Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator


Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you will learn to create Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Tools which will be used while creating this pattern are Rectangle Tool, Transform Tool and Shape Builder Tool.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a narrow rectangle on the artboard.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the rectangle drawn and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Transform and select Move.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

A dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box, put checkmark on Preview and then vertically move the rectangle. Then click on Copy.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the second rectangle and increase its height. Also, change the Fill color of the rectangle.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
  

Now select both the rectangles and create few duplicate copies with the help of Alt key.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

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 90o angle.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

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.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

After getting this shape, eliminate the unwanted paths.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Before creating the pattern of these Weave Shapes we 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.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the group and press Ctrl + C and then press Ctrl + F. Select the group pasted in front and change the fill color.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Now go to the Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to hard light and reduce the opacity.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

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.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Select all the three groups and press Ctrl + G to group them together.

Step 8

Now select the Weave Shapes from the artboard and drag them into the Swatches Panel.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Now double click on the new swatch created. Pattern Options dialogue box will appear on the artboard.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In the dialogue box, select the Tile Type as Grid and then put checkmark on Size Tile to Art.
Now set the values of H Spacing and V Spacing to reduce the gaps between the grids.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

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.

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Now practice this tutorial and create your own Weave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

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