Pattern Recipes: How to Create Pattern Templates You Can Reuse

Shannon McNab, Surface Designer & Illustrator

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11 Videos (45m)
    • Class Intro

      1:47
    • Benefits to Building Templates

      1:19
    • Building Proper Repeats in AI & PS

      4:37
    • Template Best Practices

      4:51
    • Building the Grid Pattern Template

      6:12
    • Half Drop Grid Patterns

      5:27
    • Versatility of the Grid Pattern Template

      4:33
    • Linear Toss Pattern Template

      3:00
    • Building You Own Linear Toss Repeat

      4:47
    • How to Fix Unbalanced Patterns

      5:51
    • Final Thoughts + Your Assignment

      2:33
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About This Class

In this class, I'll show you exactly how to build and utilize two different pattern templates. Then I'll show you how to maximize their potential with just a few minutes of experimentation and how to fix them, if they are feel unbalanced.

Once you learn this method, you won't always have to start from scratch when creating patterns  – meaning its a HUGE time saver!

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Great information, clearly presented. It kind of makes your head hurt to think about, but I can't wait to try it! I can see why it would be very helpful.
Tatjana Mai-wyss

illustrator,maker,teacher

What a nice class. Shannon is a very good teacher! Thanks very much for this class!
Very helpful tips to increase your productivity. Nice class, I highly recommend it!

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Shannon McNab

Surface Designer & Illustrator

Hi there!

I'm Shannon, a surface designer with a sweet, yet sophisticated style and a possibly unhealthy obsession with patterns.

My heart has always called me to create and teach. That's why my two main passions are growing my own surface design business AND helping other designers improve their skills and avoid the mistakes I've made – and believe me,  there's been a TON!!! 

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