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How to Make a Border Print in Vector and By Hand (With and Without Corners)

teacher avatar Katia Galante, Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator

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14 Lessons (1h 56m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Border Prints in Adobe Illustrator

    • 5. Border Prints in Adobe Illustrator With Corners

    • 6. Ribbons

    • 7. Border Prints Using Symbols

    • 8. Make a Border by Hand - Inspiration

    • 9. Make a Border by Hand - Simple Border

    • 10. Make a Border By Hand With Corners

    • 11. Vectorise Your Drawing

    • 12. Finalise Your Design

    • 13. Upload to Spoonflower

    • 14. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

About the Class

How to Make a Border Print in Vector and By Hand (With and Without Corners) is the perfect class for you if you always wanted to make a Border Print but weren't sure how to go about it.

In this class I will show you how to create your Border Prints both by using motifs taken from one of your existing patterns, and also by designing the border by hand and then transferring it to Adobe Illustrator.

I will also show you how to create a Border Print from one of your pattern tiles using symbols.

Who is the class for?

All surface pattern designers, artists and illustrators with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of pattern making and of using Adobe Illustrator.

If you are a beginner need to learn the basics of pattern making and Adobe Illustrator I would advise you to check my other classes:

Materials you'll need

If you only want to use the digital method, you will just need:

  • Motifs ready to go (or a pattern you can use for this purpose)
  • Adobe Illustrator (I'm using CC)
  • A drawing tablet (optional - I'm using Wacom Intuos M)

If you want to draw the border by hand, you will need a few of the items listed below, but probably not all. Please refer to the lesson "Materials" for a run through the materials and what you might need:

  • Paper (either printing paper or thicker sketching paper, or a square paper block of note paper)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ink pens (such as Unipin or Micron or brush pens)
  • Rulers
  • Scisors
  • iPad (optional)
  • Light box (optional)
  • Paints (optional)

What you will learn:

  • How to make a simple border print
  • How to make a double border print
  • How to make a border print with corners (both in vector and by hand)
  • How to design ribbons
  • How to make a border print using symbols
  • How to find inspiration for your designs
  • How to make a border print by hand and transfer it to Adobe Illustrator
  • How to upload your border print to Spoonflower

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Katia Galante

Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator


Hello, I'm Katia, an artist, Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer and a free spirit! 

I was born in sunny Sicily and I grew up in my grandfather’s farm, surrounded by all sorts of animals and with a vast expanse of luscious fields as my playground. No wonder I love nature and all it’s creatures!

This love is reflected in my designs which often display floral themes, animals, and insects.

