Hey everyone! It’s time for this week’s Weekly XD! This is a last minute topic, as I accidentally posted this week’s course too early. Whoops. Anyways. Today we’re going to learn how to create patterns using XD! If you want to view all of the courses, click here. Well, let’s begin!
These are what we are going to use for this entire tutorial. To create one, select something, go to the top right, and click repeat grid.
Let’s start just by making a simple zig-zag. Get out your path tool, and make a little zig zag line.
This is a more complicated pattern, but it looks really cool. Let’s start by making two parallel lines. Now, towards the end, make two more intersecting lines. Make sure these lines are centered in the last lines. Next let’s fill in the square we’ve created. Let’s make it slightly darker than the first lines.
This is a shortcut to make the plaid. It really just uses the pattern we already had, and a plugin. Search for pattern maker in the plugins tab. Install it, and do the following things:
- Make sure it is in an artboard.
- Select the pattern
- Select the plugin
- Select the grid option
- Click make pattern.
Do this as many times as you want. It also looks cool with a gradient background.
Well, that’s it! Have any questions? Feel free to let me know! Want all of these courses? Click here! Thanks for reading! Check back for my one next week, too!
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