Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your base document, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…Now I'm going to assume, no matter what, that you want to work along with me.…So we're going to start things off with a little bit of a set up exercise.…I'll show you how to create your new document and I'll…show you how to adjust a couple of settings inside of Illustrator.…So that we're all on the same page.…If you're a premium member then you have access to my exercise files, in…which case you'll want to go ahead and…load this guy right here, Big orange letters.ai.…But if not, you can still totally…follow along with me and here's how, go up…to the File menu and choose the New command.…
And then, inside the New Document dialog box,…go ahead and name your document anything you want.…You can always change it later when you save the document to disk.…Then go to the profile and change it to basic RGB, because we'll…be creating an RGB file, it's just the most flexible way to work.…Make sure your units are…set to points.…Even if you're normally more comfortable with…inches or say millimetres for those of…you outside the states, points is the way we'll be working throughout this project.…
- 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