How can I make a Tartan Design in Adobe Illustrator


I generated on the internet this tartan design:

Now I want to get this design as a vector graphic built in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a trick to get 45 degree lines on the squares?

Or does anybody has an tutorial on this?

5/17/2013 4:29:00 PM

Here's my take..... and a little mini-tutorial.

(If you right click on the image above and choose "Open image in new Tab/Window" you can see it a bit larger)

Save for web reduction does some odd appearance things to the diagonals, but they are all spaced evenly and dont' change color mid-stream like they appear to.

Be aware, creating too many tartan patterns will result in the ghost of William Wallace haunting you.
F R E E D O M ! ! ! (although his voice is much more soprano now)

5/17/2013 7:42:00 PM