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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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free holiday desktop wallpapers

I haven’t done these in a while, but I was fiddling around with Illustrator over the holiday break and put together a couple flat versions of an old wallpaper design. Feel free to use as you wish.

free ornaments desktop wallpaper

free ornaments desktop wallpaper

 

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modern holiday ornaments desktop wallpapers

Freebies are always better late than never. Click to download, and happy holidays!

Textures & Teal

Christmas Colors!

Orange & Tan

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free candy desktop wallpapers

gummi bears desktop wallpaper

It’s been far too long since I doodled something just for me, and my desktop was looking pretty outdated so I thought I’d whip up something quick and fun and colorful. Mmmm, candy. Given how pregnant I am, the subject should come as no surprise. đŸ™‚ Click on each to download and enjoy!

lollipops desktop wallpaper

gummi bears desktop wallpaper

gumdrops desktop wallpaper

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free holiday desktop wallpaper – santa’s new sleigh

december holiday desktop wallpaper

december holiday desktop wallpaper

Presenting December’s free holiday desktop wallpaper! As relatively new parents to a two-year-old, last year was the first year my husband and I really got to play “Santa” to our daughter. I can tell you right now, this Santa thinks living at the North Pole is overrated. If this Santa had a choice, she’d jet off to her winter home in the Carribean every January.

I’m just sayin’. Please enjoy!