Use Wrinkle Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    To begin, you should open Illustrator either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    This will reveal a list of recently used programs. You may find Illustrator on the list. It has a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".
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    If you can't see Illustrator in the start menu, use the search bar along the bottom and start typing "Adobe Illustrator"
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    Click "Adobe Illustrator CS6"
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    It will immediately start loading and take you directly to the workspace. We need a document now.
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    Click "File" in the horizontal menu in the top-left corner
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    Click "New..." to open up a new document
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    Alternatively, press "Ctrl" + "N" on the keyboard. You can also open an existing document. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and how to open documents.
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    For this tutorial, let's click "OK"
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    With our document ready, you need an object.
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    Let's change the "Fill" color by clicking the box in the vertical toolbar
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    Let's create an object using "Ellipse Tool"
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    To access "Ellipse Tool", click and drag "Rectangle Tool" to the right. Let's create a circle by holding "Shift" and clicking and dragging the cursor on the canvas. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create basic shapes and how to get perfect shapes.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow
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    It's in the vertical toolbar on the left side of the window. If you have a more complicated object, you can use other selection tools.
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    Click the shape to highlight it
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    You can highlight several shapes too. A blue frame and anchor points will appear, letting us know that the shape is now ready for editing.
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    After that, click and drag "Width Tool" to the right on the vertical toolbar
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    The icon for the "Width Tool" looks kind of like a compass and is located near the middle.
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    Select the "Wrinkle Tool" from this list
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    Upon selecting this tool, the cursor will change to a circle with a cross in the center, which indicates the size of the effect.
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    You can make the size of the effect larger or smaller by holding the "Alt" key on your keyboard and dragging the mouse
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    When you hold "Alt", you will see a small corner appear next to the cross in the center of the circle, letting you know the image can be resized. Hold the "Shift" key to keep the shape of the tool in proportion. For this tutorial, let's make the cursor slightly smaller than the object.
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    Click the object to add the wrinkle effect
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    "Wrinkle Tool" gives a much more organic, natural look to images created in Illustrator. "Wrinkle Tool" is quite a sporadic thing compared to the other tools in the same expanded menu. It makes things wobbly in the polished image.
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    Double-click the "Wrinkle Tool" icon in the vertical toolbar to change the settings
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    You can drag the pop-up window to the side
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    You can change the "Width" and "Height" of the brush by clicking the up and down arrows
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    You can also type values into the text boxes or click the drop-down menu.
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    Depending on what shape you have, you may want to change the "Angle" value in the same way
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    You can also change the "Intensity" value
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    For "Intensity", a lower number means less intensity. This will result in a slower process of wrinkling. The default setting is 50 %, which is comfortable enough to monitor changes to your shape as they are made.
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    You can alter the "Wrinkle Options" parameters
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    This is recommended to spend time experimenting with those, as they can have quite a dramatic effect on your shape. You can adjust a percentage in the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" values. For this tutorial, let's set both to 50 % by typing "50%" into the text boxes.
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    You can also change the "Detail" and "Complexity" values
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    When you have finished, click "OK" to adjust your settings
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    Now, come back to the canvas and click the shape to apply the effect with the new settings
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    Everything within the circle will be affected. "Wrinkle Tool" can be used to create interesting and dynamic shapes from simple shapes for your poster or designing. Each time the effect is applied, more anchor points appear.
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    If you like, you can click "Selection Tool" again
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Wrinkle Tool" in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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