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Create Quality Seamless Pattern in Inkscape with the 17 Wallpaper Groups

Damry

Create Quality Seamless Pattern in Inkscape with the 17 Wallpaper Groups

Damry

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10 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:54
    • 2. An Overview of Inkscape and the 17 Wallpaper Groups

      2:23
    • 3. Setting up and Cloning a Tile Base

      4:22
    • 4. Adding Pattern Design Units (Polka Dots Pattern)

      3:42
    • 5. Making a Pattern Seamless

      3:43
    • 6. Seamless Chevron Pattern (The PGG Wallpaper Group)

      8:51
    • 7. Seamless Fish Scale Pattern (The CM Wallpaper Group)

      6:25
    • 8. Seamless Geo Cube Pattern (The P3M1 Wallpaper Group)

      7:29
    • 9. Seamless Star Cube Arabesque Pattern (The P3 Wallpaper Group)

      7:16
    • 10. Conclusion

      2:04
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This course will teach you how to design quality seamless patterns in Inkscape, with the 17 Wallpaper Groups. Inkscape is an open source free program and it has incorporated the 17 Wallpaper Groups as one of its important features. This makes Inkscape as one of the best programs in terms or creating seamless pattern.

In the course lessons, you'll star the learning process from understanding the basic principles and concepts underlying pattern design process in Inkscape. It will then take you to the implementation of the concepts in making some well known patterns, like polka dots, chevron, fish scale, and arabesque-inspired star, using different members of the 17 Wallpaper Groups. The seamless patterns you are going to produce with Inkscape will be saved as svg (scalable vector graphic) file and ready to be used in any projects, such as web design, graphic design, crafts, printed materials, etc.

