How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a clock infographic template with six options in trendy line style and stylish flat icons. You will learn some tricks to make this infographic look awesome and unique.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator
After reading this tutorial you will be able to draw any objects in line style and use them to create perfect presentations, banners, etc. Check out this Outline Infographic Bundleto see some examples of cool graphics created using these skills.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

1.How to Create a Clock Shape

Step 1

At first I create the main layers to work with. It’s very convenient to structure your work starting from the very first steps. PressControl-Lto create aNew LayerandRename it (double-clickits name onthe Layerspanel). Repeat these actions until you’ve created and renamed all the necessary layers shown below. We are going to use different layers, so be attentive in this step.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Go to the “Background” layer, pick the Rectangle Tool (M), and create a white square of 1000 x 1000 px size to fit the whole work area. This square will help us to detect the center point during the first steps.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Click on the empty space near the eye symbol on theLayers panel to Lock the background layer.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Select the “Guides” layer. Press Control-R to show rulers. Drag and drop the ruler to the center of the work area.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Then switch to the ”Clock” layer. Use theEllipse Tool (L) to create an ellipse of 380 x 380 px size and with Stroke Weight equal to 25 px, and set Cap and Corner according to the screenshot below. Place the circle in the center of the work area.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Switch to the “Guides” layer again. Now we are going to create some guides to divide the circle into segments. I intentionally put this step after the creation of the circle to make it more comprehensible.

Start with creating lines using the Line Segment Tool (L). Click once in the center of the circle to open theLine Segment Tool Optionspanel, and change the Length and the Angle as shown in the screenshot below. Repeat this operation several times to get three lines. The exact stroke weight of the lines isn’t important; I usually use a line Stroke Weight equal to 5 px to make the lines clearly visible.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Select these lines and right-click > Make Guides.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Continue working on the “Clock” layer. Use the Pen Tool (P)to divide the circle at the points of intersection with the guides. Select the circle and click on the points where we need to have additional anchors.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

When the anchors are added, we need to select them with theDirect Selection Tool (A) andCut Path at Selected Anchor Points.

I intentionally didn’t hide the guides,because they may be useful during the following steps and help to arrange the objects relative to each other.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Right after that, setRound Cap on the Strokepaneland change the transparency to Multiply in the Transparencypanel.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now create a clock hand using the Line Segment Tool (). Click once in the center of the circle to open theLine Segment Tool Optionspaneland enter 160 px Length, 45 degrees Angle for the minute hand. Repeat this operation with 80 px Length and 135 degrees Angle for the hour hand.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Add colors to these lines. Select the clock’s elements one by one using the Direct Selection Tool (A) and change the Stroke color of each element.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

I often expand open paths in my work to have the opportunity to scale them easily, but we can leave the paths unexpanded in order to be able to change their weight in the future. In this tutorial I’m going to expand the paths as I did it in my work for theOutline Infographic Bundle.

Select all elements of the clock and go to Objects > Expand, choose Expand Stroke and click OK. Keep the objects selected.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

As you can see, some “side groups”, as I call them, appear after this action. Each of these groupsincludes only one object, and they are useless and make it difficult to work with the illustration, so we needto get rid of them. Right-click andUngroup.

After that, go to the Transparencypanelonce again and choose theMultiply Transparency option.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

2. How to Create Stylish, Colorful Text Inside the Clock

Step 1

In this work I’m going to use theTw Cen Mt Bold font, which is the default font. Use the Type Tool (T) to createseveral words with different Font Size as shown in the screenshots below.

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Step 2

Let’s rotate some words to make this infographic more stylish. Select several words andright-click > Transform > Transform Each, set 90 degrees Angle and press OK.

I use this method torotate the words because they are located at some distance from each other. The Transform Each Optionwill rotate each word around its central point.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Now use the Direct Selection Tool (A) and drag the words to better positions.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Select all text objects and make them a little transparent. Go to theTransparencypaneland selectMultiply with Opacity 60%. Multiply is an important option which needs to be set up in order tomake our text objects and shapes look balanced when you change the background.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) and change the Fill Color to the color that we previously used to color the clock’s elements.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

After changing the color, we can see that the yellow text object is almost invisible. In order to give thisobject more contrast, select it with theDirect Selection Tool (A) and change the Opacity to 100%.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

A helpful tip: set a higher opacity value forlighter colors and a lower opacity value for darker colors in order to achieve better results.

