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Design Your Own Wrapping Paper in Illustrator

teacher avatar Nicole Martinez, Art Director / Illustrator / Designer

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Welcome, Thank You and Let's Get Started!

    • 2. Choosing Color with Kuler

    • 3. Getting Started with Illustrator

    • 4. Complex Shapes

    • 5. Clusters

    • 6. Patterning

    • 7. Adding Texture in Photoshop

    • 8. Printing at Home

    • 9. It's a wrap! Thank you!

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About This Class


In this class, first and foremost we'll get clever. The best ideas are inspired by humor. We'll brainstorm a fun idea for whatever occassion you choose. (gifts are most fun when they're unexpected, so be creative!). Then, you'll choose a color palette, learn how basic shapes in illustrator can create beautiful, intricate designs, and finally, we'll add texture in Photoshop to add a bit of character. 

The end result will be a pattern you created that showcases your wit - and of course your generosity. And I'll also show you how to prepare your document for printing. 

Let's get started!


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Nicole Martinez

Art Director / Illustrator / Designer


I'm currently working in New York City but a native of sunny Miami. I'm an associate creative director at Genuine Interactive by day, and an illustrator deep down in my insides all the time at

I've created patterns for merchandise that has sold on and, and am possibly most recognized for illustrating Nerdy Dirty: Illustrations for Nerds in Love, a collection of designs I made just for fun! The most inspired work happens when you're having fun, so..let's have some fun designing!

Say hello on Dribble or Behance or the Twitter!

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1. Welcome, Thank You and Let's Get Started!: Hi. Welcome. And thank you for signing up for this class. Today we will learn how to design the pattern in illustrator for gift wrap and maybe later on taking into Photoshopped. So, first things first. If you have not already download Adobe CS six preferably if you already have a version of CS five Illustrator or Photoshopped, that's fine. CSX has some features that are better for the purposes of this design, but I can show you how to do you see a sex just fine, so download those if we haven't already. And if you have to get started, so our first section of the class is going to be, let's get clever. So we're going to get clever and concept, different ideas for our get direct pattern. So first thing is, you have to think about who you're designing for. Are you designing for a child? If it's a child from the gift, you don't want to put not child friendly designs on it. I sit for the general public. Is it for you? Is it for you? Give a particularly distinct gift every year, and you like it to reflect your personality. Whatever it ISS just keep that in mind when you're designing. Also, let's stay away from cliches. So if you're if you're going to design a birthday wrapping paper, don't use cakes or candles. Let's think of something different. I was thinking maybe when I was concept ing myself bunch of frogs on leap pads and they could be saying, Rip it, rip it. You know something really find something clever, something that you can't find in a store on something that's really speaks to your personal . So the first part of this time it will be sketching those ideas on paper. And as you're sketching, keep in mind that you're going to have to design these things in illustrator. So if you keep the shapes really simple. For example, if you were designing a fraud, keep in mind that the frog doesn't have to be really. Life like this is going to be cartoony for lack of a better term. So your frog is going to be made up mostly circles something like this. It's very simplistic, but when you're drawing, keep those ideas. Keep those shapes in mind because that will make your transition into illustrator a lot easier, right? So go ahead and start sketching, and we'll move on to the next lesson. Thanks 2. Choosing Color with Kuler: - Okay, - So you should see in the uploads that I've uploaded the sketch for the rip it concept, - which is reptiles and amphibians, - snakes and different lily pad. - So it should be fun. - So I'm going to look for a color palette here and cooler cooler dot adobe dot com. - If you downloaded CSX or CS five, - you should have an adobe log in. - So you're gonna need it when we when we download the this color palette that would make. - So make sure you're logged in and here you can see you can move these arms and you get a - color palette that's made for you. - You can switch it to monochromatic triage, - complementary compound. - For the sake of this design, - I'm gonna use an analogous design because it has a nice contrast. - And I'm gonna go with kind of a lime green here cause I know he's a frog. - And keep in mind that we're gonna have about 4 to 8 different colors in our pattern, - So this isn't gonna be the entire color palette, - but this is a really nice start. - It's a good way to get creative and kind of have colors generated. - 40. - All right, - So I'm going to save this theme because I like this. - You need to move this over here. - All right, - per save. - And I'll go here and download it. - Once I download it, - it will come up here. - This is the one I want and I'll open it in Illustrator. 3. Getting Started with Illustrator: - Okay, - so now that we've decided what our concept is, - we have our sketches ready. - We're going into illustrator, - and we're gonna open a new document we can name. - This pattern shapes. - A tablet is a good size because most of us the largest that are printer princes 11 by 17. - So okay. - And here we have our new document. - Now, - first things first. - This right here is our shapes tool. - We have the square. - If you hold down, - you can see there's a rounded rectangle on the lips Polygon, - star and flair. - Lips is our circle. - If you hold down press shift, - See if I if I let go of shift, - this becomes kind of wonky. - I hold down shift, - it becomes a perfect circle. - The stroke. - The outline of these shapes right here is black. - I'm going to turn it off and press the fill for the purposes of these designs. - I'm going to use all fills with no stroke to make nice, - clean shapes. - So here some shapes. - I'd like to change the color. - Now. - So are other best friend is window swatches are swatches, - palette, - and we want to bring in the cooler palette that we just made good it other open swatch - libraries, - right? - Other library and I could go to my downloads and select the cooler theme that I made. - And here I have some other cool themes that are open so we can open as many as you want. - And as a matter of fact, - we're probably gonna use more than five colors. - So the more cooler themes you make, - the better. - And this also gives you the option of having more creative color choices. - Because the swatches palette tends to have pretty basic. - Seemed like a colors appear all right. - So are other best friend the Pathfinder Goto window Pathfinder. - And here you'll see shape modes. - So basically, - have finder is a super cookie cutter. - If you option press option and drag your shape, - you duplicate it. - If you select both shapes and press the alignment tool appear. - Sorry, - Keep in mind, - I'm not using Pathfinder yet. - I'm just showing you how to align shapes. - You can select more than one shape, - and this alignment toolbar comes up, - and this is really nice, - because if you're if you want to quickly line things or disperse them, - so up here you can distribute vertically. - There you go. - Move them apart just more evenly. - I want a routine thes press shift and it becomes a perfect 90 degree angle. - Right. - So Pathfinder unite takes two shapes and makes them into one. - So if I'd like to make shaped like this you a square with a round top, - I select both. - And there you go. - It's now one shape. - The minus front takes the top shape and subtracts it from the back shape. - So if I select both and I pressed the night, - this is what happens. - And if I wanted to take the back shape and move it to the front, - What object? - Arranged. - Bring the front. - And this is a bad example, - because that would make a really weird shape. - The front be gets attractive from the back. - So here I'll have a little hat shape, - some nail or whatever. - You'd like to think of that shape as. - And that's another thing when you start, - you know, - creating your sketches. - Keep in mind What? - What shapes Make up your different sketches right here. - I have. - You know, - I attention No, - this on This could be a parachute. - Who knows, - get really creative and have fun with it. - And then here is our intersect shape. - So if I go to rounded rectangle, - I click the canvas and I can change the corner radius. - So happen inch, - quarter radius makes this less round. - If I go back here and I make it 1/4 of an inch, - then see it's it's more square than in the half an inch radius. - So if I take two of these shapes and I, - he's the Intersect, - I get the intersection of the two as a shape, - which is really useful. - If you're, - for example, - making 11. - Here's our lemon and the opposite room for the exclude exclude shape. - So if I wanted to intercept two objects and it's clued the part that never sex so but this - part, - the part that doesn't overlap is what's going to be excluded. - So this is actually the one I use the least, - but but it can come in handy depending on how how great if you want to get and that is our - Pathfinder. - Next, - we will learn how to take these basic concepts and make complex shapes based on our - illustrations from these different tools 4. Complex Shapes: - So we've learned how to use Pathfinder, - and now we have to take our concepts and turn them into designs. - So let's start with a frog and these are just examples. - And try and keep these principles in mind when you're creating your your designs. - But I'll start with the frog, - so I'll teach you a few tricks As I do this, - I'm going to make polygon. - Well, - I could have just made a square there. - Well, - actually, - you know what? - That would be better. - I'm going to take the rectangle and make a square that I'm gonna rotate it 45 degrees. - I did that by pressing shift and rotating it. - This it'll rotate. - Symbol comes up when you go to a corner or anchor point. - And so I'm now going to expand this shape, - and I'd like to style eyes it and give it round corners because I'm going to give my frog - sort of diamond head right, - So half a niche. - Now see, - I can resize this in the corners, - change with it, - but I'd like to expand it and expanding makes it a shape, - a solid shape. - Now resize it like that and I have a a nice froggy looking head. - I'll take this circle over here in this circle over here, - and I will work. - Great. - So starting to look like a frog Now, - I'd like to take these circles and make white circles inside them. - And rather than just create a new white circle and a line in which I could dio going toe - object half offset path and if it was a warning to be outside of the circle, - I would make it positive. - But I'm gonna make it a negative number. - You're gonna preview it, - and then you can see there that and kind of see where my white circles would be. - And I'm just gonna fill those in and white and I have kind of a little white circles now. - All right, - so that's it's almost my full frog. - I didn't do that again one more time and make the black sorry. - And now we start using Pathfinders. - So I'm going to duplicate this shape. - You want the bottom half now lighter green. - So you shape over its that I can take this intersection as my shape with bottom shapes. - I'm going to click on intercept. - And now they have the bottom of this A different shape. - I'm gonna change it to a lighter green. - See that change? - Okay, - there we go. - No, - I have a lighter green. - And there is a little froggy. - No, - if I wanted to add arms. - Now, - here's a new tool. - Here's the Here's the line tool. - Now, - I would like to make it arc. - I'm gonna take this and arcs a little bit funny, - because it kind of goes off one point, - I'm gonna make an ark, - and I'm doing actually week stroke, - about 10 point. - No. - Rotate it. - Hands are probably a little bigger than that. - Great. - I think this is out. - No, - that's too big. - 20 points. - And I'm going to make the stroke rounded edges. - Double click on the stroke here and change it to agree in color. - Okay? - And arrange it and send it to back. - You know, - that looks a little funny, - but we're not done yet. - Okay, - Now I'm gonna duplicate it. - Shift and drag. - Sorry. - Option drag. - Transform it, - reflect it vertically. - See, - this puts it like that means I'm starting to get his little hands and I see that we could - probably be a little bigger because of him closer together in his little webbed paws. - So here's I'm gonna do this. - Make a circle switches to the fields inside, - and I'm going to style eyes it. - I'm sorry to distort, - distort and transform effects. - This is a nice palette here. - So you can play with different shapes to store and transform, - and I'm going to pucker and bloat. - So it's I pucker it. - See that his little webbed feet start to form. - Okay, - stand appearance. - Now I have a little little webbed foot. - This is an abstract interpretation of my frog. - If you wanted to get more. - Yeah, - detailed. - You could give him. - You could draw strokes. - But this this works really nicely for his little paws. - So there's little positives. - Little webbed feet. - So there. - So there's my little froggy, - and I select all of it in a group it So as you can see, - this is all just using basic shapes. - And if I want to select and edit something in the group, - I just double click If Dr. - Through Herb tonight and when I can I can move it around back here, - get out of maker. - So there is the frog. - It was our first complex shape of group it so I can move it together and my next one will - be my party hat. - This is fairly simple, - but this will teach us. - All right, - so I want three. - So party hats. - So the little pom pom, - It was actually much simpler than you think. - Object with path and add anchor points. - And this adds a few more anchor points on my circle. - And as you just saw we puppet and bloated that these pauses We're gonna do the opposite of - what we did for his little paws. - But for our pom poms we're gonna go back to effect pucker and blue And rather than - puckering, - we're going to bloat. - And there we go. - And we're gonna object. - Expand appearance. - We can change the color you haven't gotten into. - Um, - not the stroke. - The filling To make sure. - Make sure the Phil is the forefront. - So it changes the color that may. - I'm starting to see our little party hat. - If you wanted to add polka dots, - you could you could add a free form. - It doesn't have to be perfect. - Design size him. - He wanted a polka dot Be on the edge duplicate it. - Remember, - we learned the Intersect tool. - You could take that book a doubt that you just intersected and put it on. - And the same goes for this for once. - Do on this edge, - take it and duplicate it. - Cause if you do it on this one, - then you're gonna just you're gonna lose your background, - right? - So same thing we have the intersect of that. - So there's our party hats group that you can even put it on him. - It's really cute Object range sent to back and there's are fraught with party that smaller - and their next shape is going to be our snake. - This one is interesting because it's actually more complex than the rest. - It's not just adding it's a problem. - So our snake is an s. - We don't want to draw it with the stroke. - Want to use shapes to be able to make our sake. - So if you look here, - you start seeing these lines come together. - That's what we're going to use to make our state. - Now, - if you want to change a shape, - you complete. - You can select between two anchor points and delete it. - Our sneak is going to be a stroke. - So in this case will break our stroke rule. - Use the strokes because we're going to need to use the anchor points. - So I select this with my white arrow, - select between the two shapes, - and I delete it. - Okay, - so mistake's gonna come around like this. - So I want to delete this part of the shape comes around and then with this hurt seconds - around, - and I'd like to delete this part shape. - No, - I have what looks like a sneak so I can keep increasing the stroke. - You get round. - There's a little anchor point that saves. - Delete that. - So that's part of it. - Now, - I'd like to expand the stroke, - so this is gonna make my stroke into a shape. - So once I expand this, - then I can take these two shapes together and use Pathfinder. - Do you want to zoom in and make sure that you're shapes are aligned? - Well, - select the two of them and unite them. - And now you have one nice snake shape on our snake needs ahead. - Circle my circle into the extended have point your heads. - So take this anchor point and stretch. - There's my snakehead. - And lastly, - we can put a little time. - It's like the red. - We're going to use this attraction to subtract the triangle from the rectangle and make his - tongue. - And you can use command and bracket and shift. - Or you can go to option range center back command in brackets sends it to the back. - Now we can decorate our snake. - We can add ice to him. - Anything wanted. - Teoh. - We can take some triangles in answer triangles. - Hiss go to transform and reflect it. - Where is onto different from Ingles. - It's really views, - simple shapes and we've made a C. - So are a reptile. - Party is starting to come together. - We need a speech bubble. - That's part of my sketch. - So this is easy. - This is using. - It's probably one of the easier things to design user triangle in a rounded rectangle. - You can just the triangle some wish. - And if you want to stretch it out, - you construct your white arrow and the white arrow is good for use moving just one point - because, - like both of them getting together and this is where frogs gonna be saying rip it. - What's left are Lily pad. - We've gotta be green going Teoh, - take a triangle and subtract. - It helps from All right, - So there's a lily pad. - Now what I'd like to do is make a lotus flower. - So I'm going to use this shape. - I don't. - You can shift, - turn it, - Reflect. - I want to make this here, - and I can always switch it later. - Now I can duplicate these two. - I need them smaller and I can and use color it to great contrast. - So you want to make maybe the pedal in front slightly darker if you're doing any flowers. - It's always a nice way with these with these pills to create contrast, - which is using different colors. - You don't have to add much shading besides that. - So here's my movie pad and wrote this flower. - And in my sketch I had a cupcake. - So I'm going to use a variety of circles. - I know I said to stay away from cliches, - but I'm going to do a variety of different objects. - Stick hates tend to happen. - The top made those is to be talked for ice cream. - It could be a cloud. - We have righted things Could be monster in a cupcake base. - Now I'll take a square and I can move. - The anchor points out with this No, - that really simple keep. - I wanted to add Sprinkles. - I could take some rounded, - really thin Sprinkles tunes in this way option drag and select him all option dragged him - again. - Yeah, - as much fun as you want, - and nothing has to look perfect. - Beauty of this is that it's supposed to look really simplistic. - So there's my cupcake, - Manji and group that here have made using the Pathfinder and simple shapes a variety of - different things, - and they all look really complex. - But they were really simple once you know how to use the different tools. 5. Clusters: - All right. - So we've got most of our characters ready to go here. - Um And so now we're going to start making our composition That will not become our pattern - . - So we can delete this. - Over here, - we can take our shapes and start seeing how they're gonna fit together. - Frog will move. - We can make our snake a little bit smaller, - move things up and shift things around until you feel like they're They feel right. - We're going to make basically a little cluster of objects moving into our center. - Because this is what will later repeat in our pattern. - Feel free to rotate things and duplicate them. - Sometimes the more simpler, - simpler objects repeating kind of create a nice balance and set the tone kind of setting an - environment here with the lily pads cupcakes you could duplicate an item and click into the - object selected and change the color networks Nicely change our snakes shapes. - He came red and blue. - You've even wrote reflect him. - So he's turning the other way. - Move him like this. - We put him on a diagonal. - So keep having fun with this. - Move things around until you feel like you performed cluster hemming isn't different. - Sizes is also best because then you create a more dynamic composition, - moving things and rotating them. - If everything is straight up and down all the same size, - it'll look kind of boring. - So and especially considering that this is a probably a good wrapping paper for a kid, - this would work nicely if it's I added a little tongue here, - keep that. - Won him. - Okay, - maybe changed this frog to another color. - Make him a an orange frog if you add a new swatch color. - So I'm adding a new orange. - You can double click on this. - See, - Would a miss watches with a new swatch? - I've taken this and added it to my colors watches so that I can reuse it. - Select. - Here's another thing. - If I selected all of these and I selected orange, - it wouldn't change all of them because my strokes here have not been expanded. - Two fills. - If you find that you're selecting things and they're not changing correctly, - it might be because you haven't expanded and created a shape. - So we want to be working with shapes. - Even if we start with the stroke will end up shapes. - We can handsome polka dots to him Come a little more created. - We can match our design Better puts him thoughts on his face. - There's our other frogs. - Okay, - so we've started to put together a nice composition. - Another thing you might want to add is text. - So here's where L I had rip it. - We went to nice and big. - I'm going to use condensed font. - Any fun works get Wait. - I want Adam exclamation point, - their object and expand, - and this will make your text into a shape layer, - so it's easier to change your color. - If you feel like you're not happy with the thought, - then keep it as a as a text layer. - And then you could always change the font later. - But once you expand it, - or if you go to type, - create outlines, - we can't create outlines because we've already done it. - Then it'll it won't be edible is type. - All right, - this is starting to come, - love. - Now I realize that I haven't chosen a background color, - so I wouldn't take my rectangle tool stretching over the canvas and then arrange and send - it to that. - This is a nice, - vibrant greens. - Then I'm going to object Lock selection. - Or you can command to That way I can move it all. - I wanted it. - Well, - it won't shift the canvas. - Okay, - so it started to come along and I realized maybe I want a little bit more blue and you can - always add shapes kind of randomly throughout to fill in space. - That works nicely. - It could be confetti. - I mean, - you can really dio anything you want to fill it with. - Space and simple shapes work pretty nicely. - Clusters of circles you could do polygons, - polygons triangles make nice confetti. - You can make them different colors. - These were little confetti clusters story. - So you see that my composition is kind of lopsided. - So when we create our pattern, - we want it to be kind of symmetrical composition as faras the area that it takes up. - So I probably need to fill the space more up here or remove the snakes. - But But I want to keep the snake. - So I'm gonna add more more things. - Maybe another hat. - Have the hat and I can change the colors. - DoubleClick, - change this to purple. - Change this Teoh pink. - Change the dots to rent networks. - Now. - I still need to fill the space a little more here, - content another lily pad. - But when I start to repeat my pattern, - if it looks like there are too many lily pads, - cause what's down here will also be repeating up here. - Then I might want to change that, - so I'll keep that there for now. - Great. - And so now we formed our little composition cluster, - and then the next step will learn how to repeat this pattern so that it fills up more space - and becomes are wrapping paper. 6. Patterning: - All right, - so we have our cluster, - and now we're going to start creating a pattern from our cluster. - If you have C s six, - this is really easy. - If you don't, - I'll show you how to do it without CS six. - But because our entire 11 by 17 campus is going to be our wrapping paper, - we're going to size it as we wish. - So this is the size we'd like the frog to be. - We select all of it, - goto object pattern and make. - All right. - And now we've been brought into this. - So we have a couple options. - We can do it by grid brick by row, - which offsets that this is easier if you have, - let's say, - like a a diamond shape. - But because we're creating a cluster that symmetrical, - we're gonna use Great. - But I'll just show you how the different ones work. - So this is my column. - And if you find that you select one and it actually looks better with another shape than go - ahead and use that, - that's that's fine. - See, - this is hexagons. - Two things overlap. - That would be actually really nice for a diamond shape. - Okay, - So, - grit, - great burkini now shift things around. - You see how this rob is touching this frogs like so we don't want that to happen. - I'm going to select this little guy, - Move him up and you'll see how the rest of the pattern shifts as you shift things around. - And now I have noticed that we have a gap here in the top, - left in the top, - right bottom, - left in the bottom. - Right, - so we can move things either up there. - We can move our lily pad down or we can add things. - You can add another cupcake in Attica. - Pick here within the pattern. - So that's what's nice about this. - All of this is edible. - I can't click into a layer a group player, - so I have to edit it with the white arrow. - So this is our direct selection tools. - I get the white arrow and make it purple. - Great. - So we filled up that space, - seeing I could move it. - It could take a little more confetti and fill in the gaps here. - Some gaps Here. - Here. - It's starting to look nice like you look over here. - It's feeling like complete pattern. - There might be a little bit of space there that we could fill in. - Take some of the blue dots here. - Fill those in. - You can always rotate things different ways. - And so this pattern, - once we're finished, - is going into our swatches palette. - So if you save this file with the pattern, - you'll always have the pattern up here in your swatches palette, - and you can always edit it. - You can click into it and edit it as you wish. - Great. - There's her pattern we're going to click done. - Then we're going to move our cluster over, - create a new rectangle in select our pattern. - Now we have a full pattern with really easy CSX tool. - Now I'm going. - Teoh, - delete this and show you how to do it if you don't have CS six, - So Whoops. - All right. - Sorry about that. - Here is our cluster. - You know, - if you don't have CS six and you just want to fill in this face and make it repeat, - basically do what we just did. - Accept a copy into Rose. - Doing what? - Now you can take certain elements and filled women so we can do the same thing with our - cupcake. - Copy. - It's impressed. - Command. - See and taste You know, - click into this layer because in that pattern mode, - you can make it purple, - be it you get little guides that show you where to be, - and then you can take some confetti. - Copy that, - and besides, - it Sprinkle it around so your pattern doesn't have to be perfect. - He planned. - This is it. - This is one large sheet of paper that you're going to use so you can have fun and not worry - too much about perfect symmetry if you don't have CS six years room for a little bit more - creativity. - If you decide that you want to take this row, - shift everything up could do that, - too. - You can play with this campus as much as you like until you have a full pattern that you - really like, - and the way it'll print is it'll cut these edges easier margins. - So if things go over the edge, - don't sweat. - It probably want things to repeat over here, - too, - and you probably stick out of it. - All right, - so here's our CS five version and earlier if you don't have the pattern tool, - so we've got base pattern canvas. - I just grouped all the layers so I can move them together and we basically have Are - wrapping paper ready to go? - We're gonna just pull it into photo shop in the next steps and adds some texture, - but we're almost there. 7. Adding Texture in Photoshop: - So we've got our pattern. - I'm going to remove the CS five version and put back the pattern that we created in CS six - . - And now it's time to unlock our background. - And we're going to take this pattern and move it into further shop so we can add some - texture. - Okay, - so select both drag, - select both command, - copy or put Object. - Sorry at it. - Copy. - And now we're gonna go into photo shop, - and we're going to create a new document. - And remember, - this isn't completely necessary. - If you If you decide that you like the pattern flat and you like it without any texture - than then you're done with your pattern and you can skip over to the printing lesson. - But for now, - we're gonna go into tabloid 11 by 17 and we can call this pattern capes again. - No seat. - Whoops. - I forgot to make anyone I didn't make it correctly. - Vorenus, - switch it to 17 wide and 11 high. - This is an option. - Illustrator Photoshopped doesn't give it to turn it. - Okay. - And there we go. - And now I'm just simply going Teoh paste What I copied from illustrator, - and I'm gonna add it as a smart object. - Okay, - now we have our pattern in photo shop as a smart object. - And for these, - I like to add a little bit of texture just to give it some personality. - I'm going to filter and I'm going to noise. - And I'm gonna add noise and see that now that's too much. - If you had just a little bit of noise, - it gives it a grainy texture. - Okay. - And here's another thing I could dio. - So if you go to sorry, - subtle patterns dot com, - you'll find us in Your resource is you can download a pattern. - And now let's see. - I like this one and so I'll download it. - I mean, - that goes into your downloads folder and now go back to photo shop. - I need to open when I downloaded that ping going to drag it into further shop. - And now I have a swatch of that pattern going to edit, - define pattern, - and I can define it as ticks. - And now, - if I want to add that texture to my pattern, - I go to effects at the bottom pattern overlay, - and I will find that ticks pattern. - And now I just need to multiply it, - so that pattern is supplied, - and you can do this with any pattern. - I have a few here that I like Ignat Stripes If you like and low or the capacity a ton, - scale it down. - If you want to add some some stripes to your pattern might make it a little bit noisy, - but it's totally up to you. - I'm going to turn off those stripes and just keep the noise on mine. - And so it's really settle. - But it gives it a sort of texture that's not so flat, - all right, - And now I can save my document. - PSD save it onto my desktop. - I see broad pattern, - save a PSD and then I'll go ahead. - I didn't need it before, - so go ahead and save it again as the G pick, - right? - And you want the quality to be 12 and click. - OK, - so now that we have RJ Paige ready to go, - we are ready to print 8. Printing at Home: - So it's time to print. - And I personally like to print my wrapping paper at home on 11 by 17 paper because it adds - to the personable part of it. - And it's also a lot less expensive and you don't waste as much paper, - and you can print as many different types without having to exhaust in entire role. - If you do, - I want to print on spoon flour. - That is another option, - and this pattern might not, - um, - look exactly right because it has two in spoon flour has to match up exactly. - So you may need to pull it up just a little bit and go to document and edit your art board - so that it repeats perfectly. - It should repeat perfectly on the left and right, - but in my case, - I I just want Teoh print from home. - So I am going to show you how to do that. - And it's pretty simple. - Just go file print you can print from your pdf that you open. - You can print from illustrator itself. - Select your printer and your page set up should be tabloid. - Okay, - there you see it and press print, - and if your printer is set up with your computer. - It should look really nice. - And I will show you how Prince in the next video in the closing. - Um, - if you would like to print on spoon flour again, - remember that your pattern needs to repeat, - because when you uploaded to spoon flour, - I can show you custom gift wrap. - You need to upload the file, - and it will have to match up correctly. - All right, - so that's that's it for printing, - and I'll see in the next. 9. It's a wrap! Thank you! : - Hello, - friends. - So I printed my wrapping paper on on 13 by nine. - You know, - we have set it up for 11 by 17 but I was able to print it on a larger printer, - and I printed on glossy just cause. - I thought it would look better on screen, - but it's creating a glare from my laptop. - But as you can see, - it looks really cool. - And if there are, - you know, - I would suggest using a thinner, - clumsier papers that I did for the sake of this presentation so you can actually rap stuff - with it. - But I hope you enjoy the class, - and I will provide pdf's on the Dropbox so that you can have access to all cheat sheets and - kind of tips and tricks so that you don't necessarily have to go back and re watch the - videos. - But feel Frida when you watch the videos to pause and please give me feedback if if I'm - going too fast or because I can always do one on ones with you, - um, - their messaging. - So thanks so much for taking the class. - I hope you enjoyed it