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Making Motifs - Adding Fun To Your Next Pattern and Illustration Project.

teacher avatar Susse Linton, Cute & fun patterns and illustrations

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17 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Intro to Making Motifs: Adding fun to your next pattern and illustration project

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Materials and skills

    • 4. What are Motifs

    • 5. How I use motifs in my own work

    • 6. Let's start brain storming

    • 7. Choosing material to draw

    • 8. Making motifs with art supplies

    • 9. Making Motifs in Procreate

    • 10. Let's make motifs digital

    • 11. The final Project

    • 12. Let's make a quick pattern in photoshop

    • 13. Making a pattern in procreate

    • 14. Let's make a greeting card

    • 15. Let's mock up in Photoshop

    • 16. Let's mock up in Procreate

    • 17. Outro

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About This Class


Welcome to my class about making motifs and adding fun to your next pattern and illustration project.  This is a class for beginners curious about surface pattern design and illustration. Who would like to learn more  about surface pattern design. Making motifs is a simple class to get you started and help you to understand the process of making motifs and patterns. Take your designs to a professional level to show the world!

What is this class about?

  • This class is about the importance of motifs in patterns and illustration design.
  • What they are
  • Teach you how to find inspiration.
  • Learn different techniques on how to make motifs both handmade and digitally.
  • Learn ways to present your design professionally and win clients and customers.

In class you will learn:

  • What are motifs?
  • How to brainstorm ideas for motifs
  • Find inspiration for creating motifs.
  • Learn different ways to draw motifs. From using art supplies to using procreate.
  • Learn how to make motifs digital in photoshop
  • Learn how to make a pattern in photoshop and procreate.
  • Learn how to make a greeting card design.
  • Finally, add professional touches. Learn how to use mock ups in photoshop and procreate.

What will you create in class?

  • In class you will fill out a brain storm worksheet to generate ideas for your class project.
  • You will draw motifs with art supplies or in procreate if you have an iPad.
  • You will learn how to make your hand drawn motifs into digital motifs in photoshop
  • You will make a pattern with the motifs you made, either in photoshop or procreate.
  • Create a greeting card design from the patterns you made.
  • Then you will make mock ups in photoshop or procreate.

Who is this class for?

This is a class for beginners curious about the world of surface pattern design and illustration. Professional pattern designers and illustrators are also welcome. You might just pick up some new tips to make motifs for new designs.

About me:

I am  a surface pattern designer and illustrator who has lived in different places around the world and is currently based in Sweden. My client work ranges from illustration for magazines, designing patterns for trend books and children’s products. I licence my work and have an online shop at my website Susse Collection. I have had years of experience working in the surface pattern industry. Working in-house for “design studios” and as a solo designer. Motifs have always been my starting point in creating my designs.

Why take this class?

If you are a student who has always been curious about surface pattern design and illustration but needed to know how to get started, then this class is for you. Making motifs is a simple class to help you understand the process of making motifs. Taking your motifs to a professional level ready to show the world. I hope you will continue to feel inspired after taking my class to keep making motifs and patterns.

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Susse Linton

Cute & fun patterns and illustrations


Hello, I'm Susse.

I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer who lives a peaceful life in Sweden.  I work from my home studio near a forest. Quite often I see fawns and other forest creatures in my garden. I create surface pattern designs, and illustrations with the intention of adding fun to everyday objects. Susse likes to create stories and themes with every collection. My mission is to add fun to your day.

