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Repeat Patterns: Create Ready To Sell Designs On Your iPad Using Procreate and Photoshop Mix

teacher avatar Erica Sprules, Science Maven Designs

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:00
    • 2. Lesson 1: Colour Palette

      5:11
    • 3. Lesson 2: Brush Set

      4:09
    • 4. Lesson 3a: Dot Pattern

      9:41
    • 5. Lesson 3b: Dot Pattern Continued

      4:00
    • 6. Lesson 4a: Draw A Fly

      8:18
    • 7. Lesson 4b: Draw A Beetle

      6:37
    • 8. Lesson 4c: Draw A Ladybug

      5:37
    • 9. Lesson 4d: Draw A Caterpillar

      5:28
    • 10. Lesson 5: Create Draft

      7:38
    • 11. Lesson 6: Repeatable Tile

      6:04
    • 12. Lesson 7: Test Pattern

      3:18
    • 13. Lesson 8: Change Background

      2:16
    • 14. Lesson 9: Print On Demand

      1:59
    • 15. Lesson 10: Wrap Up

      0:46
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Do you want to create a seamless repeat pattern to upload to print on demand websites like Society6, Spoonflower, and Rebubble, but you don’t have Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? This class will guide you through how to create seamless repeat patterns on your iPad using only two apps: Procreate and Photoshop Mix.

To complete this class, you will need an iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil, and two apps: Procreate and Photoshop Mix. It is also helpful if you have access to Pinterest.

At the end of this class, you will have two repeat pattern files that have the resolution required to be uploaded to print on demand websites like Society6, Spoonflower, and RedBubble.

This class will guide you through:

  • Choosing a colour palette
  • Creating a canvas in Procreate
  • Setting up a brush set
  • Drawing the elements you will use in your pattern
  • Adding texture to your elements
  • Arranging your elements into an effective pattern
  • Creating one tile that can be repeated
  • Making a final seamless pattern with your repeatable tile
  • Changing the background colour of your design
  • Exporting your final seamless repeat pattern
  • Scaling (mathematically) your pattern to the appropriate resolution
  • Learning the dimensions required for print on demand sites: Society6, Spoonflower, and Redbubble

At the end of this class, you will have two seamless repeat patterns ready to be uploaded to print on demand websites. Imagine having your hand-made design on fabric, phone cases, pillows, notebooks… anything your heart desires!

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Erica Sprules

Science Maven Designs

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Welcome! I’m so delighted that you are here. My name is Erica, and I am the artist behind Science Maven Designs.

By day, I am a curious science teacher who loves inspiring our next generation.

By night (and weekend), I spend time exploring my other passion, all things creative. I grew up with a graphic designer as a father and so was immersed in the world of colour, logos, design, marketing and all things Adobe since before I could speak.

 

