Create a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator using Texture

Mel Armstrong, Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

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12 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Welcome

      1:16
    • 2. Materials

      0:28
    • 3. Project Overview

      0:51
    • 4. Gathering texture

      1:11
    • 5. Processing texture in Photoshop

      7:07
    • 6. Processing texture in Illustrator (Live Trace)

      4:25
    • 7. How to create an illustrator texture brush

      5:06
    • 8. Applying texture to icons

      10:28
    • 9. Create a Half Drop Repeat with pattern maker

      4:32
    • 10. Create a Half Drop Repeat Manually

      15:08
    • 11. Apply your design to a mockup

      7:08
    • 12. Wrapping up!

      0:40
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Project Description

Your project for this class is to use texture you’ve gathered to apply to an Illustrator design using the technique I’ve shown you.

Deliverables (Please share your designs by uploading them in the Projects section):

  • Your texture (before & after)
  • Your icons (before & after
  • Your final repeat pattern
  • Your design on a mockup (supplied by me) or your own.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Mel
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Resources (attached files)

  • Free texture images 11.5mb
  • Free textures (Illustrator File) 2.3mb
  • Mockup 20mb

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