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Create a Repeat Pattern With Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

Maja Faber, Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator

Create a Repeat Pattern With Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

Maja Faber, Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator

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11 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:25
    • 2. Your Project

      0:48
    • 3. Downloads and Resources

      1:44
    • 4. Draw the Motifs

      10:05
    • 5. Build the Pattern

      12:00
    • 6. Create the Pattern Tile

      11:40
    • 7. Test the Pattern

      5:11
    • 8. Make Changes

      4:01
    • 9. Finalize the Pattern

      3:29
    • 10. Export the Pattern

      1:46
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      1:20
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Learn how to create a repeat pattern using only Adobe Illustrator on the iPad in this class. 

This is a class for you who want to be able to make vector patterns on your iPad. By the end of this class you’ll be able to create a basic repeat pattern with Adobe Illustrator on the iPad, to be used on printed products, print-on-demand sites, for licensing, or for whatever purpose you wish.

This is an intermediate class and it’s good to have some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator on the iPad to be able to follow along. If you haven’t already, I recommend watching my class Introduction to Adobe Illustrator on the iPad, before watching this class.

On the Project & Resources tab here in class, you can download free resources to be able to create the exact same pattern as me, if you wish, for learning purposes. Or you can create your own pattern from scratch.

P.S. If you share your project on Instagram feel free to tag me with @maja_faber , I can't wait to see what you create! 

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Maja Faber

Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator

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I’m Maja Faber (previously Maja Rönnbäck), a surface pattern designer & illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. I create artwork that I license to collaborators worldwide and I teach fellow creatives all I know about surface design and life as a creative entrepreneur. 

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My creative journey started with me believing that I couldn’t draw and sitting at my job as a marketing manager, having this itchy feeling that I was meant to do something else with my life. 

In 2015 I found surface pattern design by a chance. I got instantly hooked and what started as a hobby soon became a dream to start my own busin... See full profile

