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15 Tutorials for creating seamless patterns using illustrator

This tutorial round up is a collection of illustrator tutorials, which each step by step guides for how you can create seamless patterns. The post includes a range of tutorials suitable for any skill level whether that be a complete newbie or veteran illustrator user.

Patterns are great and have such a wide range of use perfect for being used in print and digital design. There’s some gems included in this roundup, which will enable you to master pattern design

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1. How to Make an Illustrator Chevron Pattern

How to make a pattern in Illustrator—specifically, a seamless chevron pattern. The process is pretty straightforward, and after you try it once, you’ll fully understand how to create a repeating pattern in Illustrator.

2. Create seamless, Mexican-inspired patterns

These patterns can be used in a wide range of forms from textiles for fashion design to inclusion within other artworks. See Amrei’s work at the end of this tutorial to see how she incorporates patterns into her abstract pieces to add an eye-catching vibrancy of riotous colour.

3. How to Make a Repeating Japanese Wave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

You will learn how to create a Japanese wave pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

4. How to Create a Colourful Geometric Pattern in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful geometric pattern based on a series of triangle shapes. I’ll show you how developing a simple rule to follow can transform a basic pattern into a much more complex layout with less repetition.

5. Create a Summer Underwater Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

 Have you ever wondered how to make your own pattern? In this tutorial it will show you how to create a summer underwater seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator from sketch to the final image with the help of  Blob Brush Tool, Pattern Options and Scale Tool.

6. How to Make a Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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.

7. How to Make a Carbon Fiber Pattern in Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a carbon fiber pattern in Illustrator.

8. Create and edit patterns

This article describes the pattern creation and editing workflows available in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and later. For information on working with patterns in an earlier version of Illustrator, see Patterns.

9. How to Make a Herringbone Pattern in Illustrator

Illustrator line patterns never go out of style. Just like other Adobe Illustrator patterns, they’re a great and quick way to make the artwork more interesting. If you want to learn how to make a pattern in Illustrator, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a herringbone pattern, how to make it seamless, and how to save it as an Illustrator pattern.

10. Create a Cubical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Geometrical shapes and patterns have always been my thing. I’ve used  them in many of my creations and client projects. They often look rather complicated, but the creation itself can be rather simple. Especially when you have the right tools at hand. The more tricky part lies in the way you apply this into a design…

11. How to Create Line Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the process of creating a set of vector line patterns in Adobe Illustrator, using nothing more than some basic shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there

12. Illustrator How to Make a Pattern that Repeats Seamlessly

One of the many powerful aids to illustration in Adobe Illustrator is the facility to create and use repeating patterns. Patterns can save a huge amount of both time and processing power – without them we’d be stepping and repeating objects until the cows came home.

13. Geometric Patterns in Illustrator

Since we have been exploring a lot of geometric patterns recently, I thought why not do another tutorial on this topic. These patterns are super easy to create as they use the in built Adobe Illustrator tools. And the fun part is that you can create so many variations from the base design, and each design will give a completely different pattern!

14. How to Make a Pattern in Illustrator

Patterns are a great way to decorate websites, backgrounds, iPhone cases, and anything else that needs more than a white backdrop. But to be able to use the same pattern on many different elements or objects — and make sure it doesn’t look like Minecraft — vectors are a must. They allow us to scale to any size without worrying about losing quality.

15. How to Make a Plaid Pattern in Illustrator

Make an Illustrator pattern or an Illustrator repeat pattern and then use it as an Illustrator pattern fill, you should be able to do so once you go through the video.

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