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I graduated in 2008 in Microbiology but my real passion, painting and being creative, kept coming back in waves until  I di... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Would you like to create a border print, but you know quite sure how to go about it. Well, you are in the right place. Board. The pins are great for scarves, stationary, tea towel was a wedding invitations and so much more and the best parties. And we'll show you not only have to do a simple bold print or a double bond a bit, but also a frame print. So you can do, you can design, for example, Beautiful Soup, scarce. Hi, I'm Katya. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer, and I'm based in Sandy, Sicily in Italy. I am self-taught artists and for the past few years have been learning surface pattern design and how to do the patterns not only with a vector program, but also how to design them by hand. In this class, I will show you how to make a simple single border, a double Botha. Borders with corners, which I pay for it for tablecloths or scars, for example. I'll even show you how to make a board of greens using symbols. And of course, how to make for the pins with or without corners by hand. At the end of the class, I will also show you how to upload your wonder prints to Spoonflower so you can paint your own fabric if you like. So I hope you will enjoy the class and if you ready, Let's get started. 2. Class Project: For your class project, I would like you to choose one or more methods to create your border. And then create maybe a single border or a double border or, or even something a bit more complicated if you feel up for it. And if you want, you can go one step ahead and then upload your design on POD websites and create products. You can make lots and lots of things with you. Bought the prince or framed prints. Okay. So if you're ready, let's get started. 3. Materials: Hey, there. In this lesson I'm going to show you some of the materials you might want to use if you decided to go ahead and do and try the hand made button. So in here I have some squares which you would need. I'm pretty sure you can use different types of paper, different shapes, but I do like to work with squares because they light up quite nicely. So these are 15 centimeters, or you can use smaller ones if you like. This is just one of those blocks you can put next to the phone, that sort of thing where you take quick notes. I usually use Post-its when I do my hand-drawn patterns when I just wanted to sketch the initial sketch because it's easy to just stick down. But in this case I'm going to turn these and I will show you what I mean. And they sticky bit on the post-its will get in your way. So just use some plain ones and you can use just them. Normal printer paper if you'd like. Or you can use this one is sketching pad. So it's, I think it's a 180 grams. And it's, it makes your life easier because it's a bit stiffer than normal printing paper, which is, this one is a bit more flimsy, but it depends on how you like to work. And if you don't mind, then then it's fine. It's all up to you. And of course, if you want to use Payne's, then you need something even heavier than this. So I have a few squares here, but I will tell you all about in another lesson, next lessons. And then to cut these squares, I use this one which is a quilting square. And now show the exact name, but it's used for quilting, but it's perfect size. To cut these little squares. You just trace the pencil around it and then cut it. And of course you need some nice scissors as well. And then I have here a selection of pencils. So to draw, normally, I use HB pencil. I think usually you can use a to B or a B. It depends on how you you'd like to draw and how heavy handed you a personal preference. Again, you can use a mechanical pencil. You don't need to sharpen this, which was great. And I have of course, some erases. So this is just a normal plastic eraser which I cut in enough diagonally. So he has this point which is quite nice to get into small spaces. And of course, if it's even smaller, the bit you want to erase, then you can use one of these. These are quite nice. It's a very small areas. And I think you can get these from Amazon or any art shop. Well, feminist art shops. And if you don't have one of these and you want to use good old-fashioned ruler, you need one of those. You can always take the measurements, do the lines that you're squares. And then depending on how you want to, go ahead once you have your drawing, I show you. So these are the drawings we're going to do. And once you have it, you can just trace it very carefully, like, like this one. You can see maybe there's a pencil line and then there is the the pen. Because I'm not going to use image trace on this. I'm going to retrace it with illustrator. But you can do it nice and neat. And you can use image trace. So you will have this line nicely done and then you don't need to retrace it or draw it. So it's up to you. So if you want to trace your drawing, you can use what are these pens, for example, increments. So there are different sides of the nib. These one is 0.30.5, which is a bit thicker, which I think is quite good when you want to actually do use image trace, because if you use a very small NAEP sites, then it might not come up. Well, I think it's getting a bit dry. And then you don't have to have all of these. Of course, these, I think we're in a set. So from 0.1, whichever lost somewhere. So j goes from 0.05, which is really, really small, to 0.8, which is quite thick. So you can use that. Or of course you can use brush pens. So if you want to have thicker lines 1, you can use one of these things you need to practice a little bit to make these look nice. But if you'd like to do that. And of course, these were the unique pin pens. And I quite like the Micron as well. So this is a brush. It's a bit different. You can see it. Let's see. It's a longer brush, so it's almost feel like a proper brush. And you can do different lines. With this one. This is actually a nice purple color and this is just a 0.1. You can use that microwave ovens, I think of course the different ranges of these. And as I say, you don't need all these, you can just have one of these, the one you like to use. And there is another option you can use when you do your drawing, you can color it and use Image Trace. Probably. I would use Photoshop if I paint this because we for the shop, you can keep your painterly look, but you can still use Illustrator. You just have to reduce the number of colors, of course, the US. And if you want to paint, you design that request, you will need some brushes. So this is a range of brushes. And I have loads and loads because they just accumulated them during the years. So this ago from the very expensive one, which is the Winsor and Newton sees seven. And if you want a big brush, then if you can see this, if you want a big size of this is quite expensive. This is a number one. And this one, it's kind of mid-range and it's very nice and soft. So for watercolor is great. And you can have like a couple of numbers of this, like a four or maybe a 42 and an eight or six. These are the Winsor and Newton sort of student grade, so grade. So it's Cotman. And these are not very expensive or quite cheap site, but they're quite good actually. And they, they last quite a long time if you take care of them. And this is, again, kind of mid upper range. So this is a professional watercolor sable brush from Winsor and Newton. And I can remember the price of each one of these, but this is kind of middle range. And if you want to use watercolor, I would advise you to use a ceramic palette. There are loads and loads of different ones. They're flat ones once we whales round ones. But it's, it makes painting so much nicer. The mixing of the paint in these palettes, because if you use plastic one, they get all stained and the color tends to make paddles. So it doesn't really mix very nicely. I mean, it mixes but it's, it's a bit weird to work with. So this ceramic palette, It's very nice to use. And you will need payments as well. So again, don't get scared and you're going to have all these colors. I'm kind of Colorado tick that I bought loads and loads of colors during the years and I actually have another one, a CAS has molar one of these. So I have loads, but you can have a basic set of adeno 6, 12 and mix lots of different colors. These are Winsor and Newton, but there are some different mix as well like all Bain and some other which I can't remember the moment but mostly are Winsor and Newton. And you can have of course, the, the tubes or which I have as well. And sometimes they just squeeze the color from the tube into these. You can buy these little containers empty. So some of these, like these ones, for example, you can see that they are with the colors squeezed in it of k. So I think we've gone through all the materials. You might need. Of course, if you prefer to draw with your iPad, you can do that. And I have one of these, which is the biggest 12 inch screen. So you can use that with your procreate up. And you pen. It doesn't have to be an Apple pencil, but this one gives you the option of the pressure sensitive. And if you like to take a picture with your iPad of your sketch, let's say you make this was a sketch. You want to take a picture of it. You can put it flat on your surface and then you can use one of these, which is a photographer spirit level. So you're supposed to put, it's got a little groove in there. And you put this in your camera. But a pretty here on top of my iPad and then it will help me make it level. You may have newer versions where you actually have a way inside like in the camera up to show you this. But if you have another version where you didn't have the spirit level, then you can use this and when it's perfectly aligned, then you just take the pitcher. So just a little trick there for you. And of course you can use Procreate or you can use another app during OPT, you can use the Illustrator for iPad. And of course, this, I almost forgot where everything is resting. It's a light box which is really useful. You go lots of tape here where tape down the things that they, that they chase. And it's very, very useful. You just, I couldn't do without this. Actually. I mean, you can use a window, of course, but it's it's a bit uncomfortable to draw that way and your arms get tired. So there are lots of makes of this and this was about, I don't know, 30 pounds or something like that. I wasn't really expensive. And it's got different lighting options, so stronger and less strong. So I would advise you if you do the solo work quite often to get one of these. As I say, there are really expensive ones in the market, but this does the job as well as any other lightbox. And might be clothed light pad because it's quite slim as well. But there you go. So I think that's I need to tell you. Of course, if you use your watercolors, you would need your water containers and a rag and some kitchen paper. But I think if you use watercolor, you will know all that already. So we're ready to move to the next lesson. So I'll see you in the next lesson. 