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1. Intro: Hey. I'm Maya Faber and I'm a surface pattern designer from Stockholm, Sweden. In this class, you will learn how to create repeat patterns using only Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. I've be using the desktop version of Adobe Illustrator for years to create patterns, and I'm so excited to dive into Illustrator on the iPad from a surface design perspective and teach you how to create professional repeat patterns in this exciting app. This is an intermediate class and it's good to have some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator on the iPad to be able to follow along. If you haven't already, I recommend watching my class Introduction to Adobe Illustrator on the iPad before watching this class. The project in this class is to create a repeat pattern using only Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. You can download a free resources to create the exact same pattern as me if you wish for learning purposes, or you can create your own pattern from scratch. This class is for you who wants to be able to make vector patterns on your iPad. By the end of this class, you will be able to create a basic repeat pattern with Adobe Illustrator on the iPad to be used on printed products, print on demand sites for licensing, or for whatever purpose you wish. Join me and let's get started with our patterns. 2. Your Project: Your project in this class is to create a repeat pattern using only Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. You can use the downloads in class to create the exact same pattern as me for learning purposes. Or you can create your own pattern from scratch. I would love to see fruit themed patterns, but you can of course, create a pattern with a different theme as well. If you create the same pattern as me, note that you can't share or sell this pattern as your own creation as you copied my pattern. If you share it on other places online, than at Skillshare make sure that you tag me and mention me as the creator of the original pattern. 3. Downloads and Resources: In this class, I offer two resources to download, then you can use to create the exact same pattern as me, if you wish for learning purposes. The first download is this color palette with seven colors and also an example of my pattern. The second download is this sketch that you can use to trace over and draw the exact same motifs as me for your patterns. You'll find the downloads on the class page. Make sure that you're on the browser and not in the app. I'm in my Safari browser, skillshare.com, on the class page, Project & Resources tab, and under Resources, in the right column, you'll find a file that says Color Palette, and one that says Sketch Fruit Pattern. I will just press hold and hit "Download Linked File" on both of these files. When you have downloaded the files, you should find them in your downloads. I have mine here, downloads. You can have them in your downloads or you can move them to your iPad. I have mine here on my iPad and in a folder that says Skillshare. You could also save them to Creative Cloud or Dropbox or wherever you want to store your files. 4. Draw the Motifs: Let's start to create our patterns. Open up Adobe Illustrator on the iPad and hit "Create New". I will go for pixels as units and 1,000 pixels square, which is my standard size of creating patterns. Then the color mode is RGB and hit "Create file". The first thing we will do is to add the color palette that I will use in class. If you wish to use the same, you can just follow these steps. I will swipe up to find my files folder and where I saved the downloads from this class. Tab and drag the color palette file to illustrator. I'll just Zoom out a bit, tap outside to de-select. Then I will go to the color panel and tap and drag the little line at the top to get out the color panel. To add these colors to my Swatches panel, I will use the Eyedropper tool. Drag that over color, hit the little plus sign in the Swatches panel. I will just go over all of the colors, fetch them and add them to my Swatches panel. Hit the cross sign to shut down the color panel, and I don't need this image anymore, so I will just tap it, and tap the little bin to delete it. Next step, I will add my sketch. Tap the sketch, file, and drag it into Illustrator. I will just swipe to remove the files folder, and here I have my sketch. This sketch, I made in Adobe Fresco so that you can follow along in class, and draw the same motifs as me. If you want to learn more about how to draw in Adobe Fresco, you can watch my other class sketch and dramatize in Adobe Fresco. Also, if you think that something moves too quickly in this class, you can watch my class Introduction to Adobe Illustrator on the iPad, to learn all of the basic tools and functions in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad before you move on, and continue with creating patterns in this class. With my sketch placed, I will go in and drag down the opacity in the Properties panel. Make sure you have the selection tool, tab the sketches file, the Properties panel, and drag down the opacity. I will go for about 23 percent capacity. Then I'll go to the Layers panel and hit the lock symbol on that layer so that we have locked our sketch. Next, I will add a new layer, and on this layer, we will start to draw the motifs. I will just tap the layers panel to shut that down, and then I will start to draw these fruits. Let's start with the orange up here, with the orange color, and I will