Illustrator for Lunch - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Introduction

      1:08
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 - Extracting pattern elements from a pattern

      4:26
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 - A More Complex Example

      4:49
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 - Make a pattern into a Pattern

      3:11
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 - Make a pattern into a Pattern CS5 and earlier

      5:52
    • Project and wrapup

      0:59

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn to use a pattern as a portion of a new pattern. This can't be done in Illustrator without extracting the pattern pieces from the swatch so you'll see how to do this. 

More in this series:

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On a Safari – Making patterns in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Retro TV – Draw a Retro TV with Sunburst Background

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk - Shapes, Rotation & Textures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame – Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel fun

Illustrator for Lunch™ – In Your Face – Pen tool practice

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Live Trace & Pattern Making

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes & Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes & Nested Shape

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi-transparent Flowers - Opacity, Blend Modes, Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks, Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes & 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Making Art Using Other People's Art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

31 of 31 students recommendSee All

I am addicted to your classes Helen <3 I learn so much.
Kathleen Ruhl

Surface Pattern Design | Graphic Design

I love all of the Helen Bradley classes I have taken.
Awesome class. I was trying to do this just the other day. Thank you for including the CS5 instructions, as that is the version I have.
Kim Bliss

Artist & Graphic Designer

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Helen Bradley

Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

Helen teaches the popular Illustrator for Lunch™, Photoshop for Lunch™ and ACR & Lightroom for Lunch™ series of courses. Each course is just the right length to take over a lunch break and is packed with useful and fun techniques. The projects are designed to reinforce what is taught so they too can be easily completed over a lunch hour or two.