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

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!

In this class, you'll learn an easy and super fast way to create eye-catching geometric mandala designs in Adobe Illustrator (great if you have a basic knowledge of Illustrator but not required!).

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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7 of 7 students recommendSee All

Brilliant idea, and very well presented. Instant recommend!
This was such a fun and easy class to follow along to! Veronica was clear, concise & well-paced with her instructions which made it a breeze to work on the class project along with the videos. It was a great introduction to scripts for me and can't wait for more of your classes! Thank you so much, Veronica! And a very special shout out to Faye Brown for recommending this lovely class!
Awesome class! Had never used scripts before in Adobe Illustrator. Veronica explains very clearly how to use them and makes it all seem so easy. I have also learnt quite a few other tips in this class too. I highly recommend this class.

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Veronica Galbraith

Surface Pattern Designer

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 on Surface Pattern Design and I'm loving it!

I design prints with bold graphic elements, striking colour combinations and a playful attitude. They can be used for various applications including fabrics, homewares and stationery.

I also author the blog ‘Pitter Pattern’ [www.pitter-pattern.com], a blog about Surface Pattern Design, where I feature my favourite designers, share industry news & resources and my latest design activities.