Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Tools that will be used while creating this pattern are Rectangle Tool, Transform Tool, and Shape Builder Tool.
Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:
Select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a narrow rectangle on the artboard.
Now select the rectangle drawn and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Move.
A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put a checkmark on Preview and then vertically move the rectangle. Then click on Copy.
Now select the second rectangle and increase its height. Also, change the Fill color of the rectangle.
Now select both the rectangles and create few duplicate copies with the help of the Alt key.
Press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles. Now press Ctrl + C to copy the rectangles and then press Ctrl + F to paste those rectangles in front.
Select the rectangles pasted in front and rotate them to a 90o angle.
Again press Ctrl + A to select all the rectangles. Then select the Shape Builder Tool from the Tool Panel.
Now start adding the paths to create the Weave Shape.
After getting this shape, eliminate the unwanted paths.
Before creating the pattern of these Weave Shapeswe will change the fill color. Fill the shapes with a gradient to give them a realistic view. Select all the shapes and press Ctrl + G to group them.
Now select the group and press Ctrl + C and then press Ctrl + F. Select the group pasted in front and change the fill color.
Now go to the Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to hard light and reduce the opacity.
Now select the group of shapes filled with brown gradient and press Ctrl + C and then press Ctrl + F. Then open the Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to overlay.
Select all the three groups and press Ctrl + G to group them together.
Now select the Weave Shapes from the artboard and drag them into the Swatches Panel.
Now double click on the new swatch created. Pattern Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard.
In the dialogue box, select the Tile Type as Grid and then put a checkmark on Size Tile to Art.
Now set the values of H Spacing and V Spacing to reduce the gaps between the grids.
Click on Done and your Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator is created. Now draw any shape and select the Weave Pattern Swatch as the fill color.
Now practice this tutorial and create your own Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
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