Pinwheel in Pixelmator

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In this tutorial I want to show you how to create a pinwheel. It’s very easy and won’t take you more than 20 minutes. Good luck!

Step 1

Open Pixelmator and create a new document. I’m using 770x780px for the size. Fill the ,,Background layer” with a very light beige color and with pen tool create a shape like in the image below.

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Step 2

Create another shape and fill it with a little bit darker beige color than the first one.

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Step 3

Group both layers and duplicate them three times, now you have four groups. Select second group and go to Edit > Rotate 90° left, then select the third group and go to Edit > Rotate 180°, after that select the fourth group and go to Edit > Rotate 90° right. Now you have to put all these groups like in the image below.

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Your layers have to look like in the image below.

Screen Shot 2013-03-06 at 7.52.15 AM

Step 4

Ungroup all layers, then go to Layer > Convert into Pixels. Select ,,Shape 1”, go to Edit > Load Selection and with Gradient Tool fill it.

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Step 5

Now you have to do the same thing as you did in the last step.

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Step 6

Do the same thing as you did in the last two steps, but choose red color instead of brown color.

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Step 7

Now choose light beige color instead of red.

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Step 8

With Pen Tool create a little circle and fill it with black color, add a shadow. Put it in the center of a pinwheel.

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Finish Result:

Pinwheel..

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