Step 4

Cut the word objects which are located beyond the clock. For this purpose, you need to create a circle ofsize 340 x 340 px and place it in the center of the illustration. Use theEllipse Tool (L) to do this.

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Select the circle and all text objects, and thenright-click > Make Clipping Mask.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Now you can hide the guides. Look at theLayerspaneland turn off the eye symbol in front of the “Guides” layer.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

3. How to Create a Dollar Symbol Icon

As our infographic has six options, we need to create six icons in order to achieve better visualization.

First of all, switch to the “Icons” layer. After that, we need to draw six equal squares in which we are going to place our icons. Create a70 x 70 pxsquare with theRectangle Tool (M), and then select it with the Selection Tool (V) and drag it holding Shift-Alt. After the second square is placed, use Control-D to repeat this operation until you get six squares in a row.

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Select all six squares and right-click and chooseMake guides. So now we have the guides which we are going to fill with our icons.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Now we are ready to create the first icon. Create a 30 x 30 px circle with 7 pt Stroke Weight, and chooseRound Cap and Round Join as shown in the screenshot below.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Select the top and the bottom anchor points with theDirect Selection Tool (A) andCut Path at Selected Anchor Points.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

After that, move the right part down. Notice that the top anchor of the right part must fit the bottom point of the left part.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Arm yourself with theLine Segment Tool (L) or Pen Tool (P) and create four lines, two vertical and two horizontal.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

After that, use the Selection Tool (V) to move the lines so that they fit the points on the ends of the semicircles. Place the dollar sign in the center of the square guide.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the dollar-shaped objects and press the Control button on your keyboard. You will see a frame around the objects. Hold Control-Shift-Alt and drag the frame edge until it fits the guide.

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Step 5

Now we are going to create a frame with rounded corners. Use the Ellipse Tool (L) to create a 15 x 15 px ellipse and theLine Segment Tool () to create two 7 pxLength lines.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Select the top and left anchors with theDirect Selection Tool (A) andCut Path at Selected Anchor Points. Delete the big segment and place the objects together.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Place the object in the corner of the rectangle guide.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Change the Stroke Weight to 5 pt.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Let’s duplicate the frame segment. Choose the Reflect Tool (O) and Alt-click on the point across which you need the object to be reflected. Choose Vertical Axis and press Copy.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Now choose both frame segments and repeat the Reflect action. ChooseHorizontal Axisand pressCopy.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 8

Convert the open path shapes to outlines. Select all shapes and go toObject > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pressOK. UseControl-Shift-Gto remove the unnecessary groups.

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Step 9

Now let’s select the top dollar’s parts with theSelection Tool (V). Open thePathfinder paneland clickAdd To Shape Area, and then right-click > Ungroup.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the bottom dollar’s parts and repeat the same actions for the bottom objects. Don’t forget to set Multiply appearance in the Transparencypaneland Group (Control-G) all the icon’s parts.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 10

Finally change theFill Colorof the dollar’s parts.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

4. How to Create a Pencil Icon

Step 1

We are going to create a pencil icon using lines only. Make sure that you turn on the View >Smart Guides. Go to Edit > Preferences > Smart Guides if you need to change the Smart Guide options.

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Step 2

Select the Line Tool () and place a line with 70 px Length and 5 pt Stroke Weight.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Continue working with Line Tool and create another two lines: a horizontal 25 px Length line and a vertical 25 px Length line.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the Pen Tool (P). Place your cursor on the edge of the line and then start to move the cursor in the direction of 45 degrees from that point, and the cursor will automatically become attached to the Smart Guide. Click at some distance from the starting point to create the first anchor point. Create a second anchor at the intersection between the 45 degrees angle Smart Guide and the rectangle guide.

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Select this line with the Selection Tool (V) and move it to the point of intersection of the two guides (the45o angle Smart Guide of previous line’s location and the45o angle Smart Guide of the pencil’s edge). Press Control-D to repeat the operation.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Now grab the Selection Tool (V) and change theStroke Weights of the pencil parts as shown in the screenshot below.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Keep working with theSelection Tool (V), select all the pencil shapes and go toObject > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pushOK. UseControl-Shift-Gto remove unnecessary groups.

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Don’t forget to setMultiply Appearance in the Transparencypaneland change theFill Colors of the pencil’s elements. Select andGroup (Control-G)all the icon’s parts.

