How to Warp Repeating Patterns in Illustrator Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

How to Warp Repeating Patterns in Illustrator

If you fill your fashion flats with textile patterns, the result may not be what you want. The pattern will look very flat and straight, and not realistic at all. This video tutorial will show you how to bend and curve the pattern inside your fashion sketch so that it looks more natural on the sketch.

In the tutorial, you will learn:

  • How to set your sketch up to make sure you can warp the pattern in different parts of the body (0:43)
  • How to use Envelope Distort to apply and distort a mesh grid on your pattern (1:38)
  • How to use parts of your sketch as a clipping mask to hide parts of the pattern (3:00)
  • How to change the repeating pattern after you’ve warped it (4:00)

Before you begin, download the free example file to see how the effect is applied and follow along with the video:


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