Quick tip – Create a Snowflake

On this hot day we have a refreshing quick tip for you. Following this short Adobe Illustrator tutorial you can learn how to create a simple Snowflake, using only the Line Tool. Using the same technique, you can create various Snowflakes in minutes.

Let’s start by creating a simple vertical line with the Line Tool (\).

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Create two new lines and place it to the top side of the vertical line.

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When you’re done, duplicate the small lines (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V) rotate and place them to the bottom side of the vertical line.

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Select all lines, go to Object -> Transform -> Rotate. Set the Angle to 60° and press Copy. Select the resulted objects and repeat this step with the same values.

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Select all lines go to Object -> Expand, be sure to select the Fill and Stroke and press OK. Go to Window -> Pathfinder and select Unite to merge all the objects.

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That’s it! Use this technique to create various snowflakes.


I'm a graphic designer from Transylvania, working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, I just love vector illustration. My design interests include user interface design, icon design, branding and identity design.