Flags on Illustrator

These three flags were made on Illustrator using the rectangle shape tools for the Greece and the Gambia flag and the Curvature tool for the South Africa, as Illustrator doesn’t offer the shapes needed to create it.

The rectangle shape allowed for accurate and neat looking shapes to be created with ease, however the curvature tool was very high maintenance, at least, for someone who is new to Illustrator, whenever I clicked on the created outline from the curvature to grab at an anchor, I would usually make a new anchor by mistake, which subsequently lead to more adjustments to the shape being made as I couldn’t create accurately straight lines with as many anchors as I had.

I evaluation of my work, I believe that the Greece and Gambia flag came out well, the shapes were accurate and the lines were straight, however, the colours were off, I could have prevented this or improved these flags by using the Eyedropper tool.

The South Africa flag came out a lot worse though, the lines were not straight and the shapes were misshapen, but given that this is the first attempt at using Illustrator for something of that caliber,  it shouldn’t be surprising that the flag came out wrong, to improve the flag I could use less anchors then I did so that it would be easier to create straight lines, I could have also simply used the rectangle tool and adjust the anchors.
Much like the other two flags, the South Africa flag had incorrect colours.


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