Preparing Illustrator Pattern Files for Spoonflower

Amanda Loveless, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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11 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Color Settings

      2:03
    • 3. Spoonflower Color Map

      5:05
    • 4. Color Contrast & Using White

      1:50
    • 5. Adjusting Design Scale

      4:19
    • 6. Exporting Design Files

      2:25
    • 7. Uploading to Spoonflower

      1:53
    • 8. Troubleshooting Test Swatches

      4:16
    • 9. Marketing Mockups Two Ways

      4:57
    • 10. Class Project

      0:28
    • 11. Thank You!

      0:25

About This Class

In this class, you will learn how to prepare one of your own Illustrator designs for upload to Spoonflower and get the results you want using a step-by-step approach designed to eliminate the guesswork so you can focus on your real work. First, you'll learn how to optimize the colors in your design to get the best results from the printer; then, we'll tackle the best way to adjust the scale of your designs before moving on to exporting our files and uploading them to Spoonflower. You'll learn how to troubleshoot test swatches using real examples that illustrate key points covered in this class and then we'll wrap it up with a discussion on marketing your designs with mockups.