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1. Introduction: my America, and I'm a professed science geek and by day, a science teacher. Recently, I found more quite time on my hands and this delicious time just to create. I've been doing lettering, brush lettering, calligraphy, watercolor painting, and right now I'm absolutely loving seamless repeat patterns. If you want to see some of my work, you can find me on my website, science maven designs dot com or instagram. However, mostly I'm extremely pleased that you were here today, and I can't wait to share this class with you. The following lessons will guide you through how to create seamless repeat patterns on your iPad, using only Tuapse, Procreate and Photoshopped mix. At the end of this class, you will have to repeat pattern files that have the resolution required to be uploaded to print on demand websites like society six Spoon Flour and Red Bubble. This class will guide you through choosing a color palette with a little bit of science thrown in, drawing the elements you'll use in your pattern, arranging your elements to build an effective pattern, creating one tile that could be repeated seamlessly, making a final seamless pattern and exporting yet so that it is ready for society. Six. Spoon flour and red bubble. To complete this class, you will need an iPad pro and apple pencil and Tuapse procreate and Photoshopped mix. It is also helpful if you have access to Pinterest. Your class project is to make to seamless repeat patterns and prepare files ready to be uploaded to print on demand sites like society six. Spoon Flour and Red Bubble. At the end of this class, you will have to handmade designs that could be printed on fabric, phone cases, pillows, notebooks, anything your heart desires. I can't wait to see what you design. Don't forget to upload your work to the class project. Happy designing. 2. Lesson 1: Colour Palette: in this lesson, we will use the inspiration of bugs to pick out a color palette for a repeat pattern before we begin that we're going to set up our to canvass sizes that we will be using for this class. So first of all, I'm going to tap the plus come down to the bottom, create custom size and I want 4000 by 4000 pixels. Dp I can be 300. RGB is fine. I'm going to title this skill share Bugs tile Done. And while I am setting up canvas size is I'm actually going to top my gallery. Come back here tap the plus come down to the bottom, create custom size And now I want 8000 by 8000 pixels. RGB is fine and dp i 300 I'm going to call this skill share Bugs repeat now I have my two canvas size is set up The most recent one will open. That is fine. What I want to do now is go into Pinterest and search for me Erica Spools And there I am. East rules top on the spools and Aiken tap on skill share bugs and you can just scroll around here looking for a color palette that you would like to use for your repeat pattern . I think I'm going to come back up here and do this caterpillar. So tap on the caterpillar and top on the three dots download image and we're set to go. I'm gonna come back in to procreate and I'm going to hit the wrench at insert of photo moments, and the most recent one I have is of my caterpillar. Now it's tiny, tiny, tiny, so I'm going to pull on the two corners and open that up nice and big. I'm going to tap on my color dot my color picker tap on the plus. I'm going to title this skill share bucks, it said. Its default done. I'm going to tap my disk. It's a lot easier to see what's going on. If I tap my disk, I'm going to again. Just zoom in some more. Now. The idea is, I'm going to tap and hold this dot and move my pencil around until I'm on a color that I would like to use. And you can see that color fill this color dot up here. If I top that color dot and tap within my skill share Bugs color palette square I have now saved that color. So tap to get out of the men you press and hold the square And again move my pencil around till I found a nice color tap the color picker dot tap in my square I've saved that one. Now I'm going to be looking for about five or six different colors to fill my square here. So I'm just gonna go ahead and do that. I also want to add a pure white and a pure black. So in the white area, double tap tap in my square And I've got white double tap in the black area. I've got a pure black. Now I'd like to do is give myself some variation with these colors that are already here. So I'm going to start with this gold color. If I tap on that tap on value, I can now play with my s for saturation, be for brightness, sliders and change the color. You'll see it change up here in the color picker dot So if I just want something a little lighter there, it's a bit later I put that on the bottom. I'd like to perhaps decrease the saturation. Get a nice light gold. I'm gonna do the same thing with the green, though Perhaps not quite as bright. I would like a nice dark color here. Maybe even make one a bit darker. And I would also like some quite light colors as well. So I might top on this Balu slide brightness up and the saturation down. And that might do one quite light color there. And I have a color palette to use. Now that we have our color palette and are to canvass, sizes are set up. We're ready to build our brush set that we will use to draw our bucks. 3. Lesson 2: Brush Set: Now that we have completed building our color palette, we're going to move on and create our brush set. And just before we do that, I just want to let you know that the number of insect species is believed to be between six and 10 million. Gonna tap on my brush icon. I'm just going to push down, and then the plus comes up. I'm going to tap on the plus. I'm going to call this skill share bucks, and I am creating a brush set that I will use for this class. Now I'm going to move down till I find calligraphy and I'm going to tap on the monoline and I'm going to swipe left duplicate, and it's got a one beside it. I'm now going to scroll my brush libraries down tap and hold my model line one, move it up to skill share bucks. Let this brush set open and then place it. I'm also going to duplicate my monoline duplicate and now I see model line 11 and monoline one on the model line 11 I'm going to tap that I'm under general brush name in a tap that and type mono line large. And then I'm going to come down here to size limits, going to take my slider and move. That is closer. You can get 500%. That's good enough. Going to scroll down to textures. Tap on grunge. Swipe left duplicate. Move my brush. Libraries down, tap and hold grunge one. Slide it up to skill share bugs. Let the brush set open and place it. I will now scroll through my brush libraries down to Char Cole's burnt tree. Swipe left duplicate. Move