Creating Repeating Textile Patterns in Illustrator CS6 & Newer Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

Creating Repeating Textile Patterns in Illustrator CS6 & Newer

If you’re using Adobe Illustrator CS6 or newer, you MUST learn how to use the pattern making tool.  It is truly a game changer! Whether you’re a surface, fashion, web or graphic designer and don’t know how to make repeating patterns in Illustrator with this feature (again, CS6 and newer), you are missing out! This video tutorial goes through everything you need to know about using the repeating pattern tool and the different settings available to create straight or half drop repeats.

In this step by step Illustrator video tutorial, we’ll learn how to:

  • Design a repeating pattern from motifs (0:16)
  • Adjust settings in the pattern editing panel (0:40)
  • Adjust the size of the pattern tile (1:02)
  • Save a copy of the pattern while in pattern editing mode (1:55)
  • Understand what the “Any additional changes made while in Pattern Editing Mode will be applied to the original pattern, not the copy” dialog means (2:07)
  • Edit and update pattern repeats and layouts (3:20)
  • Change the tile type (repeat) from straight to brick by row, brick by column, hex by row or hex by column (4:30)
  • Adjust the brick offset (5:03)

Get the free repeating pattern file to follow along with the video.

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Creating Repeating Textile Patterns in Illustrator Cs6 & Newer


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