|Just look under > OBJECT > Pattern. There's 5 different styles your pattern can go. Once you have one you like, save to PATTERN swatches. • If you need to make your pattern smaller of bigger be sure to turn on TRANSFORM PATTETNS in your scale panel
| Pathfinder -
All we care about right now are ONLY the first 2 UNITE & MINUS FRONT
Pathfinder - Blend Tool - We created "The Fancy Pencil" The difference between the BLEND tool and a Gradient is that the blend can have ANY kind of shape based on siple the PATH your create - as seen below here.
|Pathfinder - DIVIDE - cuts the artwork into separate pieces wherever shapes overlap. Color attributes of the original shapes are not changed. As seen here:|
|Shape Builder - We used the watering can. This is very different for Pathfinder's MERGE or Subtract from Front tool Alot of info is on this little video|