my brush Libraries down, tap and hold burnt tree one up to skill share bugs. Let it open and place it. I will now scroll down to spray paints. Flicks swipe left duplicate. We have my brush libraries down tap and hold flicks. One. Pull it up to skill share bugs. Let it open and place it. I'm also going to scroll down until I see industrial and rusted decay. Swipe left duplicate. Move my brush libraries down. You might not have as many as I dio tapped Russell decay one top and hold. Move it up to skill share bugs. Let it open and place that they're finally I want to make sure that I have the apse I'm going to use for this class you're already in pro creates. I'm going to assume that you have procreate. But I want to make sure that you have Photoshopped mix. If not, I'm gonna go back to my iPad tap on APP store. I'm come down to my search bar and type foe toe shop mix. There it is. And it's this one right here with the two circles. So make sure you have that pap. Once you have that app, I want you to open Photoshopped mix and tap on the two blue circles, the top left hand corner preferences. Make sure that you have checked PNG should read PNG here. And auto snap should be toggled on. Now that we have our app set up on our ipad and our brushes green and procreate, we're going to make a very simple dot repeating pattern in order to learn the steps involved in creating a seamless 4. Lesson 3a: Dot Pattern: thing in this lesson, we're going to make a very simple dot repeating pattern in order to learn the steps involved in creating a seamless pattern. Because we're using dots or spots in this lesson, I thought I would share with you. The reason that entomologists think that ladybugs have such brilliant red coloring and black spots is to warn their predators They taste really bad and that they are a little bit poisonous to we left off here. What we can do delete what we have selected. Here are whatever image you used for your color palettes on attack layers Swipe left, tap clear. And what a tap on my gallery My 4000 by 4000 canvas that I had already set up and create it . Now that I have that open, I'm going to tap on my color picker and tap on pallets and make sure that your skill share bugs is set at default. You can now tap on disk, and this is a much easier interface to use for my brushes. I'm gonna tap on my brush icon here and tap monoline large. Make sure that that is, select it and tapped out of this menu. I now want to go over to the wrench and tap on canvas toggle on drawing guide and I'm going to tap at it Drawing guide. What I want to select down here is symmetry. And I'm going to tap on this radial symmetry icon down here and I want to make sure that assisted drawing is turned off. And now I can tap done. This is going to help us a range our dot repeating pattern for our brushes. As I said, we chose model line large. I'm just going to make sure that it reads about 30%. And Maya pass ity is right up at 100. You can tap your color picker dot and choose any color that you like, and all we're gonna do is start in the middle and create some random dots. The drawing guy that we turned on helps us as we start from the center here and it will help us line our work. As we fill in each piece of the pie. I'm gonna speed up the video and all I want you to do is keep tapping different colors and fill in your pattern. The Onley rule is that you do not touch the edges or go over the edge is so just keep working out, selecting new colors, randomly placing them. We want this to be a nice random pattern. If you make an error, you can tap with two fingers, and it will undo your last spot that you put down. At this point, I have filled my canvas with spots or dots, and I have made sure that none are touching the edge. I did go a bit close. You don't need to, but it is easier in the long run if you feel as much of your canvas as possible. So I'm going to tap on my wrench and I'm going to toggle my drawing guide off. I now need to go to my color picker, grab the black color tap on my brush, and I'm going to use the small monoline for this tactic out of my menu, and I'm just going to make some very small markings, making sure to cross the entire corner. This is going to help us when we make a repeating pattern. I could now tap on my layers, turn off my background color, and now you can see the color of the background off your actual procreate app through your tile. Now I'm going to go to the wrench top on share and top PNG and I can simply say save image and it will save to my camera roll when I want to go back into our iPad and tap on photo shop mix. I will then topped the plus go to image, and it'll be the very last one that I put in here under camera Roll tap to open and you can see because I put black marks on the corners. It has filled up the whole canvas. So now I want to tap on image layer duplicate top on image layer duplicate tap on image layer duplicate. So I now have four layers. What I'm gonna do now is I'm going to slide each layer into one of four quadrants and think of it as saliva on a piece of paper. And I'm going to work clockwise. Top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left. I have my first layer selected. I'm now going to slide it into the top left hand corner and I want Teoh slide it until I see the vertical and horizontal guides is going to snap to these guides, so you should see horizontal and vertical lines. All right, I'm gonna move down to my second layer and this is going to a slide into the top right hand corner. So slide into the top right hand corner and wait until I see my vertical and horizontal guidelines. And sometimes when you lift up your finger, it might move a bit. So it's fine just to nudge it again. Next layer, I'm sliding down into the bottom right hand corner. Wait till I see vertical and horizontal guidelines top on my last layer. I'm sliding it down into the bottom left hand corner. Wait until I see my vertical and horizontal guides come up to double check that everything has been moved correctly. I'm gonna watch this blue dot in the center and just tap on each layer and make sure that that blue dot does not move at all. That looks good. I'm now going to share the top right hand corner share to camera roll and because I already set up in the preferences to save as a PNG, it will do so and that way we're not losing any resolution, and then we're going to go back in to procreate. I'm going to go into my gallery. I'm going to open a new canvas. So tap on the plus scroll down to skill share bugs tile, the 4000 by 4000 pixels going to go to my wrench ad in sort of photo. Goto moments will be my last photo. It should have a black spot in the middle. Now, to get rid of that, I'm going to press and hold my eraser and simply erase