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Design Damask Patterns on Adobe Illustrator

Aerie North, Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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8 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:58
    • 2. Lesson 1: Adobe Illustrator Tools

      1:13
    • 3. Overview + Class Project

      0:54
    • 4. Lesson 2: Adobe Illustrator Tool Demo Video

      2:17
    • 5. Lesson 3: Creating the Damask Pattern

      2:04
    • 6. Lesson 4: Adding the Black Background

      0:57
    • 7. Lesson 5: Design with the Damask Pattern

      1:19
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      0:26

About This Class

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Design Damask Patterns on Adobe Illustrator with Aerie North

Damask is an ancient reversible fabric woven with repeatable patterns.

Modern Damask patterns are commonly seen on wallpaper, drapery, stationery, and fabric.

In this class you will learn how to create this modern damask pattern using

ONE shape on Adobe Illustrator.

You can download a free trial of Illustrator on Adobe.com

ONE leave shape will create a beautiful damask pattern by simply;

  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Reflecting
  • Copy + Pasting

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1. Intro: design damask pattern create this pattern with one shape on Adobe Illustrator Damascus, an ancient reversible fabric woven with repeatable patterns. Martin damask patterns are commonly seen on wallpaper, drapery, stationery and fabric. I'm Ari North. I'm an artist, our teacher and creator of coloring books, meditation journals and surface pattern designs. In this class, you will learn how to create this modern damask pattern, using only one shape that you'll learn on Adobe Illustrator you can. Brown wrote a free trial of illustrator on adobe dot com for the class project. Create the damask pattern you learn in this class and posted in the project gallery. I look forward to seeing your artwork meet you in the next lesson. 2. Lesson 1: Adobe Illustrator Tools: this one leave shape will create a beautiful modern damask pattern by simply learning how to resize the leaf. Rotate it reflect giving it a mirror image and copying and pasting on adobe Illustrator toe . Activate the tools that will be needing primarily transforming a range just right click on your mouse. In the transform tool will be using the rotate tool that just moves the lever leaf around the reflect tool, giving it that mirror image and the scale tool, which is re sizing the leaf again toe. Activate the arranged tool. We just right click the most in a range will be using send to back, and I'll explain that more when we do the practical demonstration. The best way to learn is by doing so. Let's start practicing with Adobe Illustrator tools in the next lesson. 3. Overview + Class Project: overview Lesson one will be looking at the Adobe Illustrator tools that will be primarily using to create the damask pattern and lesson to will be a video demonstration of the tools Lesson three. We're going to start to create the damask pattern on Illustrator and a lesson for gonna add that block background and really make it Paul. And less than five. We're gonna take that damask pattern. We're gonna create a great design with it. And then a few final thoughts the class project create the damask pattern you learn in this class and posted in the project gallery. I also look forward to seeing your work in progress. Two. I look forward to seeing your artwork meet you in the next lesson. 4. Lesson 2: Adobe Illustrator Tool Demo Video: with my pencil tool and my most I'm just gonna create this very simple leaf. I'm gonna select it. And let's start learning the transform tool. Select everything that a right click go down to transform. I'm going to reflect this. Now if I just hit, okay, I'm reflecting the image that I have selected Hit right click transform I'm gonna hit. Reflect Now, instead of just saying Okay, I'm gonna copy that image. So it leaves my original copy alone, and it just gives that mirror reflect, which is really important when creating damask pattern. Scaling is re sizing. So now I want to scale or resize it to 75% because I clicked. Okay, It's re sizing the image that I select it, 75% smaller. Now I'm going to select the original image transform, and now I'm going to copy the image, making it 75% smaller. So it leaves my original image and just makes that leap 75 per cent smaller by copying. I'm going to select everything and go toe object and click group. Now, when we groups a few images together now, it acts as one image, so you don't have to select every little thing. You can select a bunch of images and I'm gonna transform. Let's go to rotate. Let's rotate this 90 degrees and we're gonna copy it. So it leaves up that original image of the Group three leaves and it rotated 90 when we copied it. And I'm going to select everything and we need and we're gonna group it again. But we will need the color changed. We need the inside. So the fill of the leaf to be white and the stroke, which is the line to be black. 5. Lesson 3: Creating the Damask Pattern: Okay, let's start by just opening a new file and naming it. And we're gonna create that leaf Very simple leaf. And I'm gonna take the anchors and connect them. I want to make sure that the inside is white and the outside is the line is black With the stroke, I like the nice rounded edge. Now I'm just gonna take the leaf and using the transform tool I'm gonna rescate are gonna resize by scaling, copying and pasting rotating. And I'm just placing everything on the art board as a bit of an experiment. I really I might take things owed or move things in re scale or resize. I'm just working on the left side because eventually what I want is to be working all along the left wall and then the floor of the art board. I'll be copying grouping everything, copying. Okay, just moving things around. I'm just working with three different sizes right now. I've made things about 75% smaller. Might take things. Oh, this is just an experiment. It's just placing things, placing the leaf. Okay, Gonna select everything. I'm gonna make sure that the inside is white. A group did Okay, There we go. It's too big. I wanted toe fit in the dartboard, and I've got one leap overlapping there. And take that out. Okay, I'm gonna make it about 90% smaller. There we go. 6. Lesson 4: Adding the Black Background: Okay, let's put the finishing touches on our pattern were to make sure that the fill the inside of the leaf is white and the stroke is black. That's the line. And now what we want to do is create that black background. So we're going to take our rectangle tool, and we're going to make it the same size as the art board, which is 8.5 by 8.5. We're going to change that color to black. We're gonna go to a range and go send to back. So that's going to send that black background behind the image. Move it over and Voila. There you go. So now we've created this beautiful pattern. 7. Lesson 5: Design with the Damask Pattern: Okay, Now let's see what we can do with this pattern. I'm going to select the entire thing, and I'm gonna transform and scale it to make it 50% of its size. I want to fit everything in the art board. Just gonna move it up into that corner, go to transform, reflect and let's copy. We're gonna make it 90 degrees. We're gonna move it over. So it's right beside our original, and you could start to see that nice damask pattern for me. Select the whole thing again. Go to transform. We're going to reflect and copy it. Let's move that down. Filled the art Ford. Now you can leave it like this If you like that, that's fine. Something wrong? That But let's flip it over. So it got kind of a floral going. We're gonna rotate it 180 degrees and look what you've done with one shape 8. Final Thoughts: Thank you for taking this class. I hope you enjoyed learning how to create a beautiful modern damask pattern on adobe illustrator. Using just one shape afford to senior artwork in the project gallery, Try creating several damask patterns with other shapes and share your new patterns in the project gallery. See you in my next design class.