How to create a pattern in Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how to create a pattern and add it to you swatches panel, our trainer will train you this and more in our Illustrator course. The first thing you are going to want to do is to make any pattern you like I have just chosen some circles to make it easy. This is what will be repeated to make the pattern.

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Once you are happy with it you need to go to the Window tab and down to Pattern Options and then a window will pop up. To create the pattern you need to go to the top right of this menu and you will see a drop down list and at the top there will be an option to make click that then you can start editing you pattern.

 

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This window is where you will set you patterns settings. In this menu you can choose things like how the pattern will be aligned, the spacing between each tile, and even how big the pattern will be

 

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When are you are happy with you settings, you have finished your pattern and all you need to do is to click done which will be at the top of your page.

 

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Now you can use your pattern, to test it select the rectangle tool then go down to your swatches panel and select you pattern and then draw a rectangle and it should be filled with your pattern.

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