Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with gradient dot patterns, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…In this movie, I'll show you how to assign and modify…one of the custom gradient dot patterns that ships along with Illustrator.…Now this, so my text still selected, and…I'm looking at the contents of the Appearance panel.…I'll go ahead and click on my Fill, to select it,…and then I'll click on its dot pattern swatch in order to…bring up the pop up panel, and then if you're working…along with me, you want to once again click on the Library icon,…choose Patterns, choose Basic Graphics.…And then, finally, choose Basic Graphics Dots.…
And that'll bring up the pop up panel that we saw in the previous movie.…Notice these last five swatches here.…Each one of them represents a custom gradient dot pattern.…So I'll start by selecting the first one, which is 0 to 50% dot gradation.…Which is to say that it starts at 0% darkness, and extends…to 50% darkness, as expressed, of course, as a half-tone pattern.…Now you may wonder why it stops short of the top of the letters.…After all that looks like garbage.…And what's happening here is that we've assigned that…
- 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