Don’t see a circle in Adobe Illustrator among different shapes in the tool panel. In Adobe Illustrator the given shapes are Rectangle Tool(M), Ellipse Tool(L), Polygon Tool, Star tool, and Line Segment Tool(\). But we don’t see a circle in the list of tools. For a beginner, it’s going to be an effort to draw a perfect circle. Well, don’t worry. We are going to teach you the easiest way to draw a circle in Adobe Illustrator with just a few steps.
To make a circle in Illustrator, grab the Ellipse Tool from the left toolbar under the Rectangle Tool. Press & hold the Shift key and then click and drag to make a circle.
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What is a circle?
A circle is a round shape that has a center point. The distance of any point on a circle from the center is equal.
In Adobe Illustrator, we will make a circle by using the “Ellipse Tool(L)” from the toolbar.
Follow the given points to create a perfect circle.
Making a Circle in Adobe Illustrator:
Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator, and create a new document.
Step 2: From the toolbar, Long press the Rectangle tool.
Step 3: A list will appear with different shapes tools.
Step 4: Select the “Ellipse Tool” from the toolbar. The ellipse tool can also be selected by pressing “L” on the keyboard.
Step 5: We can draw a perfect circle by using the Ellipse tool, Press and Hold the “Shift” key while drawing the ellipse. This will not be Ellipse due to pressing and holding the “Shift” key.
Step 6: Draw the circle according to your need.
A perfect circle is drawn on the artboard. It’s the easiest way to draw a circle by using only the “Ellipse Tool” and the “Shift key” from the keyboard.
Now we will tell you how you can fill the color in the circle.
Fill the Circle with any color
Let’s fill the circle with any color.
Step 1: Select the circle with the “Selection Tool(V)”.
Step 2: Double Click on “Fill” in the toolbar.
Step 3: Select any color and click OK.
The circle is filled with the selected color.
Difference between Circle and Ellipse
Do you know that A circle is a round shape that has the same distance from its center.
Whereas An Ellipse does not have the same distance from its center. It looks like a circle but is not a perfect circle. That is why we need to create a circle by using the “Shift key” to create a circle in Adobe Illustrator.