draw with a pencil tool. There are some other tools you can use to draw, and if you want to learn more about that, you should check out my other class, Introduction to Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. But let's get started with drawing the orange. With the fill color orange and now stroke color, I'll just zoom in, and draw something that looks like an orange. We will draw everything that has to do with the orange motif in one layer. Just make sure you're on the same layer, and hit the selection tool to unselect the orange, the color panel with the brown color, and I will go for the Pen tool again, to draw the little stem, or what is called. I will hit the selection tool and use the stacking order option to arrange the stem to the back of the orange. Tapped on select and I'll go for the pencil tool again, my lighter green color. We'll draw these leaves to something like that. If you feel that your strokes aren't smooth enough, you can adjust the smoothing. For this drawings, I go for a five in the smoothing option. Something like that. Tap the selection tool and tap outside of your object to unselect. Now I will just drag, unlock my sketch layer, and drag that on top of my orange layer to see where the little lines are that I wanted to draw on the leaves. I'll just lock the sketch layer again and go back to my orange layer. This time I will use the blob brush. Tap the pencil tool and the blob brush tool, basic round. I will tap the settings, pressure dynamics, and I will drag up the pressure dynamics to maybe 70 percent, and select dark green color as the stroke color. Tap the little arrows to switch from field to stroke color. Then let's try out smoothness can be five. Let's try out eight eight size, but that was a bit too big. Let's go down to three in size and draw these little lines. The lines will go on the layer at the bottom. You won't see them that clearly now, something like that. You can tap the little eye symbol at the first layer with the sketch to see only your orange that you're drawing. Using these techniques, I will move on and draw the other fruits. As I said before, I will draw one fruit on each layer. Tap to add a new layer and then start to draw the pear. I'll go for a brownish color, the fill color, and the pencil tool, and draw something that looks like a pair. I will continue with the same techniques as I did with the orange, with the stem, and the leaves, and the little lines on the leaves. That looks good, and now I will continue with the Apple. Zoom in a bit and do the exact same technique again. I'll go for a pink color for the apple, place the stem to the back, draw the leaves with the green color, and then the little lines with the blob brush tool. As I mentioned before, if you think that any of these steps are moving too quickly for you, I have another class that you should check out that is called Introduction to Adobe Illustrator on iPad where I go through all of these tools more thoroughly. Now we have drawn our three motifs. You can tap the eye symbol on the sketches layer to check them out. Then I will actually go ahead and delete the sketch layer. Tap the little lock symbol, drag to the right, and hit the red bin. Now we have three layers, one with the apple, one with the pear, and one with the orange. 5. Build the Pattern: Now let's start to build our patterns. Let's start by zooming out a bit so that you can see your art board. I will group my motifs. Use the Selection tool, tap and drag to select everything on one motif and tap the little group symbol on your common actions panel. Now you have three different motifs in three different layers that are grouped together. The first thing we will do is to tap, drag, and select all of your motifs and drag them to the outside of your art board. Then I will add a background color to this pattern. This is a very important step in creating pattern on illustrator on the iPad. You need to have a background box. For that, I will add a new layer, tap and drag it to the bottom. Then I will use the Rectangle tool and select this light peachy color. I will go to my precision panel and make sure I have snapping and smart guides selected. This is not a must, but it will make it easier for you to create a square that is the exact same size as your art board. As you can see, these purple lines will show you when you're perfectly aligned with your art board. The width and the height is 1,000 pixels. To make sure that it's 1,000 pixels, you can go to properties and in the Transform panel, checkout your measurements. With the background square selected, hit the little lock symbol on that layer to lock your background square. Then I will go ahead and arrange my motifs. I will go with the selection tool, select all of my motifs. I think that I will just drag them down in size a little bit. Hit the touch shortcut. The primary touch shortcut, which is the little circle in the middle, and just drag down the size proportionally to all of these three motifs. Then I will go ahead and start to place them. I'll select the pear. I will rotate it a bit. If you find that it's hard to select the object by tapping it, you can use this little cross in the common actions panel to access your selection as well to be able to move it. Now I will just arrange my motifs. Something like that. I think that they are still a little bit too big. Let's go ahead and select them all again and drag down the size a little bit more, something like that. I will just place the motifs. At the moment, we only have three motifs. I will just try to