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5. How to Create a Screen Icon

Step 1

Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and draw a 70 x 40 px size rectangle. Set theStroke Weight to 5 pt and change theCap and Corner style.

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Go to Effects > Stylize > Round Corners and set theRadius to 10 px. Then chooseObject > Expand Appearance.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Use theLine Segment Tool () to draw a line from the point located directly under the bottom left anchor point. Make sure you are drawing the line on the square guide.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

I am going to make the screen shape a little higher. I didn’t set the right height in the previous step because I want to show you how you can change shapes when you need to.

Select its bottom anchor points and drag and dropthese points a little further down.

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Step 3

Now we’ll make our screen more stylish. Select the two points near the round corner at the bottom right and Cut Path at Selected Anchor Points. Now you can Delete this corner.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and place a 7 x 7 px circle between the end points of the two lines.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

To create the arrow’s edge, switch to theRectangle Tool (M). Create a 20 x 20 px square with the same stroke settings as the screen shape. Double-click the Rotate Tool (R) and set the Anglevalue to 45 degrees. Apply the changes.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Repeat the actions from the previous step: Select the top and bottom points andCut Path at Selected Anchor Points.Now you canDeletethe left part.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Take the Line Segment Tool () and draw a line from the arrow’s edge with 35 px Length.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Copy (Control-C) and Paste (Control-V)the arrow in an empty space. Set the Stroke Weight to 3 pt.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Click the right mouse button and select Scale. Change theScale options to Uniform: 30% and push OK. Drag and dropthe selected little arrow to a better position inside the screen shape.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

Convert the open path shapes to outlines. Select all shapes and go to Object > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pressOK. Use Control-Shift-G to remove unnecessary groups.

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Step 8

Select the little arrow’s horizontal shape and double-clickthe Direct Selection Tool (A). Movethe selected shape in theHorizontal direction by-1 px. It is a very important step, and I will explain why later.

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Now let’s select the little arrow’s parts with theSelection Tool (V). Open thePathfinder panel and click Add To Shape Areato make the arrow consist of only one shape.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Remember, I recommend that you move the little arrow’s horizontal shape. If you don’t do this, you could get a lot of needless anchor points on the arrow’s edge.

Step 9

Select all the shapes with theSelection Tool (V). Open theTransparencypaneland chooseMultiplytransparency mode with Opacity equal to 100%. After that,Group (Control-G)all the icon’s parts.

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Change theFill Color of the screen shapes.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

6. How to Create a Speech Bubble Icon

Step 1

Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw a70 x 60 px ellipse with no Fill and 7 pt Weight Stroke. Don’t forget to set the right Cap options.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now we need to divide the ellipse into two parts and delete one of them. Pick the Pen Tool (P) and create an additional anchor point by clicking in any place on the ellipse.

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Select two anchor points: the new one and the right one. ChooseCut Path at Selected Anchor Points.

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Select the bottom path with theSelection Tool (V) and convert it to a guide. Do this by clicking theright mouse button and choosingMake Guides.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

After that, grab the Ellipse Tool (L) and create a 7 x 7 px ellipse. The rounded guide will help us place the new ellipse precisely and easily on the ellipse’s extension.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

To create a speech bubble pointer, take the Line Segment Tool () and draw a line from the end anchor point to any point on the rectangle guide.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Place three more lines inside the speech bubble to illustrate discussion. Draw a35 px line with theLineSegmentTool () and set theStroke Weightequal to 4 pt.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Then place three little circles near the speech lines. Create 4 x 4 px circles using theEllipse Tool (L).

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Group(Control-G)the three lines and three circles together. After that, select both the group and the speech bubble shape and click the speech bubble shape once again to make it aKey Object. The contour of the speech bubble will become bolder, indicating that all objects now will be aligned to aKey Object.

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Be careful:the key object must be above the other objects on theLayerspanel.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Convert the open path shapes to outlines. Select all shapes and go toObject > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pushOK. UseControl-Shift-Gto remove unnecessary groups.

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Keep the shapes selected andopen theTransparencypanel, and chooseMultiplytransparency mode withOpacityequal to100%. ThenGroup (Control-G)all the icon’s parts.

Finally change theFill Colors of the speech bubble’s shapes.

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7. How to Create a Clock Icon

Step 1

This icon will be very simple but also clean and stylish.

