Pattern Toolbox: Create a Half-Drop Pattern | Daniela ⚘ Usurelu | Skillshare

Pattern Toolbox: Create a Half-Drop Pattern

Daniela ⚘ Usurelu, Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
6 Videos (16m)
    • Intro

      0:51
    • Class Description

      1:47
    • Basic vs Half Drop

      2:47
    • Build the repeat tile

      4:15
    • Using the pattern tool

      4:58
    • Create Project and Thanks

      1:31

About This Class

1c8e8c90

Welcome to my Pattern Toolbox short classes, specifically designed for Illustrator pattern makers. In this short, bite-size class we will focus on tips and tricks to make a half-drop repeat pattern!

I will take you through some examples of basic and half-drop repeats and the differences between them. This class shares my method of creating a half-drop repeat (brick by row or brick by column), using both the automated Pattern Tool, as well as the old-fashioned manual way. I will share tips and tricks to design an intricate, consistent repeat tile! 

For a detailed, step-by-step process on how to create a seamless repeat pattern, take my class "Repeat Patterns Made Easy, in Illustrator".

Key lessons include:

  • Basic vs. Half-Drop repeat
  • How to create an intricate repeat tile
  • Using the Pattern Tool to create a brick by row pattern
  • Using the Clipping Mask to create a brick by column pattern

Prerequisites:

Minimum basic Illustrator (& Photoshop) skills

Illustrator (Daniela is using CS6)

This class is part of my short, bite-size classes specifically designed for Illustrator pattern makers. Other topics include:

Pattern Toolbox: Easy Way to Recolor Patterns tips and tricks to make recoloring and choosing color palettes easy and fun!

Happy Making!

Daniela ⚘

142

Students

2

Projects

  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv

Level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Daniela ⚘ Usurelu

Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

August 2018:

1. NEW CLASS PUBLISHED: Join my latest class "Design an Art Deco Pattern in Illustrator" and learn how to create an Art Deco repeatable pattern, how to save the repeat block or swatch, upload your design on Spoonflower and have it printed on fabric! 

See full profile

Report class