Hanukkah will be starting in just over a week and I’ve put together a Facebook cover image to help you celebrate! I’ve used the traditional blues associated with the holiday as well as some white and gold. Hope you enjoy!
Happy Hanukkah Cover
If you can’t wait, just scroll to the bottom of the post for the download link. If you would like to read a little of how I put this together, read on!
Colors & Background
Blue and white are the colors typically associated with Judaism and gold is a common choice as an accent.
I started with a deep indigo blue and the Star of David. To add interest scattered the Star of David in various sizes and shades of blue. The text I mixed the gold and white to mimic the menorah. I wanted a San Serif font with a personality to it, so I choose the Exo font.
The first step in the menorah was creating the 9 candle which compose it. This is done by creating one candle and then replicating it 8 times. The center candle is normally taller, so once all of the candles are created I increased the height of the center candle.
Each candle is composed of four pieces: the flame; the wick; the candle; and the holder. The first piece I drew was the flame. I used the pen and modify anchor point tools to create the shape you see.
The wick and candle are both simple rectangles. The wick is black and the candle is the traditional white for a Hanukkah menorah (at least traditional according to Wikipedia).
Finally, the holder was created by use the pen tool to create the left side curves. Then I duplicated and reflected the curves to create a symmetric right side. I then connected the two pieces using the Object > Path > Join command.
To create a gold Hanukkah menorah I started with the center support. I drew the left side curve with the pen tool and two points. I then duplicated and reflected the curve to create the right side. Once I joined the two sides, the center support was created.
For each of the arms from the center I used three points. One point in about the middle of the center support and the other two points at the intersections of the candle holder’s bottom corners. I drew the four arms for the left side first and then duplicated and reflected them for the right side to ensure symmetry.
And there you have it, one Hanukkah menorah ready to go!
Please download and enjoy. Also, we’d love it if you would share with your friends by tweeting or liking this post!
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