The quick and easy randomizing tool for Illustrator

The quick and easy randomizing tool for Illustrator

2 minute read

Introducing the Randomini Tool, part of the new Randomino plugin. This tool is your quick start to randomising objects in Illustrator. The Randomini Tool is the dice shaped icon in the Toolbar. Selecting it will bring up the classic Astute Graphics UI where each arm has a different purpose.

Here’s how you can use the tool for quick and easy randomizing in Adobe Illustrator:

Scale

You can randomise the scale at a percentage of the original, and the live preview will give you a guide to what will change.

Offset

This will randomise the position of your objects up to the maximum value selected. You can hold down the Shift key to keep it to a whole value, and the live preview will continuously change as you randomise

Rotation

You can rotate the objects from zero to the value shown in the dialogue box. If you have multiple items selected which are not grouped, they will each individually rotate around themselves.

Color

You can also randomise the hue by simply clicking the color box. The color randomization is a random walk around the 360 degree color hue.

Controls

To apply these changes you can hit the Apply button, or hit Enter/Return on the keypad.

To reset to defaults, double click the centre white marker.

@astutegraphics

Follow our Youtube Channel for heaps of tutorials and workflow videos to give you inspiration and get you started.

#astutegraphics

Follow our continuously updated instagram page for more quick tutorials and Illustrator tips!

More Reads...

Work faster in Illustrator with Randomino

Face up to a faster workflow in Illustrator! In this quick tip we’re... Read more »

Finer distortion control in Illustrator

Astute Graphics is proud to present the new Perturb Live Effect as part... Read more »

Randomize Live Text

In this tutorial, we will show how the new Randomino plugin can change... Read more »