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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

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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 intimidatng 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)

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

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.
Suki Lopi

Artist, surface pattern designer

I enjoyed learning about AI recolor tool. Quick and easy.
Autumn Hathaway

Hand Carved Stamps





Daniela Usurelu ⚘

Self-taught graphic & pattern designer

February 2018:
CONTEST ALERT: join my latest class "Design Intricate Flowers from Simple Illustrator Shapes" and publish a project to be in for a chance to win 3 months of Skillshare Premium Membership. How to participate? Post your project here before Wednesday, 21st March 2018, for a chance to win 3 months of Skillshare Premium Membership. The winner will be selected by random draw on the 24th of March.

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