Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Polygonal Vector Mosaic

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In this tutorial we will create a mosaic consisting of polygons.  Free Scriptographer plug-in and our imagination will help us in this unsophisticated task. Have fun and enjoy our new Adobe Illustrator tutorial!

Creating vector polygons

Step 1

To create a polygonal mosaic, we need a reference image. In this tutorial I will be using the Red Apple from Shutterstock. Paste the image into the current document (File > Place ...), then click on the Embed button in the Control panel (Please do not skip this step).

Lock the image in the Layers panel, in order to make sure we do not move it in the further work.

Step 2

Begin to create polygons. Polygons can be polygonal shapes which sides are straight-line segments. Turn on the stroke of black color and choose white color as the color of the fill. Set 50% opacity in the Transparency panel. Create the first polygon at the place of glare on the apple.

This will allow us to create new polygons with the same opacity as the first polygon or last selected one. Turn on the Smart Guides option (View > Smart Guides).

This will allow combining points of adjacent polygons exactly. With the exact combination of the tool with the point, there will appear "anchor" inscription.