Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rounded Rectangle Swatch in Illustrator - New or Improved Skill Day 26

rectangle swatch screen shot illustrator

I guess I'm not done playing with swatches.

Place a photo in Illustrator.

Make a new layer. Off to the side on the art board, make a square and then a rounded rectangle. Place one over the other. Go to Window > Pathfinder > Minus Front. Recolor the remaining edges white. Drag the image into the Swatches panel.

Make a rectangle on the new layer over the photo. Fill it with the new swatch.

rectangular pattern over sail boat sail

rectangular pattern over sail boat sail with squares removed

To make the image a bit more interesting, make some of the squares pure white.

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