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1. Intro to Making Motifs: Adding fun to your next pattern and illustration project: My name is sister from sister collection service, patent signer and demonstrator based in Sweden. My design work ranges from illustration to designing patterns for trend books on Children's products. I also license my artwork on my So my designs at six a collection dot com. I know about what I do. I'm here to tell you my new class making my teeth. I'm adding bonds, units, illustration and patent projects. If you're not from the world's or pattern illustration, might be wondering that's motif. It's Mounties. Are those wonderful illustrated images that enhance your patterns? Administrations. Cheese Show off your unique signature style in class. I'm going to show you how to brainstorm. Ideas for MITI's would show you different techniques drawing media whether it's painting or collage ing Teddy enjoy working with. If you're an iPad user for a pro creates, I'll show you had strong petites on the iPad, and there will be tits her to digitize human teas and voter shop. I will ask you to make a pattern greeting card, but don't worry would show you some tips and tricks and Photoshopped to make your final pieces, and there will be some worksheets. Be too Damn, Let's help you out. So at the end of the class, you have some wholesome works pitched violence. This class is for beginners who are interested in world pattern design and illustration. Maybe you're a professional looking, you fun way to generate work. Lou needs some level skills on our supplies that we love to use. You will need a computer on basic knowledge of shop and I'm pet uses Use procreate. Be lovely. If you could offload your work to be Project gallery, I could give you some people and it's lovely to connect with other classmates. So I hope you can come and join me for fun on the last class. See you in class. 2. Class Project : wear going Still. Bad class project, as you know, going to explore the world boutiques me, Matisse, a really bum part off mine signed persists for our class projects. Would runs work enforced agents. That's what working through projects that love you. Talk with your work to class gallery, and then I can be simply back on. Answer any questions. You have to work through the lessons. So first we're going to turn heads, brainstorms my dears from routines and set up nice theme project. Then I'm going to show you had to make similar teats just using our supplies or procreate if you prefer at that time and show you had to digitize your Matisse so that you can use them. Then each projects and I'll show you some tips and tricks and put a shop on. Let's do that so we're going to have to make a pattern like have a go, then don't worry and would show you some really quick ways making a pattern shop and create still have asks to shop. And then we're going to make a little greeting card. Tickle those motifs made making Let's get going. Let's grab those materials and ipads and have some own times. Ping batiks. See you 3. Materials and skills: before we dive into the lessons. I just want to explain the materials and skills you'll need to take the class for art supplies. It could be as basic as some white April paper and some pens. You'll need some level of drawing skills and feel confident working with art materials. But if you have other art supplies, paints, brushes, paper to collage, balloon scissors, then you have extra fun. You will need a laptop and adobe footage shop to take this class, and I hope you have some basic knowledge and using the program. If you just have an iPad, then you can use to procreate up for this class. Now you know the basic materials and skills you need to take a class. Let's start the class, and the next lesson I'll talk about what the motif is. 4. What are Motifs : okay, before we dive into brainstorming ideas the class I just want to explain more about motifs . What are my teeth and the world's of pattern? An illustration of tea servers. Wonderfully illustrated icons that giving unique style to your design work. People identify your motifs and designs as your own style, like handwriting motifs communicate story for a theme example. Holiday and Christmas patterns are a huge part of sales and service. Pardon industry. The matter. The theme with its Christmas, Halloween or tropical patterns, it's the motif that tells the story within the pattern. The same for illustrated greeting cards. People are looking for a thank you card. They usually think of a thank you card with the most t of a bunch flowers for happy birthday cards with a cake. I know this really basic explanation, but I think you get the idea. Using FEMA teas and developing great motifs in your designs help sell you work to potential clients and customers. Let's move on to the next lesson on. I'll explain high use Muti's in my own work 5. How I use motifs in my own work : Okay, so I'm going to show you how I use Matisse in my own design work. I like using Muti's as a starting point for my designs. Whether it's making some designs for clients are for my own personal projects. And keeping the library manatees was handy to help workloads and deadlines. Here's an example. A not joke. Two comes to a I'm looking for some illustrations for a new cook, but do you have any examples you could show me? You can, because you have a motif library and you show some examples of cooking motifs you've made in the past. This could help you get the ball rolling, but a new project. So finally, I'm going to show you how versatile you can use a motif on different products. So here's another example ofs um, Matisse to do the kitchen and a few small cups to show different products. And later on the class, I'll explain the wonderful world more cops. So here, the same motifs on some food packaging, once a pattern on another one, is just a couple of images. The same motifs also applied to kitchen products. Okay, well, I've shown you how I let tease my tastes, my own work. Let's move on to the next lesson where we get down to doing some brainstorming on your own Matisse. 