4. Border Prints in Adobe Illustrator: Hey, there. In this lesson we're going to make a border Parton using some motifs from a, from a pattern, the urea for example. So I have this button here. It was a little bit more complicated because I add some leaves on the background, so I'm simplified it a little bit. And I'm going to use these motifs to make a border pattern. So when you want to do a board, the patent or you need to worry about, is just the left and right sides of the pattern. This year. My art board is 45 inches tall, and I think it was 24 inches wide. So 45 inches is not completely random, but basically is the width of most fabrics. So if you want to do about the fabric or the pattern, you need to know how wide is going to be D fabric that the pattern is going to be used on. Because basically what happens is there will be, let's say, something like that on your, on your fabric. So you need to know how tall it is. Especially maybe if it's just on one side, it doesn't really matter. But if you want to do a pattern which is, let's say I'm not going to rotate it for now, but let's says it's on both sides like this. Maybe it can't rotate it like that. So you have more on the top and at the bottom, then you need to know auto white. I mean, your fabric will be so that different measurements according to maybe the company that is printing it. Or maybe I don't know if you want to use foam flower according to the different type of fabric. So if you want cotton, if you weren't silicon, then him, he's going to be different width. So you need to know that if you want to just make one of these patterns for your portfolio, then at that point, this measurement is not done important because then you can always change it afterwards if you have a licensing contract and the company says to you, really love you, but the pattern, but we need to have it in such and such measurements, then you can always change it. And it's not gonna take that long because it's all a matter of just changing this sides of your pattern and that's really easy. Okay, So we're going to just build this pattern. And the important thing here is that whatever is crossing the left side's needs to be crossing the right side. So let's pretend we have nothing there. And let's put some little bits and pieces. Here. If you want, you can even have a pattern motif crossing this side and you don't need to worry about it repeating on the top as well. Because it's not going to be repeated top and bottom. It's just going to be repeating from left to right. But you can always do it this way and nothing is crossing this, this board up. So C is not going to be perfect. Button here. It's just going to be something to show you how to construct this. So I'm going to put another it all in there, maybe these leaves here. And then what you need to do is just select everything that is cursing the left sides just for move. And the pressure was 24 inches horizontally and 0 vertical. And COBie. So it looks about right? So this motif here is actually repeating and it's crossing. So I might just give me that, that one. Maybe just move this. So try to make it pretty and as you like, see, it tried to find something different, but just put one ECS. And then it should be some single leaves, some data. So you have your phantom. And what I did with this one, which just pull out the pattern from here. Let me do it. And then ungroup it. So right-click and Ungroup. And then you can use the single elements. Well, if you have a pattern already, if you're making it buttons, I mean some motifs. Just for this, then just use your motifs. Let's see something else. Smooth that one. All right, I think this will do for now just, for the purpose of this demonstration is not perfect, but It's an eye just to show you. Okay, So we just did we just mashed basically whatever was on the left, on the right. And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to do the usual background bounding box. So let's make it 45 by 24. Oops, I didn't do around gates, no fill and no stroke. And we center it and we send it to the back. And if you want to make sure it's at the back, just check the layers. And he's all the way at the bottom. So it's at the back. And then we select everything. I say. I'm going to put a background with color in it. So I'm going to copy control C and Control F to paste in front. And I'm going to give it this color and select everything and drag it to the swatches panel. So now we can test the pattern. So let's do 15 and 45. So k, So we have a pattern there. And if you press the Tilde key, which is to the left of the number one listed. My keyboard is an English keyboard, and you press the key and click and drag. It should bring the button down so you can check it if it looks good and if there are things to change. So if you make it taller than 45, if we repeat this. So let's see. Just to show you, see, you can see it starts repeating again because there'll be to is every 45 inches. So let's make it as it was. And then when you send it to to the meal, to the fabric mill to be printed, then it would print like that. They will have probably roles. And of course here doesn't match because this is just the square with the pattern in. It needs to be like this, basically to be matching. But this is how it will be printed. Okay? And if you want to do a border on the top as well, then all you need to do is I'm going to select on this and then hold the Shift key and deselect the two box system. So there's the background in the bounding box. And then I'm going to hold down the Alt key and drag this. And if you hold down the Shift key, it will keep the same position. And then I just drag and hold down the Shift key and you would keep it at 45 degrees and goals. And then I just a little bit down. So this repeats as well. And we make a new pattern and click and drag it here. And when we try it should repeat at the top as well. So sometimes you will have this because basically it's, it will show you, for example, let's see around here and then the other repeat at the top. So what you need to do again is to move the pattern inside the box. So bring it up or down, doesn't matter until you get the right positioning. So of course this one can be improved because there are some spaces there that can be filled. But this was just to show you the principle of how to make about the pattern. Which is pretty simple because you just need too much the two sides without worrying about the top and the bottom like we normally do if we're making a repeat pattern like this one, for example, where everything that is repeated here needs to be repeated at the bottom as well. In the next video, I'm going to show you how to do a border pattern like this, but with a corner. So for example, if you want to design something for a table cloth or maybe a blanket in a baby blanket or anything like that. Anything that has a pattern all around and nothing in the middle, then you can use this technique. Okay, I see you in the next lesson. 5. Border Prints in Adobe Illustrator With Corners: In this lesson, we're going to do our board with a corner. But before we do that, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't confusing you with the different measurements. So when I created this rectangle, basically the height is 45 inches, which is this one. But in the fabric when this is going to be printed in the fabric, this would be the width of the fabric. So I don't want you to be confused. I'm just going to explain this. And if you know already, if you go the the idea, then you don't need to listen to all the explanation. You can just jump ahead. But this is basically what happens. So I'm going to get rid of this. And I just made a little clipping mask of our pattern here. So this is the original pattern. And what's going to happen is the, when this is printed, there will be most likely there will be a role, the prince, let's say the 24 inch wide. So and then this will repeat every 24 inches. So it will be repeated like that. Okay. So when this is printing, this will be your fabric width because the salvage would be at the top and at the bottom. So this is when you have done a little bit of fabric that is a, maybe there is like a color code in there or something printed. The bid of fabric, the EU, the US. So it's going to be printing like that. So I'm going to make another one. So the role we printing 24 and 24 and 24. So your fabric will look like this once it's printed. Okay, So does the difference when we actually do the square here, the 45 into B or whatever measure, this would be the height. But when is transferred TO material to your fabric, then that will be your width. So hopefully this is