1 Open the file IkatPatternsTutorial.ai, which accompanies this tutorial, or draw a few shapes and make a pattern with the Double mirror symmetry yourself.
3 Similarly, you definitely don't want to wrinkle the control path in your pattern. Click anywhere in your pattern with the Direct-Selection tool and then click the Select Control Path button in the SymmetryWorks panel. Lock the selected control path.
5 To configure the Wrinkle options, double-click the Wrinkle tool in the toolbox. In the dialog, increase the Complexity setting to 2 and the Detail setting to 5. You can experiment with these and other options later to give your ikat patterns a different look.
6 Adjusting the brush size is easier to do directly in the artwork. Hold down the Shift key and the Alt key (Windows) or the Option key (Mac OS), click somewhere in the artwork, and drag the mouse diagonally up or down until the size of the brush becomes roughly equal to the size of larger elements of the pattern. Other sizes make sense too. With a bigger brush, your ikat strands will overlap while a smaller brush will produce finer ripples.
8 Move the mouse up to the next group of objects and apply the Wrinkle tool again. Now the central part of the seed gets the ikat look.
9 Finally, move the mouse up to the remaining undistorted objects and apply the Wrinkle tool yet again, this time for a little longer, to make your ikat pattern more interesting.