Transform Watercolor Illustrations into Intricate Patterns

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

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7 Videos (23m)
    • TRAILER

      0:33
    • Class Project

      0:35
    • Set-up

      3:01
    • Creating the Tile

      9:07
    • Testing the Pattern

      3:51
    • Recoloring

      4:07
    • Finishing Touches

      1:32

About This Class

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Creating repeating patterns is one of the most exciting things to do with your illustrations and, once you learn how to do it, you can´t stop!  

In this class you´ll learn how to use your watercolor illustrations to make seamless repeating patterns by using a simple technique in Adobe® Photoshop® software.  You will also learn how to clean up your scans, create the pattern tile, test your pattern repeat and create alternate colorways. 

This class is geared towards anyone that is curious about pattern design. You need a basic knowledge of Adobe® Photoshop® software to follow along. 

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Thank you! It was very useful and I learned a lot!
Very concise and easy to follow.
Thankx for your amazing class it was exactly what I wanted for PS repeats and much better than trawling the web, usually not finding what I need; getting distracted and eliminating time wasting - would highly recommend.

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Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer

I'm Sandra Bowers, I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer based in BC, Canada. I'm originally from the beautiful Medellin, Colombia, where it's springtime all year round!

I have very big eyes and I love animals, specially dogs.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature and animals, so I'm lucky to live in a place where I can sit in the garden and watch many free animals come close enough to admire (coyotes, raccoons, bunnies and many many birds!). 

I love mixing traditional and digital media to create detailed, stylized, playful illustrations and patterns for fabrics, stationary and home decor.