not confusing, but just keep in mind that it will be printing that way. So this direction, most likely then you just need to make show the company you talk into is actually printing that way and clarify, before you'd make the patent, I will show you this, but when you want to upload some delay this on Spoonflower, you will have to actually put your pattern this way. Because when they print on Spoonflower, when you see the preview, it will show you that way and they will be printing this way. Is that. So if you leave your motif like Leo pattern like he was before, it will print in a wrong way. Basically you want to have a continuous border here. You will have something, I think some delight this. So we print anyway, just repeat like that. And if you want a continuous border, then you should rotate it. But I will show you how to upload your patterns on on Spoonflower. All right, so having said that, let's carry on whatever birth the pattern-making. Okay, so in this case I wanted to show you how to make both a pattern which has a corner. So you can use it for example, for a typical, or if you have motifs for, for example, a baby blanket or anything that is square, rectangular, like this. So let's say you want to do a tablecloth. Just again, make sure you know the measurements before you do your pattern. So let's say you to make a tablecloth which has these measurements, which is 45 by 24. So I'm just going to make a copy and rotate it. And let's see. We need to have something, a motif that can go in the corner. So I'm going to give me these. I think I'm going to look this. So control to locate. And we can work. Beta without being worried about moving these. And let's get you to that for the moment. So I'm going to use this for the corner. Okay, so you can position it some color that you can always put it like this, but then be aware that this is going to be cut. So it depends how you want your design to appear. And again, this is not going to be super great. Pattern is just to show you how this works. So let's try to make it too, I believe. Let's move it a little bit. And then this needs to be repeated in the four corners. So I'm going to press R. Let's see if I can put a more or less in the middle. And then all down the middle, all down the Alt key while you're rotating it. And I'm going to just adjusted a little bit. It's give me these hoops K. And then we can put something in there. So we can do something like that. And maybe we can use this just to speed up things at the back. So control shift and right bracket to bring it at the front is, this is the square brackets. So this is quite TO, maybe should be, okay, more like this, less than these motifs in their cave. And again, we need something there to add the one to use up too much time tried to make it. Because you need the time, as you know, to make a nice button. And here we just want to see how this works. So I'm going to move this on the other side. Just hold down the Alt key. And then let's turn around and move it a little bit. So this is a bit too much. Let's move these to the side. To me, this one. So then it's just a matter of adjusting a little bit. Make sure that it looks balanced and nice, which this program doesn't really match. But this is just to show you. So let's copy these at the top. So all down the Alt key, drag it. And then we're going to turn it like that. Make it a bit up like this. Okay, So this is how you construct this sort of pattern with the, with the motifs that you already have. And of course it needs, he needs a bit of work. But then this doesn't have to be repeating button because it's basically a placement print. So you have your measurements, you make your pattern the same size as your measurement. So if you Depakote is 19 inches by 17 inches, then that's why you need to make this background box. So it will print and the right sides. And then I'm going to unlock all. And then if you have, again a contract with a company, which that's great. If you do, make sure you ask them how they're going to print it and what measurements. Because again, they might be using a role. So there were print that and then they would print another one like that, and then another one and so on. So that's when the fabric will look like. And then we just cut it in the middle there and here. And then you will have all day and nice tablecloths through your beautiful designs in it. And if you want to do this for Spoonflower, I actually never done it myself, but I suppose is the same principle. Look at these sizes they have on Spoonflower. And then you can upload your design for the sciences. But again, I haven't tried this myself. So you should really experiment, see what it looks like because they have this nice previews that can show you if your button works for that particular item or not. In the next lesson, and we're just going to show you quickly if you want to do a ribbon, how you should do it. I see you in the next lesson. 6. Ribbons: Hey there. So these, this is just a quick video on ribbons. If you want to make a ribbon. And you could do it for fabric or even four washy tape for some people or different type of tape. So in this case, again, you need to know how big everybody is going to be. So a wide I made an assembly, I would one-inch reborn, but it could be 2.5 inches. It could be five inches, I think there as well. So you need to know your measurements before. And you can make something like that with a button that flows, overflows basically from the sides. But again, in this case, it's, the only important thing to repeat is the motifs day you have on the left and it needs to be repeated on the right. Everything else can just be left as it is. It does enough to be repeating because then you will only be printing it from left to right. You don't have to worry about top and bottom too much perfectly. Or if you want, you can arrange it like this so that everything is inside the Ribbon. And of course you can also add, for example, a line here, another rectangle. So make this a bit bigger. It needs to be lined up. So click and drag. And you can make a rectangle like this with matching color preferably. Let's see. Something like this. And then let's take it at the bottom. Okay, always make sure that you have the right sides. It doesn't go over the, this idea, although it doesn't really matter because then it will be capped. But if you want a certain width here, make sure that is inside the ribbon. And then make sure it goes over a little bit. Oops, from this side and also the side. So I will repeat, see me seamlessly on the sides as well. And with a straight line like this, you don't have to really worry because it would just repeat perfectly. And this is all about ribbons. And it gained. I think if you want to print something like this on Spoonflower, I'm pretty sure it needs to be uploaded this way, not that way. This way. So make sure that your design is like this. And then you will repeat. I'm kinda remember, but I will check this for you if you have to upload, for example, more than one, remove something like this, for example. So you have the width of your fabric. And then you just repeat this. So you will have, let's say this is one meter, the width. Then you just distributes these in one meter. And then it would just print one meter, two meters, three meters that way towards the bottom. So I I'm pretty sure it works like this for the ribbons as well because it works like that for show you for the both the pattern. But if you want to print it in on Spoonflower, then you don't have to worry about that case. So in the next lesson we're going to see how to make both the patent symbols, which is quite fun. And I'm pretty sure you will like the idea. Okay, see you in the next lesson. 7. Border Prints Using Symbols: Hi. In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to make a border button using one of your existing buttons. So first thing we need to do is click and drag the pattern outside from your swatches panel. And then we need to open the symbols panel. And if you don't have it here, you go to Windows and symbols. And we track the button into the Symbols panel and you can leave everything as it is. And now your button has become a symbol. And it will show this because he has a little tiny plus sign here. I don't know if you can see it. So you will be able to see it in your screen. Oh, okay. So we have one of these, we need to have a copy. So what we're going to do is Control C, Control F to paste in front. And then we move it. Whoops, not that one. Transform move. And this was 24 inches wide, so we move it 24 inches horizontal and vertical, and we make a copy. Okay, so we have two copies now which are repeating. And the next thing we need to do is double-click in your symbol. So you can go inside of the symbol and you can select the things that you don't want and delete them. So typically that one as well. Let's see. Move down. I shouldn't do that afterwards. So what I want to show you now is if you keep an eye here, if I double-click outside of the symbol, they both been modified at the same time. So you already have your border. And if you want to make changes, you go inside one of the symbols. And let's say we want to move this one. And this one has been moved automatically. So if I want to change this one, make a copy of this here. And then look on this side. And as by magic, we have this one as well here. So you can make a longer border and you can do borders for stationary as well, or birthday cards or think you can't all sorts of different things. He doesn't have a border, doesn't have to be made for fabrics. So let's try to make this a little bit better, but I'm not sure we can manage without anymore motifs. Let's see. I'm going to move this one here and maybe make a copy of this year. This is just for demonstration. Don't, don't take this for good because it needs to be harmonious and everything. But we just want to have a look how this works. So I'm just