Adobe Illustrator For Pattern Design and More: Make a Repeating Pattern!

Danielle Broder, Designer

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7 Videos (43m)
    • Trailer

    • Part 1 - Using the Pattern Tool

    • Part 2 - Making a Pattern from Scratch

    • Part 3 - Move Tool & Swatches Panel

    • Part 4 - Add a Background Color

    • Part 5 - Application

    • The End


About This Class

Making your own repeating patterns can be a great tool for entrepreneurs, aspiring surface pattern designers, bloggers, or anyone who wants to design fun products with their own patterns on them. This is the third class in a series where you will create a seamless repeating pattern starting just from a hand sketch.  I cover a lot of fundamentals in the first two classes so if you have zero Illustrator experience, great!...but maybe start with the first class :) Check it out here! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In this class I’m going to teach you various methods of creating a seamless repeating pattern.  From Illustrators built in pattern tool, to making a custom swatch that you can apply to anything, you will leave this class with the skills you need to design your own unique pattern and more.  You will also learn about some cool companies where you can send your finished files to make fun artwork and products!

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One of the best videos I've seen about this topic. Really clear and interesting.
This is a quick class that teaches you how to create a repeating pattern. It's easy to follow too!
Super easy to understand and follow.
Suzy Mathews

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Danielle Broder


A native California girl, Danielle was brought up creating. After a carefree childhood of glitter, glue gunning, beads, and paint, she decided to step it up and get serious about her hobbies. Eight years of art school later, she found herself in San Francisco running a small textile design business known as The Recoverie (

Danielle holds a double bachelors in illustration and interior design, and is also a self taught graphic designer and printmaker. She has been tea...

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