6. Let's start brain storming: and this lesson, I'm going to show you about brainstorming ideas, your motif project. So why brainstorm your ideas when making your motifs on Matif library? It's helpful to think about the theme. Think about the final product and how you use your Moti's. It helps to think about the art materials on style of drawing you're going to use. So here is an example again, we'll take kitchen theme on your final motifs. Could be for a good back or soon. Textiles like oven gloves on eight prints of the kitchen. So you choose some food, cutlery, plates and cups that you love in your home to draw, and it makes it special to you as you choose these items you love. Also, you could think of other themes. Houseplants, gardening tools, the contents, few makeup bag or even your kid's toys. The choice is up to you. Just have fun. So I've made a brainstorming sheet to help finalize your ideas. They'll be a theme. You have to think about the drawing method, a final product or ideas for UMA teas and then think about five or 10 things you would like to draw. Okay, so you can find that worksheet with all the other class resource is and the class projects on. If you want to upload your brainstorming sheet, please do not to the gallery. So let's move on to the next lesson where I'll give you some inspiration on trees in some material straw for your projects. 7. Choosing material to draw: So we've rainstorms, my ideas from the tees. But you might be wondering, I mean a little bit more inspiration on what to draw. Just looking around your home, you might just find something very inspiring to draw. I have a collection off lots of keep things that I've collected all around the world that they constantly give me inspiration for my work. I have a massive collection of books that have quite literally gone around the world with me. Vintage books are great. They cost very little money, and you can find them in secondhand stores at thes gardening books. Lots, plant inspiration. And here's a book I have in the 19 fifties have some wonderful designs and inspiration for home decor. Okay, well, let's may bones the next lesson where we get our art supplies and make some motifs. 8. Making motifs with art supplies: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to make Matisse with art supplies, and here are a few of my favorite art supplies. It's really helpful to use a heavyweight paper when you're making motifs or patterns. Demonstration makes it easier to edit them. Um, this is my favorite paper that I get from Copenhagen, but he confined something around. The 300 grand mark is great for fine line work. My favorite friend in the world is the pilot G Tec C four, and also just start using an automatic pencil. Here's a few of my favorite pens pocket pens, Sikora, coy brush pen Sharpies on Depends from Ridge I, My ultimate favorite, is the white gel pen for drawing on top of motifs. Wash is great pain to use. I love acrylic Wash on what base squash This is a handy brush has got a very fine tip but has a bigger handle with sides on it. And this one is my favorite size and number six. So just a few things to remember when making motifs you say four paper is easy to Scott. He's a heavyweight paper. If you're painting, collage ing will stop it buckling and makes it easy to edit in a body shop. Always use paper with a white background and make sure to keep areas clean between the motifs that will make it easier for editing. I want to show you three techniques. My chemo tastes with pen and paper making my taste with collage. I'm making motifs with paint select star with motifs with pen and paper. So I took one of my vintage books on plants on Did a Line Drawing. It's a bit boring, so I'm going Teoh. Add some color so I'm using the brush pen. First is a nice a water color texture to the legs. Let's speed this up a bit on, then to take the polka pan just more of an opaque texture on and fill in part, um, using a little bit of artistic imagination. You know, I think it's OK to just get the essence of what you're looking at in the put on, making it your own motif. Okay, so I'm just adding a little bit. Stems on making more textures on the leaf. It's pin stems on the plant, amusing. This pop up in groups. It's he's good to press down on that, you can get the ink going on. He had nice earner, Paige, Selma said. Wash their great pens. Two years. That's a bit more texture to the image. Okay, well, just speed this up a little bit. So amusing. The brush Panis to add a bit more shadow to the leaves on at the jail pen, and they have it. Here's my little fun. So we're just a few Penans. You can take a ordinary line drawing and make more interesting, so we're now going to work with paints. If you're using wash, mix up a few colors in pallets. Already, drones and fruit and veggies have kept it quite simple style or editing the starting some texture onto the wash. It's handy to let the wash dry first and then add texture, apt words. Okay, let's speed this up