I generated on the internet this tartan design:
Now I want to get this design as a vector graphic built in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a trick to get 45 degree lines on the squares?
Or does anybody has an tutorial on this?
Here's my take..... and a little mini-tutorial.
Save for web reduction does some odd appearance things to the diagonals, but they are all spaced evenly and dont' change color mid-stream like they appear to.
Be aware, creating too many tartan patterns will result in the ghost of William Wallace haunting you.
There are a bunch of lines patterns included with Illustrator, but they are a little hidden within the
Select one you like. You can then rotate the pattern with the
Then use multiple fills with a blending mode to color the pattern:
No tricks, just basic shapes.
Here's how I prefer to go about #1
The upside to this approach is that it's dead simple to fine tune your line grid later by just tweaking the effects.