Creating a range of geometric shapes and patterns within Adobe Illustrator. These patterns will accompany the half whale design, could potentially apply it to the tortoise, an bear, just to see how the patterns could affect certain artefacts. Flat vectoring design is one way of creating pattern, using anchor points to create a wide range of shapes, then colour them in with a varying gradients.
Created a 1200x1200px document on Illustrator.
Choose the Polygon tool. Can add or take away sides holding the mouse button down, pressing shift and up. Going to keep it to standard sized polygon.
Held down the shift key so the pointed sides are at the top and bottom.
Keep the shape highlighted , an click the scale tool, make a duplicate at 50%. Press copy.
Selecting the line tool, we are going to connect the edges. Deselect the shapes. Find the centre point using the smart grid.
Finding the centre point. Hold down Alt & Shift to create a perfect line.
Double click on the rotate tool, make a copy at 60 degrees.
Use Command & D, to repeat the action.
Now we have the basic tile to use, we need to add the colour group to it. Using Live Bucket. Keeps the colours you need active , being able to change between them with the arrows.
Now you have filled in the colours. Choose the stroke tool, take away any stroke.
In order to make the object into a pattern tile , we have to expand it.
Its no longer a live paint object. Can drag it over to the swatches panel.
Deselect the object, so you don’t reapply the pattern. Double click the swatch.
Have entered the pattern editor. Change tile type to Hex By Row.
We then leave the pattern Editor. Going to create the letter shapes to apply the pattern swatch to. Bring a line down to create a baseline for your typeface to sit on.
Using the Elipse tool, creating the word Whale. Applying the pathfinder , using the unite tool.
Copying & pasting the shapes, keeping them aligned to the baseline.
Select the typeface. Take away the stroke level to nothing.
Then apply the pre-made tile pattern to the typeface.
Can alter the style of the shapes inside the type. Clicking on scale, you want to un-tick transform objects. You can alter the scale of the pattern inside the typeface also, by changing the percentage.
Can now make and create a tile pattern, and apply it to shapes , type etc.