Fundamentals of Illustrator III: Color, Swatches & Patterns

Brad Woodard, Illustrator + Graphic Designer

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6 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction: Create a seamless repeat pattern

      1:48
    • 2. 2. Color

      7:30
    • 3. 3. Fills & Gradients

      11:20
    • 4. 4. Swatches

      9:51
    • 5. 5. Patterns

      8:38
    • 6. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Create a seamless repeat pattern

ASSIGNMENT

Create a seamless repeat pattern using Illustrator. The wonderful thing about patterns is that whether your pattern is simple or complex, you'll end up with a clean and visually stimulating image as long as you're precise with it. This assignment will use all of the Adobe Illustrator tools necessary to illustrate an image to repeat and seamlessly put it together, allowing you to discover your illustration style and communicate your vision through the tools in the software. You'll use color, swatches, fills and patterns efficiently and effectively.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your seamless repeat pattern. A finished pattern includes:

  • Color
  • Seamless repeat

BONUS SERIES CHALLENGE: Create a Brand System

For all of you more advanced illustrators out there, I have a challenge for you! You will incorporate the lessons and Illustrator features from this entire series and create a whole new brand system that includes:

  • Brand logo
  • Brand colors
  • Brand pattern
  • Web page or package design for your brand

Share your project in the project gallery of any class in the series with the "Series Challenge" in the Subject line. Winner will receive a special prize from my design studio. Submissions are due March 27th, 2015 by 11:59pm.

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Check out the 3 additional classes in this Fundamentals of Illustrator Series: I, II & IV

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