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How to Make Seamless Repeating Patterns in Illustrator

In the past, I’ve done the bulk of my illustrating in Illustrator, then moved to Photoshop to turn the illustrations into repeating patterns, but that’s clunky. I wanted a method that didn’t require switching between programs.

It turns out this was much simpler than I imagined it would be, so I thought I’d document my process in case it’s helpful to others!

Read on to find out how to create seamless repeating patterns in Illustrator!

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Coupons

If you’ve been eyeing prints or printables at my Etsy shop, I have a couple coupons running:

  • $10 off $25+ with BLACKFRIDAY10
  • $20 off $50+ with BLACKFRIDAY20

These expire on Dec. 1, so get ’em while they’re hot. Happy holidays! 🙂

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X-Files Fan Art Posters: “Episodes” Series, pt. 6

I took some unexpected time off to deal with family stuff, and I’ve been re-watching the first half of season 1 on Netflix (in glorious HD), so I made some new posters this week.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t draw a poster for the Pilot, and I’ve had the ideas for all things for some time. Beyond the Sea is a new favorite episode; it didn’t appeal to me at first, but has grown on me after watching it a few times.

All of these are available in my Etsy shop!

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The X-Files Fan Art Posters: “Episodes” Series, pt. 5

The Post-Modern Prometheus

I’m thrilled that The X-Files may return for a miniseries of sorts. The news inspired me to bring a few more of these to the finish line. I think my favorite of this group is The Post-Modern Prometheus.