Surface Pattern Design: Half-Drop Repeat in Illustrator

Lindsey Slutz, Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction

    • Drawing

    • Image Trace - Turning Your Drawings Into Vectors

    • Color - Creating A Color Palette From An Image

    • Creating Your Pattern

    • 2 Methods For Saving Your Half-Drop Repeat

    • Share - Use An Instagram Template To Share Your Work

    • Conclusion


About This Class


In this class you will learn how to turn your drawings into vectors, create a color palette, and finally how to create a half-drop repeat. At the end of the class I share how I use a template to show my patterns on Instagram. I've included three Instagram templates for you to use as well. This class is great for anyone that is new to illustrator or someone that already knows the basics.

It’s ok to go ahead and skip to the video on creating a half-drop repeat if you’re already familiar with a basic understanding of how to create a color palette and/or motifs. =)

54 of 57 students recommendSee All

This is my 2nd class from Lindsey. Her instruction is clear and easy to follow. She also included a .pdf of the class, which adds value to those of us who had different learning styles. She makes everything look easy, and by the time you take the class, you'll be able to do what she says too! Thanks again Lindsey.
Making patterns has always confused me until I took this class. Lindsey breaks down the process and makes it easy and fun! I created my first half-drop pattern this evening and was even able to deal with the tricky corner motifs. I highly recommend this class!
Great class! Made a cute mushroom halfdrop repeat which was super fun to create. Thanks Lindsey!
Rachael McLean

Illustrator and maker of happy art.





Lindsey Slutz

Surface Pattern Designer


Hi! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Lindsey Slutz and I'm a graphic & surface pattern designer, blogger and the founder of East Coast Charm. I'm known for my preppy style that comes organically from growing up near the coast of North Carolina. I also gather inspiration from my travels and hikes with my husband, Eric, and our dog, Willow. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, which lends to helping create beautiful color palettes.

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