Pattern Toolbox: Easy Way to Recolor Patterns

Daniela ⚘ Usurelu, Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

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5 Videos (15m)
    • Intro

    • Class Description

    • Recolor Your Pattern

    • Demo

    • Create Project and Thanks


About This Class


Welcome to my Pattern Toolbox short classes, specifically designed for Illustrator pattern makers. In this class we will focus on tips and tricks to make recoloring and choosing color palettes easy and fun!

Choosing the right colors for a project can be both fun as well as intimidating at times. What colors go well together, how many colors to introduce in a design not to make it feel too overwhelmed, how to even choose a color when you have a blank artboard on your screen? 

The easiest way to go about changing colors throughout your entire pattern is by using the Recolor Artwork tool. Learn the reason why as well as tips and tricks to make pattern designing a breeze by taking this class!

Are you new to designing seamless patterns? Take my class "Repeat Patterns Made Easy, in Illustrator" for a step-by-step look at creating a repeat pattern.

Key lessons include:

  • Using the Recolor Artwork tool
  • Grouping/ungrouping colors
  • Recoloring selective colors


Minimum basic Illustrator (& Photoshop) skills

Illustrator (Daniela is using CS6)

Photoshop (for showcasing artwork using mockups)

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

This is a great resource for quickly creating different color ways in a digital illustration. I can't wait to put it to work!
Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

great to focus on this powerful Illustrator feature
Raquel Torres

Freelance Surface Pattern Designer

Very useful and informative class, with clear explanations. Would definitely recommend this class and teacher.
S Sukilopi

Artist, Skillshare teacher





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! 

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