making copies of little bits and pieces because it's going to be otherwise an empty space here. So I'm just going to put different small motifs and things like that. This one should move. All right, so there's still some empty space there. And here we're just going to use the same motifs and just repeats them and days. And you will have a sort of ghostly image there. But then when you click outside it will be, it will be going to be different. So don't worry about that. All right. So when you're happy with your with your border, I'm not entirely happy, but let's pretend I am. What you need to do is open the civil partner again. I'm going to reverted to normal pattern. So I'm going to click on this icon here, Break Link to symbol. So now is a normal series of motifs. They are grouped. So this needs to be ungrouped quite a few times. I'm not sure why and that should be okay. So two or three times I think. It takes to ungroup them. All right? And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to do the bounding box. So in this case, I will do the bounding box afterwards. So let's get our rectangle tool and something like that and give it another color and send it to the back. And then as usual, we need to repeat everything that is on this side, on the other side. And to do this, because we did the bounding box, afterwards, we need to know how big is this box. So is 48.5. We can even do it around number, so let's say 48. And then that might be in the way. So we select everything on this side and we transform and move, said was 480 vertical and copy it. Okay, So this is a bit overlapping and you can do all your adjustments before you take away the symbol so it will match and the adjustment on the other side as well. But this is again, just to show you how this process works. So let's see. There is, there are some empty spaces in here. But for the purpose of the demonstration, I think you, you know what to do. So make sure that everything looks right before you unlock. Unlink it from the symbol. And then you have your border button. And you can use these, as I was saying, four cards or invitations. Or even if you do it the other way round, it could be something like a heading for four letter writing, although nobody does that anymore, but I'm sure there are still some people don't like to write the old-fashioned way. So you can have, you can even add lines here. You get the line tool and hold down the Shift and you can add some. Let's make the stroke is black, okay? So center a bit and then make lines. And then if you press Control D, we just repeat your last action. So you have some writing paper. You can even trim this off. So if we make a copy of this control C, control F, and Control Shift and the right bracket to bring it all the way to the top. And then select everything and Control 7, it will make a clipping mask. So now you have your writing paper. Said these lines. I think that a bit wonky, but just a quick demonstration of what you can do when you bought the patent. And you can even add a logo, like your logo in the middle so you can get rid of some of the motifs. So there's loads and loads you can do. Just use your great imagination. In the next part of the class, I'm going to show you how to do a border pattern, the old fashioned way. So with a paper and pencil and just drawing by hand, which is still really love to do. Because I feel it gives me a different type of control over the pattern that comes out. So if you like to have a go at that, keep watching and I'll see you in the next lesson. 8. Make a Border by Hand - Inspiration: Hey guys, Before we get to tool that joint, but I wanted to touch a little bit on inspiration on the subject of respiration. And I have lots and lots of books which I, again, I've accumulated over the years. And some of them will just move these out of the way. These ones here. They were actually found out about these books from another really excellent Skillshare teacher. She's really great. She's Cristina trans. I hope I'm saying that right. And she used these books in one of our class. I can't remember which class it was, but they're very difficult to find. I'm afraid. I mean, I can try and share the links for this. All the titles and the Ashley, I talk about these books in another class, which is how to make a pattern repeat tile by hand. So you can have a look there as well. But I just wanted to show you because you might be able to find somebody's still. Although they are the same way difficult, but they're really great. Source of inspiration. See, I got some bookmarks here. You can just have a look, can get inspired for leaf shapes and flower shapes. So there's lots and lots of different plates, which is a small, close to botanical paintings, but you just need these for inspiration. Really. Never copy please. For this is great. You can see how everything is put together as well. And there's different ones for flowers, for house plants. So garden plants is 14 beds as well, which is quite cute. Fish and so on, some insects, butterflies and bees and so on. So these are really great source of inspiration. And if you can find them, I mean, they're written in the Swedish, which is it doesn't really help a lot, but if you only need them for the pictures for inspiration, then it's just fine. And the video fill is a Latin name as well, for, for the animals and for the clients. So you can still go and check these on Google, for example, if you want to see the actual plant, you can have a look at the Latin name. So there's no much right? It is a bit of writing at the end. But for designing inspiration, they're fantastic. If you can't find these. I got them from a Swedish website, which it was quite fun trying to get to understand each other. But there you go. So if you can find those books, which are quite rare now, you can always try and find something like this. These are all from Amazon, I think. And these are new editions of very old books. So this one is a wild flowers of Britain month by month. So you have different levels for each month of the year. So we have June here. We have July, still July. There's a few pages for each month, this August. And they are beautiful as you can see, there's lots and lots of inspiration in here. And because they're divided by month, which flowers are flowering every month, then you can do like a themed type of design. So in each page, this so much inspiration, if you look closely, there's different shapes as seeds, those leaves, flowers. And the absolutely fantastic. So I would recommend you get this book. And then this one is the country diary of an Edwardian lady, which is quite nice as well. They illustrations are a bit more loose. But again, for inspiration, It's lovely. You get X-Y, get beds in here. There are also insects. And again, I think this is sort of month by month as well. Yeah, yeah. So there's May and then plant. And it's nice to read as well. She sort of describes the life that nature during the different months. So as you can see, it's quite good as well. And this you can still find on Amazon, I suppose. And this is a country, the country flowers of a Victorian lady. So this again is slightly different type of art again, but you get lots of arrangements. So it's quite good to give you ideas of what to put together. Some snow drops there. See if I can show you more. So different again, different plans. And I've arranged together. That's quite nice to nice chameleons. So these are just good look at. And really, even when you have five spare minutes in, you want to relax with a cup of tea. These are lovely books. And then of course the different books as well. So this one, I got it in Kew Gardens. And it's a book about food plants. But it's also beautiful illustrations here. Different types of plants. So there's the nuts and tropical legumes and more legumes and the apples. And for each type you have a page full of all the different stages as well, and the same families of the plants. So it's, it's quite lovely as a reference as well. So this one, I'm pretty sure you can still find because it's quiet. Recent book. So lots and lots of inspiration here as well. On the list is also from Kew Gardens. And it's a lovely book is about trees. But you get this sort of illustrations as well, which can also be used as a source of inspiration. Because you don't, you don't only have the full tree. The leaves, leaves and seeds. So beautiful, beautifully done illustrations here. So I love this tree. This is called the tulip tree. And it's just a wonderful thing. You get this flowers blossoming on the tree, which looks amazing. Okay, I'm digressing. So this is the book that it's quite nice lab. And of course there's still your normal like guides. You can get these on butterflies, fish setting. This is some beds. So there are pictures and the drawings, illustrations. So again, you can take inspiration from these and use it for your drawings. And I think these are all the books that I want to show you at the moment. But there's lots, a lots more. And of course there's always Pinterest. You can just go online and search, or you can go and Google and search for a particular flower or plant or animal, whatever you like. But I do like to look at books. It's such a nice feeling to just go through the pages of a book and it's day or is next to you, you can just use it without having to look at a screen all the time. Okay, I think we are ready to move on. So see you in the next lesson. 