New Designs for Identity

Last year I wanted to make a repeating pattern for my stationary. I tried but as you can see in this post (link below)
http://inspiredideasheresecondary.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/making-a-repeating-pattern-for-the-back-of-my-letter/
I really struggled and eventually gave up.

I had faith that the design would work so I started again. I looked on Shutterstock to see what type of vectors they have. I liked this one. I used it to help me make a similar one.
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Here is the design I made. I really like it. It looks like a flower.
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I used a gradient to make this effect.
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I rotated and copied the vector into a circle.
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Here is a quick demonstration of how to rotate a vector. First make your design, then copy and paste it. Select both and use align.
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Click object > transform > rotate.
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Get the angle you want. This is probably the most difficult part. You may have to try a few different angles till you get the one you want.
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Click copy. The rotate options box will disappear. Click object > transform > transform again. Repeat until you have the desired effect.
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First arrangement: I then used the design to make my business card.
Front 1

Second arrangement: Here I’m trying a different typeface.
Front 2

Here is the name of the typeface.
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Third design idea.
Front 3

Forth arrangement.
Front 4

This is Pluto Sans Light in 9pt.
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This is Pluto Sans Light in 9pt again.
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This is the design for the back of my business card.
Back 1

I added a shadow in Photoshop to see what it would look like.
Back 2

This is an idea for my letterhead.
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I made it a bit smaller. I think it looks neater.
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I tried this arrangement but I don’t think it works. It looks strange.
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This is the design for the back of my letter.
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I made this repeat pattern (above) using Illustrator’s Pattern Options menu.
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I would recommend this video. This is how I learnt to use the Pattern Options menu.
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http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-illustrator-cs6/creating-a-simple-pattern/

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