Shading with Patterns in Illustrator | Jamie Bartlett | Skillshare
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9 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Course Trailer

    • 2. Creating Patterns

    • 3. Adjust and Making New Patterns

    • 4. Swatch Palettes

    • 5. Shading with Patterns

    • 6. Adjusting Colors

    • 7. Texturing Edges

    • 8. Adding Grain

    • 9. Thanks!

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About This Class


For this class we’re going to be playing with patterns in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll show you the ins and outs of making all kinds of creative patterns. We’ll start with a basic dot halftone, then from there, we’ll explore endless pattern possibilities. Once all our patterns are built, I’ll show you a few ways I like to use them in my artwork.

Using halftones and other patterns for shading is great for giving your designs a more retro feel. I’ll also be showing you how to roughen up your illustration and add some textured grain to your artwork to push that retro flair just a little bit further.





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Jamie Bartlett

Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

Jamie Bartlett is a graphic designer and left-handed letterer working out of Denver, CO. She graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Graphic Design and now runs a shop for her hand lettered designs and fonts. Her work reflects everything she loves in life: a good cup of coffee, nerdy design terms, tandem bikes, road trips, and so much more.

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