A few weeks ago I did a written tutorial on creating realistic pattern fills in Illustrator using envelope distort. It went over quite well, so in response I did a video tutorial as well. Envelope distort can be a bit tricky to work with, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to create much more dimensional fashion illustrations with pattern fills. One of the greatest things about this feature is that the patterns maintain edibility, whether you want to change just the colors or change the entire pattern fill.
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