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William Morris Style: three ways of Creating a Botanical Pattern in Photoshop and by hand

Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator, designer

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15 Videos (1h 43m)
    • Intro

      1:31
    • Materials

      1:00
    • Pattern Rules

      1:42
    • Inspiration and Outline

      6:55
    • Texturing

      4:46
    • Scanning and Inking Outline

      6:05
    • Coloring

      4:47
    • Adding Details

      6:21
    • Part I Repeat Pattern

      9:52
    • Part II Seamless Pattern

      14:16
    • Part III Analog Pattern

      19:00
    • Cutting

      18:41
    • Xerox and Taping

      6:53
    • Your Task

      0:32
    • Final Thoughts

      0:34

About This Class

In this class I'll show you how to create a beautiful William Morris inspired pattern in three different techniques. We’ll begin with a simple repeat pattern using Offset filter in Photoshop and continue with more intuitive seamless pattern. In the third part I’ll show you how to create 100% analog motif just with a Xerox and your imagination:)

By the end of this 100-minute class you’ll learn some important principles of pattern design and will be able to incorporate it in your own work. Both advanced and beginner creatives can find valuable insights in this class. 

Lessons include:

  • Inspiration advice
  • Digital inking and colouring
  • Pattern design tips
  • Repeat pattern
  • Seamless pattern
  • 100% Hand-drawn analog pattern

And there is a GIVEAWAY! Post your pattern design before 31th of August for a chance to win a beautiful Italian notebook and one more surprise from me!;)

38 of 38 students recommendSee All

Great class!! Full of info and very beautiful artwork examples. Thank you for inspiration!
The audio of the words of the lecture is very hard to hear even with volume turned way up.

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Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

Anna Sokolova is Berlin-based illustrator, designer and art director.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she produced commercial art projects while attending Peter The Great Polytechnic University. After graduating with a major in Publishing, she returned to the university for an advanced degree in design.

Anna has over ten years of design and illustration experience working for clients in America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, Be...

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