Designing a seamless Line Icon Pattern: Bringing those Backgrounds to Life.

Jason Smith, Create Things, Hunt Gnomes.

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5 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketch Them Out

    • Prepare to Digitalize

    • Compose Your icons

    • Prep, Test, Tweak, Repeat, EXPORT


About This Class

In this class you'll learn how to design seamless pattern backgrounds for use on a number of projects, such as: Web/ Mobile, Illustration, Print, Promotional backdrops and more. All within Adobe Illustrator.

We'll cover some basic iconography design, artwork preparation,  and the best practises for saving your background out for it's intended purpose.

I personally enjoy everything made simple, so I have made it my goal to do so with this class! It's the best way to learn something you feel passionate about!

I will also try to make my class as fully comprehensive as possible so anyone can have a go. Beginner to Senior level designers alike! 

*Disclaimer - My computer machine is oldish and can't handle the might of Adobe CC products, so I'll be working in CS6. But this doesn't really hold much relevance as you should be able to complete the class with Adobe Illustrator CS4 or above.*


32 of 34 students recommendSee All

A simple and effective approach to creating patterns
Great simple class for tackling a complex subject, pattern design. Great utility for lots of branding and marketing applications. Played at 1.5x for my preference.
Gail Wyman

Graphic Designer, Maker, Artist-in-Training

Great lesson! Thank you for the detailed explanations!





Jason Smith

Create Things, Hunt Gnomes.

Designer person. I like making pretty pictures and other such stuff. I also enjoy time traveling and gnome hunting.

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