that spot. What you noticed now is you have some white space vertically and horizontally. So I'm going to make sure that I'm on my large monoline brash, which I am, and I'm gonna shrink it a little bit. You can kind of compare. The size is about 25% and I'm just going to go to my color picker and pick one of my colors and start filling in. I'm just going to keep going to my color picker, tapping colors and filling in randomly these white spaces. The only thing I need to make sure that I don't do so I want to make sure that I'm not coming over the edge. Otherwise I am filling up. See, that came too close to the edge. Now, I noticed this white space here, so I'm going to go to my s selection tool. And I'm just going to draw around these two top on the arrow, the move tool move thes down. And then I'm left with a nice open spot here, and I can feel that in that Looks a lot better. And I'm going to do the same thing. As for selection. Tool, move this spot Arrow. Move that over. And now I've got room for another spot in there. I like how that has turned out. I'm going to go to my layers panel, turn off the background color. It's now transparent. Top of my wrench share PNG save image on top, back into my gallery and instead of untitled art, work on the top of the title and call this dots tile. So this is one tile that can be repeated. And now we're ready to test our repeating pattern 5. Lesson 3b: Dot Pattern Continued: So I'm going to tap on the plus two at a new canvas. I'm going to scroll down. This time I'm gonna choose the 8000 by 8000 pixel skill share bugs. Repeat canvas. I know. Tap on the wrench had insert a photo moments and I can see my last tile there. I'm going to select fit to canvass. Now, I'm not losing any resolution because I'm actually going to make this smaller, just going to pinch it so that I could have a bit more space toe work here in a tap on the wrench, tap on canvas drawing guide toggled on and then edit drawing guide my grid size going all the way up and make sure it goes right to 8000 pixels. Assisted drawing should be toggled off. I'm now going to tap done. I want to make three copies so that I have four of these layers. So go to my layers panel swipe left. Duplicate. Swipe left. Duplicate, Swipe left duplicate. Last time I moved or slid each layer into a corner. This time I'm going to a shrink them into the corners and I'm going to work clockwise again . So I'm on my first layer. Tap the arrow or the move tool going to make sure that Magnetics is blue. So selected tap uniform. Grab my bottom right hand dot and let it snap into place. I will then top on my layers. Go to my second layer, topped the arrow there. Move tool, make sure got uniform turned on and Magnetics. I'm going to let it snap into the top right hand corner top layers panel down to my next layer the air over the move tool uniform Magnetics. No. Grab the top left hand corner. Drag it down into the bottom right hand corner. Top players Last layer arrow for the move Tool Uniform Magnetics and let this snap down into the bottom right hand corner. I now have tested my pattern. It is repeating at this point so I can go to my wrench, turn off the drawing. I'd turn off the background color and I can go to my wrench share PNG, and this has a transparent background and it is a repeatable pattern. If I would like to add in a background color, I can come to my layers, turn on the background color and I can choose. So whether I would like to use perhaps a very pale blue and if I like that, I can just simply tap my wrench share PNG save image, and I now have ah, high resolution repeating pattern tile with a blue background. But I could also go to my color picker and I choose the gold color. But I would like it a little bit lighter so I can tap on value. Think what I'll do is perhaps turn down the saturation. Turn up the brightness, so it's nice and bright. I'm going to add this to my color palette. Top on my layers, background color and shoes. That and if I go to ranch share PNG, I now have a different color choice. Save image. Now that we understand how to create a seamless repeating pattern, let's move on to drawing her insects so that we can design and build a slightly more interesting 6. Lesson 4a: Draw A Fly: in this lesson, we're going to draw the elements or pictures that are pattern will be made up of. I'm going to draw some different types of insects, but you are free to draw what you would like. What is the difference between bugs and insects? From dictionary dot com, we tend to use the word bug loosely for any very small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order and nipped Arra. These creatures characteristically have tough four wings and lack teeth, such as beetles. All of this does not mean that you are wrong to call various insects bugs. Because of the common usage of this, meaning it is certainly acceptable. Now we're set to draw and create. Our bugs or insects will draw four insects, technically, three insects and one lepidoptera. We're going to open our canvas, so tap on the plus and I'm going to scroll down and tap skills your bugs tile 4000 by 4000 pixels, and we're going to plan out our colors. So let's go to our color picker dot Make sure we're on disk and we have selected our skill share bugs, color palette So we're going to use the darker colors to create the insects and lighter colors to add texture. And we want to keep at least two lighter colors for texture. So I think what I might do is move over this color I can tap and hold and drag. And I might also use this color top hold and drag. And now I've got my to lighter colors for texture. Over here on the right hand side, we're going to start with the fly going to go to my brush icon, choose Monoline, and then go to my color picker and choose a nice dark color. I might choose to use some of these nice blues in here. All right, tap to get out of my menu, and I'm gonna make sure my brush size is set to 100% and capacity to 100%. I'm gonna start by drawing a circle for the head. And then if I tap and hold it will turn into a shape. I'm going to edit this shape and just make sure it looks a bit more like a circle. Aiken, drag my color picker dot and fill my head. I'm going to pick a new color. You can go with this color here, go over to my layers and add a new layer for the thorax. So this time I'm going to draw a bit more of an awful. And if I tap and hold it will turn into a nice shape. Aiken tapped to edit shape, drag it over a little bit and just fix the rotation a little bit like that tap. Okay, I'm gonna pull over my color picker dot and I want this layer behind, so the thorax is going to go behind the head. So I tap on layers. I'm just gonna drag that layer below, going to add a new layer at the plus. Here