When you know how to make simple illustrations in Illustrator it's easy to create eye catching patterns. Learning how to make seamless patterns is a great way to repurpose existing work in branding, licensing, and package design.
Some designers make a full-time living selling patterns on sites like Spoonflower.
Illustrator has some new tools that make pattern making mindless. But in this tutorial we're going to go old school and show you how to plan a pattern in Illustrator analog style.
Because understanding how to make patterns is an important design skill. It will help you make better patterns in Illustrator and any software as well as your sketching and concept work.
In this simple tutorial we'll show you the best tips and tricks to start making patterns in Illustrator fast.