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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


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.



74 of 74 students recommendSee All

Great teacher!
Demonica Poe


Loved every minute of it.
Finally some awesome clear instructions on designing a pattern in Photoshop! Thanks Emily!
Rachael McLean

Illustrator and maker of happy art.





Emily Cromwell

Illustrator + Surface Designer

Hi there! I'm Emily Cromwell. I'm an illustrator and surface designer who loves to create happy, colorful, and whimsical designs! I live in a tiny town in Massachusetts and I am a proud fur mom to a gray tabby cat named Misty.

I like to create things that have meaning, provide inspiration, and bring happiness into peoples' lives. I always strive to make the world a happier place with my art!

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