Bringing Your Patterns into Photoshop : a Toolkit for Digitizing Your Work

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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15 Videos (1h 22m)
    • Introduction

    • Notes About This Class

    • Sketchbooks Artwork

    • Short Introduction to Healing Brush Tool and Clone Tool

    • Scanning and Adjustment Layers

    • Basic Repeat

    • Using Photography & Basic Repeat

    • Basic Repeat Pattern Examples

    • Techniques for Solid backgrounds: Part 1 - Poppies

    • Techniques for Solid backgrounds: Part 2 - Tiles

    • Techniques for Solid backgrounds: Part 3 - Abstract

    • Solid Background examples

    • Vertical Repeats - Berries

    • Bringing in Ai elements - Halloween

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class


In this class I shall be teaching you how to make repeat patterns from your own hand rendered artwork.

- First of all we shall be either scanning or photographing artwork to digitise them.

- in Photoshops we'll look at adjustment layers and some simple techniques and use the healing brush and clone tool (amongst others) to manipulate and create a technical repeat.

- I will start with basic easy to follow process but they will get a little more advance as I share further approaches.

The techniques I've used in this class have evolved with me as my surface pattern portfolio has grown over the last few years. It has been very much influenced by the way I fill my sketchbooks. Once you know how some of these processes work you will have your own tool kit to create your own unique patterns from your art.

I will use several examples from my own sketchbooks, and share other designs which have been turned into repeat patterns. You can see how these different approaches could be adapted or tweaked to suit your needs and your artwork.

PLEASE NOTE I will not be vectorising any patterns in this class. 

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Amazing ! Very inspiring class, beautiful work and lot of tips. I hope to master in the same way my next patterns.
Wonderful class! Highly recommend!!
I love your class!
Angelica Venegas

Graphic Designer, Visual Artist & Maker





Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher

Over Ohn Mar Win's long and varied 20 year career she has always worked as an illustrator and surface designer. She was also an in house designer producing greetings cards, stationery and gifts for many UK names. These days Ohn Mar is primarily known for her textural foodie images, which have now appeared in The Most Gorgeous Cookbook Ever, a book of 30 of her own illustrated recipes. She has also illustrated cookery books for Quarto Publishing, Kyle Books, Sterling/ Barnes and Noble ...

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