Building a Simple Pattern using Math

You can make a repeat pattern…and it’s not as hard as you think!

Building a Simple Pattern using Math


I LOVE to jump into the pattern making process…manipulating layers, adding shading, doing all that stuff.

But maybe you are a newbie designer who just wants to make your first basic pattern. Or you are an illustrator who has a kick ass illustration that just needs to be put into a simple, no fuss, repeat to make it shine.

If so, follow me! Today I’m going to show you how to create a simple pattern in Adobe Illustrator using basic math. And I mean basic…don’t worry. You got this.

Step 1. Create or upload a motif to Illustrator and resize it to something simple that you can remember.  Resize by selecting the motif and clicking on ‘transform’ in the top bar menu. When the dialog box opens-up enter a new, nice round number for the width and height.  In this example I’ve resized my motif to 200 x 200 px. Continue reading “Building a Simple Pattern using Math”