How to Make Evenly Spaced Polka Dots in Illustrator

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Although Adobe's Illustrator graphics program includes several pre-set polka-dot patterns, making your own pattern of polka dots allows you to exert the most control over the finished product. Once you've created an image containing a set of evenly spaced polka dots, you can save it as an Illustrator swatch, or use it as-is in an image. Use the Blend feature in Illustrator to make a set of evenly spaced polka dots.

  • Launch Illustrator. Press "Ctrl" and "N" simultaneously, then press "Enter" to create a new image.

  • Press the "L" key to enable the Ellipse tool. Press and hold the "Shift" key, then click and drag inside the image to create a polka dot of the desired size.

  • Press the "X" key to select "Fill." Click the "Color" button, then click on the color that you want to use for the polka dots.

  • Click the "Selection Tool" icon. Click and drag the dot to the upper left corner of the image. When the dot is correctly positioned, the top and left borders of the image will turn green, and the word "Intersect" will appear next to the dot.

  • Press and hold the "Alt" key. Click and drag the dot to the upper right corner of the image to create a copy in that corner.

  • Press "Ctrl" and "A" simultaneously to select both dots. Open the "Object" menu, point to "Blend" and select "Blend Options."

  • Select "Specified Steps" from the Spacing drop-down menu. Type the desired number of polka dots per row and click "OK."

  • Click "Object," then select "Blend" and click "Make." Illustrator creates an evenly spaced line of polka dots at the top of the image. Click "Object," select "Expand" and click "OK" to select all of the dots.

  • Press and hold the "Alt" key, then click and drag the line of dots down to the bottom edge of the image. Illustrator creates a copy of the line of dots.

  • Press "Ctrl" and "A" simultaneously to select all of the dots. Click "Object," "Blend" and "Make." Illustrator fills the space between the two rows with evenly spaced polka dots.

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