I am going to be ready to draw its abdomen, going to choose another color, perhaps this color here, and draw another oval at its shape and fill that shape head over to my layers and drag that be low. I think what I'm actually going to do is ah, swipe right to select all these layers. Tap on the move arrow. Just move it up a little bit. So I've got room for its wings now. I'm going to draw the wings, so I'm on my head layer. Plus to add a new layer. I'm still in my model line and I've chosen a nice gold color and just going to zoom in here straight line. And I want to just stop at the edge of its body there. Nice ovals. And then I can drag to fill, and then I can double check My shape may want this a little more rounded there so you can fix up anything you like with your shapes. And I might tap and hold the eraser and just clean up the edge of this wing. Same with this one here. Now, like all that is turned out, I'm going to tap my layers, Add a new layer and I'm going to move this right down to the bottom. It's going to be its and 10 I and lakes, so I'm going to choose a new color. Maybe this nice, dark color here, and I'm going to change my size of my brush down to about 65%. All of the legs come out of the thorax. So that's the middle section of its body. And I just like to draw some Wigley blinds here, and all insects have six legs. I'm drawing six legs, but a decrease the brush to about 50% and draw a couple of and 10 I. Now I'm ready for some textures. I'm gonna head over to my layers tap on my head. Add a layer above tap, that layer and tap clipping mask and going to go to one of my light colors. And for my brushes, I am going to choose grunge and the size should be 100%. But my opacity is going to come down to 40% and now I could just draw on my head. And now I have some nice texture there, going to go ahead and do that with all of the body parts. So moving onto the thorax, tap new layer, tap my layer tap clipping mask, and now I can simply draw until I've got some nice texture. We'll do the same with my abdomen top abdomen, tap plus for new layer. Tap my new layer clipping mask, and then I can color in whatever the texture I like. And finally, it's wings, so tap on the wing layer. Add new layer, tap new layer tap clipping mask And I'm gonna change my color to the very pale blue and see what that looks like here That just gives it a nice texture. And my fly is done I'm going to top my layers to organize things and swipe right All of the layers for my fly I can then tap group I'm going to close that group tap on the new group Rename Fly And now I've got my fly Done 7. Lesson 4b: Draw A Beetle: Now we are done with the fly, so I'm just going to toggle that off. So I've got a blank canvas once again and we're ready to start the beetle. So I'm going to add a new layer and pick out my colors for my beetle. I might do this in some of these nice, darker colors Over here. I'm gonna choose one for its head. Make sure that you have gone to your brushes, make sure you're on monoline one and that you're at 100% size and 100% opacity. And I'm ready to draw my Beatles. Gonna start with an oval and tap and hold to get my shape at its shape. I just want that a little bit smaller. Their top the color dot Drag to fill layer panel, new layer. And I'm ready for its body. I might make this this really nice dark color here for its body. I want a nice arc if I tap and hold, okay, and then I want a smaller arc for its body and I might just add it that shape here and I can drag. And Phil, I want this sitting behind the head so I can tap my layers and just drag it beneath the head if you need to. You can tap and hold the eraser and fix up anything that you don't like. So I just want this to be a smoother transition here. Smoother transition here. Nine. Right to move on to the wings. I'm gonna go to my layers panel tap for a new layer. This one's going to sit on top. I just want a couple of nice straight lines. So top and hold tap and hold. And then I want some nice arcs here, tap and hold. And for the other wing here tap and hold and Dragon Phil, Dragon Phil, Dragon Phil. And if that won't drag and fill up there it goes. I'm going to toggle back to my body here and top and hold the eraser. I just want to make sure that's not overlapping there and there. What I might dio is make sure my brushes re selected, go to my layers, tap on my wings, and I see that I have put my wings in my head on one layer. So if that happens, I could just add a new layer back to my old layer happy selection tool. Select my head, cotton paste. And that will put my head on a new layer. So what I'd like to do is fix my wings a bit. So I've selected my wings, select my arrow, and I just want to bring these in a bit, which leaves still some more space there that I need Teoh cut off. So I head back to my body tap and hold my eraser and just erase this. These two areas here, I'm going to go back to my layers at a new layer and the legs are gonna go underneath the body, so I will drag that underneath. You go back to my model line and I'm going to set my brush at about 65% there. Choose a new color. I made quite a light color for its legs here. There we go. And I've got again six lakes for my beetle. Decrease my brush size to 50% again or thereabouts. A couple of in 10 I now I'm ready for some texture. Going to top of my layers panel. Begin with the head. Add new layer tap, select clipping mask. I'd like to choose a nice light color and actually think I want something even lighter than this I'm going to tap that pale gold ish color had tapped value and I'm gonna turn the brightness up and decrease the saturation anymore So it's a pretty pale color And add that to my color palette Tap the disc now to choose my brush I'm going to tap my brush here and for this one I'm gonna choose burnt tree I'm gonna make sure brush sizes maximum And my a pass ity is 40% And then I can start coloring my head Top players tap my wings Add new layer Tap on your new layer Tap clipping mask And I can fill in the wings with however much I want here Now for the main part of its body Tep on my body layer, add new layer tap new layer top clipping mask. I want this paler gonna turn down my A pass iti to 10% there and color that in. So it's a lot more subtle and I have my beetle. So now toe organize things. I'm going to put these all in one group. I'm going Teoh, swipe right to Select all of my Beetle layers Group close my group top on new group Rename Beatle talk all that off So I'm ready to draw my ladybug. 