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The Magic of Symbols: Create Pattern Collections in Minutes

teacher avatar Katia Galante, Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

20 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Before We Start

    • 4. Symbols How They Work and How to Make Them

    • 5. Symbols For the Background

    • 6. Actions How to Use and Make Them

    • 7. The Templates Manual Arrangment

    • 8. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 2

    • 9. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 3

    • 10. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 4

    • 11. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 5

    • 12. The Templates Make the Collection

    • 13. Download the Scripts

    • 14. The Template Random Arrangement

    • 15. Make the pattern Manually Arranged Motifs

    • 16. Make the pattern Randomly Arranged Motifs

    • 17. Export The Patterns

    • 18. Bonus Lesson 1 Fill a Letter

    • 19. Bonus Lesson 2 Check the Repeat

    • 20. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

If you're considering watching this class, you're probably a surface pattern designer looking for ways to improve your workflow and productivity.

You're usually bursting with ideas and have a library of motifs ready to be turned into beautiful patterns; but sometimes, maybe after you've made your hero pattern, you're finding it difficult to create coordinating or blender patterns. Where to start? How to arrange the motifs?

Wouldn't it be great if we could start creating a pattern collection in just minutes,that would give us many different choices of layouts to pick from?

That is why I created this class. Here I will teach you:

  • what are symbols and how they work
  • how to create and save a library of symbols (including symbols for your backgrounds)
  • how to create and use actions to speed up your work
  • how to set up randomly and manually arranged pattern templates
  • how to use scripts to create random layouts of motifs
  • how to randomly rotate, flip and shrink your motifs
  • how to make pattern tiles
  • how to export to upload on POD sites like Spoonflower

By the end of this class you will have not only a library of templates to get you started, but you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to make more symbols and templates of your own.

Furthermore, you will be able to apply your new skills to many other projects too.

I've also included 2 bonus lessons for you and an Adobe Illustrator Template File you can download which includes the layouts I show you how to create during the class and 27 color palettes, just in case you need a little color inspiration!

This class is for you if you have already the knowledge of how to make a repeat pattern and at least a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, but better still if you are at an intermediate level.

If you would like to learn more about the most common pattern repeats I'd suggest you take a look at my other class: The 9 Most Common Surface Pattern Repeats and How To Create Them where I teach how to create the most common pattern repeats starting from the simple square repeats.

And if you are having problems with your repeats you can check my other class: The Most Common Mistakes When Creating a Repeat Pattern and How To Fix Them

For this class you will only need Adobe Illustrator and some motifs you have already made into vectors. Don't worry of you don't know how to draw, geometric motifs like triangles and stars or very simple doodles will work too!

To download the script I mention in the class click HERE


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Katia Galante

Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator


Hello, I'm Katia, an artist, Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer and a free spirit! 

I was born in sunny Sicily and I grew up in my grandfather’s farm, surrounded by all sorts of animals and with a vast expanse of luscious fields as my playground. No wonder I love nature and all it’s creatures!

This love is reflected in my designs which often display floral themes, animals, and insects.

If you'd like to learn more about me or see more of my work or just would like to say hi the best place to find me is on my Facebook page or on Instagram or you can visit my website if you really want to know more about me :-)

I graduated in 2008 in Microbiology but my real passion, painting and being creative, kept coming back in waves until  I di... See full profile

