Create Seamless Repeat Patterns on Your iPad in Procreate + FREE Pattern Elements

Liz Kohler Brown, artist | designer | teacher | author

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9 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Create Seamless Repeat Patterns on Your iPad

    • 2. Making a Color Palette

    • 3. Drawing & Coloring

    • 4. Drawing Layered Elements

    • 5. Basic Repeats Part 1

    • 6. Basic Repeats Part 2

    • 7. Half Drop Repeats Part 1

    • 8. Half Drop Repeats Part 2

    • 9. Finalizing and Checking the Pattern

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About This Class


In this class I want to show you how to create a seamless repeat pattern on your iPad.  With this process you can easily create a repeat pattern on your iPad, without using the computer at all!  You can even upload your patterns directly to print on demand sites from your iPad.  

I’ll show you every step of the process of building a repeat pattern, and take you through my process for designing repeat patterns that don’t have an obvious repeat block.  

I’ll show you:

  • two methods for creating repeat elements on your iPad including hand drawn illustration and tracing.
  • how to create a basic repeat pattern from start to finish.
  • how to check your repeat pattern to be sure it repeats seamlessly.  
  • how to create a half-drop repeat pattern, which can help make the boundaries of the repeat block less obvious to the viewer, since they allow you to scatter repeat elements down the page.

To design my repeat elements I like to use the app Procreate, but you could use any iPad drawing app like Adobe Sketch.  To create the repeat pattern we’ll use the app Pixelmator.  It’s only a few dollars in the app store and it is the only iPad program I’ve found that allows you to create a pixel perfect repeat pattern that is ready for print.  So all you need to take this class is your iPad and the app Pixelmator.

You can get the free downloads for this class here.

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