Grab the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw a 70 x 70 px ellipse with 7 pt Stroke Weight.Make surethat you changed theCapandCorneroptions.

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Step 2

To createtheclock’s minute hand, take theLineSegmentTool (). Click in thecenter ofthecircle and set theLengthto28 pxandAngleto135 degrees. Apply(OK)thechanges. Change the stroke features ontheStroke panel, entering3 ptvalue forStroke Weightand selectingRound Cap.

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Repeat the actions thatyou took for the minute hand.Pick the LineSegmentTool ()and draw a20 pxLength linefromthecenter ofthecircle.Use5 pt WeightandRound Capfor the stroke appearance.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now we need togivethe clock iconthesame style astheother icons.We can dividethecircle into two parts by selecting the anchor pointat whichyou need to breakthepath andclicking theCut Path attheSelected Anchor Pointsbutton.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Select the quarter part ofthecircle and find theMake Guidesoption after clicking theright mouse button.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Switch totheEllipse Tool (L),draw a7 x 7 pxellipse and place it between the two end points of the clock. Try different positions to achieve a better result.The only thing you should remember isthe necessityto place thecircle ontheround guide. In this infographic I have put the circle approximately inthecenter oftheguide.

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Step 5

Convert the open path shapes to outlines. Select all shapes and go toObject > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pressOK. UseControl-Shift-Gto remove unnecessary groups.

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Keep the shapes selected andopen theTransparencypanel, chooseMultiplytransparency mode, and set theOpacityto100%.Then Group (Control-G)all the icon’s parts.

Finally change theFill Colorsof the clock’s shapes.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

8. How to Create a Keyboard and Mouse Icon

Step 1

I am going to start creating this icon by making a mouse symbol. Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and draw a20 x 30 px rectangle, and then go to Effect > Stylize > Round Corners…Set10 px Radius, and you will see the result immediately if thePreview mark is turned on.

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To make this shape editable, useObject > Expand Appearance.

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Step 2

Now let’s create buttons for our mouse.Create a horizontal line from point 1 to point 2 with theLine Segment Tool ().Putyour cursor on theanchor point atthecontour and moveit to theright.You will see aSnap guide, and the first point oftheLinemust be on thisSnap guide. To drawtheLinehorizontally, hold theShiftbutton on your keyboard.

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Use theLineSegmentTool ()one more time to place a second lineverticallyfrom the top mouse anchor point to the intersection with the horizontalline. Don’t forget to holdtheShift buttonto do this correctly.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Select the mouse contour and the lines. Open the Pathfinderpaneland select theDivide option.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

This icon will be a little bigger than the others. For this reason, place the mouse as shown in the screenshot below.

Now we have enough free space to draw a keyboard. Pick theRectangle Tool (M) and draw a 50 x 30 px rectangle. The bottom left corner of the rectangle must line up with the bottom left corner of the guide. Set5 pt Stroke Weight, Round Cap and Round Join.

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Go toEffect > Stylize > Round Corners…Set10 px Radius, as wedid before forthemouse contour.ClickExpand AppearanceintheObjectmenu.

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Step 4

Select the anchor points on the vertical parts with the Direct Selection Tool (A) as shown in the screenshot below and press theCut Path at Selected Anchor Pointsbutton.

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Now delete the bottom part of the keyboard contour.

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Take the Direct Selection Tool (A), hold Shift,and pull the bottom anchors to the rectangle guide.

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Step 5

Now we are going to createthekeyboard buttons.Create a5 x 5 pxellipse withtheEllipse Tool (L).Double-clicktheDirect Selection Tool (A). Enter8 pxinHorizontal Position Moveand pressCopy.PushControl-Don your keyboard several times until you get five circles.

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Select all five buttons and double-clicktheDirect Selection Tool (A) once again. Enter7 pxinVertical Position Moveand pressCopy. Yes, I did set7 px Move to make the circles a little closer in the vertical position than in the horizontal position. Push Control-D one more time to create the third row of circles.

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Step 6

Now we are going to transform the bottom circles into a space bar. Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and drag a rectangle from anchor point number one to anchor point number two, as shown in the screenshot below.

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Group all button shapes (Control-G) and Align them to the center of the keyboard contour, using the keyboard as a Key Object.

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Step 7

Now let’s create a wirefor our keyboard and mouse. OpentheStrokepaneland set3 ptStroke Weight,Round CapandRound Join. After that, create a15 x 15 pxcircle usingtheEllipse Tool (L).