8. Lesson 4c: Draw A Ladybug: Now I'm ready to move on and draw my ladybugs. I'm going to go to my layers panel tap for new layer. Make sure my brush is set on monoline. One 100% size, 100% opacity. I'm going to choose this nice, dark gold color, and I'm going to create a circle for the head at it. Shape, turn that end of it more of a circle, Phil and I want to choose a nice dark color for its body. I'm gonna make sure that I'm on a new layer and create just gonna edit this shape a little bit again and fill. Now I'm ready for its wings, players, new layer. And I'm gonna choose, uh, this nice pale color here, and I want to come across the head here. So hold for a nice straight line. Here we go. And then I want a nice us most of a circle here, tap and hold at its shape. And I want to make this center just around. I'm gonna fix up, uh, this little area here, and I'm also on tap and hold on. The eraser and common fixed that little spot. Now I can drag and Phil but I can't see its body. I can tap and hold my eraser. And what I'd like to do is grab a spot in the middle here, income a nice straight line out, and I can move that another one straight line out and hold. And then I'm just going to simply erase the rest of this spot and this is going toe. Let the nice dark body show through the wings. The last thing we need to do is to add its spots on the body here on the wings. I make sure I'm on the wings and I'm gonna choose a darker color. And if I like this color, I can just go to value and just take my brightness slider and slide it a little bit back to my disk. I'm going to go to my large monoline and put the size at 24% there. I could just add some random spots around here. I'm going to go to my layers panel, add a new layer color back to my nice dark color, and I just want to eyes here. I'm still on my round brush my large model line. I'm gonna take this layer and just slide it beneath the head, ready for its lake top on a new layer. Slide this layer beneath. I'm gonna choose a lighter green here, make sure I'm on my brushes, monoline and slide. And make sure I'm about 65% here and draw my six legs. I'm not going to draw any end 10 I for this. I can swipe right for all of my layers. Group close the group top on new group Rename Lady Bug, Open up this group and I'm mostly interested in the main part of its body here. So I'm going to tap that. Select that. I'm going to add a new layer. Tap my new layer, add clipping mask. I'm going to choose my very light color here. Brushes. I'm going to choose flicks. I'm going to make sure that my brush size is maximum my capacity. It's somewhere around 56%. And then I can just add some nice texture to that. And if I wish to add it to the head, I can tap on my head. Add new layer tap clipping mask. I might increase the capacity here and just add some spots to its head and I might do that to its body. To so top my body. Add new layer tap clipping mask. I'm going to decrease the size here, 24% and then I can just add some nice spots and that looks a lot better. So I'm going to go to my layers and just close that group. Toggle off that group. 9. Lesson 4d: Draw A Caterpillar: and now I'm ready for my caterpillar. I'm going to add a new layer here to begin my caterpillar. We're going to be making some very irregular shapes. And for this one, I'm going to stick to my blues. I'm going to go back to my brush, choose monoline. Make sure that it's at 100% size, 100% capacity. I'm going to just draw some irregular shapes and then just fill them in. And then I will just keep adding a new layer. Drag it beneath change colors and again, just on irregular shape here doesn't need to be to exact and fill it and new layer drag beneath. Select a new color drawn a regular shape. Phil, I'm gonna make those a little bit smaller, so I'm gonna select all of these layers. Tap on my arrow, make sure I'm on uniform Magnetics and just decrease this size a little bit. Now I'm ready to add some more parts of its body. I will tap a new layer dragon beneath change my color. A regular shape drag to fill. I've reached the maximum number of layers that I can have. So what I need to do is take two fingers and pinch these all together and then I can continue adding as some mawr layers for the different body parts of my caterpillar Just gonna add I think a couple more here. I'm not going to tap on my layers and pinch all of the's together. Now I've got more layers toe work with. I can add a new layer I'm gonna drag that beneath And it's the spikes on its back and some legs. So I'm gonna choose this gold color and I'm gonna decrease my brush size to about 80%. I'm just going to draw some spikes random overlapping Just to give this beast some interest that I need to add its legs. I'm just going to draw triangles randomly spaced random angles and groups some of them, and a decrease my brush size to about 60% and draw a couple of N 10 I and memory to add some texture going to go to my body layer, Add new layer topped my layer clipping mask. I'm going to choose a nice light blue for this. Go to my brushes tap on rusted DK and I want to make sure my a pastis about 41% and my brush size. So, actually, I might keep that at 100% And just add some texture. If I want, I can also decrease this brush size to 22% and just come along the bottom to make it look a little bit more three d in the top of my layers. Swipe right group closed my group tap on the new group Rename and call this cutter pillar. I've drawn all of my elements. Now I need to export them to share them. So I'm gonna turn off my background color and I have my caterpillar showing I'm going to go to the wrench, share PNG. It will export save image to my camera roll. I can now come to my layers. Toggle off caterpillar check. Ladybug wrench share PNG save image coming to my layers. Talk off. Ladybug on for the beetle wrench Share PNG save image. Come to my layers. Trouble off the beetle. Check the fly wrench. Share PNG save image. Now that we have drawn our elements were going to top on the gallery. I'm going to re title this skill share bugs elements. These are the elements that we will be using to create our repeating pattern. Done. We've got all of our elements drawn. We've shared them to our camera roll and we're ready to move on to the next lesson. Arranging are insects to create. 