How can I arrange overlapping circles into a rosette?
How can I make an image like this?
When I try doing this in Adobe Illustrator, it ends up like this. the final few circles overlap with the first few. How do I avoid this?
Let me suggest a solution with a slightly better workflow. Recognize that the same shape repeats several times so let us first make that one shape. So:
- Create a circle.
Rotate circle by 360/8° from a corner point (Alt+LMB click). (replace 8 with any amount of petals you want)
Image 1: Rotate one copy
Use shape builder or pathfinder to carve out the one shape.
Image 2: Make one petal with shapebulilder. (or use pathfinder)
Rotate object by 360/8° from corner, then hit ctrl+D repeatedly until you have a full circle.
Image 3: Replicate by repeating last transform