arrange them balanced. Let's go ahead and duplicate these motifs. Tap the pear and the little duplicate symbol in the common access panel, that will duplicate your pear to the same layer. That is fine to have all of the pears on the same layer, all of the oranges on the same layer and all of the apples on the same layer. We just rotate that and arrange sheet. I think I will drag down the size of the apple a bit so that it's not bigger than the other two objects. Duplicate the apple and may be drag it to the top. When we are creating this pattern, I start with just the three motifs and place them in the square. Then I will start to fill out the corners or the edges at the top of my pattern tile and at the left side of my pattern tile. Make sure that you don't place objects on your right side or on your bottom side. To create a pattern, you need to have the exact same motifs on the exact same place at the different sides of your pattern tile. That means that everything that you place that falls off the edge at the top and at the left side, you need to have on the right side and from the top, you need to have at the bottom. If that wasn't clear for you, you can just follow along and you will understand what I mean in a little while. We'll just continue with placing my motifs balanced. Duplicate the orange. Drag that to the left side. Turn it around, rotate it. I will just try to place all of my motifs balanced on this background box. Let's go ahead and add one more pear. Duplicate that one and rotate it. Maybe something like that. For me, this looks okay. To try out how this will work as a pattern, I will do a little cheat. You can just follow along with me now. But this is not how we create the finished pattern tile, just so we're clear about that. I will just try out my pattern so that I can continue to create it and make it balanced. To do that, I will select everything that is falling off the edges at the top. This three motifs, duplicate them, tap the primary touch shortcut to be able to drag this down straight ahead. This is not an exact thing but I will just place this motifs to where I can see with my eye measurement that they probably are. Somewhere around there. What I do is that I look at, for example, this orange and I see that it's just this little part of the orange that is on top of the edge of my art board. Then I will try to just make the same with my bottom motifs. To continue at the left side, I only have this orange falling off the edge. I will go ahead and duplicate that. Hold down the primary touch shortcut, click and drag to see if I can place it to the same place approximately. I'II just shut down the layers panel so that you can see more clearly. When I do this, I know that the motifs that are at the bottom and at the right side of my background box aren't accurate. They aren't placed at the exact place that they should be to create a seamless pattern. But this is just to be able to eyeball it to make it more balanced so that I don't need to go through it over and over again at the end, when we create our finished pattern that is supposed to be perfectly balanced. What I can see here is that I have a lot of place here. I will go ahead and move my pear somewhere around there. I will just move around my objects to make them more balanced. If you want to adjust both of your mirrored objects, you can just tap the primary touch shortcut to select both of them and just click and drag. Maybe something like that, up a bit, and then I will just arrange my objects. If I zoom out, this looks like it's balanced enough. We can make the final adjustments later on in class. When I am at this stage, I want to add some dots in the background to make the pattern a little bit more interesting. To do that, I will add a new layer, drag it to the top of the background layer and make sure that it is underneath the motif layers. I can go ahead and just lock the motif layers with the pears, apples and oranges, and make sure that I'm on my new layer. For this, I will use the Blob Brush tool, white color. Let's try out size 3, which was a little bit too small, so let's go for 10 in size and then I will just start to add some dots. This is just to make the pattern a little bit more alive and interesting and also to show you how we can go about it if you want to have several layers in your pattern. I'll just speed this up a bit when I draw these white dots all over my pattern. Maybe something like that. Now, you can see that I have a bunch of white dots at a separate layer. Now we have built our pattern and what we will do to prepare to create our pattern, I will go ahead and delete all of the objects that are falling off the edges to the right side and the bottom side, and tap the objects and just delete them. Now we're ready to create the pattern tile. So let's move on to the next lesson. 