Pattern Illustration: Design and Illustrate a Repeat Pattern in Adobe Photoshop | Emily Cromwell | Skillshare

Pattern Illustration: Design and Illustrate a Repeat Pattern in Adobe Photoshop

Emily Cromwell, Illustrator + Surface Designer

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8 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Gathering Inspiration

    • Drawing Your Pattern Elements

    • Transferring Your Work Onto The Computer

    • Painting Digitally

    • Bringing Your Pattern To Life

    • What You Can Do With Your Pattern

    • Final Words

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About This Class


Join Emily Cromwell and discover how she brings her happy, colorful, and whimsical patterns to life in Photoshop, and learn her process as she helps you do the same!

In this class, you will learn her step by step process for turning hand drawn sketches into upbeat and colorful repeating patterns. You will also learn about popular trends in the surface pattern design industry, what brushes she uses to digitally paint the elements that make up her patterns, and what you can do with your pattern when you are all done creating it. This class is perfect for illustrators and artists, both beginner and experienced, as well as everyone who has a general interest in creating beautiful artwork! Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended.

By the end of this class, you will be a pattern making machine!


Patterns are literally almost everywhere you look. They are on products in virtually every store. Companies are always looking for new and fresh artwork for their products. Who wouldn't love to see their pattern design sold on products across the world?! I'm here to teach you how to paint digitally in Adobe Photoshop. I'll teach you how to paint with brushes in Photoshop, how to set up your document for the best pattern results, and how to assemble your entire pattern from start to finish.

This course is designed for both beginners and those who are already experienced with pattern making. It is also designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to create a beautiful seamless repeating pattern in Photoshop.



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thanks emily, good class! BUT technical note as some other students have said; the music is loud, painful and annoying as have to keep turning up and down to hear your voice, and get the information. Also repetition of music is irritating every couple of minutes. Love the pattern though, it's very sweet.
very nice , simple, informative and fun class to take. Thank you very much for your cheerful and happy approach for designing patterns
a fun short course full of wonderful information and support for finding what you love to do. very easy to follow, clear instructions, i'll take more of Emily's classes. Thanks, highly recommend





Emily Cromwell

Illustrator + Surface Designer