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1. Class Introduction: If you're watching this, you're probably a surface pattern designer looking for ways to improve your workflow and productivity. So you have lots of ideas. You have a library full of lovely motifs that are just ready to be turned into a pattern. But sometimes, maybe after making the hero patterns, we might get stuck for ideas for the blender or the coordinating patterns for collections. So how do we go forth from here? We're going to arrange this beautiful motifs and how are we going to create a cohesive pattern collection? Wouldn't it be great if we could just start creating a pattern collection with just a few clicks of the mouse. And that will give us plenty of choices of layouts that we could just pick from. That is why I created this class. Hi, I'm Katya. I'm a surface pattern designer and artist, and I'm based in sunny Sicily in Italy. In this class, I will show you what Singh was, the work, how to create and save a library of symbols, including symbols for your backgrounds. How to create and use actions to speed up your work. How to set up randomly and manually arranged pattern templates. How to use scripts to create random layouts of motifs. How to randomly rotate, flip, and shrink your motifs. How to make pattern tiles, and how to export your tiles to upload on beauty sides such as Spoonflower for example. By the end of this class, you will have a library of templates to get you started. But you will also have acquired the skills and knowledge to make more symbols and templates of your own. And also you can apply this new-found knowledge for other projects as well. You will find two bonus lessons in this class, and also an Adobe Illustrator template file, which contains all the templates I show you how to make in the, during the class. But also it contains color palettes just in case you need some help and inspiration with color combinations. This class is for you if you know already how to make a repeat tile. Because I'm not going to go into too much of the theory of meeting and repeat tile. And also if you have a knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, it will be very helpful. Even a basic knowledge, better still if it's an intermediate knowledge. If you want to learn more about how to make a repeat tile, you can check out my other class, which is called the dynein most common surface pattern repeats and how to create them. Where I explain exactly how to make a repeat tile starting from the very simple square repeat. For this class, you will need Adobe Illustrator, of course, and I'm using the CC version, but you can use, I think if you visions before that. But I don't think we can go very old. And he would need some motifs already vectorized and ready to be used. Okay, so if you're ready, let's get started. 2. Class Project: Your project for this class will be to create different button layouts. And then from that, create your collection. It doesn't have to be a big collection. Four to six patterns would be enough. You can go crazy and do way more than that. And don't forget to post pictures of your collection in the project section. I can't wait to see what you create. 3. Before We Start: Hi there. Before we start our class, I just wanted to give you a little bit of a warning. It's nothing major, nothing to worry about. But it's something I would like you to be aware of. When we're going to create our pattern templates even mean you will have a complete collection in a matter of a few clicks, which is great. But also it means that every single pattern in your collection will saying is actually the same motifs. So that is not a problem when you want to upload, for example, your patterns on POD sites like Spoonflower, Ashley, I think is quite a good thing to such a collections full flower because people will be able to purchase your different fabric with a different patents. But they all go really well together and they can make, for example, a quilt out of it. And all the motifs we go really well together and all the patterns will work really well. And you can also upload your patterns on ethanol red bubble societies six, they all allow you to have collections. So that's great. How you can use patents for Microsoft, for example, does not a problem either. The only thing, the only time you have to be a little bit aware of this, say issue in o problem in inverted commas is when you want to license your patterns to accompany. So let's say the patient fabric company loves your patterns. Yea. So they want to license your patterns, but they don't like all of them or they don't need all of them. So they say this one, this one, and this one wouldn't want, fine. You given them 40 your patents out of these eight pattern collection. So you left with three patterns which have exactly the same motifs as they are the ones that you license. So in this case, if another fabric company sees these patents and they would like to license them, you cannot license this remaining patents to that company, at least not as they are. And this is because of copyright reasons, because it's the same. I mean, if two different companies in the same sector, like a fabric sector, would try to sell the fabrics with the same motifs, then there will be appropriate, wouldn't it? But there are solutions to this problem. Right? And I wish we were all at this problem right? When we licensing patterns and companies are fighting over them, right? So this solutions, these ones, so you can take those three patterns for them in a folder and label it for later, and then wait until your licensing agreement finishes, for example. So sometimes they have a duration of like a couple of years. Usually it could be five years, but it could be one year or three years. So when your contract expires, then you can rebuild your collection and put it out for licensing again, the complete one. And if they want to buy the entire thing, then that's great. Or you can, for example, say those remaining patents over license them to a different company in a different sectors. So for example, a paper company or a wallpaper or other know something completely different order than fabric. And you can still do that. I think you can. I mean, I'm not a lawyer and I'm still learning about this as well, but I'm pretty sure you can license exactly the same to a fabric company into a paper company at the same time. So as long as they're not in the same sector. So these are different options. You could also change those three remaining patents. You can put different motifs, change the colors in Mecca, less obvious that they are the same as the ones you have licensed. But there are also chances that if a fabric company or any company licenses the main departments within main motifs and all you're left is with just blenders, then It's very difficult to very improbable. The another company will license just your blender patterns if you see what I mean. So it's likely that you wouldn't be able to to license those blend the patents anyway. But just so you know, and just to be aware of it, because I don't want you to have problems down the line. But as I said, if you want to upload your collections on POD sites, this is really not a problem. It's your shop and you can do your collections the way you like. And I'm pretty sure from Microsoft is the same thing. You would have to check on those sites with all the uploading rules and all that. I'm not putting my patents of Microsoft can, I'm not going to talk about it in this lesson. I'm sure there are other sources where you can find out more about that. Okay. So that was all for this little warning for you. And what is more of an awareness than a warning? And now if you're ready, let's get started. 4. Symbols How They Work and How to Make Them: In this lesson, I'm going to show you what symbols are and how to use them, how to make them, especially because we will need them later on. So symbols, basically, if we go to the Symbols panel here and if you don't have it here, you can always go to window and symbols. They are objects that you can use in your document many different times. And once you change the symbol in one instance, it will change all the symbols at the same time. So I will show you what I mean, because he might not make much sense at the moment. So if I make a symbol for you, so I click in and do a 100 by 100 pixel is fine. And then I will give it a fill. No stroke within it, a stroke. And then let's see, get the polygon tool. And I'll do a triangle. So give it three points. And this one, I would turn around. And then I do a little rectangle here. So we can make an arrow. And these ones, if you select them both and go into their line, horizontal central than it will align it properly. And what I like to do is also go to the Pathfinder and unite the shapes. So there's only one shape now. Let's give it a different color, not the stroke. And make it a little bit smaller. And just position it here. And I will select both and control G to group them. Okay, so now we have this symbol, but we need to make it into an actual symbol. So if I drag it, click it, and drag it to the symbols panel, you get this little window and you can name it. I call it placeholder and choose graphic and dynamic symbol is fine. And now, as you can see, we have a little cross here in the middle, which means that this is now a symbol. So if we delete this and we drag this symbol out of the symbols panel, and then I make different copies. So let's see, Let's say we have this as a space where we want to build our pattern. What I can also do is make another one. Okay, so, so now we have symbols here. Then we can drag it out. Just to show you what happens when you substitute this symbols with the, with something that you either draw or with somebody you have an object that you already have. So let me go and get two different objects so I can show you how these work. So this is a pattern I have done in the past. So we'll select a couple of these loops. So these two control C, control V, make them a little bit smaller. And what you can do then, once you have your objective, can select it, Control C. And then you need to double-click on the symbol. You see everything else is grayed out and you need to get rid of this one. But as you can see, the little cross stays there. And you can paste control V, your object and you need to set it around sort of the middleware, the crosses. Maybe I'll make it a little bit smaller. Okay, and then you can double-click somewhere else in your workspace, or you can use the arrow exit symbol, editing