a little bit on. I'm just using a bit more water down and wash and letting some happy accidents happen. I think that's a nice thing on your painting. So here is the finished sheet of motifs. Notice how have left some white spaces to make it easy to edit later on. The final technique is collage. Got some scissors, Tom Bo glue, which is fantastic to use. Have a roller on some pre painted papers with textures, and I'm going to use my pocketbook again. Okay, so I'm making a little plant port to put my plant in a little bit of imagination going on here again. But I'm making my motif my own. So I'm just gluing the stan on diffuse the roller that helps the papers stick down. Okay, I'm just going to add the plants on speed up process a little bit here, so just adding some pen to finish off the plants. Andi, There you have it. Here's my plants. So I've shown you three techniques to get you inspired to make motifs with art supplies. I'd love to see your finished results. Why not show them in the project gallery? Now let's move on to the next lesson where we learn to make motifs on the iPad with procreate 9. Making Motifs in Procreate : for this lesson. I'm going to show you how to make motifs and procreate. So grab your ipads and let's make some motifs. But this lesson I'm going to show you how to draw some plants, just a few brushes and procreate. So show you how to set up your document. Hit the plus sign on the right hand corner off your procreate. Make a square 200 millimeters by 200 millimeters on set the FBI to 300. Picked the layers and make a new layer. Hide the other layers and you, but clearly there toe work home. Having a clear layer means you can add color to the background later on. Okay, lets truths, um, brushes. I like to make a little folder of my favorite brushes on Studio Pen is my favorite one to draw with. I've got some pre may color palette, someone to choose the green that stopped drawing. So make a line first and then you can drag color on top and fell in. Easy is that you can change the size of the brushes on, Move the slider up under to get a finer line, so I'm just gonna speed up a little bit here. And then I show you how to make the pop. Okay, so there's a plant. It's finished. I'm not going to make the parts. I'm just gonna choose this yellow color on Draw the parts, making a line again. Oops. So I didn't quite complete the line then that's what happens. But we can undo that on start again. I'm not happy with the color so you can click the little disk and change the collar. And when she had to use the filter tools, so click on the camp. It's players, Uh, but player going to cheese multiplied and then once click ID of the layer and use clipping mask and you see how this works a minute. He's a nice textural brush, and because of Multiplied, it's made a dark color, and you can see the clipping mask is preventing the brush. Going over the edge is this adds really nice texture. Then I'm going toc screen. Same process again. You saying the text brush are going over the whole plant? Dega. Okay, the next step I'm going t o use is theories. It'll I'm not happy with some of the edges. Uh, first of me to merge down my layer sits 01 image, not about to take the razor tool. Amusing Studio pen us the blind. Wait. There we go. Is going in having some texture to the parts? Uh, that's great. Next, I'm not happy with some of this stems from going in and just cleaning up with stamps. A few rough edges greats in with appropriate can really zoom in, adding a few dots. Position things off a little bit. It's more adults on the sleeve. Finish hanging off the plants on. There you have it. The Finnish plants. So I'm going to layers panel switching on the background color and now you can see the finish plants. It's going to seem out now. Grantees to transform tool to make it smaller On Here's some other plants I made earlier on Um, nah print ads this plant to the finished square off Matisse. Uh, you can flip just using the flip powers until if you want change position, I would emerge down this image. It's now a complete tile, ready to make a pattern. So you're a few things to remember when making motifs and pro creates. Set your canvas to 300 b p. I use a square canvas. Make sure you have a clear background When you draw your motives, keep it simple. Just use a few, brush it and use a few colors. Todd. More debt texture. Use filters so you can see just two brushes on two colors and a filter tool, and you have quite a detailed motif for your pattern. Later on the class, I'll show you how to make for pattern tile into a pattern and procreate your to show me the motives you've made in this lesson. Upload them to the project gallery. The next lesson. I'll show you had to take your hand drawn Matisse and make them digital in voter shop. The cool thing with pro creates is that your motives are already digital. If you haven't, I'm at you could just save us a PSD file an air drop into photo shop. See in the next lesson 10. Let's make motifs digital: send this lesson. I'm going to show you had to take your hand drawn motifs and make them digital. Been Photoshopped. I'm going to use the sheet of painted motifs I made in the previous class on your learn had to make them digital, ready to come from this to being able to make them into a pattern. You need to import your artwork into photo shop here. Some tools you can use. If you have a poor scanner, you can scan your image at 300 B p. I take a high quality photo with your smartphone. Use your ipads take photo or the adobe scan at what ever met their