Pattern Play: Combining Illustrator and Photoshop

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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15 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Pattern Play Introduction

      0:35
    • 2. Class Project

      0:36
    • 3. Process Overview

      0:42
    • 4. Sketches

      3:29
    • 5. Drawing with the Pen Tool

      13:42
    • 6. Drawing with the Pencil Tool

      7:24
    • 7. Building Shapes

      12:51
    • 8. Accent Lines

      7:56
    • 9. Creating the Tile Repeat

      13:20
    • 10. Playing with Color

      6:12
    • 11. Exporting from Illustrator

      4:07
    • 12. Adding Hand Drawn Lines

      8:48
    • 13. Painting

      14:41
    • 14. Final Tile

      1:30
    • 15. Thank You!

      0:15
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Project Description

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For this class you'll be creating a pattern tile of your own! Here's what I'd like you to do:

  1. Get back to your sketchbook and pens to do some drawing. Pick a theme that speaks to you, mine is floral, but maybe yours is baseball or llamas. Draw various elements that can be added into your pattern; the more variety you draw the more options you'll have when creating the pattern
  2. Follow the videos to learn how to create the shapes in illustrator and construct the repeating tile.
  3. Find at least three color palettes that you can apply to your tile. The video on color will help you come up with combinations you didn't even think of.
  4. Bring your tile into photoshop to add hand drawn lines and texture.
  5. Post your tiles, as well as your original sketches, for us all to see the evolution of your awesome pattern!

Feel free to use my sample project as a guide for posting yours.

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