6. Create the Pattern Tile: Now we're ready to create our pattern tide. If you have created patterns in Adobe Illustrator desktop app previously, you know that you can do this in a few different ways. I usually create patterns in the Pattern tool, as you might have seen in my previous classes. You can also do it manually on your Artboard, duplicating your objects on the edges to the opposite edges. For that, you can use the transform tool in Illustrator, that desktop version. That would have been the easiest way to create a pattern in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad as well, although I've found that at this moment, the Transform tool and Adobe Illustrator on the iPad doesn't work that well for these kind of purposes. As an example, if I will go ahead and want to move this apple to the opposite side, to make a pattern, I would have to move it exactly 1,000 pixels as our pattern Tyler background box Artboard is 1,000 pixels square. To do that, I would have liked to copy my objects and go to the wire measurement box in the Transform tool. Then I would like to hit plus 1,000 pixels to be able to move it to the opposite side. If I had tried this out, you know that that just doesn't work. You also know that if you try to go ahead and calculate 1,000 pixels minus 97, that is about, what is that? That is about 993. Then you want it to type in 1993. You can see that that just doesn't work because the Transform panel in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad just isn't made for that sort of positioning, not at this moment anyway. That is not an option to create a pattern. I will just delete the duplicate of the apple. To be able to create a pattern in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad, we will need to do an alternate way. To create a pattern in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad, I've figured out a method that works really well for me. I hope that it works good for you to. The first step that I do is to turn on the grid. You actually don't need to have the grid on to do this, but I find that it's easier to see what I'm doing. I will go to spacing in the grid option and hit 1,000 pixels so that it is the same as my background box. I will just hits zero in this subdivision. I found that the snap to grid at this moment in Illustrator on the iPad doesn't work that well. That would have been magical if it did. But for me it only works once in a while, so I can't count on it, and that is why I don't use it for this purpose. I will, however, have the smart guides selected in the snapping to be able to get some guides when I am creating my pattern. That is the settings that you need to do in the processions panel before we start to create our pattern. Before we start, when you have made your settings in the precision panel, you go to layer and make sure that you have unlocked your background layer, so you need to have all of your layers unlocked. Then go ahead and zoom out. Make sure you have the selection tool. Click and drag to select everything on your Artboard: the background box, the white dots, and all of your objects. Hit "Duplicate" in the common actions panel, and then hit "Group". Now you have a new layer with all of the objects that you just grouped. After this, we go to your Properties panel, hit the "Blend mode" and "Multiply". Zoom out a bit, and now you can tap the primary touch shortcut. Click and drag down your new layer with all of the objects to get them at the bottom of your Artboard. Now we need to zoom in. As you can see, our other layer, the second layer that we created with all of the objects grouped is multiplied. When you drag that, hit the primary touch shortcut and drag that layer up and down. You can see that it's a little bit darker as it's multiplied. What you should do is to zoom in, hit the primary touch shortcut, click and drag to drag down your layer, zoom in again. We need to zoom in as much as we can, and that is probably as much as we can. Then you should drag your layer until you don't see anything of that darker line. I should also say zero in the dx and zero in the dy. Then you let go, tap outside of your Artboard. Then we can zoom out and zoom in on our objects to make sure that they are perfectly aligned. You will see a variation as we use the blending mode multiply on the second layer with objects. That will make it easier to see if your objects are perfectly aligned. Let's zoom out. Now we have duplicated the objects at the top to the bottom. I will go ahead and tap this layer, tap the Properties panel, and hit "Normal" in the Blending mode. Then I will tap outside of all my objects, select everything again, the grouped and the original objects on the background box. Hit "Duplicate" again in the common Action's panel, hit "Group". Go to Properties panel, multiply, zoom in. Let's just zoom in like that so we see when we do. Hit the primary touch shortcut, click and drag to the side so that it's almost at the edge. Click outside of your objects with the selection tool to make sure that you don't move anything. Zoom in as much as you can. Select you're grouped object's, drag them to the right. Zoom in again as much as you can. Select your objects. Touch shortcut, click and drag. There we have the zero in the dx and the dy. Let go, tap outside of your objects, zoom out, tap your group, and the Blending mode and go back to normal. Now we have duplicated everything that was at the top to the bottom and at the left side to the right side. Our Artboard is over here and these are just duplicates. What I do next to make sure that I don't mess this up and then I see what I'm up to, is that I go ahead and ungroup these, so I tap the double group, tap "Ungroup". Now one is already ungrouped. Tap that one to ungroup and tap that one to ungroup. Then I will go ahead and just tap the background box, delete that one, delete that one, and delete that one. What you can do now to clean this up is to select and erase everything that is outside of your Artboard. But I found that the easiest way to do this is to use the Artboard tool, which will make you select your Artboard, and just drag away your Artboard. Tap the unselect, and use the Selection tool to click and drag. Select everything that was outside and tap a little bit to deselect. Let's see. This pair is just touching the side of this patterns. I don't think that that is necessary. What I will do is I will go ahead and select this pair and just drag it a little bit so that I see this N side of the Artboard. Then I will just delete that one. Now you have actually created your perfectly tiled pattern. What I will do as the last thing is that I will go to my Artboard tool and just place the pattern perfectly aligned to the grid. Just make sure that there will not be an issue with that. Let's move on to the next lesson where we will clean up this pattern a bit and try it out and see if we need to make any changes. 