do cheese. They all make easy to bring them into photo shop. The tools you use in this class a show you had set up your document adjustment to using the transform tool, The last suit you'll and the Magic 12 on the spot Healing brush to. So let's set up your document in photo shop. It's a photo shop open. Go file new, then I'm going to choose print. I've done going to choose a four. You can see here the woods in millimeters on the Heights. Make sure you document this 300 dp I print quality RGB color setting on this Going to be a white background. Let's name the file. They go. So I have my photo on the desk. Tell on the drag and drop them onto the document. As you can see, it's automatic made a new layer. That transform tool has appeared. I'm just rotating the image, using the handles, and then I'm dragging out the image to resize it. No, I feel happy with how it looks. The layer is a smart layer, so we need to be able to edit it. So I got to the window, slept layers rust, rise the layer. Now I can edit it, so I want to get rid of the background image. I use the magic 12 then my click on the image. Now you can see some marching ants. It's taking away all the white area. It's if you could the shift key. Then you can select four on the map for use Command X to delete the area. Okay, this few pieces left over to read off, so I used the last suit to top tool. When I go around the areas that I want to cut using Command X As I go around the areas, I don't want any more. They have it. So here's the cleaned up motifs. So I'm just checking and I can see some really tiny but some pieces that need cleaned up to help you turn off the but ground layer. Now you've got clear layer. You can really see all the little tiny pieces you want to get rid off. I don't want them coming into a pattern. Okay, Alright, so I've got these little areas off lumpy paints. I'm going to use the hell spot too. This is really great. So I selected the area that you can see. It's painting out pieces in the motif. It's picking up the painted texture. I'm just filling out the motifs the little bit. Rogina, this flower. I think I need Smith the Pestle with larger. So there we go. It's really great to just finishes things. Okay, I'm just taking yet another Petzel on a side here. This more rough paint that I want to take away. I'm just tidying up some of the block itchiness and the strawberry go. Anything else left to groups. So just go, Command said. I don't do my action there. I'm just going to now Sumer and checked the whole image. The colors look a bit dull, so I'm going to use the brightness contrast to So there's different settings that would press brightness called trust. Hold on just up the level off the brightness only see the colors look a bit more vibrant and press OK. I'm just going to you help another look. A document on Checketts. I think competency is the spot healing tool again. But speed up this process so the last two won't show is erase. It'll I was cleaning up some of the raggy edges on my moti. This going to use look at the brush size and you can alter that's make it smaller or bigger string edges called speed up This process where you just now. So I'm happy with these Moti's. They look cleaned up and ready to go, and if you want to show you cleaned up Moti's, please upload them to the Project gallery. So let's move on to the next lesson where I talk about the final project 11. The final Project: in this lesson, I'm going to talk about the final project, so you've made your motifs. Now what you do is that I'm going to show you how to make a pattern. Animals can shave heads, make greeting card. I'll also explain about more cops and how you can use them to show off your patterns on your car designs. Let's move on to the next lesson where I show you how to make a pattern in a body shop. 12. Let's make a quick pattern in photoshop: and this lesson we'll learn has to cure motifs and make them into a pattern in photo shop is show you a few different layouts off pattern. We're going to use a one direction pattern. This means the motifs are all facing in one direction. To directional print means motif is going one way and going the other way. Half dropped repeat means motifs are dropped halfway between each other patterns where the Moti's are tossed on free flowing are used in the fashion industry, so let's start making our pattern. Here are the tools you used in this class. First of all, she had to set up. Your document will use the filter offset tool, transform, tool, color, picker, tool and finally, the brush, too. So let's set up our document so 30 shop open would make a new documents. I'm going to choose print. I'm going to change two pixels. We're going to do 1000 pixels wide and 1000 pixels in the height with the name the document fruit pattern. Make sure it's 300 d. P. I for print quality RGB color on a white background. I want to bring in my cleaned up Moti's to start my pattern. So I've got to my desktop. I'm going to use push up again. I have a new document. Turn off the background layer and you want to select all copy and copy marriage. Go to your doctor square and paste on top. Now the scale is huge, so we need to use the transform tool and we draw back down with handles. He's command TIF, the transport to now that he's the last tool, as it's not quite a pattern yet. So let's set up our repeat tile. Thought we need to do is move our motifs and space the mat within the square, which is the last suit you'll and we see the top tool. I'm stopped drawing rounds. Each motif. He's in the transform tool