Pattern Play: Combining Illustrator and Photoshop

Dylan Mierzwinski, Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ

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15 Videos (1h 36m)
    • Pattern Play Introduction

      0:35
    • Class Project

      0:36
    • Process Overview

      0:42
    • Sketches

      3:29
    • Drawing with the Pen Tool

      13:42
    • Drawing with the Pencil Tool

      7:24
    • Building Shapes

      12:51
    • Accent Lines

      7:56
    • Creating the Tile Repeat

      13:20
    • Playing with Color

      6:12
    • Exporting from Illustrator

      4:07
    • Adding Hand Drawn Lines

      8:48
    • Painting

      14:41
    • Final Tile

      1:30
    • Thank You!

      0:15

About This Class

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In this class I show you my workflow for creating patterns using both Illustrator and Photoshop. We’re going to use Illustrator to build shapes, construct pattern repeats, and play around with color palettes. Then we’ll bring the patterns into Photoshop to add hand sketched elements and build dimension and texture.

I love illustrator for its fluidity with creating shapes and changing colors, but I love Photoshop for it's ability to add depth and artistic texture. You don't have to choose one or the other! Play with each program's strengths to create a final pattern repeat that you're proud to call your own.

This class is suitable for intermediate beginners. We briefly touch on a technique for bringing hand drawn lines into Photoshop, which can be learned more in depth in my first class: Digitizing Hand Drawn Sketches.

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Awesome class although it is a multi-step process! The end result is totally worth it!
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Dylan Mierzwinski

Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ

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My name is Dylan and I’m a strange combination of creative endeavors. From mixing cereals and making sand art as a kid, to graphic design, drawing & painting, videography & editing, sewing, and general craft enthusiasm as an adult, creating and making things beautiful has not only been my constant, but an obsession. Paired with an everlasting love of learning and trying things with my own hands, I’ve become a creative force with a wide range of skills and interests. 

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