I'd like to create a pattern so that I can fill a large rectangle with it and have it look like a checkered tablecloth.
I've attached an image of the idea of the pattern, as well the pattern I created and the result, which did not come out the way I wanted. How do I get it to be seamless (repeated with no break)?
Try the transform command to setting up an array. As for making it seamless, make sure the top and bottom are the same and the left and right side are the same, if you are creating a pattern that will be tiled by another app then the size of the image doesn't need to be very large, in fact what you show above can work.just get rid of that light border.
Thanks for the reply?
What's an array?
The top and bottom ARE the same. It's not being used by another app. I just want to do this in Illustrator. Don't you need a border to keep them seamless?
Illustrator doesn't really use the term "array" but in general terms it is a tool that can create a grid of rows and or columns or in the case of a radial array is a pattern that make a circle. The tool aligns and duplicates the object to create the two types of arrays.
Sorry if it confused you any, its just a term I am use to using due to other apps.
The border is only necessary if you want to see the border repeating. Its up to you.
Thanks Scott. I really appreciate it! This is exactly what I'm going for. What kind and where do I have to put a border around the pattern to get it so that it comes out seamlessly like that?
Did you just drag yours into the swatches panel and then click on the swatch to fill the shape? Or did you create a pattern brush out of it?