mode. And just by magic, you these now instead of your symbol. And the same thing you can do with the order. So Control C, double-click, delete this control V to paste it. And smaller, Double-click somewhere else and your symbols which are now something else. So once you put something here in your symbol, nu original symbol. But you can do that with any of the symbols. It will change your object everywhere. Then it just does this automatically. And I can show you something else. If we. This one. For example, I can change this. If I think I didn't want this 40-year, I wanted something else. I double-click on it, selected, deleted, and Control V to paste the new one. And they go just like magic, everything has been updated. And also if I make this bigger, for example, and there's a little bit less and make this one smaller. If I change this now, so I double-click, I just made it bigger or smaller. Just like that, without going inside the symbol. I change this again. So let's put this one, or maybe, maybe something different. Let's put this one. So I just double-click on the symbol, delete this, and paste this one. When you come after the symbol, then it will change with the new object and he will keep the sides you gave it. When you change the sides like this. So these are the symbols and how they work. And of course, as you can see here, they actually change shape here. So what we need to do when we make the symbols, it will be to save the library, the symbols library. I can show you this, actually able to make it now. So normally when I do, thank, get rid of all of this and I will clear C. So I will click on one of the first symbol, hold down shift and click on the last symbol and then delete them. So you have a clear starting point. I will make new symbols like I just showed you. So something like that. And then if I hold down the Alt and Shift key, I can make a copy and then Control D. And then I will make more copies. It's a good idea to have more symbols. You can use. For example, if you want to, when you were going to use this for our pattern collection template, It's good to have quite a few symbols available because you might want to build a template for a patent has got something like, I don't know, six different or seven different objects in it. So it's always a good idea to our field. And it doesn't take long to make once you, once you know how to do it. And then I will make the little arrows. They give it a light color, make it a bit smaller. And I will center it here as well. So we have this sort of symbol like that. And then I'll make copies. So Control D again. And it will copy it. And then we can just change the background color so we make one green lilac. Think, why not? Dark green? Maybe a dark blue and orange. Okay, and you can make as many as you like of this symbols. And then all we need to do to make them into symbols is to drag them. Unfortunately, oh, I forgot to group them so we have to control G on them. Okay. And then just drag them. And I'm going to call this one. Actually, I will copy this and then use it for the other ones. So I just changed this into graphic and, okay. And unfortunately you have to do this one by one. I will speed this up a little bit. All right, so now that we have all the symbols we want, we need to say this because otherwise every single time we have to redo this. So we go into the little menu here with the three lines. And we're going to save symbol library. And you can call it done. You could give them a name that you will remember that it makes sense for you. My placeholder, so they're placeholders, quotes or k. So if we open a new document and we don't have those symbols here, you can delete this if you want. And to get your openness and not, not from there to get your symbols. You can go into c, Symbol Libraries, menu, and user-defined, and placeholders, the name that you gave. And here they are. And if you want them to appear in this window here, you just need to click on all of them. Or you can choose some of them if you don't need all. And just clicking ones, they will appear here so you can close this one. And I'm going to give you these because I like to have somebody like nice and clean. And then you can pick your symbols and you can use them as I showed you before. And I will show you how to do this with a background as well for when we need to use this for your patents. 5. Symbols For the Background: Hey, there. In this lesson we're going to see how to create symbols for your backgrounds. Again, he's going create three or four or as many as you like. So I'm going to show you, let's say let's make a form them for the background. I'm going, because I'm going to use artboards which are 100 by 100 pixel. I'm going to make a rectangle or a square, this case of the sides. So one thousand, one thousand and click, Okay. You can press M like Milan or new keyboard, or you can go on the toolbar here for the tangled tool. And then just give it any color you like at the moment. And I will make a copy. Let's put it here and listen here. Cake. And then what I do is I give it different colors. This can be changed. So just to wonder, can know the ones. Maybe a little lighter like that. So all we need to do is exactly the same as we did before. We click and drag into the Symbols panel and we write ground 11 thing I forgot to mention before. If you want to give the same starting name like background one, b2, b3, and so on. Like the place holders, make sure there are no spaces between the word and the number. Because otherwise it won't register as a different symbol and you will have troubles afterwards. It won't really work. So if you give them different names like this, it will read in if you put a number straight after, without the space after the name, it will read it as a different name. I hope I'm making sense. So just don't don't put it like this because it will only read the first part and you will think is the same symbol. That's what I was trying to say. Okay, so the same as before, graphic and dynamic symbol, you can leave it. And, okay. And we do the same with the other ones. Alright, so we have our symbols here for the backgrounds. And let's see, we can try them. So we have this background. If we double-click in one of them, selected and then choose this dark green color. When you come out, all of the symbols will be different. So what we need to do again is to save this library. Now you can save it together, or you can save, you can delete your previous. If you save these ones, you can delete them and save all your backgrounds. I think I'm going to save it as it is. Just going to rewrite over this. And now this library is saved and when I open it, they will be all the symbols. They go as you can see. All right, so in the next lesson I'm going to show you how to create some actions so that you can create your templates in an easier way. You don't have to use actions, of course, and I can show you different way to do that as well. I prefer to use those Control K or Command thing and move the arrows, move the symbols in that way. But if you prefer, and is always a good thing to know to learn how to use the actions. I see you in the next lesson. 6. Actions How to Use and Make Them: Hey there, welcome back. So in this lesson I'm going to show you how to create actions. Of course, you don't have to use actions if you'd like, but it's always a nice thing to know to learn. So I show you anyway, so it's a good skill to have. So here I have one of the backgrounds that are used before and one of the symbols that we made before. And you need to select it. And then you need to go into actions. So the action panel, if it's not there, of course as usual, you go to Windows and action. And sometimes you have all the things here, maybe actions from the Illustrator, usual, sort of standard actions in there. And what I normally do is I go to care actions and it will give you this nice, clear Panopto easier. And to make a new action, we go to this little hamburger menu and then new action. And we call it copy and center. So copy center because with this actually we want to make a copy of this and move it to the center of the art board so we can give it a color. And when we hit Record, it will start recording all the things that we do. Of course all the actions. So what I like to do is to actually keep it as simple as possible. So I like to use the control key shortcut. And this will give you basically the opportunity to change how far your objective selected object moves every time you use the arrow keys. So if I put here 500 and show you what I mean, you might have seen this in another class of mine. A few should take in other classes. I like to use these a lot. So if you press the Alt key, I will check out what that is. I think it's Command key on a Mac or Option. Sorry, is one of them. I'll check it. So press the Alt key and then the right arrow. It will move it to the center top. And then just the down-arrow even more to that of your article. And is registered these moves. So we can stop recording, we can do it from here, or you can go again to the little menu, then click stop recording. Right? So if we delete that and we can try it, well, we need to do is go to Button Mode, and it will give you a nice colorful button. So with this selected, we click here and it's worked. So it's made a copy of this and is moved it to the center. All right, So we can do another one and another action to move this from the left corner to the right corner. So we go into, go out to the button mode and you can start from here. Maybe not that one. Okay, let's go for me as a new action. And we can call it move to, right. And of course you can use whatever name you like here, anything that makes sense for you. It doesn't have to be what I write. And we give it a green color this time. And we say record. And I'm going to change the pixels here to 100. And then Alt key and right arrow. And that set. So we can stop it. And we can go back to the button mode and try it. So I deleted that one. Select this one, and click on Move to right. And it's done. And we can make another one to move it to the bottom. So let's go back to the other view. And let's say new action. And call it top to bottom. Right. I know not very creative, but maybe go. So at least we know what it does. So record, we have it selected. We still have the 100 pixel and selected in control K. So we hold down the Alt key and arrow down. And we can stoke dissection and go back to the button mode. So this one, play top to bottom, they go. And now that we have moved to right, we can use this to move