iPad Art: Easy Seamless Vector Patterns. No pen tool, no maths.

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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11 Videos (41m)
    • Introduction

    • Inspiration and sketching

    • Introduction to the Adobe Illustrator Draw app

    • Drawing the Vector Artwork

    • Moving the Artwork Between Apps

    • Intro to Graphic and Preparing the File

    • Making the Repeat

    • Exporting the Finished Tile and File Dimensions

    • Using the Tile in Graphic

    • Using the Tile in Photoshop

    • Final Thoughts and Project

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About This Class


In this class we will be using the iPad (any iPad is fine) to create a seamless tiling repeat vector pattern with a hand drawn look. We will be combining apps to get to the end result.  You don't need to use the vector pen tool, and there are no calculations to be done either.  It's a really easy way to make patterns which I am sure you will love.

This class is suitable for all abilities from a complete beginner to an experienced artist wanting to make repeat patterns on the go.

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Links to apps mentioned:

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Creative Cloud



Nic Squirrell's website

Nic's Skillshare Classes


Music: BossaBossa Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


91 of 92 students recommendSee All

Great class and very helpful.
I'm so happy I found this class! I've been doing all kinds of art on my Ipad pro and I wanted to be able to do patterns as well, but didn't know how. This class is the answer!
This is a great class. I'm so happy to have found ways to design and export using only an iPad. I love my computer but I'm glad I can create independently from it! Nic's classes are awesome and very easy to follow. Thanks a lot





Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator

Nic is an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

She studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

Her illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

She loves drawing on her iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, Nic will draw on it.

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