Surface Pattern Design: Half-Drop Repeat in Illustrator

Lindsey Slutz, Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Drawing

    • 3. Image Trace - Turning Your Drawings Into Vectors

    • 4. Color - Creating A Color Palette From An Image

    • 5. Creating Your Pattern

    • 6. 2 Methods For Saving Your Half-Drop Repeat

    • 7. Share - Use An Instagram Template To Share Your Work

    • 8. 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. =)