Learn how to use the Pattern Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator by creating a floral pattern in Adobe Illustrator using free vectors from Freepik. You'll then be able to create a pattern out of any vector of your choice with the introduction of the Pattern Tool in Adoble Illustrator.
Hey everybody and welcome to this quick video tutorial on how to create patterns here on freepik. My name is Simona and I would like to show you how you can create your own pattern here, in Adobe Illustrator. First, let me show you what kind of free resource I chose. For example , if you were looking for a pattern and you can't find the pattern you like, but you find another free vector here on Freepik, and you would like to create a pattern out of this, I would like to show you how to do this. So first, we would download this file here. And then we're going to open up Adobe Illustrator. With the file open, I selected this one here, and then I created a new file and I pasted it in. Now, this is the rose that I would like to use for the pattern. First, I would like to make a copy of it, move it to the side, and then scale it down. After that I'm going to place it underneath, and I'm going to create a copy of the big rose here. But I'm going to reflect it. After that, I think I would just like to have another copy of the small rose here, and I place it like this. Now, we have the tool here in Adobe Illustrator called the pattern tool. So, all we have to do is actually select all of the shapes or objects that we would like to use for the pattern. Then we go to: object>pattern>make. Now we get a pop-up. We have the pattern options panel, and Illustrator will tell us that the new pattern has been added to the swatches panel. And here we can see it. If you don't want to see this message every single time, just check: don't show again. Now here's the pattern. Let me quickly show you what the things mean here in the pattern options panel. First, we will give it a name. Let's call it "rose". Then here we have the tile type. You can go through the other options and just have a look what they look like. And then we have the width and height. You can constrain the proportions. And then we have size tile to art and move tile with art. Now if we check size tile to art, then that would select an object in my pattern and move it. You can see that the box moves with it, no matter where I put it. Now if I uncheck that, and I just move it back, and I check it again, its order resets it. And this, you can already see, I can select the shapes that I'm using for the pattern. And what if I don't particularly like the position of this little rose here? I can move it around. And you can see how it updates the pattern. You can even select all of it, and select the free transform tool, and size them down. And as you can see, everything gets smaller. Now of course, because we have size tile to art not ticked, the box is pretty big. In order to snap the box around our objects again, just select it, and you can see that we now have the box much closer to our shapes. So now if I move it around again unchecked, it will update it. And this is it. Once you're done you can either select save a copy, click done or cancel. This button here if you click it, you exit the pattern editing mode. So I'm done so I'm going to click this, and now I can see my pattern here in the swatches panel with the name "rose". If I want to make a change all i have to do is double-click it. I get back into the pattern options editing mode, and I can tweak it and update it. And once I'm done, I just click on it again. And here's a way you can use pattern. For example, for your own cell phone case. This is again a free resource here from Freepik, and I created a pattern for a cell phone case. And this is it. I hope this little quick tip , really will help you to create your own patterns , just in case you can't find any out there, and you want to create your own. And this is it for now, and hope to see you again here on Freepik.
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