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One of my favorite things is taking a doodle and reimagining it digitally. If you’ve been here before, you know that’s true! One thing I find myself doing a lot with my mini doodles lately is turning them into seamless pattern brushes so they can connect to make (any length) dividers, laurels – you name it. There’s a little trick to getting them seamless and once you do, they are so much fun to play with. In this week’s tutorial, we’ll take a mini doodle, vectorize it, make it seamless, then convert it into a multi-purpose, seamless pattern brush in Illustrator. Read on to see how easy it is!

How to Create a Seamless Pattern Brush in Illustrator

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  • Another great tutorial. Thank you!

  • Really cool tutorial! Thanks for this. I can’t wait to use it on a card or something 🙂

  • Thanks so much for sharing! Love this one!

  • Hello Teela, showing the keyboard commands in a separate box while explaining the different steps is terrific! For non-natives like me it makes the tutorials so much easier to follow. Thank you for this huge improvement!
    Greetings from Bavaria,
    Birgit

  • You are awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • I love Tuesdays, Teela! Happy New Year to you and your family, as well as Merry Christmas. You are so generous with your talent.

  • Everything you do is amazing!!!!! Thank you so much!

  • You’re so awesome for doing this brilliant videos! thank you! I’m a 31 year old mom of 2 trying to start a new trade and feeling discouraged cause i dont have the time or money to take graphic design classes. I just came across a couple of your videos for the first time and I’m so encouraged by your tutorials. Thank you so much for taking the time to teach others like me! I hope to learn more about modern caligraphy (it’s call brush script nowadays?) and how to play with it digitally. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! God bless you!!!!

  • Thanks for this video Teela, I have a feeling I’m going to use this a lot. I never knew you could do this.
    Is the rubber band selection the pen tool? I tried to look it up but not sure if I was looking at the right thing!

  • thank you! 🙂

  • Do you think it’d be possible to do this with something more complicated like a watercolour painting?

  • Hey! Great tutorial – just have one troubleshooting question! Some of my designs work well as circles but have issues around the corners (don’t cut off at the right place and get sliced awkwardly). Is there any one way to avoid that particular problem other than just messing around with the original design until it works?

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