on. Maybe you bang it along. Here we go. And again, did that keep repeating the process until you feel it looks recognized? Space at images. I'm going to speed this up for, you know, takes little patients, but if you just use your eye, your sense off, having everything in the right direction for your pattern, so everything space, that's not quite ready yet. So I'm going to use the image rotation toe. Now the Moti slip in a more pleasing direction. I'm now going to copy and paste the layer and switch the other layer off so I can see there is still a few motifs. I want to go in one direction. So I'm using the lasso to when an important thing to remember is to change the scale of your motifs. It'll make your pattern look more interesting. You we can make a pattern, so we're going to select all I did. Copy, Merge, edit paste and you have new layer. Okay, you're going to do some magic Nair. Take these motifs on, make them into a seamless pattern. So you're going to use the filter to the offset Felt, too. I was going to set by 500 pixels and the horizontal and 500 pixels in the vertical and click OK, Now you can see that you're motifs have moved. We're going to select them all, and we're going to use define pattern on the pattern. Ivory pops up, select pattern fell and then you can scale your pattern up and down with slider, you can see it's a perfect pattern. Now it's no breaks in the pattern. This pattern looks OK, but it needs a little bit more to make it more interesting. So she had to add some extra motives. We're going to go to the layer the original layer motifs on. I'm going to select this apple. I'm going to use the transform tool copy paste and want to drag the apple into. I was choosing a good place, I think here, that's a bit of a hole in the Patteson. I want to make this flip this motif around so he's a transform tool and flip. Horizontal just adds, but more interest. If you have one. Moti's going one way and one going the other way on just going to add some polka dots. Hole of polka dots is showing. Guess, add. I'm going to speed this up now. To get these colors, I use the color picker tool. Click on the tool on pick a color in your pattern, but he's to brush toe and start making some more adults. That's some yellow. It's look a bit more lively now, this pattern and it's finished, so we're going to go into the same process again. Select all defined pattern pattern library pops up and I'm just going Teoh scale it up, Dan, just to see how it looks. Andi, I think I'm pretty happy with that now. And you can use this pattern a markup, which I'll show you later her to Dio. So we finally got a pattern. It's quite a long process, but the actual pattern making process very quick. Just using offset filter tool. I think you're going to find a dipped of making all your patterns for the offset tour. So if you've made some patterns, please upload them to the gallery. I'd love to see them, and I'm sure your classmates would too. Okay, let's go into the next lesson where I show you how to make a pattern in procreate. 13. Making a pattern in procreate: this lesson. I'm going to teach you how to make a pattern in procreate. Thes motifs were made in pro creates, and I'll show you how to turn them into a repeat tile will set up your pattern. Using the drawing guide, I'll show you how to fix any holes in a pattern and how to check the box. I have shown you how to set up the campus, but just a reminder. 300 dp. I buy 200 millimeters by 200 millimeters. So here the motifs I'm going to use for my pattern. I want to get my Moti's onto a college backgrounds. So a duplicate the colored backgrounds on a duplicate my Moti's I select the one above the colors on merged. I'm now I have a tile to make my repeat pattern. I need to set up the drawing guide, so go up to the wrench on click drawing Guide and switcher tone. Then you need to go to edit drawing guide. Now there's some different settings that you can use, but we're going to use cemetery. Now I'm going to click on the options, but first I'll just show you hey can alter the thickness on a pass ity off the grid we're going to use. So let's go to options. I'm going to use the setting quadrant. Okay, Aunt Rotational symmetry is checked on assisted drawing. So now you can see this grid which we're going to use as a guide for making our big tile open the layers when I switch off all the other layers. Now I have the one layer with colored background Good duplicate that analogies to transform too. And then I'm going to drag are making sure that magnetic is selected and uniform. You can see these little dots have lined up in the square, but you do that again. So I'm going to switch off duplicates, switch off this layer and used to transform toe dragging up square. You could see the line going through the center of the cross. That means it's lined up and again duplicate the layer switch off that layer used to transform till on drug down to the left hand corner, lighting up. You're squared. Okay. This is quite a tricky process. So you have to rely on your eyes. Sometimes it looks OK on again. I'm going. Teoh do the last square, so I duplicates. I use transform, too, because it's uniform and using the magnetic setting. It doesn't alter its shape, and I'm lining up again in the center, off the quadrants. It's a tricky process. Have to be patient, and I switch off, although the layers I have the four layers so I can see that some of them haven't quite lined up properly. So I will. Too late that we do the process again. Cheap cake layer. Switch off the lay