Deke's Techniques 457: Islamic Design 3, Connecting the Pieces

In this week's free Deke's Techniques movie we continue our travels into the mesmerizing Islamic pattern inspired by a lovely Tunisian stained glass window.

This week, once again employing mathematically precise alignment, shape builder operations, and dynamic duplicative transformations, Deke builds what he refers to as "the mind-blowing center" of the pattern.The mind-blowing center of the geometric design in Illustrator

If you're a member of lynda.com (or if you go to lynda.com/deke to sign up for 10-free days), Deke's got an exclusive movie this week in which he shows you how to duplicate that square to fill out the pattern.

Mathematically precise pattern created in Adobe Illustrator

Next week, we'll finally make it to this glowing, glorious finale:

Islamic geometric design inspired by a Tunisian window and recreated in Illustrator and Photoshop

 

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