How to Edit Clip Art and Create a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator
With so many free vector graphics available for download, you don’t always have to start from scratch when designing. Think about how different elements can be remixed to get the results that you want. This video tutorial will show you how to edit free clipart (this one’s from Vector Arts Hub) to create a seamless repeating textile pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
In this step by step Illustrator tutorial, we’ll cover:
How to select shapes / objects you want from the grouped artwork (1:03)
What compound paths are and how to release or make them (2:15, 4:10)
How to use the repeating pattern tool to create a straight or half drop repeat (6:15)