The Fast-Track to Awesome Geometric Mandala Designs in Adobe Illustrator

Veronica Galbraith, Surface Pattern Designer

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11 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction

      1:22
    • Downloading and installing the scripts

      3:55
    • Setting up the workspace

      4:05
    • Creating mandala with allpoints script

      5:11
    • Creating a fabulous colour palette

      9:23
    • Keeping your colour palettes organised

      3:10
    • Colouring in your mandala

      6:27
    • Creating calendar with Calendar script

      5:42
    • Laying out your first calendar page

      7:25
    • Practice time: creating second page

      20:48
    • Last words

      0:51

About This Class

In this class, I'll teach you an easy and super fast way to create eye-catching geometric mandala designs in Adobe Illustrator... Because who doesn't love a beautiful mandala design?

These circular patterns are wonderful to look at, easy to create and very versatile. You can use them in all sorts of projects like:

  • Colouring sheets/books
  • Greeting cards
  • Branding & logos
  • Home decor products (e.g. cushions)
  • T-shirts
  • Accessories (e.g. tote bags)
  • And even on tattoos!

This class is totally suitable for beginners, but even if you know your Illustrator inside out, you might come out the other end with a couple or more tricks up your Illustrator sleeve ;-)

We will use a couple of Illustrator scripts, the Live Paint feature and a little-known technique to create fabulous and interesting colour palettes, among other Illustrator pro tips that you can use again and again in your design projects.

If you're not familiar with Illustrator scripts, get ready to be surprised! A script is a series of commands that tells Illustrator to perform one or more tasks, so you can automate some of your design work and save some time... :-)

We will put your brand spanking new mandala designs to good use by creating a calendar. You can create 12 mandalas and do a full year or do as many months as you want. This calendar will look lovely in your own home/office, or you can make several and use them as fabulous Christmas/birthday presents!

See you in class ;-)

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14 of 14 students recommendSee All

Great class!! Learned a ton of new stuff about illustrator
Donna Dolly

A girl

The course material was presented in a very organized way, and the step by step was so easy to follow! I learned a lot and am so glad to have taken this course. Thank you, Veronica!

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Veronica Galbraith

Surface Pattern Designer

Thank you so much for stopping by. So first things first...

A BIT ABOUT ME...

I am a designer, originally from Colombia and now living permanently in Cornwall, UK.

I graduated in Product Design 20+ years ago but since then have mostly worked in graphics for print and web. A few years ago I decided to specialise in Surface Pattern Design and I'm loving it!

I design prints with bold graphic elements, striking colour combinations and a playful attitud...

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