Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings


The plug-in everyone’s been waiting for… instant symmetry!

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Live Symmetry Live symmetry whilst drawing | Mirror existing artwork | Multiple axis option

The ultimate mirroring tool for Illustrator, technically and creatively enhance your artwork with live functionality in order to quickly create the result you need. MIRRORME is made up of two functions via a simple panel interface and MirrorMe tool; Apply to Layer for active drawing, particularly useful to draw faces / patterns / fractal and kaleidoscope effects. The second being Apply to Selection enabling you to mirror existing artwork, allowing you to recycle artwork elements into new designs and patterns within seconds. This will become an essential part of your daily vector design workflow.

MirrorMe active layer mirroring

Tool Function: Apply to Layer

Keep your artwork updated live in symmetry. Draw in the active sector and see each change you make reflected in all other sectors!

Reflecting artwork selection on a single vertical axis using MirrorMe

Tool Functions: Apply to selection

Mirror your artwork instantly on one single or multiple reflective axes (up to 72). This will become an essential part of your daily vector design workflow. Each layer can have its own live symmetry for ultimate flexibility.

Versatility of mirroring and reflecting vector artwork in MirrorMe


Draw faces / characters / patterns / fractal and kaleidoscope effects with simplicity and have fun while you work. Recycle your existing artwork elements into exciting new designs and patterns within seconds. See the transformation right before your eyes! Enhance the effective results with Illustrator's pattern tool. The creative possibilities are endless!

Example Artwork

The artwork above was created using MirrorMe.

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MirrorMe Features

  • User-defined origin and axis angle
  • User-defined number of axes
  • Flexible live annotations to keep you informed
  • Pause and resume mirroring on layers
  • Copy and paste mirror axes in and across documents
  • Auto-trim and joining of paths across axes

Using our plug-ins

Color-coded Panels
Installation, Licensing & Activation

To install, please refer to our step by step guide to installing with Astute Manager.

Software Requirements

Mac OS
Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
macOS 10.10 to 10.14

Adobe Illustrator CS6 to CC2019
Windows 7/8/10

Active Sector, Positioning and Preferences
Working with Artwork Types
Example Artwork

Example Artwork

The artwork on the right was created with the MirrorMe plug-in.

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Download all our sample artwork source files and have a look at them in Adobe Illustrator.
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12 reviews for MirrorMe

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Every time the possibilities in illustrator just become even more amazing with your tools… love it!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    A wonderful addition to my Illustrator toolkit.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This plug-in is deceptively powerful. When I started using MirrorMe, I was making patterns – but there is so much more there. Now I’m using it every single day at work to enhance my workflow in ways that used to frustrate me. Combined with VectorScribe and InkScribe, MirrorMe is destroying my deadlines. I look back on my work 2 years ago and laugh at how long it took. This tool makes all the other ones even faster.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is EPIC guys! I might end up using this everyday. I’m so glad you’re keeping Illustrator updated for all of us, haha!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    It’s saving me more time—I now often only draw one half of an object, while MirrorMe automatically creates the other half. Then I turn off MirrorMe and gently edit the paths with InkScribe, WidthScribe, etc., if I want to remove the appearance of automation. That’s still a lot faster than drawing the entire object without MirrorMe’s assistance. I can’t imagine working without it! It was when I decided to try it as a regular drawing tool that I discovered it spared me often the time of trying to get an entire object drawn, making the tool more of a part of a vector workflow than I expected

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    One of Adobe Illustrator’s more frustrating tasks is reflecting objects, something even InDesign does with aplomb. With MirrorMe this clunky task becomes not only easy but fun. Once again, AG has created another powerful tool I’d be unhappy to live without.

  7. Rated 3 out of 5

    When I first started using this tool it amazed me. It took a lot of work and automated it saving hours upon hours of work. Problems only started to happen after using gradients and the masking transparency options. I’m not sure what behind the scene calculations are at work, but after making changes and updating the scene a couple times the file size ballooned. What would’ve taken me many hours to do before took only 2 hours, but in return it increased my filesize to over 160 megabytes. I couldn’t believe it so i mimicked the condition with a simple scene and just moved the object mirror around a couple times and updated the scene with each move. After about 10 updates it saved what would normally be a 1 megabyte file turned into an 80 megabyte files. This plugin is amazing for what it does, but until it is fully optimized limit how many times you update your scene, otherwise the filesize will blow up and eventually not load. What would make this plugin perfect would be if there was a way to dump old file information, if not the file will just keep getting bigger.

    • nick

      Hi Jeremy – this is an interesting point. You are correct that our tools can vastly increase artwork file sizes with only a few clicks. Even though all our plug-ins are at pains to construct objects in a standard Illustrator manner, by allowing users to work so quickly, it also results in a vast amount of graphic work being created/placed in an instant. If you were to do many of these tool’s operations by hand, it would take days and you rightly expect file size to be proportional.

      In the office we’ve now hit a “real world” workflow file size in excess of 2Gb. Normally I would consider this completely unacceptable, but when I started to examine the detail and contents, I realised it was actually justified for that situation. Amazingly, Illustrator coped with it easily (Retina iMac).

      However, I believe every user should have a good idea of what an acceptable file size is for the environment/workflow in which they are working. To help with this, please refer to our very popular blog post 9 Ways to Minimize File Size in Adobe Illustrator

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This plugin is fantastic. I’ve made some seriously sweet designs from works or pieces of work I’ve already finished, and completed an artwork that I would not have been able to make truly symmetrical without this! Been using it every day since I downloaded it four days ago. A+

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Too bad it costs way more than it should. It’s a wonderful plug-in, but $45 just to have symmetry? Come on….

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yes it is a very nice plug-in and saves time.I used the trial period and created some nice artwork.I have to agree with Octopus because where I live it costs €50.00 euros.I had already created a symmetry template before coming across the mirror me plug in and I created pretty much the same artwork using that template.Also I have recently purchased a mandala creator plug-in that allows me to create mandala’s using brushes and pattern brushes within the file I downloaded.This mandala creator also comes with an extra file that allows me to create my own pattern brushes simply and easily with one click that automatically creates a symmetric reflection of the brush I create.I only paid €15.00 euros for this and receive updates with new features regularly.Mirror Me is still a great plug-in but a bit too pricey for me right now.When it has a reasonable price around €25 to €30 euros I might just purchase the full version.To the creator of this plug-in if you ever decide to put this plug-in on sale I will purchase it.The symmetric templates I have created myself works just fine and I did not have to pay for it.Please give those who have no steady income a chance to at least purchase this plug-in at a reasonable price…..Thanks in advance if you consider my request :)!

    • Hi Roderick,

      Thank you for the feedback! We do appreciate that our plug-ins are expensive in certain parts of the world which is why we often run sales and promotional offers to give customers the opportunity to purchase our products at a cheaper rate.

  11. Rated 3 out of 5

    I’d vetunre that this article has saved me more time than any other.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have to say, I believe MirrorMe is the best add-on to Illustrator that I have had to pleasure to use. For technical illustrations, it is an efficient and great time saver. It took a number of “outings” to feel comfortable with how it works (“Apply to Selection” vs. “Apply to Layer”). It’s not really a steep learning curve, but, now that I “get it,” I would hate to work without it being part of my Illustrator arsenal. This is one of several Astute Graphics add-ons that I own. THANK YOU, you guys at Astute Graphics for you fabulous products!!!

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