7. Test the Pattern: Now it's time to test our pattern to see if it's seamless and if it looks balanced and good. First, I just want to mention that if you wonder why it says Artboard 2 and Artboard 1 copy here, that's probably just a bug. I don't have any artboards there. It's a bug in the app so don't mind that. The first thing I will do is to zoom out, tap and drag to select everything. Then I will duplicate that and group it together to make a copy and drag that to the side. This is just a safety thing so I know that I always have my original pattern here, if I mess up something with this one. Next, we will go ahead and make a clipping mask around this pattern so that I will cut off everything that is falling off the edges. To do that, use the Rectangle tool. I will just go for a black color so that I see my rectangle. Tap and drag to create a rectangle. To make sure that it is 1,000 pixels square, go to the Properties panel, under Transform panel, make sure you have the little lock symbol unlocked and write 1,000 pixels in the width and height. After that, I will go to the Align panel and tap on the middle boxes to align it to the center of the artboard. Then, go for the selection tool, click and drag to select everything. Then go to the Objects panel and make a clipping mask. Now you have a clipping mask around your pattern. If you go to Review mode and Outline, you can see that you still have the objects that are falling off the edges are still there. You just can't see them because they are inside of the clipping mask. Now, next step is to create another artboard that is double the size of our original artboard. I'll go to the artboard tool and just click and drag to make an artboard. This artboard we want to be 2,000 pixels wide and 2,000 pixels high. Then tap outside of your artboard, then we will duplicate this pattern. Oops, I duplicated the artboard. I meant to duplicate only the object. Go to this little tool, duplicate, and drag that to your new artboard. Then we will align this to our artboard. To do this, you need to tap your artboard with the selection tool to make sure that you have this artboard selected. Tap your object, go to the Align panel, align it to the left side and to the top. I will actually go ahead and align our artboard to our grid as well, just to make it easier to see. Drag that down and align it to the grid. When it says zero, zero, I count on that it's aligned. I'll just zoom out and go to the selection tool. Then I will tap my pattern, duplicate that, go to the the Align tool, Align it to the left of the artboard, duplicate it again, align it to the bottom. One more copy and align that to the left. Now we have four copies of this pattern on a new artboard that is double the size. This means that we can check out all of the edges of our pattern to see if it's perfectly aligned and seamlessly repeated. To do this, I zoom in by my grid line. Zoom in and out to see that everything looks good. For me, this looks great. My pattern is seamlessly repeated, and I think that it looks good. 8. Make Changes: So let's say that we want to make some changes to this pattern, for example, if I will go in detail here, I might want to change the position of this pear. Might want to rotate it or move it a little bit up and down to make the pattern balanced. You also could make changes to the colors and all of that, but the process is the same to go back to your pattern and release the clipping mask. Let's just say that we want to change the pear. Go to the selection tool and I will just erase those copies of the pattern. Then I will go to my pattern, tap on it, tap on the objects panel and hit Release clipping mask. Now I could go in and change. Let's change the position of this pear. Tap the primary shortcut to tap and select both pears and change the position like that. If I would like to, for example, rotate the pear, I couldn't go in and select both and rotate it like this, because that will change the whole position of the pair. If you want to rotate your objects, you need to go back and create the pattern tile again. That was what we did in the lesson where we built the pattern and grouped all of the objects together, duplicated them, dragged them to the bottom with a multiplied blending mode. As I already gone through that in class, I won't go through that again. You can just watch that lesson once again, if you need to make those changes to your pattern. But let's say that we just want to change the position of this pair to finish up our pattern. I will do like that. At this point, I still have this square that has the no fill, no stroke. Then we can make a clipping mask all over again. I know that it's at the top because I haven't changed that. I will just go ahead and select everything and hit make clipping mask once again. This is how you can make changes to your pattern, if you only have some small changes to