Creating Decorative Patterns with Hand-Drawn Elements in Illustrator
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Updated Intro Video for Class 10:59
Pattern Brushes and Transformations2:28
Manual Pattern Tile3:39
Pattern Maker Tool2:10
Color and Pattern Library1:46
Printing your Surface Pattern Designs1:23
About This Class
This is an Introductory level class for Surface Pattern Design.
Using hand-drawn elements and Illustrators' Pattern Brush tool, students start by making lots of fun, easy motifs. The class also covers the coloring process, including creating swatches, and using the Live Paint and Recolor Artwork tools. Students will learn how to create a "traditional" swatch, as well as experiment with the Pattern Maker tool, in order to create repeating pattern designs.
By the end of the class, students will have numerous decorative patterned papers to print and use for numerous DIY projects.
A Template is included for the Final Project, which is a set of 5 Decorative Papers. I also included a Tool Settings information sheet.
Quick note: In my Intro video, I used a few product templates provided by designer Elizabeth Olwen, in her Skillshare class: Pattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products. I highly recommend this class, as well as her other courses. I also recommend all of Bonnie Christine's courses here on Skillshare. But don't stop there, Skillshare has a lot of great pattern courses that you will find just by doing a search for Pattern Design.
I really hope you enjoy the course!! Ask any questions at any time and I will respond as soon as possible.
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I really enjoyed this class. I have made brushes in the past, but I hadn't considered making brushes with multiple elements or using the brushes to create motifs. Thank you.
The Pattern Maven
It was great new perspective of how to think about making patterns by breaking it down into little squiggles and using brushes. I am excited to give it a try. Thank you!
My name is Melissa. I am always happiest when I'm a part of any creative community. My first passion was black line art. I tried many other mediums in an effort to expand and grow as a creative, and then I discovered and fell madly in love with Digital Pattern Design.
I had a lot to learn, and I was so grateful for all the online opportunities available, as I took on these new learning curves.
I am now a graduate of all 4 Modules of the very popular, Make It In Design Courses, run by Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton. I was thrilled to have one of my designs recently selected for The Surface Pattern Design Lookbook Vol.2, within the Global Geometric category.
I LOVE that Skillshare is here for all creatives, and I'm really excited to finally enter the community as a new teacher. I personally learned a lot through experimentation and always strived to have innovative ideas. My goal is to share my creative experiments with you, hoping that it will inspire you with some new ideas.