Repeat Surface Pattern Design 101. For people asking "What's a surface pattern?"

Aerie North, Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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5 Videos (17m)
    • Birds intro

    • Lesson 1: Set up workspace + art board

    • Lesson 2: Draw Image on AI

    • Lesson 3: Place + color image

    • Lesson 4: Repeat the surface design


About This Class

Repeat surface patterns are everywhere.  Take a glance around the room you are in now.  Wallpaper, textiles, pillows, comforters, towels, stationery, wrapping paper, fabric ... all were created by a designer making a repeating surface pattern.

This class gives artists + makers a comprehensive and concise demonstration of a simple surface pattern design.  

Lesson 1: Set up the workspace + art board

Lesson 2: Draw the image on Adobe Illustrator (AI)

Lesson 3: Place + color

Lesson 4: Repeat the surface pattern
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36 of 38 students recommendSee All

A very good overview of how to create repeating patterns in Illustrator. Easy instructions but some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be helpful.
Excellent - thanks for a really well explained and interesting tutorial - loved it!
Short and straight to the point :)





Aerie North

Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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