September 2014: Illustrator CC Web Patterns

My newest class on Creating Web Patterns in Illustrator CC is available now on Train Simple!

In an hour-long Illustrator CC project, I show you how to create pixel-perfect patterns for use on the web, using Illustrator’s intuitive pattern editing mode, introduced in version CS6.

In this project we will:

Take one of Illustrator’s included patterns, adjust it for web use and export a single repeat unit.

Test the repeat unit in an HTML file, and look at online resources for web pattern inspiration.

Create a geometric motif, use it in a repeat pattern, and change color schemes using the appearance panel and blending modes.

Explore Brick Repeat, Hex Repeat styles and the Tile Tool with the geometric motif.

Edit Patterns, with demonstrations on Scaling, Changing Color, Saving as a Library

I hope you’ll check out this class an other Adobe Illustrator classes on!