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Celtic Knot Tutorial by zilla774 Celtic Knot Tutorial by zilla774
This is a simple Celtic Knot tutorial for Illustrator. This is designed as a complete beginners guide to Illustrator. It is not version specific, although it should be noted that this was created in Illustrator CS.

All the techniques described here can be used on more complicated celtic knots.

The finished image could, or rather should ;) , be taken into Photoshop for the addition of textures and shadowing etc.

Hope this is useful.

z.
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:iconcatebus:
catebus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Great.
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Terror-From-Beyond Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great tutorial, having some trouble with my version of Illustrator but I'll get there
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NSTaLL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good tutorial ^^
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SkaldicArts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial! Thanks
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anotherdamian Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Snazzy little tutorial there, sir! Thanks for sharing.
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3greenfrog Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
how do you get the guide lines? is it drawn on or is it a ps function?
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annenime Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
hi! i was wondering how you used the scissor tool? anyone? :D mine keeps cutting the guide lines but it doesnt cut my celtic knot :p does anybody had the same trouble?

thanks :D
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MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is amazing =)
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:iconawooo:
Awooo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Beautifull and simple tutorial, well done and many thanks.
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serpentis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to try this out!
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TrueKaoz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Excellent tutorial very quick and easy, although i'm having a bit of difficulty with the last step, how do you get rid of those annoying lines where you cut the paths?
Much appreciated =)
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Exitus-Acta-Probat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Nice tut. Thanks for sharing.
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IAmNotLunatic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
useful tutorial
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Kaptn-K Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Photographer
Shit man, this was great! Had some trouble with step 10 but I guess it was my computer screwing with me.

Thanks!
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:iconnaoko-the-miko:
Naoko-the-miko Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Just what I needed!
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Macks12 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Uhm, i think im the only one struggling with this. Im new to the program. How might i make it so the circles overlap one another? It wont let me do it as each of the circles are underneath eachother or over the top of one another. 'arranging' them doesnt change anything either..
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Thayel-Windsong Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Great tutorial, it helped me a lot. Thanks!
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:iconal-kabeer:
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Excellent work… THANKS a lot... Keep it up!
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:iconatsuiai:
Atsuiai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Zilla for making this tutorial! I used here: [link]

:D
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dragonspeaker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool, I'm going to try it out! Thank you. :)
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TazounsBones Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) I don't have Illustrator but i think my ol' coreldraw may do the trick.

;) Thanks for creating this tutorial. Take care. ~ :w00t: cheers!
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wixcat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great
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Matdredalia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great tutorial, thank you! I've been looking for something like this! :)

I wanted to note that I don't use Illustrator, I use PSP 7, but this is still completely do-able in any graphics program I can think of!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
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zilla774 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconolushia-loosiczka:
olushia-loosiczka Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
It's too difficult to me... But this tutorial is awesome! :D
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:iconaseariel:
aseariel Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
woo, awesome :O
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werewolf2714 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Student Filmographer
Thanks!!:D :D
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:iconlithosun:
lithosun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Well... This makes 200 favs...
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Zeek-cleveland Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
you know we had knots like these decorating my grade school's church... always wondered how you made them.
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Mjoelnir Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
thank you a lot
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:iconapplewatch:
AppleWatch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Great tut. Just what I was looking for, thanks.
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PreyingJaws Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
I've seen how to do with pen & paper; this is the first on the computer.
thanks for showing us how to do it
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Phoenixel-AB Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006   Digital Artist
This is so awesome! I needed to do a search on a celtic knot tutorial, and this one popped up first. Thanks for taking the time!!!
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HippySpawn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
OMG! This is great.
I recently started to learn illustrator and was trying to figure out how to use it to draw knots. But was strugling. :confused:
I knew I was missing something simple. :slow:
The scissor tool... DUH. :stupidme:
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
took me a really long time to get to this
but it's an awesome tutorial :)

drop by the club
jaako
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MercenArus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
Very nice tut ...

I'll try it in PhotoShop (it must work i think, and Illustrator is long too install ^^)

:+fav:
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Seikin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
this is such a simple tutorial, i hadnt known of any real way other than trial and error to make the knot, this is great
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loofah-lise Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i always wondered how they were done..
if i ever get the urge to do a celtic knot, i know where to look.
awesome :D

:+fav:
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miskis Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
:( and me without Illustrator..though looking at it...I could fidge something akin to it in PS :D
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ChaoxAngel Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
That's gonna be great help. I'd have you to thank if... I do make it out some day... :laughing:
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dbzjono20 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Wow, you're coming out with so many tutorials, it's awesome Zilla! :shakefist: If you keep this up, i think you'll have a lot more competition here on DA with all your great work! :giggle:

Definately cool and great stuff! Just like you man! B-)
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zilla774 Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
thx :D
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reptilecartoons Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
cool thing ^^ i doubt that i will ever need a celtic knot in illustrator, but IF I DO i'm going to use this.
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MattGAllan Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Professional Photographer
ooooh..
handy
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key-stone Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you for this nice tutorial ! ! !
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AcousticBoarder Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
inspiring

nice work

+FAV
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:iconjpix:
jpix Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Very nice tut .. thanks alot
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bikerboy Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
A interesting tutorial, I've always enjoyed using features of this similarity in Adobe Photoshop and sometimes in Adobe Illustrator often more so then not I have no purpose for it so thanks for the idea. :thumbsup:

Great simple tutorial too, I sure hope it helps a lot of people out!
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sakiryildirim Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
waww
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