Last year I wanted to make a repeating pattern for my stationary. I tried but as you can see in this post (link below)
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.
Here is the design I made. I really like it. It looks like a flower.
I used a gradient to make this effect.
I rotated and copied the vector into a circle.
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.
Click object > transform > rotate.
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.
Click copy. The rotate options box will disappear. Click object > transform > transform again. Repeat until you have the desired effect.
First arrangement: I then used the design to make my business card.
Second arrangement: Here I’m trying a different typeface.
Here is the name of the typeface.
Third design idea.
This is Pluto Sans Light in 9pt.
This is Pluto Sans Light in 9pt again.
This is the design for the back of my business card.
I added a shadow in Photoshop to see what it would look like.
This is an idea for my letterhead.
I made it a bit smaller. I think it looks neater.
I tried this arrangement but I don’t think it works. It looks strange.
This is the design for the back of my letter.
I made this repeat pattern (above) using Illustrator’s Pattern Options menu.
I would recommend this video. This is how I learnt to use the Pattern Options menu.