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Pattern Camp – Level I: Design a repeating pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Jessica Swift, Surface Pattern Designer + Artist

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16 Videos (2h 14m)
    • Pattern Camp Introduction

      1:56
    • Welcome to Pattern Camp!

      11:24
    • Finding Inspiration

      4:01
    • Getting Started – Setting Up Your Workspace in Illustrator

      7:41
    • Creating a Custom Color Palette

      12:15
    • Creating Motifs – Hand-Drawing and Scanning Your Illustrations

      4:13
    • Creating Motifs – Drawing on the iPad Pro

      2:17
    • Creating Motifs – Using a Wacom Tablet and Using the Pen Tool

      14:20
    • Digitizing Your Motifs – Using Image Trace

      8:29
    • Digitizing Your Motifs – Using Live Paint

      14:04
    • Editing Colors with the Recolor Artwork Tool

      8:46
    • Creating Your Pattern – Laying Out Your Pattern Tile

      20:44
    • Creating Your Pattern – Making the Repeating Pattern Swatch

      8:11
    • Sizing and Scaling Your Finished Pattern

      5:52
    • Saving Your Files

      6:05
    • Final Thoughts and Your Assignment

      3:30
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