Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.


  • sure, but what have you tried? since it's a large pattern covering a small area, it might not be worth the time to automate it. – Luciano Jan 21 '20 at 12:20
  • Why do you assume it's a "pattern"? It could merely be a grid of squares which are individually filled with varying shades of grey. – Scott Jan 21 '20 at 12:21

I doubt there's any automatic way (script) to generate that. A manual build should not take more than 5 minutes if you know your way around Illustrator:

  • create a grid of squares stuck to each other
  • apply white stroke
  • apply white fills with different opacity level
  • group and rotate by 45 degrees
  • reduce opacity for the entire group to something under 10%
  • adjust where needed
  • use Effect → Stylize → Feather to blur the sides of the group (which probably needs to extend outside the artboard so you only get a blur on the right. not sure if they've introduced directional feather in Illustrator CC like InDesign has)

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