Create a Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper using a Pattern | Mel Armstrong | Skillshare

Create a Desktop Calendar/Wallpaper using a Pattern

Mel Armstrong, Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

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9 Videos (47m)
    • Hello!

      1:10
    • Finding Inspiration

      1:51
    • Display Resolutions

      7:20
    • Adobe Illustrator Templates

      6:28
    • Pattern Creation

      4:47
    • Design your Calendar

      7:59
    • Apply your design to templates

      8:06
    • Share it with the world

      7:54
    • Wrap up!

      0:57

About This Class

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Each month I get hundreds of visitors to my website to download my monthly calendar.  It's free and it's a great way of building a following and getting your work seen.  Some of my calendar designs have gone on to be licensed on products such as gift wrap and greeting cards.

In this class I’m going to show you how to create a desktop calendar/wallpaper in Adobe Illustrator using a surface pattern design.

Some of the topics you’ll learn about include…

  • Finding Inspiration - discover ways to find inspiration & build a mood board for your calendar design.
  • Display Resolutions - learn about the different screen resolutions for computers and devices (phones/tablets)
  • Illustrator Templates - learn how to create templates for different desktop sizes and devices such as tablets & phones
  • Pattern Design - learn how to apply a simple pattern to your wallpaper design
  • Calendar Design - learn how to design your calendar with your pattern
  • Share it with the world - Learn how to create a blog post and allow visitors to download your calendar.  (Includes a free mockup)

Requirements:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop (optional)
  • Website blog (optional)

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Mel Armstrong

Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

Hello and welcome!

I’m a full-time illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand.  I’m obsessed with creating beautiful things, from craft to illustration to sewing to IKEA flat packs (no kidding).  

I’m also obsessed with learning, which is what drew me to Skillshare.  Years ago I stumbled across this little (well actually big) gem, did some classes, then voila, I became a teacher!  I teach what I love - illustration and surface pattern ...

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