Adobe's Illustrator vector graphics creation and editing program includes a set of drawing tools that let you draw pre-defined shapes in an image. While Illustrator includes tools for drawing complicated objects like polar grids, spirals and stars, it does not have a circle-drawing tool per se. To draw a circle in an Illustrator image, use the Ellipse tool in combination with a keyboard command. This technique creates a perfectly symmetrical circle for your vector graphic.
Double-click the Illustrator desktop icon to launch the program.
Click and hold the "Rectangle" tool button in the left-hand toolbar. Select the "Ellipse" tool, which looks like an oval, from the menu that opens. Alternately, press the "L" key to enable the Ellipse tool.
Press and hold the "Shift" key. Click inside the image window and drag the mouse to make a perfect circle.
Tips & Warnings
- You can specify precise dimensions by entering a number into the "Width" box, then clicking "Height."
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