Pattern Design: Patterns for Printed Textiles and Products

By ·Founder + Creative Director of The Patternbase

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Create print-ready patterns from hand-drawn illustrations

Ever wanted to create your own hand-drawn patterns for clothing, wallpaper, or even giftwraps? In this course you'll learn how to transform your sketches into print-ready patterns.


This class is for pattern designers, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, crafters and anyone else who is interested in pattern design using hand-drawn techniques and Adobe Photoshop. 

What You'll Learn:

  • The Manual Repeat Technique. How to prepare a hand-drawn illustration or painting for digital repeat.
  • Digital Repeat Technique. How to turn a hand-drawn illustration or painting into a digitally repeating pattern using Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Using Photoshop Layers to Create Multiple Colorways. How to use layers in Adobe Photoshop to create multiple colorways for designs.
  • Applying Completed Repeat Patterns To Product Templates. How to apply completed repeat patterns to product templates for mockups.
  • The Importance of File Types, Color Modes, and Resolution. The difference between files types, resolutions, and color modes, and the importance of saving files under the correct settings for different uses.

What You'll Make

From hand drawing to product printing, you'll learn the essentials of pattern design. We'll start working with analog materials then refine and muliply your basic pattern in Photoshop. By the end of this course you will have a digital repeat pattern ready for printing on a product of your choice. Apply what you learn in this class to deck out your wallpaper, iPhone, fabric, jigsaw puzzle, or more!

Prerequisites

Students at all levels are encouraged to sign up. Basic drawing skills and Adobe Photoshop are required.

Level: Beginner

Kristi O'Meara

Founder + Creative Director of The Patternbase

Kristi O'Meara is a freelance illustrator and designer, currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she received her B.F.A. in Painting in 2009.

Since finishing her undergraduate studies, Kristi has had the opportunity to work with many inspirational companies and designers, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, interior designer, Bridget Cochran, of the high-end wallcovering and textile design company, Porter Teleo, and most recently, fiber artist, Nick Cave.

Currently, Kristi holds the title of founder andd creative director of the aritst organization, The PatternBase, which serves as a resource and place of inspiration for designers and pattern lovers around the globe. She is focused on completing her first publication, PatternBase: A Collection of Contemporary Textile + Surface Design, which is projected to be released during the summer of 2013.

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