Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create beautiful repeating patterns
- — 26 August, 2010 15:07
Step 15 You can change the sizing of your repeat with the Scale box. Double click the Scale tool on the toolbar. Make sure the ‘Patterns’ option is checked and select a percentage. If you need to change a colour, make your change to the grouped pattern and re-make the swatch giving it a new name.
Step 16 Now that you have a repeating Illustrator Swatch, you can fill any shape with the pattern. Here I have used the pattern to fill type and created a t-shirt graphic. You could also mask the pattern into a circular template for a plate, a mug, or a rectangular shape for a section of wallpaper. The possibilities are endless!