Creating Overall Patterns in Illustrator | Maggie Hobson-Baker | Skillshare

Creating Overall Patterns in Illustrator

Maggie Hobson-Baker, Art and Design

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7 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Working with the Pencil Tool to Plan the Design

    • 3. Creating a Pattern in Illustrator

    • 4. Making Sure Your Design is Seamless

    • 5. Creating Seamless Patterns in Illustrator with the Shape Tools

    • 6. Preparing your Sketches for Patterns

    • 7. Creating Patterns from your Sketches


About This Class

In this class I will show you how to design seamless overall patterns in Adobe Illustrator.  

In this course we will explore how to incorporate shapes, the pencil tool and our own sketches into our pattern design.  We will take a close look at what makes a pattern seamless and why you would want your patterns to be seamless.  From this course you will be able to take your images and use them as backgrounds for digital and print projects.  Print your patterns on wallpaper, fabric and more!

In this course we will cover the following:

  • Pattern Options Tools
  • Editing Patterns
  • Shapes
  • Clipping Masks
  • Creating Artboards
  • Creating artwork with the Pencil Tool
  • Image Trace
  • Blob Brush Tool
  • Pathfinder
  • and more!!!!!





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Maggie Hobson-Baker

Art and Design

Maggie is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor in Studio Art, living and working in the Philadelphia Area. Her work reflects her love of shape, color, nature and design. She loves drawing on her iPad, and Bamboo Tablet as well as working with traditional materials. You can often find her with her camera and sketchbook in the woods. She is especially interested in the dialogue between traditional and digital platforms in the creation of art and visual images.

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