this year that bottom to the right. It will work anyway. Okay, so you can do this with different actions as well. So if you want to move this to the center here for some who owe to the center here. I like to do this in a different way as well. Because it feels more intuitive to me. I worked better when I just use the Control K. But then this aligns, align symbols here. But this is good for you to know and you might love to use these buttons and you might create different actions because it's just that when you go here in this settings and you say new action, whatever you do after you hit recording, then it will be recorded and then it will be repeated every time you click that button. All right, so I think this is all for the actions. And we can move to the next lesson. I'll see you soon. 7. The Templates Manual Arrangment: Hey there and welcome to the fun lesson. Okay, So from this lesson I'm going to show you how to make the templates. Yea. So this is actually an example of what sort of templates and then Patton's you can make. So this first one is a half yes, it's a half-drop. And then we have different type of arrangements, something like stripes. And what is the OIG and the sports repeat, this is a little bit different, but I'll show you how to do this as well. So there's lots of different, uh, well, there's infinite, really patents that you can make. And once you substitute your symbols with your motifs, then you can have your patents in a matter of seconds. So I'm going to show you this and this one here. I'm going to put a copy for you to download if you want to use this or if it's easier for you to follow me using this or just as a reference or if you want to do the, hey, templates, you just want to have fun playing with them. So you will have a copy of this and maybe I will just clean it up a little bit. But I put these examples here, this little pictures, these are actually from another course of mine where I show you nine different types of pattern repeats and how you can make them. And these pitches come from there. There's a guide as well that you can download. And basically, he just to show you that this is a half-drop, sorry, mate the arrangement and then did a half-drop with the actual symbols and other arrangements. Here, you can have stripes. But because stripes don't have to be just lines, you can use your motifs. So you can use two or three motifs. You can change these as you wish, really make them, some of them smaller or bigger. And then in here we have the algebraic, which is a sort of half drop, but the other way round, basically on the horizontal way. And here this is another repeat and then this is the spot repeat. So, or is it the 3a0 tail with mixed them up? This both repeats, but anyway, he consistently doing some lines and I will show you basically you will need the guidelines, the blue guidelines to make this. Show you that. And then you just do one square. So you can do 356789 up to, I think 13 or whatever it is. So you can have more, more squares. And the important thing here is a bit like Sudoku. If you have something on this slide of this little square, Let's make it bigger. So if you have something here, you don't put anything else here. And if the same for the vertical, and here is the same. So there's nothing else in this two squares. There's nothing else in these two squares and in here, in here. And basically these are, the squares are just repeats of this little one. So when we make just this little square, it would be a repeat. And he would be this sort of pattern with three motifs. But as I said, you can use more. So you can have 578 whatever. And then you will be a different sort of repeat, maybe even less obvious than this. But if you want diagonal stripes with motifs, well, this is the best one to use, really the best option. And then we have a sort of a diamond repeat here and the OG. So we have that which you can either put something in the middle of the OG, does sort of arrangement like that, or you can actually use the outline of the OG like I did. Oh Kay. And of course, you can make so many more of these symbols arrangement, so many patterns. The limit is just your imagination. Just, I think it's 10 different ones, but there's so many day you can do. And this is the ones actually arranged by hand manually. But I will show you a way to do this with a random arrangement, which is quite fun as well. But that will come afterwards. So let's not rush ahead of ourselves. 8. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 2: So this one here. Let's see if I can show you, because this is basically, I'm going to lock this background so called G2 to locate and is basically a half-drop. You can arrange it the way you like. I used all of my symbols here. It's eight motifs because I wanted to do this as well. And I wanted to have all the options possible. And of course you can always have more. And then basically it's, I think it's these motifs here. All of these which will just copy and put in here more or less like that. And then once you arrange your motifs like this, or you need to do is select them. And then do you remember the Control K shortcut? So my whiteboard is 100 pixels. I put 500, so I have the half step that I need for the half-drop. So you just press the Alt key or Option and then the right arrow. Then release the old key and the top arrow. And then press the Alt key again in the down-arrow and release the ALT key and down arrow. I hope that wasn't too fast. So now we need to get, oops, get rid of these. And basically the ones that don't cross the boundaries. And then select these ones. And old key, left arrow and a left arrow again. And then everything that is at the top needs to be at the bottom. So same thing, Alt key, down, then really still Tukey and down again. And you have your afterload. So and these, you can arrange it the way you like. You can maybe sort of try to visualize it with your final motifs. Maybe. So this rose will be here, this leaf would be here. The butterfly there. So maybe that, if that helps, you can try and visualize it like that. But that's how you do the half drop. And then four for this one is basically repeating these two motifs and these two different ones. So there would be, these motifs will be the same, these ones. And then this in a couple. So let me show you what it looks like. It will be this here and you will be this type of pattern. And of course, you can always put something in the middle there. So you will have an extra motif there. It can be bigger or smaller. So an ad, I don't know. Maybe that one. So you can add this in the middle there and make it bigger or make it smaller as you wish. So what I do normally is I take, I have all my symbols there, any just take the Symbols, press the Alt key and click and drag. And you will have your symbols there. And then, so is this one. And then it's the pink one. And is orangey one. Alright, right, so these are kind of eyeball them, select that, select them both. Press the ALT key and then the right arrow key. And there will be duplicated on the other side. And then for this one, just put it like that. Then Alt and right arrow key. And then again. So you have your motifs repeated on this line. And then with this one, just arrange it underneath and just do the same thing basically. All right, arrow key twice. These two, we can copy down. So Alton, down arrow key once, twice. And then the same thing we can do. Pretty sure with this once, yes. So select them. Hold down the Shift key, of course, to select them all. And then Alton down arrow key. And that's how you build this one. 9. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 3: This one is I would say it's pretty simple because once you have, so, you can take this arrow from here. Once your one line, you can just repeat it. And this is not it wasn't centered properly. And then, because this dark one, don't forget to hold down the Alt key and put it just underneath. See this like that. K. Okay, so then select this one and Alton down key. So the first time it goes down, I'm holding down the Alt key. The second diamond really said otherwise you will make another copy. So raise the Alt key and down again. And then for these ones, I will just click them, drag them, and then hold down the Alt key and the Shift key to keep them aligned. And then Control D to repeat it. So you have your first line. And if you want to anew, select them all, you can use the Vertical Distribute Center. With the vertical one. You will have them distributed equally. And then hold down the Alt key. And it can make copies this way. And then you select them all. And then hold down the Alt key and the Shift key and make a copy like this, sort of towards the middle. And then again, click, drag, Alt and Shift. So it will stay in position. Okay? And you have your lines. And again, you can make this different as well. You can put three different motives. Can just use so many combinations, right? So for this one day break is basically two symbols alternating that I use the app because you can use one symbol for the top row and another symbol for the bottom row and so on. And then these, so this blue arrow here and this one here. So I'm going to center here in the corner. And then if we click on this one, hold down the Alt and right arrow, will make the coffees like that. And then this tree we can copy down with the same way, ALT and then the arrow keys. This one. We can sort of eyeball it if you have the smart guides on. So View Smart Guides, it will tell you with this little pink arrows. Let's see if I can get them again. There we go. So this pink arrows will tell you that it is equally distant between the two. And with this one, Again, we do all the right anarchy. And we have a copy. And then for the next row, we basically need again the same symbols, but going in the middle between these two symbols. So somewhere in there. And then this one here. And then we can select them both and old and the right arrow key. And you have your role there. And then this two, we can copy down. And this row ooops Alt and drag and down arrow key. The key. We need to copy these two as well. All right, so this is how you build it. So this one is similar in a way, but you have the same symbol going across. So this symbol is this one here and this one here. So we have the two butterflies, which is this one, this sort of pattern like this. It smaller. So that would be it. Right? So for this, we can again place this in the corner. So if you want to use the actions that we did before, you can select it and then move it to the right. And then we can select these again and copy it to the center and so on. But these ones are, I think, simpler to do this way. So I'm going to select these and then just copy in the middle. And then just all can drag this one. A go. We got the arrows, and then Alton, we select this one and often the right arrow key. And then for this one we put it as sort of in the middle. We can make copies of these actually. So we have something to, to look at when we do the other road. And then, so this one is sort of in the middle. This. And then we can hold down the Alt key and the Shift key and make a Copy and then Control D. And now it's just a matter of making copies of these rows. So hold down the Alt key and drag it down somewhere there. And for this one I just did there Alton down key again. And then we can do the same for these arrows. So the symbols. And then Alt and Shift and drag it down. And then all ten down arrow key. So one time you drag them down in one time you can use the Alton and down keys or depends where you are working on, but you can use a light up. 10. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 4: For this one, because it's a different type of pattern. We don't need a 1 00, 0, 0, 0 00, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 at boards. So I just made, made these smaller basically. And actually forgot to mention I used these, these are the symbols as well that we did. I use these symbols for the artboards. So for the background. Because if we want to change one of these, we can just double-click selected and change it and come out and it will change in all of them. So it's easier to have these backgrounds. And then of course, once you want to finish off the pattern, you can always change the background color. So this one is smaller, but it's still a symbol. You can see the plus sign in the middle. I just made this pink background smaller. So it's basically 500 by 500, I think. Maybe some bit bigger, but Let's see how pickiness is a bit bigger. But to make these background, I used the guidelines. So if you do control and semicolon, when you have the guidelines, they will show or hide. And to drugged out the guidelines and just click and drag from here from the guides from these numbers and make your squares. So in this case is known as squares, but more or less, it's about four units. So if you want to be more precise, you can make exact squares. And then you can put your symbols there. So you can put the same symbol if you want, or butterflies, for example, you can put different symbols. So I use the green one in here and just put it. Okay, I can show you here actually because we are the horizontal lines where we don't have the vertical lines. So to do the vertical guidelines, you just click and drag and it will drag out and your line. And then maybe should have made it bigger. Like that. It's not perfect, but just a demonstration. And then the other one, there is a way to lock this because at the moment I can move them, but don't forget to lock them. The missy if I find it. Okay, So it's from Guides. There's height guides, so the control semicolon, and then lock guides. If you want to look them, you can look them from here, but don't forget to lock them if you want to move them afterwards. Okay, so I put that symbol the, that's the leaves. And then I put easier. So I can imagine, I can sort of tried to figure out what sort of pattern will come up. So I can use these little boxes here. And then one of the butterflies there. I think this is delta butterfly, but it doesn't really matter. So that's how you construct this one. And if you want to make a bigger one, you just have to add more lines. So you drag out another line here and another line here and then apply maybe their first and then apply the principle I was telling you about where when you put something in the next row, it shouldn't be here because there's already this one, or here or here. So the next available option is this. And again, this first three are occupied. So either here or one of these. Okay? So I'm going to hide these because they're just otherwise a bit confusing. These are quite easy. What we need to do is get the yellow symbol and the reddish one that's going to the back. So this is a shift controlling the left and the right bracket to bring them at the top again. Or you can always right-click, arrange and bring to front. So I'm going to put this in the corner here. And this, I'm going to put it in the middle. Whoops, not that one. And then maybe a little bit lower like that. So this one, again, we can use our actions. So moved to right. And this we can say copy and center. And this top to bottom and move to right. So they're quite financially, but I find it quite easy to just use my arrow keys. So this one, for example, you can hold down Alt, arrow key down and then hierarchy left and the known down Alt again and arrow key, right? And for this one same thing, key down. And then this one, we sort of center like that. And then make a copy with the old anarchy. And then once they are both here, you can just Alton arrow key down. So as you can see, it's quite simple and fast. I hope I'm not going too fast. But it's quite simple and fast to do this because you just copy them. Sometimes. They're quite geometrical. 11. The Templates Manual Arrangment part 5: This template is a little bit different from the others because you need a little bit of a sort of structure to do it. So what I did was make a square. And this square is 352 pixels by 352. And this is because when you turn this and I'm going to center it and and align it to the side. You can then make a copy and it will fit inside your artboard. So I'm going to show you my process to make this. So we have the square, I'm going to put it the right way it up. And then I'm going to use, I'm going to make a copy of this. And of this. So this one here is basically this symbol here, just made smaller. So that when you go into words, your motifs there, you will have a smaller motif already. And then I put this in the corner here, and then add this one right next to it. And I tried to center the symbol with a white line of the square. And then I select them both, not the square. You can lock it or you can just hold down Shift and click on the square. Hold down the Alt key and the Shift key and make a Copy. And then Control D. And you can get rid of the extra one. And I put this little symbol in here and do the same thing. So hold down the Alt key and the Shift, and then Control D. And I get rid of this. So what I can do is select all of these and transform, move horizontally 0 and vertical 352. And copy. And I can do the same with these ones. So Transform, Move orange zone 2, 352, and this 10. And copy. And we have our starting square. So what we need to do now is we need to turn it. So if you hold down the Shift key while you're 1080 would turn in like 45 degrees angles. And then I'm going to actually get rid of the white square. We don't need that anymore. And just so you know, the background is locked. So I one movie accidentally and I will momentarily group them so I can center it. Looks. And then I can align it. And I will put it a little bit this side. And then with the ALT key and right arrow and make a copy. And now I will ungroup them and ungroup. And in here there will be a double symbol because it was copied across, but we can get rid of that. So we have basically I was starting of the DYAMAND. So what we need to do now is select everything and Alton arrow key going up. And then with this still selected, you can press Alt and then the arrow key going down and release Alt and then they're rocky going down again, there will be double symbols here, which we can delete. And we can delete the extra symbols outside of the artwork. And down here as well. And here we have our diamond shape button. And then we have the OMG, which is a sort of similar way to build your repeat. So you just choose your symbols. This one is the blue arrow, which I made a little bit smaller. So this one here, it will be little flower. So you just start building. And if you want to know how to build an orgy, I have a different class. Well, is the class I mentioned before what I teach you how to build the nine different types of repeat buttons. And I show you there our total DRG. Of course, there are different ways to do it as well. So you don't have to follow my method. And you can build a different shape as well. And then you arrange your symbols. So some delay that. And then I just put the same sort of symbol. So it will be the same motif on the other side. And then this one. And this one, I just turn it the other way. So one would be facing this way, one the other way. And then this. All right, so you can use whichever symbol you like here. And when you're done, so I'm going to look this control to and you can just select it. I'm gonna train deselect the guide probably. And then just the ALT key and the down arrow. And we can get rid of the guide. Here. You might have to do some adjustments as you can see so we can get rid of this. And this one because it was repeated. And it's one with a simple IRA. And then we can get rid of this guide. Just make sure because sometimes when you do these sort of things, they will repeat. Someone day. Motifs. Yep. And then why you need to do is select everything and then just put it on towards the right. And then again. So you have everything that is on the left is repeated on the right. And you can get rid of the excess symbols. And you're left with this. And this will give you, basically, let me show you, it will give you this type of pattern. So some Delilah. And again, you can put another symbol in the middle are inside the DRG, depending how big it is or something in here. And it will repeat that as well. And then the last one is again, pretty simple, just to balance it up a little bit. So we need to use the yellow symbol, which is the rows. So hold down the Alt key and drag it down. And then the butterfly. And I made this one a bit bigger. So when you substitute euro motifs, it will be a bit bigger. So let's see if I can make it sort of the same sides. It's going to be almost on top of each other. Okay. And then these are lifted the same site. So here you just do all down the Alt key, right arrow and then right arrow again. And then select all of them, all down the Alt key and down arrow and down arrow again. This one, we just need to sort of eyeball it, put it in the center of this sort of square. And then Alt key and right arrow. And select them both ALT key and down arrow. So as you can see, that's quite fast to do. And these are all your buttons, your templates. And you can always, well, it's a good idea to save this as a template. Go to File and save as template. And then you can put it in a folder where you know, you can find them. And then you can give a name. I don't know any name you will recognize basically the Darcy euro pattern templates. You can do something like collection template for example. And it should have the dot a IT and save. And then when you want to change this, you go and open it from the template. So File New from template. And it's that one there is the AIT file. So now you have your template. We use symbols and you can do whatever you like to it and you still have your original template. 