Scaling Patterns in Illustrator

There are several ways to scale patterns in Illustrator. This post and the video tutorial below will outline some of the differences and advantages of each. Just like in … [Read more...]

Clipping Mask Illustrator Basics

This clipping mask illustrator video tutorial will show you how add a photo to your illustrator file, crop it with a clipping mask and edit the mask. A clipping mask is a shape … [Read more...]

Pattern Tiling Lines in Illustrator

The lines appearing in your repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator may just be screen tiling artifacts. Find out how to be sure, and what to do about getting rid of them when … [Read more...]

A Chevron Pattern in Illustrator

Follow the steps in the video or written tutorial to make a chevron pattern in Illustrator CS6 and earlier versions of Illustrator. Who doesn't love a chevron? They look great in … [Read more...]

Create Illustrator Pattern Fill Swatches

In this video tutorial I show students in my Automatic Patterns class how to make Adobe Illustrator pattern fill swatches that will repeat seamlessly from the patterns we create in … [Read more...]

Pen Tool Illustrator Tutorial: Paisleys

Learning to use the Illustrator Pen Tool and and bezier curves takes time and practice. Practicing with paisleys can help you master smooth curves, S curves, smooth points and … [Read more...]