10. Lesson 5: Create Draft: now that we have drawn our insect elements were ready to move on to arranging Are insects to create a pattern in your gallery? Click on the plus to create a new canvas scroll down to skill share bucks tile. We now need to bring in our drawings the PNG format from a ipads camera roll. We're going to a wrench Bajaj, Insert a photo and then I'm going to add all of my four insects. But I'm gonna do the on different layers, so I'm going to go to my layers panel ad wrench in sort of photo. Add in my beetle layers panel at a new layer wrench at in sort of photo ladybug layers. Add ranch ad in sort of photo and my caterpillar. I'm now going Teoh, go to wrench canvas drawing guide, edit drawing guide. They want to select symmetry and radio. Make sure sister drawing is off. This is going to make it easier to arrange my elements here. I'm now going to go into each insect chap on the move Tool the arrow. And first of all, I'm going to start just by making them a little bit smaller so I can work with, um, a little better here. I want to make sure that they are the about the same size relative to one another. Going to keep doing that until I have all of my insects the size that I would like. Now I can start in the middle and start arranging my insects. Now, I need to keep going to my layers panel, tapping each new layer, topping the move tool. And I'm just going to move them around until I'm happy with the arrangement. Now, one thing I could do to make it more interesting is to flip them vertically or horizontally , and I can also rotate them. I'm gonna go ahead and group these. So slide right to select the ball. Rupe. Some close my group. I can tap rename inner. I went to slide left to duplicate this. I call this second. I'm just going to move into this now and tap on each insect and move them around. But I'm gonna keep rotating them, flipping them vertically and horizontally to add more interest. It's better when they look quite random. I'm gonna make sure that I haven't put any two off the same insects beside one another. And to add even more interest. I can also change the size. I'm going to continue closing my groups, duplicating the group, and I'll continue to rename them third, etcetera. I'm just going to keep opening this and moving all of my insect elements until I am happy with their placement. Keep flipping vertically and horizontally, changing the sizes to add more interest. I'm going to continue doing this until I have filled up my canvas, and I'm going to make sure that I'm not going over any off the edges. If you run out of layers, what I'm just going to do is to open one of my groups and I'm simply going to merge. I could do that once. I'm happy with some of the layers, and that will give me room to create some more layers. Way have filled up much of our canvas as we can from the inside out. Without going over the edge of the canvas, we can turn off the drawing guides. I'm going to go to wrench canvas Tuggle off my drawing guide. In order to keep a transparent background, we have to make small marks on each of the four corners. This is so that the entire canvas will be selected when we export and share this image. This is important mathematically, in order to create a child that will repeat seamlessly. So I'm going to head on over to my color picker black and make sure I'm on my skill. Sure. Bugs, monoline. I'm just going to make some small black marks on the corners that go right off the edge of the campus. Now that we've arranged are elements we need to export or save this image, We're going to go to layers. I'm gonna turn off my background colors that I have a transparent background. I'm then going to go to my wrench, share PNG save image and to make sure that we don't get confused with all of our canvases in our gallery. We're going to top on our gallery top on the name of the work adjusted entitle this skill share but draft done. Now that we have created one child off our elements arranged on the canvas, it's time to use Photoshopped mix in order to make a repeatable tile will learn how to do this in the next 11. Lesson 6: Repeatable Tile: now that we have created one block of our elements arranged in a canvas, it's time to use Photoshopped mix in order to make a repeatable tile. So I'm going to go back into my iPad and opened Photoshopped mix that will tap on the plus tap on image and I should be able to see in my camera roll all of my insects arranged in my pattern. Open that up, as I can see, because I put on the black corners, it has selected the entire canvas. Now I need four exact copies of this layers. I'm just gonna top on the layer duplicate, tap, duplicate, duplicate. Now the idea is to saliva each layer into a different corner. I'm not shrinking it. I'm sliding it and moving it. We're going toe work in a circular fashion clockwise beginning with the top left. Like I'm selected my top layer here and I'm just going to drag this into the top left hand corner. Watching for both my vertical and horizontal guidelines to appear can be a bit finicky, but it's really important at this point that you see both guidelines appear all right. I move on to my second layer, sliding it into the top right hand corner, Making sure I see both vertical and horizontal guides appear. Third layer down. I'm sliding into the bottom right hand corner, watching my vertical and horizontal guides to appear, moving down into the bottom left hand corner, watching for both my vertical and horizontal guides to appear. You should kind of feel it snap into place as well. Now, to make sure that these are all exactly places I want them. I'm going to watch the middle blue dot top each layer and make sure that that dot does not move at all. Export to camera roll and have already said it to PNG. So I'm not losing any of my resolution. When you go back into my iPad, Open up, procreate and I want to add a new canvas plus scroll down to the bottom Skill. Sure, Bugs child 4000 by 4000 pixels. And now I can wrench at in sort of photo the image that I just saved and created in Photoshopped Mix, and there is my image. I'm going to make sure that I'm on my monoline and my eraser tap and hold to make sure you were racing with your current brush, and I'm going to just erase the black mark that I made in the middle. I'm now left with a vertical and horizontal white space. I need to fill this. I am going to wrench at in sort of photo, and I need to go back and insert each one off. My exact don't do them are different layer, so layers panel new layer wrench at insert a photo. I now need my beetle layers, new layer wrench at in sort of photo and grab my ladybug layers. New layer wrench ad in sort of photo. And lastly, but not least, my caterpillar. Now what I need to dio is resize thes, and I'm going to work to fill up this blank space. At this point, I have to make sure that I am not going over the edge of my canvas. Mathematically, I've already made a tile that can be repeated. At this point, all I'm doing is filling in the vertical and horizontal blank spaces that are left from when I created a child that can be repeated. I'm just going to resize move until I'm happy with this composition again. I can rotate flip horizontally and vertically until I am happy with my design, and that's actually a little closer than the arrangement of my other insects. I'm gonna get that a little bit more breathing space there. If I still need mawr elements, I still have some white space is all I'm gonna do is in turn duplicate each insect and find a new place for it to go. I'm trying not to put too insects beside one another. - Now that we have a tile that could be seamless and repeat it in the next s, we're going to test our pattern. But we do need to save this image, going to go to my layers panel, turn off my background wrench, share PNG and again saving as a PNG so that I can maintain my resolution. 