldn’t be same, so click on different places to create vertical lines):


3. After Creating all lines, pick Direct Selection Tool  and click on any one of the Top Nodes and then the same node at the bottom by holding shift key. So top and bottom node of same line should be selected, then fill it with Black color:

4. By using this technique, select different nodes and fill them with black, here effect should come like this:

5. Now select any one node from the top and move it towards left or right, like:

6. Now apply the same technique to bottom nodes, like:image

7. Now to give some reality pick any top node and move it towards any direction to make some reality, so this part will depend upon your hold on the nodes and mouse. Use different nodes to make different curves like:

8. Here is another example to use Direct selection tool:

9. This kind of effect should come:

10. Now work on bottom anchors and press shift up arrows to move them upwards:

11. By using Add Anchor Point tool, you can make some new anchors and work on those:

12. Repeat these steps to make the final curtain:

About Wijdan Rohail

A professional Web/Graphic Designer, working as Freelancer since 2000. Designing is my passion, blogging is my hobby.

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