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1. Introduction: Hello, everyone. Welcome to this course. This course is about creating seamless patterns and escape using the 17 wallpaper groups. The course will teach you the basic principles underlying seamless pattern creation and escape on the work flows you can follow to implement those principles to create the seamless patterns. By the end of this course, you should be able to create the seamless pattern yourself and use them in any design projects. This course is intended for Anyone want to create quality seamless patterns using escape? It is suitable for Web designers, graphic designers, craft designers and online marketers. If you have been wondering how people create those beautiful, seamless patterns you found elsewhere, this course will provide you the answers to facilitate you and following this course, the course materials have been divided into sequential learning videos. This will include the following topics. An overview of escaping the 17 wallpaper groups, creating a repeating tiled base unit and how to clone it. Adding pattern design unit to the base unit, making the pattern seamless demonstration with polka dots and chevron patterns. The use of P one m one wallpaper group on the use of P three wallpaper group again. These topics are discussed and implemented in a sequential order. So it is recommended to follow the lesson vigils from the beginning to the end so that the learning objectives of this course can be achieved. This is the end of this video. Thank you for watching. And I will see you in the next video. Have a good day. 2. An Overview of Inkscape and the 17 Wallpaper Groups: Hello, everyone, welcome back to this course. This is the first lesson vigil of this course. This course is about the use of escape and creating seamless patterns with the 17 wallpaper groups. So what is in escape and what are the 17 wallpaper groups? Escape is a graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop and Coral Draw. However, being Escape is an open source program and is available for download from its website. This is one of the good things about think scape, because you can use the program without spending any money, So if you want to use it, just go to its website, download it and then install it on your computer. Just make sure that you get the version that is available for your operating system. Once installed on your computer and you open the program, the screen will be like this. What about the 17 wallpaper groups? Well, they are different techniques on how to repeat in object. According to Wikipedia, a wallpaper groups is a mathematical classification of a two dimensional, repetitive pattern based on the symmetries in the pattern. There many other online resources that discuss about this topic. This is a list of the 17 wallpaper groups the 17 wallpaper groups have been incorporated by Escape is one of its important features. That is one reason why escape is a very powerful program in terms of creating seamless patterns. In addition, Escape will produce a file, and XVG or scalable, wrecked a graphic format. This file format has become more popular in these days in the field of graphic craft and Web design industries. So if you want to become a pro seamless pattern designer with escape, follow the principles and work flows outlined in this course. This is the end of this video. Thank you for watching, and I will see you in the next video. Have a good day. 3. Setting up and Cloning a Tile Base: Hello, everyone, Welcome back to this course in this video. You were going to learn a basic principle you can use in creating seamless patterns and escape with the 17 wallpaper groups. This includes creating a repeating tile base which we will use to create our repeating design unit later on. In the next lesson, you will also learn how to clone a repeating tile base and setting up the resulting clone that we're going to make. This is a very important principle to understand in terms of creating seamless pattern and escape. So let's get started. Before we start. I am goingto active. It'll the snapping icon skill in the snapping control bar. If you can't see the snapping control bar, go to view, click shall hide and make sure that the snapping control bar is selected. Now I am going to make the repeating tile base, which is a square for the most of the 17 wallpaper groups. The repeating tile, based for creating seamless patterns will be a square, so I'm going to create a square with a size of 100 by 100 pixels. You can create a square with any size you like fill the square with any color you like, but make sure that the square does not have any stroke. Reduce the opacity of fill color of the square toe about 50% so it will become a little bit transparent. No, I'm going to group the square by itself. What does that mean? While I'm going to create a group of one object, which is the square. So I select the square, I goto object and I click group. Now I have one group of one object inside the group, which is the square. Next, I am going to clone the square group, so I select the square group. Go to Edit Clone and I click creates child clones. This will bring up the create tiled clones window under the symmetry box. I select the P one simple translation. So I am going to use the P one wallpaper group, which is a simple translation to repeat our square group and the reply to tiled clones by select eight inches for both the width and height of the clones. I am going to make then my click create. As you can see, the square group is now being cloned or repeated with a clone size of eight by eight inches . Now I'm going to isolate the original Square group from its clone and take it to the side away from the clone. So I go to add it again, Click Clone and Click Select Original. This will take my selection to the original Square group, which is currently below its first clone. So I need to raise the square group to the top by clicking this icon, and then I'm able to drag the square group to the left. Now I have the original square already I selected and taken away from its clones. If I want to make some changes to the clones, I can do that just by making the change to the original square. To do that, I need to double click the square group so that I can access the square itself in the group so I can change. For example, it's color. One very important thing I need to remember here is that I am not going to change