Make it Easy with Illustrator: Create Your Own Seamless Flower Pattern

Dana Evanyshyn, Illustrator and Graphic Designer

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8 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Setting Up Your Document

    • 3. Creating the Flowers

    • 4. Creating the Leaves

    • 5. Adding Color

    • 6. Creating the Pattern

    • 7. Creating the Pattern: CS5 and Lower

    • 8. Finishing Touches & Conclusion


About This Class

Have you ever noticed that most of the classes and tutorials for creating flower patterns in Adobe Illustrator start out one of two ways? Either you grab your sketchbook and go out into the world to find inspiration. Or you learn how to create one specific flower.

That’s not how we’re going to do it my class.

In this class we’re going to dive right into illustrator. And I’m going to teach you a few simple tips and tricks for making an endless supply of unique flowers using Illustrator’s built in tools.

Next I’ll show you the process I use to color and add detail to my black and white flower drawings.

And then we’ll put all those pieces together to make a seamless repeating pattern.

Even if you don’t have the latest version of Adobe Illustrator this class is for you. I’m going to show you how to create a pattern using the pattern tool only found in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and higher. And then I’m going to do it again. Only this time I'll show you how to do it without the pattern tool. That means people who are running Adobe Illustrator CS5 and lower can join in.

And in the last lesson, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to edit your pattern without editing the pattern elements.

This class is easy enough for Illustrator beginners, but even advanced and intermediate uses will want to join in.

Open up Illustrator and let’s get started.