How to Create a Simple Pattern in Illustrator

▼How to Create a Simple Pattern in Illustrator▲

Hello 👋 ! So you want to learn how to create a pattern in Illustrator. I think I can help you with that 😉 I am using CS5 Illustrator. Once you get the basics down you should be able to create as many simple patterns your creative mind can think up. Now let's get started!

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Simple Pattern in Illustrator

Step 1:

Open a new illustrator file. I'm using the art-board size 500px X 500px.

Then hit Ctrl + m to create a box that is 400px X 400px. 

Make sure Smart Guides are on by going to View → Smart Guides or use short cut Ctrl + u

Step 2:

Select star shape. Use the settings in image to create a triangle ▼. Pick any color you want

Move the triangle up to the left top corner. If you have Smart Guides on it should center align

Step 3:

Copy (Ctrl + c) and paste in front (Ctrl + f) the triangle

Then either add or subtract along the X and Y axis.

First +400 along the X axis

Copy and paste the first triangle ▼ again and +400 along the Y axis

Copy this new triangle and +400 along X axis


Step 4:

Now for the middle triangle ▼

Copy (Ctrl + c) and paste in front (Ctrl + f) the first triangle

Then +200 along the Y axis

Then +200 along the X axis


Step 5:

Copy (Ctrl + c) and paste in front (Ctrl + f) your bounding box

Then bring to the front

Turn off stroke

Select all (Ctrl + a)→ Then go to Pathfinder → Select "Crop"



Step 6:

Bring your previous bounding box to the front

Turn off stroke

Select all (Ctrl + a) and group (Ctrl + g)




Step 7:

You can drag into your swatches panel to create your pattern OR

go to Edit → Define Pattern → Name your new pattern

Step 8:

Yay! You've created a new pattern now try it out!

Ctrl + m and create box 500px X 500px

Select your fill as the pattern

You can mess with the size by going to Object → Transform → Scale → Patterns only selected → Scale to 50%

Play around with the settings like changing the color🌈 or rotating the pattern

Good luck! Let me know how it works out for you 😊


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Are You A Makeup Junkie?| Red Bubble

Makeup Junkie💄

I was having fun creating patterns last night and came up with this one. There are four (4) different skin tones💅 to choose from in my Red Bubble store. There are many items in the store such as phone cases (Iphone and Samsung), notebooks, clocks, accessories and more!

Red Bubble items have great quality.  I ordered myself the Hair Goals I-phone 6 Plus hard case and LOVE IT💕 The print came out more fabulous than I ever thought. Treat yo self or get gifty and order someone special an adorkable design. 



I had fun making these and hope you enjoy them. More designs to come! 


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