12. Lesson 7: Test Pattern: Now that we have a child that could be seamlessly repeated, we're going to test our pattern. And that's what we're going to do in this lesson. Gonna go back into my gallery and tap on what I just created. Going to rename this skill share bugs, child, this is what could be repeated. I am going to create a new canvas, and what I want this time is my skills your bugs repeat 8000 by 8000 pixels. This is going to enable me to have the correct resolution for print on demand sites. So I'm going to go to my wrench. Add in sort of photo and I should see mind most recent file. I'm going to make my canvas a little smaller, and what I want to do is come down to the bottom and hit fit to canvas. I know that we have stretched it, but we're then going to shrink it by just the same amount that's going to allow us to keep our resolution. I do need four copies off this. I'm going to go to my layers panel. Swipe left, duplicate, swiped, laughed duplicate Swipe left Duplicate. Not going to go to my wrench canvas toggle, my drawing guide on at It Drawing Guide. And I do want my two d cred, but I do wish my grid size to go up two maximums. I should make sure that this exactly reads 8000 pixels, and that's going to help our layers snap into place. So at this point, all I'm going to do now is I'm going to work in a clockwise fashion again. But instead of sliding, removing my tile, I'm going to shrink it into each one of the corners. And because I'm shrinking it, I do keep my resolution and you tap on my first layer that the move tool. Make sure I'm on Magnetics and uniform, and I'm just going to grab the bottom right hand corner and let it snap into place. It. I'm gonna get my layers panel my next layer. Move to a make sure on Magnetics uniform, snap it into the top right hand corner layers. Ex layer down move tool uniform Magnetics clockwise Fashion. Snapping this into the bottom right hand corner. My final layer move Tool uniform Magnetics. Drag this and let it snap into the bottom corner to double check I'm going to tap on my wrench, turn off my drawing guide, and now I want to zoom in. I want to make sure that everything has lined up properly, and it has. We now have a seamless repeating pattern. In the next lesson, we will learn how to change the background color of your pattern so that you can have multiple seamless repeat patterns just from your one design. 13. Lesson 8: Change Background: in this lesson, we're going to change the background color of our pattern so that we can have multiple seamless repeat patterns from our one piece of artwork to make sure I don't get mixed up. I'm going to go back into my gallery tap on this title skill share, but seamless. Now I can keep track of my artwork done. I'm going to go ahead and open that up and change the background color. We've already used our maximum number of layers. I'm going to go to my color palette. Just make sure I've got a nice selection of colors here. So they go to my layers, your tap of my background color, and I'm gonna try this very pale cream. And I think I like that now to export this by simply go to my wrench, share PNG and save that image. And I have exported one color option. Let's try another one. Go to my layers background. I think I would like to try this color. It's a bit dark, but you'd like to keep that tone simply tap on value, and I'm going to increase the brightness just a bit. And at that color to my palette. So I go back to my layers background color and have my new color there. That is much better to share that option. Ranch share, PNG save image. Gonna try one more here. Lears Background color. You can just toggle around and play with all of your different colors in your color palette . I like the dark actually makes some of the bugs really standouts. I'm going to share that one now that we have created many color options for a seamless repeating pattern and we have our files saved on our iPad. Let's take a look at the requirements to upload to cite such a society. Six. Spoon flour and bread bubble This what we will learn in our next 14. Lesson 9: Print On Demand: Now that we have some high resolution PNG files on our iPad, let's take a look at the size requirements for society. Six. Spoon flour and red bubble Here I am Society Six Sellers Guide Scroll down here and I look at the pixel dimensions recreated a work that is 8000 by 8000 pixels. So you can see that you can upload your work and it will fit almost any product on this website. Here I am on red Bubble and if I scroll down to the dimension requirements, I concede e that I am well above most of the requirements here. The files that we created can be uploaded to almost everything on this website as well. Finally, I will go over to spoon flour. This one's a little bit different because thesis eyes is actually need to be a bit smaller . Other than the few largest sizes here, it does explain here. What if my design has a higher DP I than 1 50? When you upload your image, we show you a preview at 150 dp I This means that if you upload a file that is being prepared at 300 pixels per inch. It will appear as double the size in the preview, and it does mention here at the bottom that you can easily change the print dimension of your image by clicking Change dp i or by using the smaller button. Now that we've confirmed dimension requirements and we meet almost all of the's, you can be confident that your artwork meets the criteria set out by these three print on demand websites. You are all set toe upload your designs. Make sure to watch the final lesson in this class. The wrap up. 15. Lesson 10: Wrap Up: Now you have to seamless repeat patterns, dots and insects that you can upload to print on demand sites. Such a society. Six. Red bubble and spoon flour. I can't thank you enough for taking this class with me. I've really enjoyed working through this process with you. Be sure to upload your to repeat patterns to your class project by clicking projects and resources and then create project. I have also added an information page that has the your l's of the websites visited today, including where to find all of the dimension requirements for the print on demand sites. I have also added in a cheat sheet of how to move your tiles to create a seamless repeat pattern. I can't wait to see what you have created.