Patterns are a fantastic way to add cohesion and visual interest to any design project. Once you understand the basic principles, creating custom patterns in Illustrator becomes easy.
This roundup features the best tutorials from around the web to help take your Illustrator skills to the next level and create custom, seamless patterns for your current and future design projects. From basic pattern creation to advanced techniques for intricate designs, these tutorials offer a wide range of design possibilities.
You’ll learn how to use various tools and features in Illustrator to create unique patterns that are visually stunning. You’ll discover how to play with color, texture, and shape to create patterns that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
These tutorials provide valuable insights and tips on design principles, such as balance and repetition, that will help you create cohesive and harmonious patterns.
You might also like our free high-resolution collection of seamless pattern sets.
With summer just around the corner, this tutorial is the perfect way to brush up on your Illustrator skills and create a seamless pattern featuring an adorable underwater scene. Perfect for branding projects as well as for beachwear designs.
Geometric patterns are great for any project that wants to reflect a minimal and modern vibe. However, there might be times when you can’t afford to design a pattern from scratch. Use these beautiful geometric patterns to save time in your design process.
Geometric patterns might look complicated, but they are pretty simple, usually consisting of a few basic shapes. Thanks to this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an interesting cubical pattern in Illustrator.
If you’re working on a project that requires food-related patterns, don’t miss out on this template. This black and white chili pepper pattern is a great way to spice up your designs, and it comes in a high resolution of 5000x5000px.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply a colorful pattern to your text and keep it fully editable. The result is truly spectacular, and even though it sounds complicated, it only takes 12 steps.
If you need vintage patterns, check out this template. It comes with 16 high-resolution patterns in vector format, perfect for wedding cards, stationery, wallpapers, and other projects.
Line patterns can make for some interesting effects, and this tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a line pattern in Illustrator. The best part about this tutorial is that it uses nothing more than basic shapes and clever adjustments.
Learn how to use basic shapes to create tribal African symbols like the ankh cross and the cowrie shells, then combine them into a pleasant composition that makes up a beautiful pattern.
If you’re on the lookout for doodle patterns, be sure to check out this collection of eight handmade patterns. They can be used as backgrounds or wallpapers.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Pattern tool in Illustrator to create a hexagon pattern. The tutorial takes you through the steps, one at a time, and you will also learn how to use the Pattern mode to experiment with your pattern design.
This tutorial teaches how to create a set of hand-drawn retro patterns in Illustrator. You’ll learn how to make use of the Pattern option tool to create a fun and bold pattern design.
Designing your own patterns is a fun learning experience that pushes the boundaries of your creativity and skill.
Thanks to the tutorials here, you’ll learn how to create a variety of great-looking patterns that can be used in a multitude of projects. Best of all, you’ll sharpen your Illustrator skills and be able to add another skill to your toolbox.