12. The Templates Make the Collection: The last thing we need to do is substitute the motif with a symbol so the other way around. So Control C. And you double-click, like I showed you before, and control V. And what I like to do is actually to make this as big as the symbol. You can always change it. But that way, if you change your symbol sides, you would change with a symbol. And maybe I'll put a little bit like that. Okay, and then double-click to come out. Don't forget to delete the symbol. And we do the same with this one. So Control C, double-click on the symbol Control V. I'm going to pretty maybe upright like that. And then delete the symbol and double-click to come out. Control C. And I'm going to make it a little bit smaller. And you can always do the arrow here, exit symbol mode. And I'm going to do this now, right? So Control C, Control V, I'm going to zoom out so you will see the magic happening. I forgot to do it before. So I'm going to zoom out. You can see some of them already been replaced. Maybe 25 or cake, it's come out. And they got, we have the new motif there. So double-click, pasted this symbol. And there it is. So this is quite magic. You just paste this in the motifs anywhere. But sometimes if you do best in front, that would work but not always. So let's put that in there. And we're the only one. And then the little flower. So let's make it a bit bigger. And there it is. And now we have the plus one. Either this. There we go. They're all done now. So you can see that we are the same as I showed you with the same examples. So everything has been exchanged. And then in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to do the random arrangements, which is also a bit of fun by you will need to download something first. So I show you everything in the next lesson. 13. Download the Scripts: For this next part of the class, we're going to need to download a file, which will allow us to do this. So I show you what it does. I've made a square, no fill and no stroke. And if we go into scripts is called Safeco field and we choose, yeah, so this was with the maximum size of 20 and minimum of five and no distance. But we can change this. So we can do 15 and 2 and maybe points. And okay, and he will feel randomly your square. So, and then we can move from there with our, substitute these circles with our symbols and do lots of fun patterns with this. But to do that, we need to download the scripts first. So it's free to download and you can simply go to this website. And I will put a link for you and just click on Download. And depending on your type of computer operating system, you need to save your file. And it will save it as zip file. So if we go to the downloads, is this one here. And you will have three different scripts which you can save on your computer. So if you can't you, I advise you to save it on illustrator folder. This PC C Program Files, Adobe Illustrator, and such really presets. And I think this actually changes depending where you're from. And then you save it into scripts. So I have them saved already, but you can just copy them or put them in, in this folder. Or if you put them if you can't access this folder because sometimes you need special permissions, you can just save it on another folder on your computer where you know, you, you can access them and you don't forget where they are. And you can just open all the scripts and an access them that way. 14. The Template Random Arrangement: Hey there. So not that you have downloaded the scripts, we can create these random template and then we can put our symbols in there. So to do this, what we need to do first is to make a square. So one hundred one hundred, ten hundred is fine. Okay? And it needs to be no fill and no stroke. So we center it with this art board and align it. And then we need to have this square selected. And we go into File scripts. If you have saved them in the Adobe Illustrator folder, then there will be here. Otherwise, you have to go into all the scripts and find the folder where you saved them. And you need to select circle fill. And then you need to add your maximum and minimum sides. So we can do, I don't know, 25 and eight and maybe leave a little bit of space. So three, and, okay. And of course you can play with this as much as you like. And if there is something that you like, then you can always save it for, for using it next time. But the next step we need to make sure that these signals are on top of everything else in the layer. So if we open the Layers panel and open here, we can see that the symbols are not at the top. I'm not sure why, but it won't work if that is the case. So with them selected, I will do right-click, arrange, bring to front. So now they are at the top. Next thing to do is to get rid of this no fill and no stroke and square. So delete that one. And then to substitute one of these motifs with the circles, we select the motif. And then holding down the Shift key, we select the circles. And then we go back to scripts. And we do find and replace. And we have our symbol here now. And what we can do is we can also select these. Go back to scripts. These were the three scripts and the Scofield they find and replace and the random select. So if we click on Random Select, and I use this in another class, I think it was the true shape class. But basically what you do is you select here the percentage of objects that you want to select. So here you will select 50 percent of these objects in a random way. So let's leave it the 50. And as you can see, some of them are selected, but the others are not. And then again, with everything still selected, hold down the Shift key and select another symbol. And then you go to scripts and you go to Find and Replace. And now what is, he's done a bit kind of Alpha in half, but as you can see, it has mixed the, the symbols. And I suppose you can even add the third symbol if you do the same thing. So select them all. And then Scripts, Random Select, let's say 30 percent this time. And then with the Shift key, select another symbol, and then Files Scripts and find a replace. And now we have three different symbols, so we can add three different motifs. And if you really like one of these, you can always save it as a template as I showed you before. So let's try and add a motif to these ones. So if we go here and we get our motifs from before, and we've paste them in here. So we can use this one for the yellow one. Control V. Let's make it smaller so it fits and delete the signal. And then it's not totally random, I think. But let's take it, we can always change it anyway. And let's put this here. And then, oops. And then we can put one of the butterflies for example. So put that in there. All right, so as you can see, we have a sort of random button. But sometimes, like for example, this button here is probably a bit better. Let's try this one. So we can select this symbol scripts and find and replace K. And let's try to add. And what teeth here. And here we go. We have different size butterflies, which is also nice as well. And of course you can always adjust your motifs as well. It doesn't have to be exactly the same as he puts it the first time. And then there is another trick I can show you. You can do this after you substituted your motifs, or you can do it when the symbols are there. So before. But what you can do is you can select everything and then go to random select, let's say 50 percent. And then go to object, transform each. And then you can do, you can add a degree at, let's say underneath degrees and click on random. And then you can see that some of them are bin rotated randomly. So you might like this type of effect. And then we can try something else. So if we select, again randomly, so random select k 50 percent and then go to object, transform each. And then we can scale them. And you can also unclick random because they're already selected randomly, but it will add a bit more randomness as oppose. And then okay, So it will add one more layer of, of being random. And then there is one more thing that you can do. See you again select them with a random select 50 percent. And then we go to Transform, Transform Each. We can leave this and it's quicker to write it. And 100. And we can reflect the motifs selected. So we can either reflect it on the y-axis, on the x-axis, and it's still changes because this is a butterfly, so it will be the same if it wasn't the add an angle. But we can reflect them. We can even use both x and y. And so you have a very random motif here or pattern rather. So as you can see, you can do all these things and you can play with the circles and do different types of patterns. This one here, it didn't come out quite at random, but let's try a different one. So here and give it no fill and no stroke. And then put some cycles K to select these and one of the symbols. So let's find in place. Okay, and then select everything again. Scripts, Random Select, let's say 40%, right? And then select another symbol. And scripts, find a new place. Okay, so it's a little bit more random. But again, you can change and play around with this as much as you like. And maybe sometimes see my work with just one motif. My work a bit better. But just to show you, actually, while we're here, if you want to do these sorts of effects on the symbols, you can. So you can go to Scripts, Random Select 50 percent, and then go to Object Transform, Transform Each. And this one. We're already there. So let's say a 120 and random. So as you can see, some of them have been moved on gender into degrees randomly. And then you can put your motifs instead of the symbols. Alright, so this was all for the random patterns. Bear in mind that you can always change this and just them and play around with them or, or just use one motif and then all these little sizes in different directions and so on. Okay? So in the next lesson, I will show you how to actually make a pattern out the world is, and see you in the next lesson. 