Please note: This article was originally posted on one of my former blogs; it was transitioned to this website on March 5, 2017.

In this tutorial I show you the approach I use to create a seamless pattern.

I’ll use Adobe Illustrator’s pattern tool and a simple geometric shape to create a unique pattern.

This example is applied to an Instagram graphic, but you can use this method to create a seamless pattern background for any need. You can also use it for digital products.

If you want to create physical products using this method, make sure to use the CMYK color mode because that’s the correct color mode for prints.

Video Length: 22 minutes, 13 seconds


In part two, I’ll show you how to create the same pattern without the pattern tool.


Watch Part One below:

Creating a Seamless Pattern with the Pattern Tool in Illustrator