Create a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator: Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


The honeycomb, the “queen bee” of patterns, is trending again this year. Honeycomb patterns are cropping up on the runway, in our homes, in print, and on the web.

This week in Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to use Adobe Illustrator to create a honeycomb pattern. Learn how to transform a lowly hexagon into a “sweet” vector-based pattern, with the Transform effect, gradients, and some Appearance panel tricks. Watch the free video below to learn more.

Want more? Members of the library can watch Deke create a 3D version of the honeycomb using a series of offset strokes.

Waiting for another free technique? Come back next Tuesday to see how to turn a photo of any couple into a ghoulish zombie portrait—just in time for Halloween.

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