Paper to Pattern: How to Turn Line Drawings into a Seamless Repeat

Charnelle Barlow, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Videos (21m)
    • 01 INTRODUCTION

      0:42
    • 02 SUPPLIES and ICONS

      1:33
    • 03 SEPARATING YOUR LINES

      4:58
    • 04 HOW TO SELECT ICONS

      1:47
    • 05 ARRANGING YOUR ICONS

      3:27
    • 06 SPLIT AND FILL THE PATTERN SQUARE

      3:37
    • 07 COLORING YOUR PATTERN

      4:07
    • 08 HOW TO SAVE WITHIN PHOTOSHOP

      0:56

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to use Photoshop as a tool to create a seamless pattern from your very own black and white line drawings. By the end of this tutorial you will have a good understanding of how to separate your lines from the background, digitally color them, and how to split the final piece to create the finished repeat. I'd love to see your progress, so please upload your process and finished pattern in the projects section.

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Great class! Very clear and simple step by step for designing seamless patterns. Thank you and looking foward to new classes!
Brilliant class!
Simple, very well explained. She is lovely to learn with

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Charnelle Barlow

Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

My name is Charnelle Pinkney Barlow and I am the lovely face behind Call Me Chartreuse. Originally from Poughkeepsie, Ny, I am an illustrator and surface designer that loves drawing as much as I love tea...and that's a whole lot of love!

The surface designs I create are made to delight your inner child. These hand drawn whimsical patterns and illustrations are inspired by everyday objects, animals, and food.

I leave it to my artwork to tell my stories and make others smile. Wh...

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