Creating Decorative Patterns with Hand-Drawn Elements in Illustrator

Melissa Meyerson, Digital Artist, Pattern Lover, Teacher

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11 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Updated Intro Video for Class 1

      0:59
    • 2. Raw Material

      4:19
    • 3. Pattern Brushes

      3:55
    • 4. Pattern Brushes and Transformations

      2:28
    • 5. Color Swatches

      2:14
    • 6. Live Paint

      4:00
    • 7. Manual Pattern Tile

      3:39
    • 8. Pattern Maker Tool

      2:10
    • 9. Color and Pattern Library

      1:46
    • 10. Final Project

      2:33
    • 11. Printing your Surface Pattern Designs

      1:23

Project Description

FINAL PROJECT

Assignment and Deliverable:

Share 5 of your new patterns displayed as a set of decorative papers (template included)

Extra:  Pattern fill circles (this provides another way to play with the scale of your patterns)

At any point, please feel free to share your hand-drawn elements, motifs, color swatches, or any other part of the process.

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