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Tilde Shape Effect in Illustrator

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In this tutorial viewers will learn to create a unique 3D lineart effect using the tilde key combinations in Illustrator

Video Steps

1. Open a new document in Illustrator.

2. Locate the tilde key on your keyboard. It is usually in the top left and looks like a ~

3. Select a shape tool

4. Click on the document as if you are starting a shape

5. Hold down the tilde key

6. Drag the mouse clockwise or counterclockwise to create unique patterns of shapes

7. Select all shapes created and adjust the fill and stroke to enhance the effect

8. While using this effect, hold down the tilde key and the Alt key to make a rotating pattern

9. You can also hold down the tilde key and the Shift key to make an expanding pattern

10. You can use the Unite tool (Windows > Pathfinder) to combine these shapes

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