Ordered Chaos: Create a Toss-Repeat Pattern Using a Grid in Photoshop

Charnelle Barlow, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. 01 Introduction

      0:43
    • 2. 02 Supplies and Drawing Icons

      1:12
    • 3. 03 Scan and Remove Your Background

      1:09
    • 4. 04 Choose Your Grid

      2:30
    • 5. 05 Fill In Icons

      2:45
    • 6. 07 Define and Test

      2:02
    • 7. 08 Tips and Tricks

      1:28
    • 8. 06 SKILLSHARE04 COLOR

      3:07

About This Class

In this class, students will learn how to create a seemingly random toss-repeat pattern using a square grid. You’ll end up with a well spaced scattered pattern that looks effortless in no time at all.. It takes away the guessing game and creates a “no holes” pattern.

You will learn:

  • Different grids that can be used in pattern design
  • How to choose a grid and use it to arrange their pattern
  • Tips to create a denser pattern

Skill level: This class is amazing for beginners, but can also benefit those who wish to speed up their process of creating a toss-repeat.