9. Make a Border by Hand - Simple Border: Hey there, welcome back. So in this lesson, I'm finally going to show you how to build your border motif. Yea. So after you've done your research for your respiration and everything, you can get your little cards. I decided to go with this smaller ones because it's easier to show you, it's quicker. But if you want more details, you can use the bigger squares. And of course, the bigger the space you have to draw, the more details you can add. And this is pretty simple, but you can have more wrenches. You can have flowers. So if you want a bigger space, then these 15 centimeters ones are quite good. But at the moment, I'm going to show you this and I've done this already, but I'll show you how I do this. And to remind myself which ones go together because they are going to have more of these squares. Sometimes I just put a little symbol so I know which ones are matching. And you don't have to do that, but if my help. And so I'm just going to show you what I do. So when you start, during, the important thing to do with this type of work is to start from the middle and don't work up to the side straight away. So if you watched my other class about making the repeat tile by hand, you will know this already, so you always start from the center and then you do the sides afterwards when you're ready are two of these together and you see where this sort of is going and this is going and you can join them so that you will have a seamless repeat. And when you move them, they will match up. And you have another square, it will match up. Okay, I hope this is making sense for you. So I'm just going to show you how to do this. Normally I would just start drawing, as I said, from the middle and the end gone. But I prepared the design already. So it's, it makes it quicker and easier to do this. And I might just the spread up a little bit, the drawing process. Okay, So when you get to this point, Let's say you don't have your design, you just the drawing here. So when you get to this point where you are quite close to the size, maybe this is even To close, but maybe you can get up to sort of ground here. Then you take your other posted or better piece of paper and you copy this. So you make it another copy, exactly the same. And so I will again speed-up this. All right, so you have two copies now. And of course these are still not much. But what you can do is do some delay here. You're, at this point, you can join them like this. And you know that these we match. And then you swap them. And you do the same thing on the other side, you match them across. And then you can add another leaf here, for example. And just make sure that if you add something here. So I'm just going to do this new one to, instead of copying that one. So let's say you are adding another leaf here. Don't forget to add here as well. So you copy everything. Exactly the same. And if you add something on the other side, you do the same thing, that you match them perfectly. And then let's say you add something here as well. And this is a bit wonky, but this is just to show you. Okay, so you copy from here to here. So you have the tiles which are exactly the same. Okay? And then when you are happy with your design, you can just transfer only one of these because these are exactly the same and this is your, your repeat tile basically. So what you can do at this point, once you, let's say, I'm happy with this, you can take one, are you pens? See this one for example. And you can replace it with ink. So you can just simply image trace this. So you need to have nice strong black lines. And just to be a bit more precise that I'm being at the moment. But this is just to show you so you will retrace the whole thing and make it nice and dark, and then get rid of your pencil lines. Just make sure this is completely dry otherwise you get smudges. Or if you want, you can do, you can make this bigger or you can use a bigger square to start with. And you can paint, or you can color this with color pencil or different type of column squash is quite good as well. And once you have this ready, you can transfer it on your favorite program, Illustrator Photoshop, whichever you like. I'm going to show you how to do this with Adobe Illustrator because it seems like Program that most people use. And in the next lesson I'm going to show you how to add a corner. So one here. And you just basically design your, your corners. And I think it's like that there were much anyway. And so you can have I repeat that as like a border repeat that has corners. So if you add another one here, you can make it as long as you like. And then in the corners you can add these. And then you add, you repeat things from there. So you repeat on the sides as well. And you do the same thing on the other side and you can have a cross border, for example. So I'll show you how to make the corners as well. Okay, I'll see you in the next lesson. 10. Make a Border By Hand With Corners: Welcome back. So in the previous lesson, I showed you how to do the tiles for your border. And this is okay to do a border without the corners. So you can just use that technique, but if you want to add corners to your design so that it will. So Kate, closed frame. So you can repeat these corners at the top and you will have a frame. So like I showed you for in the lesson, the Adobe Illustrator part, where you are, you have a frame, for example, for a tablecloth. So you can do this by hand as well. And I've traced this with a, with an ink pen. It was a 0.8, so quite thick for destroying, which is quite small, but I'm sure it would be better for you to see. Forgot to put the little dots in there. And for the corner is the same principle. So you start drawing your corner. Do yonder sign from the sort of center of it. And then when you are approaching the edges, you put your tile in there which already have prepared and you make them much. So you will look like a seamless drawing. And you do the same for this side now to make the other corner. So if you do the one on the left, do you want to make the other corner on the right? You can't use the same title because if you just move it, it will look the other side. So what you need to do is to actually turn this that way. And if you look at them in this way, you can see that they are facing the same direction, direction once this is ten. So let me show you again. So you don't have a corner here. You have a corner here. You want to do the same corner on this side. You just turn it and put it on this side. Now, you can just use that one. And then you do this on Illustrator once you have traced it. So you don't need to draw another one. But if you get confused and you prefer to have all your bits and pieces, you can just do this corner, then turn it and put a blank piece of paper on top of it and do the drawing. So I'm sure I don't need to draw this again because basically this is what it looks like. And you can see it matches with this story. For k. If it's not clear or editing, the whole process is not clear, just let me know, write in the comments. And I can do the whole thing for you, and I can explain it to you. But this is basically all this tweet. You just have to turn this the other side like a reflection. And the same applies for the tiles going up the sides. So once you have this corner down, then you want the style to continue on this side. And what happens is you just have to turn it. So you see from here, he just turns that way. And hopefully you can see this. It matches. So it's like this tile here. And again, you can actually, after you have this ready, turn this style, put a blank piece of paper on top of it and draw it like I did here. And you will end up with this, with this corner. So basically once you have this corner, you can have the entire frame because he just repeat this, you repeat this. And you repeat this by just have to remember to 210 it. Okay, So this is basically all you need to know for, for the corner frame. If you want, I can now draw this. So you have this, I'm going to turn it. And I can draw it for you. And I can show you like I did before. When you get close to the edges, just put it next to this one and make it as seamless. Repeat. But the concept clear, then you can just skip to the next lesson. Okay, and I'm going to speed this up a little bit while I'm drawing. Okay, so. Here's the first corner. You tiles. And then once you get around here, when it's the first time you do your design, you just make sure you, you much, you match your tiles and you match your, your design. And you do the same thing up here as well, make sure they match. It's a bit more tricky to do when using a positive because they don't stick down. But again, when you turn it, the sticky to be sticking to your hands and he's not very good either. So make sure they're much. And then you make an exact copy. And this is the same. So you're you turn this that way. Oops, I'm getting myself confused. There we go. So that's that way. And that's that way. So you turn this way in your check the day much. So you can see here the match. And then you put a blank piece of paper on top of it and you trace it, and you have your tile for the top. O K. I don't think there's anything else. I think I've mentioned this before. I put little symbols where they match up so I can find them again. And then the next step now is to trace this. So you can take a picture. You can use your iPad, your iPhone, or a camera. Or you can scan these and you can scan just the one corner, or you can do all of them if it makes it easier for you to do that. And then once you have it in Illustrator, you can carry on with your design. And of course, remember, if you want to image trace this, make sure you get rid of all the pencil lines once the ink is dry. So it's nice. It's nice and clean. And also try to have an idea of the type of design you want to do. Because if you want to change the color of your line, if they are touching, like these ones. Were a bit closer. See these lines here are touching the flowers. So they're all connected except maybe these ones. But if they're touching like this, then you deleted, it will be deleting everything so the stems as well. And if you change the color, it will change the color of the whole thing. So if you want to have the possibility of deciding different colors for these, or if you want to actually delete the outlines after you have colored this, then make sure these lines don't actually touch with the flowers. Because otherwise, once you delete the outlines of the flowers, these we go to New, be left with this little flower would understand. I mean, you can always add the stem afterwards, but it's a bit, I don't think it will look quite right. So just try and decide before if you want to have the outline or not. And if you're in doubt, you can always leave it without touching. And then you can just adjusted afterwards. You can elongate this and make it touch afterwards. I'm going to redraw this so I'm not going to worry about it touching or not. But you can use either, either way. Either Image Trace 0, orbital this. If you want to redraw this like I'm going to do, then you can do that with a mouse. That's for sure if you, if you want. But I find that the use of a drawing tablet, it's quite useful. And mine is quite cheap is one of those into M, i think. Im like Milan. And it wasn't expensive at all. I don't remember how much it costs, but it was quite cheapest. You don't need to have very fancy stuff, but it does the job quite well OR case. So I will see you in the next lesson for the next steps. 