How to Build a Vector Pattern with a Bounding Box


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Building your vector pattern with a bounding box

Now, that we've drawn out our design, I'm going to show you how to go about building your vector artwork to create your final pattern tile. So, let's dive into it. So, you saw draw this design out in analog using tracing paper and a light pad. And, that helped me to compose my design in analog. You can see the drawn design here, which I've scanned in and placed in the illustrator. Just out of curiosity this image is at I believe 600 to 800 DPI.

I usually fluctuate in between those ranges. And, you can see my bounding box here. The first thing I'll do is I'll place it on it's own layer. And, I'll adjust the opacity to 20% because I don't want it to be full strength. I want it to be kind of tinted back and I'll lock the layers, so I don't move it. Another thing I do is that at this point I'll snap my guides to that bounding box I've drawn out so you can see the guides here. But, I manage guides a little different than most people and illustrator guides...

Building your vector pattern with a bounding box
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Building your vector pattern with a bounding box provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns

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Design
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Illustrator
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