behind, using the transform tool line up again in the center of the cross. The two dots, uh, yet that it's a lot better, so I'm happy with that there. I want Teoh marriage down each layer, so keep repeating the process, using the merge down tool and, you know, have the square that's and repeat. But there's a big hole in the middle, so I need Teoh. Find my teeth to just fill up the hole. It's in my original layer. That's good. Clear backgrounds and use the selection tool. Click copy and paste, then switch that layer off. Crack your flour up to the top layer. Switch your bottom layer, which is the repeat tile and use this selection tool. I'm just gonna alter the size and make sure it's not making a line within the pattern. It's a nice flow going on in the pattern week of and now I filled up the whole within the pattern tile. I want to check this tile actually repeats. So I select this tile and I made it up, scaling down to fit one of squares, the one in the left hand corner. We went to duplicates again on I'm going to drag along to the right hand corner, trying to line up with the other Moti's. It is a tricky process. You might have to repeat it sometimes, but you can see that there's a line at the top but indicates the angle. So I'm just trying to line up these squares within the core. Trahant. I repeat the process again. Duplicate that layer, use the selection tool. I still have uniforms on magnetic, select it and could see there's a line in the middle trying to line up this Matisse a cot in half. Okay, then again, we triplicate the layer, and he's a selection toll drug down your square to the bottom left hand corner. It's now You can see the repeats, the pattern. It looks OK. Looks like it's all and repeats. I want to merge this day, so I go to the layer panel. Click. Merge Dan. I understand. Merge down. They have it. The pattern is repeating. Peterle works. Why not upload your patterns and show them in the project gallery? Now let's go into the next lesson where I show you how to make a greeting card. 14. Let's make a greeting card : in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to make a greeting card design using the patterns we've made. We're going to pull that some motifs and add them to a greeting card. And I show you how to do this in photo shop. So let's set up your document. So we're going to select New Prince. I was going to make it 20 centimeters by 20 centimeters, going to name the documents reaching card. Make sure it's 300 dp I for print quality RGB color and for white backgrounds. And it's safe document. Save us for the shop se. Okay, I have a design and want to bring its for the shop. So file open ways for the shop and you have a new documents that this is a range of my teeth. So I've made for a pattern of showing you before have turned off the background color. I'm selecting all that I'm. It's good to exits, copy merge and then moments paste it on our square at it paste. So I'm not going to select some motifs and compose the card. I've decided to make a good luck cards, so I'm choosing some OT so relevant, but the lady birds on the four leaf clover now going to use the last 22 and select some motifs, says the lady bird. I learned a few flowers. Four leaf clover, another flower now to slip the ball same time. Hold the shift key. Has he use a lawsuit? Will. Now you've got more together. Select all and paste. Copy and paste them into a new layer. Okay, and there you have it. I have all the notes. He's ready. The same with the pattern. It's time to adjust sighs off these Moti's. So I'm going to use the last suit till on the transform tool and start moving the direct reason to speed this up for you. So I want to make another flower. So I select flower copy and paste onto another layer, and it just it just want Teoh. Change the lady bird again a little bit more. Just staying a moving a rat takes a bit of patients, but e get there. Just use your I trust your instinct, because so the flower on the extra layer I want to select merge down now It's made the image bowling one later. I want to add some texts. I'm just going to move all the images slightly up towards the top, so I select all use a transform, chill and slide up. So I get some space to fit some text at the bottom of the car before add some text. I want to change the color background so I go down and select color fill. Now I have the color picker. You could just play around on twenties of blue color. I'm just have a Loken See, which works well. The colors of the Moti's are pretty happy with that click. OK, let's add some text to the card, so we're going to use the type two on. If you look there at the top, there's lots of advance to choose from. You can choose the weight off the font and the size of the front. I want to change the color off the text. It's up here is a great box with colors. Click on that and and stopped the king of color. I'm just going to go for white to match the flowers and type in the words. Good luck. It's a bit tiny, so let's look at the font size that's still true. Small, but you can use the transform tool on drug at until you get size that you think fits well with the car. Next, I want to make it look more handmade. So make you layer and then a good slight the brush tool. Click up and you can change size off brush tool as we're going to on this new layer. Paint on top of the letters. Just continue to change the color. And we've been to change the color with the color picker tool and make it what? Okay, so now we are going Teoh, Assuming a bit, we're going to start painting the letters. It