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Ipad Art: Make a Technical Repeat Pattern with Any Painting App

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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8 Videos (28m)
    • Ipad Art: Make a Technical Repeat with any painting app

    • Raster painting apps & image sizes

    • Making the artwork

    • Streamlining the workspace

    • Prepare the art - Removing the background

    • Putting the art into repeat

    • Using your repeat pattern and final thoughts

    • Bonus: Tiling your pattern on your iPad (no Photoshop needed)

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About This Class

Join artist and surface pattern designer Nic Squirrell as she shows you how to take art you paint in your favourite iPad app and use it to make a technical seamless repeat pattern.

You will be using the iPad from start to finish, and combining apps to get to the end result.

Nic will walk you through her process from creating the initial artwork (she will be using Procreate for this, but you can use any painting app), resizing your image, removing any background, putting it into technical seamless repeat (you won't even need maths for this bit!) through to exporting the finished pattern tiles.

Nic will show you some things you can do with your pattern too.

Don’t forget to follow Nic to be kept up to date with her new classes.

Links to apps mentioned:


Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Paper 53

Tayasui Sketches

Paintstorm Studio

Paintstorm Studio Lite

Photo Investigator

Load Resize Image


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133 of 135 students recommendSee All

Great class!
Easy Step by step instructions and Nic always get back to you with answers to any questions.
Great class. Easy to follow, clear instructions and lots of practical tips.





Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator

Nic is an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

She studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

Her illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

She loves drawing on her iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, Nic will draw on it.

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