11. Vectorise Your Drawing: Hey there, We're back with Adobe Illustrator. So I'm going to open those scanned file in Illustrator now. And you're going to create a new document. And I think for now, I'm going to leave it 100 by 100. It doesn't really matter at the moment. The sides. Okay. And then I'm going to place those scanned pictures in here. So File Place or you can do Shift Control P and cancer here. So I'm going to select all of them and place. And we can make them quite big. O K. And at this point, as I said, you can trace them, image, trace them, or you can redraw them. So this should be that way? Should be that way, I think. Yes. Okay. So you can see here I'm going to move them away from the art world. You already have your border. Now, there's always going to be a little bit of mismatch in here. And if you image trace them, then you will have to adjust this little bit. But it's quite easy to do. If you use the white arrow key, the direct selection tool, once is traced. And I could try and do a quick one here and just do maybe this too. So I'm going to make some copies of this because it's always a good idea to have a spare copy. And then I'm going to select this one. Go to image trace. And I'm going to go to black and white logo and show this. And I'm going to click Ignore White. And I think is pretty good. I mean, you can always play with this mic it more or less and see what they look like. But this one is, is quite good. Always play with the settings, see which ones. Work better. Sometimes it does really make much difference. I leave it like this. So it's expanded. So that's one traced. It traced some little extra things here which we can always delete. We have to delete. Okay? So that's one. And then we can trace the other one. That some extra bits here to say when we trace it. Let's say Ignore White. And of course I wasn't going to trace it. So you can see the pencil lines there. But if you go into tracing, make sure you don't have the lines there. Oh, okay. So let's lower this three, show the little bit. And let's do expand. Okay? So there is a, a tiny little bit here that needs to be removed. Okay, so it needs to be, of course adjusted. But I just wanted to show you how to solve this problem. I mean, it's pretty much there. And of course, the little bits and pieces that you would need to adjust. And this tracing with the ink pen wasn't done, is actually perfect because it wasn't going to do the tracing. But I'll just show you if you want to sort this out, you can select this and then and make it a bit closer. So and then sort of move it like this so that it matches. You can use the handle to change the width as well. So it's not too bad for the purpose of this demonstration. And you can do the same thing with the top one. So now it would be like it's just one designed. And then once you're happy, you can just join them. So you can select them and group them or Even join them. And of course, as I was saying, this is just one line, one continuous line. So if you change the color, it will change the color of the whole line. So make sure you do it separately if you want to change the color separately. All right, but the way I'm going to do it is going to be different. So I have my design here. I'm just going to center it. And what I do is I make it less opaque, something like that. I'm going to lock it, so Control 2. And then I'm going to use my drawing tablet, my welcome. And I'm going to do Shift B for the brush tool. And I make it a bit closer. And I'm just going to draw on top of it. I've got that color. I'm going to make it a black color. And you can make it bigger with a right square bracket or smaller with the left. And of course, the beauty with Illustrator is that once you vectorize URI, then you can make it as big or as small as you like. So you can start with a big image like this and then if you need more, you just make it smaller. So I'm going to retrace this and I'm going to speed it up. So you don't have to watch this. Otherwise it will be a little bit boring maybe. And a CEO, as soon as I have done this. Of course, the same thing applies as before. If you want to have these lines separate from the rest of the design, so he won the leaves separate. Then you need to either use a different color or don't let them touch. So I might just use another color. So that way it will be attached. All right, so I have traced the sign and I've used different colors. Don't worry about the colors. This is just temporary so that they are not so attached to each other. In fact, here, if I don't know, if I want to leave something attached, show North, I just use a different color just in case. And you have noticed that I have made closest shapes. And if you've done patents before, you will know that if you want to call this inside as a solid color, you would need the closed shape. And then it just a matter of making sure the things the right way up, so that should be on the top. So he would go on the top like that. And the next step will be to trace the design and then color them in a way that you'd like to color. But now that they are all separate shapes, I can make these green for example, and it won't affect the flowers. And if I use the Shift M to select something, then I can make these full-color like that, of course, with a different green, hopefully. So we'll trace the other parts of the border. And then I will see you in the next lesson to put it all together. See you then. 12. Finalise Your Design: Hello, welcome back. Okay, so I have finished tracing all the drawings that I've done. And I have the one corner ready. What I've done is I've copied and pasted the design in an internal document. So it's more clean. They're working space. And because of the nature of this type of work, you will have to probably make adjustments where the designs join. And then check that these actually much when you move in them. So if I select everything and hold down the Alt key and the Shift key and bring it up. Then just need to check that these much. And sometimes you have to adjust this. But if you do adjust them, you need to make sure that you adjust the top and this part here and keep checking that everything matches. So I still have to change the color of this and make a few more adjustments, but It's sort of matching now. It will have to be even more adjusted them, this even more checked. But just for the sake of the demonstration, this is pretty good. And what I'm going to do now is I pulled up my color palette, which is my favorite color palette. I usually go for these colors. And sometimes I just add the deeper red or some color dab and normally go for these colors. And I'm started to take care of the various elements and change the color. So I've forgotten here and there, some of these berries, I've changed the color of the butterflies. So I'm not too sure about this orange. I need to see. And then I need to change this to green. Which one was I think it was this one. And I'm not going to join them just yet. And so there's a bit of work to do to color it. And then of course you have to do the same sort of checking things in here as well. So select your design and then move a copy over and see if it matches. So I've adjusted this needs to be a little bit more refined but more or less I've adjusted it. And then if you do like how it looks, you can always add another leaf for something else here. So I'm just going to carry on with the coloring. So what I'm going to do is probably I'm just going to use the paint bucket tool and fill in the shapes. And I might I might leave the outline or I might take it away and leave just the inside. I will see how it looks and I will speed this up. So there's another different color here. And then of course this needs to be at the top. And a few adjustments here and there just to make sure that everything looks nice. So these bits here for somebody's to be smooth that out and smoothen is that word. I think I just made up a word. And okay, so I will split it up and finish this part of the work. All right, so it's still needs a little bit of work because there are some details that need adjusting. If you notice here I have done a closed shape. And this you can see a little bit, but if you don't have a closed shape, then you won't be able to fill it. So there are a few more details, the needs and adjusting. And I advise you that when you do this for work or for a pattern there, you're going to print, you check it very, very carefully, that everything is just right. And this is just to show you how to do the the border so it doesn't have to be absolutely perfect. So at this point, I think I would group the three tiles. And this one. And yeah, and this one. Okay? And then if we have, let's say our usual tablecloths, so we can make this a bit smaller. And let's see. So we make it a