just makes it look more hand mate. I'm just going in. Onda, I'm going to speed this up again, Making it looks a little bit well believe, but I like that just doesn't just stuck font on top of your card design. Okay, now we're going Teoh rest, arise the type and then we're going to merge it. That layer painted layer down on type player. They have it. Okay, I'm just going to clean up the text. I'm going to use the arrays, Ato, and you can change thesis. Eyes up here decided the brush toe and let's go in and clean up lights a little bit. Some wobbly bits that need fixed on pretty happy with all that I think it's done. So I just want to add a few. So I add a new layer on events. Just use the brush tool for this. I'm slipped in a white color, and then you can all to size up here. It's been quite large dots, okay, And just going to quickly at these dots. And here is the finished card. So if you have any car designs finished, please put them up in the project gallery for everybody to see. And the next lesson I'm going to tell you all about more cops. 15. Let's mock up in Photoshop: in this lesson, we're going to learn about mockups. I use more cups all the time to show clients her by patterns, work on different products, and they make your work look professional and they're great to use and look books. When you're pitching your work for licensing, I tend to buy more cups just to save time for you. I have a PSD far you can download from. The resource is in this class, so let's get started and make him a car. So here in the desktop, I have a hello my cup, So I'm just gonna drag and drop it into photo shop. Just explain all the different layers in this market. The background is locked, there's a colored background. There is a shadow in the shape layer, and this layer is where you put the pattern there some different shadows. Uh, that's it. I'm just going to turn off this colored layer and find the layer with the smart pop jets. Pick on the small square to open the layer and you'll see a color fill. There we go to the bottom of the layers panel and click pattern Fill a box will open with your pattern I, but use the pattern you want to use and click. OK, OK, The scale is huge, so we click the pattern field to change the scale, but up and down to get the right size he wants, Um, it's really tiny, for I think that's about right. Let's go for that. The original pattern had a clear layer, so I'm able to change the color, fail in the background of the pattern, going to go to this blue color, just using the color picker. Click. OK, so the pattern is on a PSB file, which you need to save. So click, save and magically you're patroness appeared on the pillow. I'm happy with the results, but I want to change the background color so I click the color fail on. Choose a color display around with a color picker until you find the color you like. Okay, don't get save your work. Scott to the top, Savon's Cheese Photoshopped Click Save and you're Done. So that was pretty easy. Now you have a professional markup to show to clients. If you make any more cups, please upload them to the project gallery for everybody to see, and the next lesson will learn how to mock up in procreate 16. Let's mock up in Procreate: and this lesson, I'll show you how to use small cups and procreate for this project. I've made a PNG file, which you can download from the class Resource is to help you make a note. With this project, I'm going to show you how to set up a few documents projects have to bring in PNG file I've given you and had to bring in one of your finished car design. So let's set up our documents. Hit the plus sign I want to make campus. We're going to make it 200 millimeters by 200 millimeters again 300 dp I for print quot So hit the wrench tool. I'm going to bring in the PNG file. I've got a folder on a click PNG file and bringing in on. You can see it's on layer. I want to take away the background layer, so I think that way. Now it's all clear, and you can see the cards in the envelope, making you layer again. Hit the bench tool an insert photo, go to my folder and bring in my J peg off my finish card to sign reusing selection toe and then dragging it in place on top of the cards. It's going to alter that. Then we could a background layer this. So what? Backgrounds. Breath accounts at the colored background as you can play around the person tea. If you want to make it look more for two, realistic your mock up have decided just to keep it but take So we are going to make a new layer. Let's go to this Pink color is about Grand Mickey Layer drug Blair below the ping layer and at pink color. They have a mock up. It's pretty easy, and she can show to clients or post it on Instagram. Well, that was the last lesson. Please post all lovely artwork you've made during the classes in the Project Gallery. Ask me any questions. I'm happy to answer them. We'll give you feedback on your work. And I hope you've had lots of fun taking this class 17. Outro : you made it. Congratulations on completing the class. So we covered everything we need to know about making politiques pattern in illustration with brainstorming ideas to making the teas. Learning how to use Moti's I also showed you if there's one thing I hope to take away from this, Gus said, Build inspired to continue making Matisse, um, patterns. It would be lovely. If you share your work in the project, please let me know my bus leaves you and enjoy my class. Follow my and I'll keep you updated on future. Thank you so much for taking my bus and I'll see you next time.