047 Creating Seamless Patterns


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047 Creating Seamless Patterns

With InDesign you can create swatches of solid colors and of gradients, but you can't create a swatch that will allow you to fill an object with a repeating pattern. But with some precisely arranged objects and the Paste Into command, you can make an object that functions like a pattern swatch, then you can use the Step and Repeat command to fill an area with the pattern. You can also transform a single object into many and then fuse them all together with the Pathfinder command. Let's see how it's done. So here I have a scene of some cows in a field and there's just one problem.

These cows aren't contained. They are going to roam around free and all get lost, and I want to contain them with a fence. So I am going to create a pattern that looks like a fence and overlay it on top of the photo. I will press the F key on my keyboard to get my Rectangle Frames tool and click in the document. I am going to create a square of 100 pixels tall and wide. I'll go to my Swatc...

047 Creating Seamless Patterns
Video duration: 8m 39s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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047 Creating Seamless Patterns provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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