15. Make the pattern Manually Arranged Motifs: Hey there, welcome back. So by now, you should have your artboards looking like this well, with your own motifs of course. But you should have your patents. Why you need to do is check the you like every single pattern. Because sometimes, especially if you're just experimenting, you won't get patents that work. For some people. This one here might be a bit small. So I might want to enlarge this or maybe add something in-between. Or I don't know, there might be some buttons that just don't work. But if you check your buttons and you ready to make a tile, pattern tile, then I will show you how to do this in this lesson. So the first thing I always do is to save a copy of this file. So this is the file where you have your motifs, but they are still symbols. So if you click on it, there will be a little plus sign in here. So what you can do is if you don't like the way something looks, you can always change it by just changing the symbols appear. These are the ones that we substituted in this little plus sign in the center of all of them. So I will save a copy, I will make a folder with the name of the collection, for example. Then you go into File, Save a copy, and you go into, so we have here chameleons pattern collection. And I've saved this file already, but save a copy and save it as a dot AI. Okay? So in case you want to go back to your symbols and change something, you want to change the background was something. You can do that easily. You can make different changes in a much faster way. All right, so once you've done that, you can now save each one of these artboards in a single file. There's one thing I wanted to show you. So if you remember, this was, let me show you in the original ones. So I have an artboard, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0. But this is much smaller. So what you can do, I deleted that our port. So this is just the background. So if you click on the Artboard Tool or Shift O, and then click here, you will see the artwork appears. So let's go back. And I show you this again. So we have the, just the rectangle in here. We click on the Artboard tool and we click here. Usually takes a couple of clicks. I'm not sure why, but once you click in the rectangle of the background, then an arthropod will appear, which is exactly the same size as the rectangle, as you can see. So that's a really fast way of making an Artboard from like using your background. So it's the exact size that you need. All right, so once we've done that, we can save each one of these artboards in a separate file. So you can work with them in an easier way if you want. Of course, there are people who prefer to work in a collection in the same file, so you don't have to do this. Next step. If you're the 12, I'll show you how to do this. So we'll go to File, Save a Copy. Let's add something to make the name different. And then when you hit Save, you will have to click on save each artboard to a separate file. So click there. You can choose to save all of them if you like all of the patterns. Or you can choose a range. Just one to something, one to 71 to eight. Or you can use commas and say, for example, art board 35 and 10. But we want to save all of them. And click Okay. And now we should have these artboards saved in our folder. So let's go here. The pattern collection. And they're all called with a filename and then one to ten. So if we open one of these, this is one of the one over patents. And these are still symbols because if you click on them, There's the little plus sign there. So next thing with these patterns made manually, they should be already perfectly positioned. So give you a good pattern to give you no problems with the pattern. I will show you, I will put a little bonus class and show you how to check to see if your pattern works, but it should already be working. So the next thing to do is you select everything and you expand. So you go to Object and Expand. Because we don't want to have symbols in our pattern. We want to have just objects. So now these are just objects. Next thing to do, of course, is to make a no fill and no stroke square right at the back. So what I normally do is click on the background Control C and Control B to send them back. And this one of course is with a fill, so we need to give it no fill and no stroke. Then select everything and drag it to swatches panel. And now we try it. So let's make a big square. Make sure you are on the field because I do this all the time. I'm like this. Click in here and I'm like, no, it didn't work, but it did. It's just still the way round. So Let's choose the field. And here is the patent. So of course you can always change this if you like the way it looks. Sometimes it might give you, this is quite geometrical, but it might give you those so-called alleyways, you know, or it doesn't make much sense. But this one is essentially a quite nice pattern. I really like here. I will use it, I think. So thus how you make the patents, patents watch video patterns or you did by hand. So the ones that you arranged by hand. In the next video, we'll show you how to make. 16. Make the pattern Randomly Arranged Motifs: So in this lesson, as promised, I'm going to show you how to make a button with the random arrangement. So if you remember, we did this with a black circles and we have this random patterns. So we can try and make a pattern as it is, it might work. You never know. To do this we need to have the background and then no fill and no stroke square. So let's do M and click and 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0. So we can position this here, center it and send it to the back. So it's Control Shift and left bracket to send it to the back. And I always like to give it a color, so maybe not that one. Okay. Somebody like that just to this one. Just a calorie and never actually like to leave it completely white. And then what we need to do is the no fill, no stroke one. So Control C, Control B to send it at the back and give it no fill and no stroke. And I think the top, so the top rectangle actually as a stroke, we need to get rid of that as well because otherwise I will show in the pattern tile. Now if we look at this, we have something coming out here. So we need to repeat this. And I think this one as well. And we can always arrange it a little bit better. I'm not using too much time with this to make it perfect because this is just a demonstration, but you can spend as much time as you like adjusting your patterns. So in this case, we already have something that is coming out of your artboard. And if you made patterns before you know the drill, we need to have everything that is on the top repeating on the bottom, or everything that is coming out of this boundary here. So this one, and this one. Let's check the control case so it's 500. Okay, we can leave it like that. So ALT key and arrow down and arrow down by itself. And you can see here these are touching so we can move this one. And let's try it. Oh, I was forgetting something. These are still symbols. So I'm going to object, expand. So they're not cmos anymore. In my opinion, not let you make the patterns watch. Let's go back. These are symbols. Again, so I undid. They expand and try to drag in a actually, let's do it. But it's a good idea to expand this before you make the button, just in case you forget. And then you tried to sell your pattern or license it and then the company would be like, What is this? There you go. Let's take it in. And I'm going to make a new square to try it. Actually, let's make it a bit bigger so we can see if it worked. And let's fill it. Well, okay, so looks like it's worked as in, there's no motifs cutoff. But as you can see, there are spaces here which form these holes. So if we make it a little bit smaller, and to do this, I've just pressed S and you get them. If you can see this, there's a little tiny dots, sort of a bluish, light blue color. And S is for the scale tool. So and then you hold down shift and I think it's called the til the key is the key. Listing my keyboard isn't right to the next, to the number 1, so it's on the left of the number one. And you can just press those two and make a bigger or smaller. Let's make it a bit smaller. All right, So if you're the one to try that, you can always right-click transform and scale. And it will let you do the scale from here. Okay, So as you can see, there's a hole there. A sort of almost an alleyway. So that will need to be fixed. And I think might be around this area here or this year. So you will have to check for this sort of things. Another way to do this patterns, if everything was, let's get rid of these ones. So let's say we have everything inside here. And you want to make sure you have a functioning pattern. Now what we need to do, so I'm going to look the background at the moment is to select everything. And either move this somewhere like that. And then you can copy everything that is here on the bottom and everything that is on the left to the right. Like this. Or you can even go back. You can even with everything selected, you can make a bigger scale down the Shift key and make it bigger. So the patents, the motifs, so they, they go outside of the boundaries. And then if you have some motifs like that, for example, let's make a little bit bigger. So they come out from the top, from the bottom, you will need to delete what's at the bottom. And if there is anything coming out from this side, you would have to delete that as well from the right. And then this one is touching. And then do the usual thing. So copy everything that is at the bottom, the top three in the bottom. And of course, fix anything that is, although it is not looking quite right, we can move this little one here. And everything that is on the left needs to be copied on the right. And again, fix anything that it's not quite working. So that one is too many butterflies. Maybe we can make this one a bit smaller. Okay, So the important thing is that you always repeat what is on, on the left is repeated on the right, and what is on the top is repeated on the bottom. So these are different ways of arranging your pattern and then you can do the patterns watch. I need to unlock actually the background. So it's control Alton 2 to lock it is controlled to so select everything. Drag it to the swatches panel. Let's see what this one looks like. So that's the new pattern. And nothing is cut off and actually works a little bit better. So it's probably better even if everything is inside the boundaries, it's prohibited to do the second method I showed you. So select everything and then make it bigger and then move it to the sides and fill in these parts. So you would have a bit of working pattern that way. Okay, so I think this is all for the random arrangement. The next lesson I will show you how to export your button. For example, if you want to upload your collection on Spoonflower, as seen in the next lesson. 