make. Otherwise, I would just go ahead and release the clipping mask and delete this square so that it won't be in the way. Make the changes to your pattern, and then do everything all over again that we did when we built the pattern in that lesson. Now we have our finished pattern here and I will just go ahead and select everything and hit make clipping mask. Then try out the pattern again, duplicate your pattern, tap on the new art board, zoom in. Align it to the left and to the top. Make a Copy. Align that to the left. Make a new copy, align that to the bottom. Add a new copy and align that to the left. The only change I made was to arrange this pear a little bit, and if I were to go in really detail, I might want to make this pear a little bit balanced as well. But to create this pattern for the purpose of this class, I think that it's fine like this. 9. Finalize the Pattern: Let's go ahead and finalize this pattern, and I will actually just delete my repeats on the other art board. I have my original pattern there, that can be there, that's fine. Then I will go ahead and merge this pattern so that the objects that are falling off the edges that you can see if you go to the outline mode are cut to the edges and merge so that you can use this as a seamless pattern. The first thing I will do is to just duplicate this clipping mask pattern. This is actually the same process that I do in Illustrator on desktop. I save my original pattern tile with objects falling off the edges, and then I save my clipping mask pattern tile just to make sure that I always can go back if I want to make changes. Then I create my merged patterned tile that I can use seamlessly on products. What you need to do is actually really simple, you tap your clipping mask and then you go to the combined shapes panel. The next step, we'll actually merge your pattern and cut in your pattern, if that makes sense. You should always make sure you save a copy. The next step is to tap on divide all. As you can see, everything is merged together, something happened with the pattern. If you go to the outline mode, you can see that you don't have anything falling off the edges, which means that it's cut to the edges. But what you can also see is that this is now a grouped object. If we would ungroup it, this is just as an example, you don't need to do this, and remove our objects, you can see that it has cut out your objects from the background as well. I will just make sure it's grouped again. This is why you always want to save a copy so that you can go back and make changes to that copy if you wish, the original pattern as this is merged. What you can do now to try that out once again, is to duplicate that one. Tap your art board, that is 2,000 pixels. Align it to the left and to the top. I'll just zoom in a bit. Duplicate that, align it to the left, duplicate it again, align it to the bottom, and duplicate it, and align it to the bottom left. Here you have your finished pattern tile, and you also have your repeated pattern more zoomed out so that you can get a view of how it's repeated. 10. Export the Pattern: The last step in this class is to export your patterns so that you can use it and upload it to print-on-demand sites, or license it, or print it on your own products, or do whatever you want with your pattern. For this class, you should export your pattern as a PNG. But you can also export it as an AI, PDF, SVG, PNG, as I said, and PSD. But for the purpose of this class, I will show you how to export it as a PNG file. Go ahead and tap the export options and then tap "Quick export as PNG." This will export the two images that you have on your two different artboards, the small pattern and the big pattern. That might be nice, so you can see it's zoomed out and also have your pattern tied. I will save my patterns to the files on my iPad. Go to "On My iPad," and I will save it to Skillshare. But you can save it to wherever you want it. Hit "Save," and it's exported. Then I will just tap my Files folder and tap the files. Here, you have your finished patterned tile, and you also have your finished pattern. Zoom out so that you can see how it's repeated. For this class, I think that you should share your zoomed-out pattern so that we can see that it's repeated seamlessly. Here you have your finished pattern that you have created in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. 11. Final Thoughts: Before we finish this class, I just wanted to take a minute to mention that at this moment when this class is created in December 2020, Illustrator on the iPad is a brand new app. It has its newborn bugs and not all the features that you might wish for in Illustrator on the iPad is here yet. For example, we can't use the Transform panel in a smooth and easy way to create a pattern the same way as we can in the desktop version of Illustrator. This class is meant to show you the best way that I've found so far to create patterns in Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. This way it works flawlessly for me and I hope that it works good for you too. With that said, thank you so much for watching. If you liked this class, hit the "Follow" button by my name here below. If you have any questions at all, please ask them on the Discussions page and feel free to leave a review to let me know if you enjoyed this class. I would love to hear your thoughts. Makes sure that you share your project here in class, I would love to see what you create. If you post your project on Instagram, tag me with maja_faber. Thanks again for watching.