Designing the perfect side pattern


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Designing the perfect side pattern

In this exercise, I am going to show you the best approach to creating a tile pattern that will successfully serve as a side tile inside a pattern brush, and it hinges on the use of a few path operations, including one that I don't use very often because it's so darn static, which is a crop operation inside the Pathfinder panel. I've saved my progress as Big bad Zed.ai and we're going to ignore the fact that the Z over here on the right-hand side looks so appallingly bad, and I am going to have you scroll down to the bottom of the illustration and once again zoom in. And we are going to go ahead and take this object here, this group, and we're going isolate it by double-clicking anywhere on any of those selected path outlines.

Now what I'd like you to do is take this big rectangle right here and just get rid of it. Or if you like, you can just kind of move it aside for a moment and then grab the invisible rectangle, which will mean of course since it's invisi...

Designing the perfect side pattern
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Designing the perfect side pattern provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design
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