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How to create a paisley seamless vector pattern

Inspired from Indian culture and brought back in the 1960s, the paisley prints still give a glamorous feel to textile prints. The crooked tear drop or half of a yin-yang seamless pattern is present on women skirts and handbags, men silk neckties, bandannas and not only. As a tribute to the 1960's we've recently introduced a Paisley Seamless Vector Pack on our main website and we'll also take you trough the process of making a vector paisley seamless pattern using Adobe Illustrator CS3 for PC.

1. Create the paisley shape with the pen tool

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2. Create an ellipse scatter brush and then apply it to the paisley shape. Feel free to change the size and spacing as you wish.

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3. Expand the brush(Object>Expand), ungroup it from the paisley shape and then send it to back(Shift+Ctrl+D).

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4. Create another paisley shape inside the initial one and then apply again, the ellipse scatter brush.

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5. Repeat Step 4 and change only the size.

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6. Create an ellipse and using copy/paste in front (Ctrl+c/Cctrl+f), create another one and so on. You could also use blend tool if you want.

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7. Create a hexagon inside the tiniest ellipse.

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8. Add the Pucker & Bloat effect( Effect>Distort& Transform>Pucker & Bloat)

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9. Create more flowers and fill the rest of the shape with them(use different colors to create contrast)

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10. Create a square and align it to your artwork, which should be 600x600 pt.

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11. Take the paisley shape and randomly put it on the Y ax. You will see that the y=630 pt.

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Ctrl+c/Ctrl+f and shift till you get to the bottom of your artwork. This shape will have the coordinate y=30 pt.

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13. Do the same thing as in Step 11 & 12 , but on the X ax. The first shape has x=-30

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14. The second x= 570. The summary of the two coordinates must always be 600pt. (ex. 630-30=600 pt, 570-(-30)=600pt )

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15. Fill the rest of the square with different colored paisley shapes.

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16. Duplicate the light green square, bring it to front and change the fill with the stroke.

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17. Select all the shapes and the stroke (do not select the square) and apply the Crop Filter from the Pathfinder Panel (Ctrl+Shift+F9).

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18. Ctrl+A and Clean Up

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19. Verify your pattern by duplicating it.

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20. Make sure you save it at 600 x 600 pt. Enjoy!!

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Final image:

How to create a paisley seamless vector pattern

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