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Select the left and right circle’s anchor points and chooseCut Path at Selected Anchor Points.Drag and dropthe bottom path ofthecircle as shown in the screenshot below. The right anchor point of the bottom semi-circle must match the left anchor point of the top semi-circle.

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Select the wire parts with theDirect Selection Tool (A) and move them, holding the right anchor point.

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Step 8

Now grab the Pen Tool (P) and draw two vertical lines. Make the first click on the round path’s end anchor point and the second click on the wire’s end.

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Clickanywhere on an empty part of the work area to cancel the current selection. Catch the intersection withSmart Guidesas shown in the screenshot below. Clickonthis intersection to place the start anchor point, holdShiftand clickon theguide to create the finish anchor point for the keyboard wire.

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Step 9

Convert the open path shapes to outlines. Select all shapes with strokes and go toObject > Expand, selectExpand Strokeand pressOK. UseControl-Shift-Gto remove unnecessary groups.

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Keep the shapes selected. Open theTransparencypaneland switch Transparency mode to Multiply with 100% Opacity.

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Now let’sselectthe space bar’s parts withtheDirect Selection Tool (A). Open thePathfinderpanel and clickAdd To Shape Area,to turn the button’s parts into one shape.Repeat the same actions for the long wire parts.

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Step 10

Now, after the strokeshave beenturned to outlines, we can alignthemouse withthekeyboard. Pick theDirect Selection Tool (A)and select the top part of the mouse. Pull the selected anchor points to the intersection with the horizontalSmart Guidefrom the keyboard shape.Repeat the samesteps forthebottom part of the mouse.

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Change theFill Colorsof the icon’s shapes. Finally,Select andGroup (Control-G)all the icon’s parts.

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We don’t need our square guides now that the last icon is finished. Go to View > Guides > Clear Guidesto remove all visible guides in the document.

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9. How to Create the Text

Infographics usually contain usefulinformation, so we need to add some text. We need a title and a description text for every option. Let’s start by creating the description text box.

Step 1

First,look attheLayerspaneland switch totheText layer.

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Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 260 x 60 px rectangle.

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Step 2

Click the rectangle with theArea Type Tool. You can see that the rectangle has turned into a text box. In this tutorial I’ll fill the text box with abstract text “Lorem Ipsum…”. It is just an example, and you will be able to change this text later.

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I used Tw Cen MT Regular Font with 12 pt Size and Justify with last line aligned left. You can change these options using theCharacterpaneland theParagraphpanel.

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Step 3

Pick the Line Tool () or the Pen Tool (P) and add a line with Length equal to the width of the text box. Double-click on theDirect Selection Tool icon to open theMovepaneland change Vertical Moveto -15 px.

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Step 4

ChoosetheType on a Path Tooland then clickonthe line. Now you can type your title here.

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For the title I used Tw Cen MT Bold Font with 25 pt Size and Align Center Paragraph.

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Step 5

Selectthetitle andthedescription text box and pressControl-GtoGroupit. Don’t forget to switchTransparencytoMultiplyintheTransparencypaneloptions.

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Zoom Outto see the whole infographic.Selectthetext withtheSelection Tool (V), holdAlton your keyboard anddragthe textobjectsto other positions. Continue dragging textobjectsuntil you get six text boxes.

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Step 6

Now let’s recolor the text objects.Select thetext objects one by one withtheDirect Selection Tool (A)and change theirFill Color. For titles, use the same colorsthatyou used forthemain clock’s parts. For the description text, I used the same colorthatI used forthehour hand.

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Step 7

After you’ve finished working with the text objects, move the icons with theSelection Tool (V) as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 8

There are just a few steps left to finalize our infographic. Switch tothe “Background” layerintheLayerspanel.

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Selectthe rectangle that we created before. UsetheGradient Tool (G), setRadial GradientandmovetheGradient Sliderto75%as shown in the screenshot below.

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Congratulations! Our Line Style Infographic Template Is Finished!

I hope it was interesting for you to followthis step-by-steptutorialabout creatingclock infographics. You can easily change the color, text and number of options in order to make this infographic perfectly fit your presentation or website.

Now, using these skills, you can create any objects in a similar style, and there are unlimited ways to use this infographic!

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

You can get a full collection of 40 infographic templates (both vector and raster) created by me in this style inOutline Infographic Bundle.

How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator