Design a Pattern Collection: Streamline Your Workflow Using Adobe Draw and Illustrator Staff Pick

Maja Faber, Surface pattern designer

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12 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:07
    • 2. Your Project

      0:23
    • 3. The Process

      5:32
    • 4. Plan Your Collection

      4:32
    • 5. Ideas and Theme

      5:37
    • 6. Draw the Motifs

      5:54
    • 7. Build the Collection

      6:37
    • 8. Color Palette

      3:22
    • 9. Names and Description

      2:03
    • 10. Save the Files

      4:03
    • 11. Mockups

      0:54
    • 12. Thank You

      0:55
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About This Class

Learn how to design a pattern collection and streamline your workflow using your iPad to draw and Adobe Illustrator to create patterns, in this class by Maja Faber (previously Rönnbäck).

NOTE: Since this class was released Adobe has stopped to update the app Adobe Draw as their new app Adobe Fresco is released. Fresco basically bring you all of the features of Adobe Draw and then some. I've published a class here on Skillshare that takes you through the workflow of sketching motives in Adobe Fresco, that you could have a look at instead of lesson 6 in this class (Draw the Motifs) you'll find it here: https://skl.sh/30ZMQXf

To make collections can be quite a large project and to succeed you need to have a workflow that works for you. In this class Maja will teach you the process that she uses when she create pattern collections and hopefully you can use this to streamline your workflow and simplify your process when creating collections.

Pattern collections are basically a set of coordinating patterns, which can be used on products that you would like to mix and match - such as fabrics, home decor, stationery, apparel and much more. The skill of making collections is useful if you either work professionally with pattern design - as it’s a standard for some markets to license whole collections, or if you want to make products for yourself that mix and match well together.

This class is for you who already know how to build a repeat pattern and wants to learn how to create a cohesive and well balanced pattern collection or for you who already know how to make pattern collections but want to improve your process and streamline your workflow.

You will learn how to decide a theme and plan your collection, what a collection should include and the workflow of drawing your motifs and build your collection. The class covers color choices, how to name the patterns, save the files and finally make some mockups to showcase your new collection.

By the end of this class you will be able to create a cohesive and well balanced pattern collection of your own by following the process that you’ll learn in this class.

Adobe draw and Adobe Illustrator is used in this class and to be able to keep up, you need to have basic understanding of at least Adobe Illustrator.

Be sure to share your project here in class and if you share your project on Instagram feel free to tag @maja_faber