I want to draw some square tiles on wall in illustrator , so i must create grid on wall , Is creating grid by line segment tool correct?
how to color squares created between lines? here is a picture of my problem enter image description here

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Draw your grid flat and create a pattern.

  • Create a rectangle
  • Choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid... To define the number of sections.
  • Fill your sections with whatever colors you want
  • Select the entire grid and drag it to the Swatch Panel to create a pattern.
  • Draw another rectangle which will be your wall (just draw a straight rectangle)
  • Fill the new rectangle with your new pattern
  • Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh
  • Enter 1 row and 1 column for the mesh and hit OK.
  • Select the Free Transform Tool
  • Click a corner handle THEN hold down the Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift keys and drag to create the perspective appearance.
  • Move your new pattern filled wall into place.

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Adding the Envelope mesh allows the pattern to distort along with the encompassing rectangle. Without the envelope you'll get a distorted rectangle but the pattern within will still be square and flat.

Note: You could also use the perspective grid rather than the Free Transform Tool.


You can also convert your lines into a LivePaint object and use the LivePaint fill tool to color them.

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