August 2014: Automatic Patterns Illustrator class is Live!

We’ve got another free class posted on the site! Automatic Patterns was created to help pattern designers working in Illustrator versions pre-CS6 to design repeat patterns that … [Read more...]

An Illustrator Diagonal Stripe Pattern Tutorial

My latest video tutorial demonstrates how to make an Illustrator diagonal stripe pattern that repeats on a grid. You'll learn to make a single repeat unit of diagonal stripes from … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]