Designer’s edition or higher is needed to be able to trace by color and adjust the center of rotation.
Step 1: Prepare the Artboard
Start by turning on the grid lines. These are critical for getting the design symmetrical. Next, set the outline to 5 points or more if you want to cut this design out of paper. Leave the fill color as none for now.
Step 2: Drawing the Mandala Center
Grab the ellipse tool and draw a perfect circle by holding down the shift key while drawing. Be sure to click off with the mouse before letting go of shift so the circle doesn’t warp.
In the settings tab, turn on the center of rotation. This is a circle with a + in it. Line up the center of rotation of the circle with the crosshairs on the graph.