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Kawaii Korean Flag

1. Create new document, random size, hit Ctrl + " ( Show Grid )

2. Create1 Rectangular obj and 2 line obj.

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3. Select 2 line, Right-Click and select Make Guide

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4. Draw 4 shapes like this, Group it all

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5. View >> Smart Guide, if it don't work, uncheck in Snap to Grid

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6. Click to the center of 4 shapes, drag it to the line guide

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7. Use Reflect Tool

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Hold Alt and click to point of intersection of two line guide, it'll show red "center" text

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7. Note: this rectangular white shape we use only to crop 3 black obj ( will delete at end )

"White obj must in top"

With part 1: Do nothing !! Delete it

With part 2 : Group two shapes select in picture, then use white shape to cut out it with Subtract from shape area ( in Pathfinder palette )

With part 3: Group and Cut out 3 select obj same last part

With part 4: Cut out select obj same last part

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and we have

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8. Check Snap to Grid item on View menu, it help you work easily

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9. Draw 3 obj like this, you'll draw it easily because you selected Snap to Grid menu

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10. Select 3 obj, and Divide, then Ungroup

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11. And you have 4 separated objects"

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12. Select obj 1 & 2, then hold Alt and click to Add to Shape icon, same with obj 3 & 4.

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13. Fill red and blue color then move it to point of intersection of two line guide that you created before.

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Clear Guide !

Done !! It a korean flag, then we'll mapping it in a bow

14. Group all obj, use Pen Tool to draw this path in new space

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15. Move this path to lie down the flag ( copied ), then go to Object >> Envelope Distort >> Make with Top obj

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16. Hit Ctrl + C ( copy ) , Ctrl + 2 ( lock select obj ), Ctrl + F ( paste in front ) then go to Object >> Envelope Distort>> Reset with Mesh

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17. Then Release, and u have two obj , delete korean flag obj

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18. Use Lasso Tool to select these anchor point

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19. Choose white color in Color palette, select Blending mode = Multiply in Transparency palette

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20. You can select more anchor to add shadows, highlights

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21. Take the circle shape in flag, put it in middle of the bow

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22. Draw a same shape, fill black and white gradient, blending mode = Multiply. Our result !

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23. Add more highlights and shadows, and we have !!!

Kawaii Korean Flag

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