Pattern Recipes: How to Create Pattern Templates You Can Reuse

Shannon McNab, Surface Designer & Illustrator

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11 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      1:47
    • 2. Benefits to Building Templates

      1:19
    • 3. Building Proper Repeats in AI & PS

      4:37
    • 4. Template Best Practices

      4:51
    • 5. Building the Grid Pattern Template

      6:12
    • 6. Half Drop Grid Patterns

      5:27
    • 7. Versatility of the Grid Pattern Template

      4:33
    • 8. Linear Toss Pattern Template

      3:00
    • 9. Building You Own Linear Toss Repeat

      4:47
    • 10. How to Fix Unbalanced Patterns

      5:51
    • 11. Final Thoughts + Your Assignment

      2:33

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!