I Googled "illustrator repeat shape" and none of the results gave a clear answer from what I could tell.
I want to make a simple multicolored grid something like this, without duplicating and dragging the squares manually:
The colors dont matter, I can manage that, and 8x8 as shown above would be perfect. How can I do this in illustrator?
Note: I know I could manage this manually by creating a square shape, duplicating, dragging, repeat, but I'm interested to know if there's an automated method of doing this - I see such patterns all over the place and I assume illustrator would be the tool to make them without manual iteration.
Is there some kind of feature for repeating shapes a number of times over the x and y axis, for example?