Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending a square gradient dot pattern, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…In this movie, we're going to take the three columns of squares that we…have so far, and we are going to transform them into the final effect.…And we are going to do so with a fairly terrifying degree of precision.…So I'll go ahead and switch over to my documents so far, and I'll…press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A on the Mac in order to select all three columns.…Now bear in mind, each one of the columns is an independent group.…That's very important.…And as a result, it's very easy to create the intermediate dots…by going up to the Object menu, choosing Blend, and then choosing Make.…
And that's all it takes.…And you end up getting this amazing effect right here.…And you might think it's absolutely perfect, which is amazing…because Illustrator rarely gets a blend right the first time.…But let's check out if it's really done…such a swell job.…I'm going to press Ctrl+H or Cmd+H on the Mac in order to hide my edges.…Then I'm going to zoom on in to my squares here.…Over on here on the left hand side,…I'm pressing the Ctrl+spacebar keys, or Cmd+spacebar on…
- Using Illustrator's preset gradient dot patterns
- Creating a pattern of custom halftone dots
- Filling editable text with a dot pattern
- Turning circular dots into squares
- Using dynamic rotations to create specialized patterns