Defining your own custom pattern fills


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Defining your own custom pattern fills

One of the most powerful aspects of Patterns is the ability for you to create your own. In this movie, we are going to explore how to define your own basic patterns, and we'll discuss some strategies for creating more complex ones. In fact, to define a pattern is really easy. It's making sure that the repeat is correct. That takes a little bit more insight. So first let's create a Pattern. I'm going to select this artwork right here, a nice little flower here, and I want to create a Pattern where this flower repeats itself over and over again.

So with the flower selected, I am simply going to drag it into the Swatches panel. When I do so, Illustrator automatically creates a Pattern. I want to name my pattern, but before I do I'm going to click on the artboard to deselect my artwork, and then I'll double-click on this Swatch and change its name to something like Flower. But now I can click on this rectangle down over here, click on the Flower Pattern, and I'll se...

Defining your own custom pattern fills
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Defining your own custom pattern fills provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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