17. Export The Patterns: Hi there. So we're back with this pattern. And I'm just going to show you what I do when I want to upload my patterns on Spoonflower for example. Because sometimes when you say your buttons or your pattern tile and uploaded on Spoonflower, even if the pattern is working perfectly, you will get the annoying white line when you have your test swatch printed. So what I normally do to try and avoid this problem is I zoom in and click on the background and then enlarge it a little bit, just a few pixels. And if you hold down the Control Shift and Alt, it will enlarge it all around evenly. So all at the same time. So just see something like that. Even less than that, I think is enough. But that would give you the chance, a better chance that the pattern is actually working properly when you uploaded on Spoonflower. And they're not you need to do is to go to File export. So now you can actually export As or Save for Web. I have used both methods and both work. So suppose it's a matter of preference. I don't know if that is something that makes a huge difference between these two. But as I say, normally, I use Export As and it actually works anyway. So if you do export as, you name your, your Patton, and normally I use JPEG and use that port. So click on, use that port. So it will crop your pattern tile all around and then click on Export. And for Spoonflower, you need until 250 PPI. And you can choose your quality of the file. I suppose between 56 is okay. And then optimize and click. Okay. And now you should have your, let's view it as the icons. So you have your pattern tile here that you can upload. And if you want to do export, Save for Web, you can do this as well. So you can change here to JPEG. And then in here you can change the sides of your tile as well. But I'm going to leave it 100 by 100. And let's set, you can just save it, and it will say this as well here. So now we should have two of them. But it's, as you can see, it's the same sort of style. So you can use either metals. All right, so I hope you have enjoyed the class. And if you have any questions, just let me know and I'll try to answer as soon as possible. 18. Bonus Lesson 1 Fill a Letter: Hello, welcome back. So in this bonus lesson, I'm going to show you how to use those scripts. I showed you before to use your patterns to fill a letter, for example, or you can use it for a different shape as well. But I thought this would be a fun thing to do. So I, here, I just type the letter a, make a really big, and I used this font here. I'm not going to try to say it, but it's this one here. But you can use the font that you like. And then with the font selected, you can go to type and create outlines. So you would actually create outlines for the shapes. And then what I will do is I give it no fill. And I give it, I shall leave it with no fill and no stroke. But I don't want it to be separate shapes. So I'm going to the Pathfinder and I'm going to click on Unite. So we have a shape like we did before with a no fill and no stroke squared. So now we didn't select it. We go to File scripts and self-fulfilled. And let's see, maybe we should make them smaller. Let's try with 10 and 2. And okay, so we have all of these filled in now. And what you can do is to bring up your, uh, your library of symbols. And one is enough for now. So we're going to get rid of the outline like we did before. And then its capabilities as well. Then select everything. So this time we will add these so we can select everything like this. And we do File Scripts. Finally replace. So now we have our symbols here. And let's see, let's take one of these. For example. Let's take one of the butterfly. So Control C. And I'm going to put this little butterfly here and make it a bit smaller so it fits. And now we have a letter made of butterflies. And of course you can do all the tricks I showed you before. So you can select it and do random select k 50 percent, and then go to Object Transform, Transform Each. And you can rotate some of them, for example. So if you scroll your mouse, you can see them rotating. And we can do random or not. And you can change some of the sizes as well. Let's put it the same. So my lead is 100% actually quite like it that way. And every trick that I showed you before, you can apply it to the letters. I quite liked it that way actually as it was before. And you can put two different symbols, like I showed you before. So select some of them are random and you can select them manually as well if you want. So if you want to put a flower day, you select, you put another CBO and you put a flower in there. And you can make all sorts of different fun letters like this. There is one more thing I wanted to show you. If you want to do something different and just going to go back to the circles. All right, so if you want, you don't have to use symbols. I prefer to use symbols because it works better. Because when you use the symbol U, your motif. Here, Let's get some of these. And when you paste your motif inside the symbols as I showed you, I always make it small enough to fit inside the circle. You can select limb misses. These are on top, first of all. Okay? So if you want, you can select something and exchange it directly without using the symbols. But if something will happen, if the motif is not contained inside the circle. So let me show you what I mean. So if we put maybe this leaf, that should be okay, that should work. So select the leaf and the black circles without using the symbol and go to script and find the replace. Okay, so this one is working. The leaf is okay, is changed, is put on the circle instead of the circles. If we use this, instead, that probably won't work. So script finally place. Okay, so as you can see, kind of put it in a wrong shape, is crushed it. Because this motif here, if we draw a circle around it. So you get the ellipse tool and holding Shift withdrawal circled. This is not contained properly in this small circles. So these cycles, the black circles was smaller than this motif. So this is sort of being squashed so that it can fit inside the circles. One way to solve this problem, and if we go back to the black spots is to actually draw a circle like this. Put it here. So let's make it bigger. So the flower is contained inside the circle. And then select both of them and control G to group them. And now we select all these little black circles as well. And now this should work. So we go to scripts and find a replace. And as you can see, this now has worked. So now we have the red shape of the flower. It's made a big, a bit smaller, but it's working that way. But that's why I normally like to use the symbols. Because you just put your motif inside the symbol and that will just work without the need of adding the circle. And of course, if your motif is sort of normally would go inside the circle, then that's fine. Either need to do that. But as you can see here, we also have the sacrum That's B is repeated two. So that's why I prefer very much so to use a symbol and change it that way rather than using directly your motifs. But it's an option. So I wanted you to know that as well. I hope you have enjoyed this little bones. 19. Bonus Lesson 2 Check the Repeat: Hi there. So I have here another little bonus lesson to show you how to check your pattern to see if it works. So when you make your arrangements with the symbols, you can check that it works before turning it into a pattern. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to just work here and then I won't save the changes because this is the template. But I am going to expand this. Ok, and then make a no fill and no stroke squared the back. So Control C, Control B. And give it no fill. And then select it, select everything and drag it to the swatches panel. And now if we go this side, make a big square or rectangle in this case. And I'm going to fill it with a pattern. So here you can see that there's no symbols cutoff, that your pattern actually has repeats. And you can also see if there are alleyways or spaces. You know, things that don't work generally with your pattern. Or you can have an ideal what the repeat is going to look like if it's someday like, like this sort of pattern on the pink background, you can have a better idea what the button is going to look like when it's repeated. So we can do this quickly actually. So expanded maker backgrounds or no fill and no stroke, square, and drag it to the swatches panel and change it. So as you can see, if we make it smaller. This gives you an idea of of the title repeat that you would get and also allows you to check that none of these are cut-off and they're all in the right place. Because as you know, one of these is of comparing it to the other ones, then this will be cut off in your pattern. O case. So that was just a quick lesson to show you how to check your pattern. Probably even better for this type of pattern. The dots repeat because it doesn't really give you an idea how it repeats in this pattern here. But if you actually make us watch and then put it in a bigger square like this one, then it will show you how we repeats. So if you want to do five dots, so 60 or nine even, then it will give you a better understanding of what the pattern is going to look like. Because at the moment is just the diagonal stripes. But when you change the number of your motifs, it will give you a different arrangement. And sometimes it's actually a good way to disguise you. Repeat. And sometimes it comes up quite geometrical, So it depends how you put your range, your motifs in this, in this class. All right, so that is all for this class. I hope you enjoyed it and hope to see your patterns and templates very soon. 20. Final Thoughts: Congratulations on completing the class. I hope you had fun and it wasn't too difficult. And now you have lots of pattern layouts and you can make lots of fun collections. If you'd like to keep in touch, you can follow me on Instagram at Catia girl and the art. 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