Create a versatile repeat pattern in Illustrator CS6

Of all the changes that Adobe has made to Illustrator for the CS6 release, the one that interests me the most is its Pattern Creation mode. Repeating patterns can be a difficult thing to get right and every creative has their own method for doing it. But now Illustrator’s new feature enables you to quickly and easily make and edit patterns, giving you instant control when dealing with complicated compositions.

For this tutorial, we’ll draw some simple flowers and arrange them into a pattern that can be used on a huge range of applications – in this case, a hardback book jacket.


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