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Hexagon Pattern from Scratch in Illustrator

Learn how to create a seamless vector hexagon pattern using shape tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5.


  • Patrick Mixon says:

    Hi Corey,

    While attempting this tutorial I noticed after the first Transformation the hex shape goes downward on the art board, however, I could not do this without making the vertical a negative. I’m using CS4, is there a setting that I need to change?



  • raj says:

    corey you r best thanks for guidance

  • Jan Polman says:

    @ Patrick:
    CS5 has a different “origin” for the coordinate system than CS4 had.
    I don’t remember the details, but I believe CS4 has 0,0 at lower left, while CS5 starts upper left.
    Regards, Jan

  • Rachel says:

    I haven’t put this into practice yet, but I’m sure it will be very helpful for the pattern I want to make! My problem was getting it to be seamless when I had 6 different hexagons that I was using. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Crossing my fingers that it will do me good when I work with illustrator tomorrow!

  • JMerrill71499 says:

    Why did it take me so long to find this? Thank you, Corey and the internet. This will be fantastic for creating educational games for my students, yeah D&D style.