the position of the square inside the group. If I do that, it will also change the layout of the clones. I don't want that to happen If I do, you want to change the position of the square. I have to exit this election and change the position of the square group instead of the square itself. This is the end of this lesson. In the next lesson, we are going to continue from here to create our design unit. Thank you very much. And I will see you in the next lesson. Have a good day. 4. Adding Pattern Design Units (Polka Dots Pattern): Hello, everyone. Welcome back to this course in this video. We are going to continue from the lesson that we did in the last video. So I'm going to show you how to create our pattern design unit using the tile base which we have repeated or cloned in our previous lesson. This is where we left from our previous lesson. So here we have the original square group and its close side by side. No, I'm going to create our repeating design unit. In this case, I am going to create a circle because I'd like to make polka dot seamless pattern to do so . First of all, I'm going to double click the square so I can get into and access the square inside the group. Then I'm going to add a circle inside the group. As you can see, the circle will also be instantly cloned or repeated. In the same way is the square tile base in the group here. There are now two objects. One is the original square and the other one is the circle, which I have just added to access these two objects. I need to always double click the group. I will also have to do this. If I want to add some more objects into the group, I can repeat this step of adding new objects to the group if needed, which will depend on the pattern that I'd like to make. Now I'm going to remove the square from the clones here so I can have a clean polic, a dots pattern. How can I do that? First, I will exit any selection. Then I will add a new layer below the current layer which is lay one. So I and later to below lay one. Then I'm going to copy all the design group on lay one and paste them on layer to Then I'm going toe ungroomed the elements on layer two and remove the design elements leaving only the square. Then I take the square on layer 22 below the square, only one then lock layer to so it won't be selected. What I am trying to do here is to create a design guide which is a square only a two and then lock it. Then on lay one, I am going to remove the square, leaving only the design elements as you can see, the squares are already removed from the clones, leaving a clear circle clones without back ground. No, I'm going to make copies of the clone. Next, I am going to make a copy of the clones to become seamless. How can I do that while I'm going to do that in the next video? Now, I'm going to end this lesson here and I will continue in the next video. Thank you very much. And I will see you in the next lesson. Have a good day. 5. Making a Pattern Seamless: Hello, everyone, Welcome back to this course. In the last lesson, we have created polka dots. Pattern on also made some copies of the pattern. However, those polic a dots patterns are not seamless. Yet in this video, I'm going to show you how to make one copy of the pattern to become seamless. So let's get started. First of all, I select a copy of the patterns to work with. Then I am going toe unlinked the selected copy from the original clone. To do so, I select all the elements, go to edit, clone and click on Link Clone. So the copy of the clone is now and link to the original clone. As you can see, if I make some changes to the original clone, it will affect the copy that is still linked to the original clone but not a copy that is already unlinked to it. The next step is to one group all the elements of the unlinked copy. So by select all the elements, goto object and then click on group. I will need to do the UN grouping because I am going to unite all the pattern elements to become a single object. After that, I select all the UN group elements, go to path and click Union. Now the pattern has become a single object. Now it is the time to make it seamless to do so. I am going to create a big square on the pattern and use. The big square is a cutting guide, so I am going to adjust the size of the square to find out the right cutting point on the pattern so that pattern will become seamless. I have to do this carefully to ensure that the pattern is truly seamless. When I do the cutting, if I need to, I may need to change the square into a path so I could make adjustments to it more easily and more flexible. I may also need to activate the page grid view to help me in this process. After I find the right cutting point, I then select both the pattern and the square cutting guide. Then I go to path and Click intersection. Now I have already produced a seamless polka dots pattern. I'm going to check the pattern to make sure that it is truly seamless. I can do this by making some copies of it and place them side by side. If I am sure that the pattern is already truly seamless, then I can move it to a new file and save it with a new name. If I found that the pattern is not yet seamless, I will undo the process. Until I do get the perfect seamless pattern on the screen. I still have a copy of the clone. Now I can produce a new seamless pattern by making some changes to the design and follow the steps as described before. This is the end of our lesson. In the next lesson, I am going to show you how all these important steps are applied to make different patterns like chevron, fish scales, geometric, etcetera. Thank you very much and I will see you in the next lesson. Have a good day. 6. Seamless Chevron Pattern (The PGG Wallpaper Group): Hello, everyone. Welcome back to this course in this video, I'm going to show you how to create a seamless Chevron pattern and escape with one of the 17 wallpaper groups. This is an example on how to implement all the steps we've learned in the previous lessons . So here I am not going to explain in any details all those steps. If you are new to this course, I recommend you to first watch the previous lessons so that you can understand the basic principles you can use in creating seamless patterns with the 17 wallpaper groups and escape. So let's get started for the Chevron pattern. I am still going to use a squares, the tile base, but the wallpaper that I am going to use as the PG, which is glide reflection and 180 degrees