This video tutorial will show you how to use the new pattern making tool (released in Adobe Illustrator CS6) to turn motifs into a surface / textile design. You can choose different repeat layouts including straight and vertical or horizontal half drop and watch the pattern update live as you edit.
You will learn:
How to create a Pattern swatch from artwork you’ve already drawn in Illustrator (00:33)
How to change the tile type from a straight repeat to a half drop (02:15)
How to Edit a pattern swatch you’ve already made (03:16)
How to Save a Copy of a pattern swatch (03:34)
Download the free repeating pattern file so you can follow along with the video and practice while you watch.