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Repeating Patterns in Illustrator (Manually, CS5 & Earlier) Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

Repeating Patterns in Illustrator CS5 & Earlier


If you work in surface or textile design, you live and breath repeating patterns. This video tutorial will show you how to make seamless pattern swatches in Adobe Illustrator using the move command to perfectly line up the edges of your tiles.

You will learn:

  • Define the size of your repeat with a rectangle (0:25)
  • How to move your motifs so they seam up perfectly on the sides of your pattern tile (01:00)
  • How to adjust motifs after you’ve put them around the edge of your pattern tile (3:06)
  • How to use a bounding box to define the edge of your pattern tile (3:55)
  • How to Fill an Object with a Pattern (04:44)
  • How to Scale or change the size of Pattern swatches in your sketch (05:04)

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