Identifying the rectangular tile


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Identifying the rectangular tile

All right gang, I've dramatically simplified things. You can see here that I've gotten rid of all the layers, except for core design, so there is no peeking any more. And I've also gotten rid of those three patterns that I built for you that were based on this design here inside the Swatches palette. So we are down to just this one layer, I'm going to actually make the Layers palette smaller here, because we need more room for Swatches at this point. All right, what we need to do in this strange mix right here, we need to identify a rectangle, because Illustrator needs a rectangular area in order to generate a tile pattern. It's always going to be a repeating rectangle, even if the pattern is not inherently rectangular, as ours isn't and most patterns aren't.

So what do we do? Well, we need to see when the objects begin repeating up and when they begin repeating sideways, so up and down, and side-to-side. And you can see here in our case, we've got this ...

Identifying the rectangular tile
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Identifying the rectangular tile provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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