I'm trying to replicate the background pattern of this image in Illustrator CC but am not having much success. I tried the star tool, but it didn't look right.

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Updated When I select all the lines and click divide on the pathfinder panel, they disappear. See below.

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    You need to select both lines and rectangle. Please read very carefuly my short tutorial. Every word is important. I've written: "Then select all objects and click on the Divide tool". Basicly you are telling Illustrator to divide the rectangle bellow according to your lines. Dec 3, 2014 at 17:59

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It is not that hard. And here is how you can make it:

1. Create a desired size rectangle, add a line across it and align them properly to center. Then copy-rotate the line by 10 degrees (or 6, 360 needs to be divisible without remainder). Creating rectangle with line and start rotating with duplicate

2. Then select all objects and click on the Divide tool on the Pathfinder Panel. Selecting objects and dividing them

3. Now easily select every secont object and and color it in any colors you like. Selecting objects for coloring

4. Add the circle element across the whole rectangle and apply the fading-out gradient as shown on picture. Adding circle element with fading gradient

5. Add black star element with similar properties as shown. Adding black star element Here is how it should look like.

Black star element added

6. Now add white triangle element and voilà - you are finished. enter image description here

(Sorry for long post , but that was the only way to show)

  • If I could upvote twice I would. Thanks for taking the time to create this very detailed answer! Dec 3, 2014 at 14:18
  • I've posted an update, I am having issues with one of your steps. Thanks Dec 3, 2014 at 17:52
  • My bad, I was only selecting the lines, not the rectangle. Mind blanked on what divide does. Thanks !! Dec 3, 2014 at 17:59

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