rotation. So I'll create the creation from the beginning to the end until a seamless Chevron pattern is formed and ready to be saved as a new pattern file. I'm going to stop my talk now, and I'll just let you watch the creation process. Thank you for watching, and I will see you again in the next lesson. Have a good day, you know, 7. Seamless Fish Scale Pattern (The CM Wallpaper Group): Hello, everyone, Welcome back to this course in this video, I'm going to show you have to create a seamless fish scale pattern and escape with one of the 17 wallpaper groups. It's another example on how to implement tallest slaps. We've learned in the previous lessons for the fish scale pattern. I am still going to use the squares, the tile base. But the wallpaper that I am going to use is the CME, which is a reflection followed with the glide reflection. So I'll create the creation from the beginning to the end until a seamless fish scale pattern is formed and ready to be saved as a new pattern file. I'm going to stop my talk now, and I'll just let you watch the creation process. Thank you for watching, and I will see you again in the next lesson. Have a good day 8. Seamless Geo Cube Pattern (The P3M1 Wallpaper Group): Hello, everyone, welcome back to this course in this video. I'm going to show you how to use the P one m one wallpaper group in creating seamless patterns and escape. The P one day One wallpaper group is a member of the 17 wallpaper groups, and the repetition of the clone will include a reflection followed with 120 degrees. Rotation on the density of the clones will be sparse with this wallpaper group. The resulting clone formed will be circular in nature on the appropriate child basis and equity latch off triangle. So let's make a seamless pattern with the P one and one wallpaper group. While the tile base is a triangle, the remaining process is exactly the same as described in our previous videos. So I'm not going to explain the process in any details except for how to make unequal actual triangle. So now I am going to show you how to make the equal actual triangle. First of all, they go to extensions. I click lender on triangle in the appearing triangle window. I'm going to select from three sides in the mode box and enter 60 degrees in each of the angle boxes by then click. Apply and wait for the triangle to form. After the triangle has appeared, I'm going to fill it with a color, reduced the opacity and remove the stroke. Now I'm going to proceed with the remaining process, which is exactly the same as the process that I have discussed elsewhere in the previous lessons. So I will stop my talk now and let you watch the remaining process to the end. Thank you for watching. And I will see you again in the next lesson. Have a good day, you know. 9. Seamless Star Cube Arabesque Pattern (The P3 Wallpaper Group): Hello, everyone, Welcome back to this course in this video, I'm going to show you how to use the P three wallpaper group in creating seamless patterns and escape. The P three wallpaper group is a member of the 17 wallpaper groups on with this wallpaper group. The clone formed will be rotated by 120 degrees rotations. The resulting clone formed will be circular in nature and the appropriate child bases a diamond shape. This is the last demonstration video on how to create seamless patterns and escape with the 17 wallpaper groups. So let's make a seamless pattern with the P three wallpaper group while the tile basis of diamond. The remaining process is exactly the same as described in our previous lesson videos, so I'm not going to explain the process in any further, except for how to make a diamond that will be used is the repeating tile base. So now I am going to show you have to make the diamond. I'm going to make the diamond by combining two equilateral triangles, so I'll make the triangle first copy it, flip the copy and then combined them to form a diamond. So I go to extensions. I click render on triangle in the appearing triangle window on going to select from three sides in the mode box and enter 60 degrees in each of the angle. Boxes are then click apply and wait for the triangle to form. After the triangle has appeared, I'm going to fill it with a color, reduce the opacity and remove the stroke. Then I am going to make a copy of the triangle and combine them to make a diamond. No, I'm going to proceed with the remaining process, which is exactly the same as the process that I have discussed elsewhere in the previous lessons. So I will stop my talk now and let you watch the remaining process to the end. Thank you for watching, and I will see you again in the next video. Have a good day, you know? No 10. Conclusion: Hello, everyone, Welcome back to this course. This is the last video for this course. As we are about to conclude the course in this video, I'm going to reiterate some important points that we've covered in the previous lessons in the beginning of creating seamless patterns within escape. Using the 17 wallpaper groups, please make sure that you use the right tile repeating based while a square is applicable to most of the 17 wallpaper groups to be used as the tile base, some of them require triangle or diamond is the tile based, So it is important to make sure that you're using the right child base for a wallpaper group that you are going to use. Grouping the tile based before cloning is also important. Step. Please make sure not to forget to group the tile based by itself before trying to clone it . The next important step is after the UN grouping of the clones. During the process of making it an independent. Clones, if you use just shapes, is your design unit, you can directly convert all the shapes to become path before uniting them. However, if you use some strokes in your design unit, then you will need to convert the stroke first to path, and then you like them the last time. The most important step I'd like to mention is, during the process of making a pattern seamless, you'll need to inspect very carefully that the pattern you are going to produce is truly seamless. So please make some copies of the original clones in case that you'll need to redo the cutting step in the process of making the pattern perfectly seamless. This is the end of this course. I hope that you have enjoyed all the lessons and that you have gained something new and valuable here. Thank you for watching, and I will see you in the other course. Have a good day.