Adobe Illustrator patterns makes your work process easier and the result prettier. Every vector professional must know the secrets and details about using seamless patterns, as well as many approaches to creating them. In this tutorial I dive into the anatomy of patterns in Adobe Illustrator, analyzing numerous existing methods of creating a seamless pattern fill, from the easiest ones to the most complex ones.
I believe that most readers know and use patterns in Illustrator, but I also know that there are some users that are only now making their first steps in
this program. This tutorial will be useful for both groups. We will start from the basics, moving to more complex things. This tutorial contains three sections comprised of: pattern basics, saving patterns, and creating seamless patterns. Let's get started!
I think it's a good idea to start with the theoretical part first. This way those of you who are only starting to work in Illustrator will learn the basics
of patterns. Illustrator experts, however, may skip this part and jump right to the practical section on "Saving Patterns" or "Creating Patterns."
Damask is a style of pattern that is easy to recognize, but not so easy to replicate. In this tutorial you will learn that with the right tools, anybody can make their own damask pattern that looks just as good as the ones you see on fancy hotel wallpaper, with the help of a template file.
How to Make a Repeating Japanese Wave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
Repeating patterns can be confusing to make and sometimes creating a quick and easy pattern will leave you with a result that is less than professional. In this basic Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how easy it is to use the Appearance Panel and an arch shape to create a harmonious Japanese Wave Pattern. Let's get started!
How to Create a Floral Repeating Pattern
Learn how to create a repeating floral pattern that's perfect for gift wrap, desktop wallpapers or textile designs. This tutorial uses one of our very own free vector packs and is great for readers with a beginner to intermediate skill level.
Basic file preparation and color management
This is a basic illustration tutorial combined with a practical overview of file preparation for Digital Textile Printing.
After a long process of trial and error I've developed a streamlined process for creating files for digital textile printing. This is the perfect tutorial for people wanting to learn basic file preparation and color management. The skills learned from this tutorial are easily transferable to more complex designs and are simple enough for absolute beginners to start producing patterns quickly with little (to no) Illustrator experience.