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Solving the Interlocking Rings Dilemma in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, Jeff Witchel demonstrates multiple solutions to the age-old problem of interlocking rings and layer order.


  • thierry says:

    Thank you so much for these tricks.
    I recently spent a nice amount of time trying to figure out how I could do that. Cutting parts (solution #2) has been my solution, as I had to add a blank space around the objects (please see my site if you want. A “Z” add to interlock with a “O”.)
    I gonna play with that “live paint” solution. It looks cool, fun, and opens new territories 🙂

    Thanks again!

  • Jeramiah says:

    Hey thanks for this. For the first three I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah, then on the live paint one i was mind blown. Never used this feature and will in the future im sure. Cheers.

    • Hi Jeramiah,
      Yep! Live Paint is in a class by itself for creating interlocking rings. It’s simple and far more flexible than any other method I’ve stumbled across.
      All my best,

  • Amitoj Gautam says:

    Very useful. I had been banging my head since weeks. Thanks.