bit smaller. And I'm going to repeat this. So I'm holding down Alton and shift. Let me see here. Like that. And then maybe repeat it one more time. Cake. And repeat these up as well. And make sure that it is matching. Display here to the side. Okay? And then once we have this, we can do though the side and knew that corner. So we can duplicate this on this side. And the best thing to do I think, is to reflect this. So if I hit the O key on the keyboard for the reflect tool, and then this will be reflected on this side. And we need to move it a little bit. And then you will need to adjust this. Because when you do something by hand like this, There's always a little bit. There needs to be adjusted, but this is quite easy to do. Let's see, maybe we can use for a simple little bit of the eraser. It's a bit too much like that. And then we could have been bigger. So it just with the direct selection tool, you can manipulate the different anchor points. And again, you can spend a bit more time on that. After all, this is not going to be a pattern. So you, once you have justice in though, you don't need to repeat it. And then same thing at the top. Maybe. Let's see if I get rid of these. I can just duplicate this one. So on your keyboard for rotate. And then I'm going to put it here. Hold down the Alt key while you're rotating so you make a copy. And just much this, again, check that everything is matching. And your bird, the pattern. If you want, you can rotate just that. So just this one here. And let's put it around here. Needs to be a bit lower. K. And then it says smaller border. So and then you can make your adjustments, you can change things, you can add things. Because this is going to be, as I was saying, just a placement print so it doesn't have to be repeated and you can do all the adjustments you want once you have your newborn. And on the other hand, if you want to do just a single border without doing the corners, then is the same principle as before. You place it. Maybe for this, you might need to move these or deleted, even. Just place it in your at Bordeaux. If you have a measurement, then you can make it work for your measurement. And you can just repeat this. And then you put your bounding box, like I explained you before, with the previous lessons on how to make a border. So you can just make a single border or you can make a top and bottom like this. And you will have your bounding box somewhere there. I don't know. This is just me get that back just to show you roughly what it could look like. So it will be something like that. For top and bottom, you can do a fabric like this, or you can have this as a tablecloth for example. So maybe it will go all the way there like that. And if you want, if it's a tablecloth, oops. You can even add something in the center if you like the idea. So you can add like a centerpiece. At the moment, I wasn't planning to do this, but let's make this a bit smaller, for example. And then this here. So you can work out and designed to put here, or you can even put the four corners. So like that. And make this smaller. Oops, too small. Okay. See, just a bit rough, but just to show you so you can have E can work out our table design with something in the center and all around. So you can work it out if you have the measurements so that this is actually on the top of the table. Or you can make it larger. And this will be on the part where the tablecloth is coming down from the table. So it's all up to you. And then you can find some nice mockups in our look what it looks like if you put it actually on a table. So this is not too bad, but it needs a bit of work because he needs refining. But I didn't want to go over the top trying to make a perfect when it's the papers is just to show you how this thing, Whoa, this whole thing works. And in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to upload a boulder designed on Spoonflower if you want to print your fabric or if you want to put it for sale. I see you in the next lesson. 13. Upload to Spoonflower: Hey there, welcome back. Okay, so in this lesson I'm going to show you how to upload your design. You put the print on Spoonflower. So I have created this background, which has the same size as the Spoonflower fabric, cotton fabric. So if we go here, so the petal signature, then the one-year this 42 inches wide. So it's 40 to this side and is 36 this side. And then you can have more you want to more yards. Okay. So it needs to be the same size. Otherwise you wouldn't much when you put your border in that. And so I've put our unit of form the border in here. And I'm going to duplicate this here on the bottom. So Transform, Move Resume to 0 and it was 36. Copy. Oh, okay, so in here, there might be some adjustments to do because as you can see, because this was made by hand, There's always something that is no quite a going properly. I'm not sure if it was just like a mistake. Oh, it's just it. But basically, what you can do is you can just quickly made the changes. So my just select these and deleted. So then you have something easy to work with. And then you can just make this adjustment and smooth it a little bit. And it's up to you how precise you want to be, because if this is quite small, you might not even notice. If it's something big, then you will notice. But basically one side. So if you want you designed to run on one side, you can have just like that, you can make it bigger. You can add more things. For example, have seen something like this our altogether in a group. Let's make a copy and interpret. So you can add a few more butterflies like that, going up, some colored up. But we're just going to stick with this for now. So I'm going to select it and this electrode up and replicated on this side. And I'm going to turn it. Okay, so it matches as well. And I'm going to taste the pattern just to make sure. So I'm going to make the bounding box. So Control C and Control B to send to the back and make sure there's no fill and no stroke. And then let's try it. And these are just to show you that the fabric in Spoonflower is going to be printed that way. So if you want a continuous border, you have to put it this way and not like this, for example, in this design here. Okay, let's try this. So we need this to be 42. Don't know, let's say 50. Oops. And we needed to be 42 because it has to be exactly much this. See, K10 to move. The pattern like I showed you before. And it seems to be working. So it's a little tiny bit more. Okay? So that's your pattern matching and is working and you have it on both sides. And again, you can just to one side if you prefer. So now we can upload it and uploaded, we need to save it and I always use the dashboard. So I'm going to create an artboard at the back here. So we'll click on the background, Control C and Control V to send it at the back. And then we go to object. At boards convert two outputs. I've created a shortcut as well, so you can do that too. So we have the airport now and I'm going to do what I normally do when I upload on Spoonflower. And that is make the background just a tiny bit bigger than the airport. So this is to avoid that white line forming. Sometimes, even if your pattern works, sometimes you still get the white line on Spoonflower. So I do this and these normally helps avoiding that. Okay, and then we need to save it. So save when you say it. And Export, Export As. And I'm going to use the Artboard. And this is the new artboard. So it's number 2, JPEG export. And I'm going to use GB because that's what Spoonflower is asking you to use to upload them the website. I think it's because they print with a digital method. They won't under a 150 PPI. You can use 300, but then you have to adjust, decides after you upload your design. I think five is fine. This is quite a big AT port. So K computer is a little bit slow boating. Alright, so we can go to Spoonflower website and you go to upload your design. So browse and up there is just say you own the rights and upload. It might take a little bit to upload, so I will speed up our rights. Let's make it a bit smaller. So that's the fourth quarter. So you have to make it a bit smaller. Don't worry if this is a bit blurry. I've heard people saying, Oh, I uploaded my designers Spoonflower and his own go-no. Faded in blurry in stage is just a preview. So if your design is saved there, good resolution, and it's of good quality, then you shouldn't worry about that. It's just a preview that looks a bit weird. Let's see. Here. There we go. So you need to adjust the sides smaller or bigger according to what you want to print. So if you have one yard, then you have like this. But if you, if you want to test swatch, then you have to make it smaller. And just to check. So that's how it works. Okay. So that's your design. And then when you or the fabric, it would be one meter like this, so two meters and so on. Of course, if you change the fabric and less is the same, yeah, then you will have a problem. So you have to make a design for each fabric. It doesn't work because it's different. This is 54 and the cotton was 42. So that's what I was saying. Make sure you check first the width of the fabric. Otherwise you would get that. All right. I hope you have enjoyed these lessons in the class and have fun making burgers. 14. Final Thoughts: Thank you for taking this class. It's been fun to share my tips and tricks with you. And I hope you have learned new skills which you can use in your future projects. Your next step is to keep experimenting, keep making new board, the brain's new designs, tried different types. It's a floral abstract, geometric. You will see that the more you experiment and the more you do this, the more your creativity will flow and you will get more and more ideas. I would really love it if you would share your beautiful creations in the project gallery. So we can all see your beautiful borders. 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