iPad Art: Make Mesmerising Kaleidoscopic Bitmap & Vector Patterns

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. About this class

    • 2. Kaleidomatic

    • 3. Adobe Capture CC

    • 4. Exporting from Adobe Capture CC

    • 5. Using the pattern in PS and AI

    • 6. Using the pattern in Graphic

    • 7. Comparing the different tile properties

    • 8. Final thoughts & project


About This Class


Kaleidoscopic patterns are captivating and really fun to make from your photographs, sketches, paintings and digital art. 

In this class we will be looking at some simple ways of making these beautiful Boho style patterns on your iPad or phone, and how to use them to make high resolution seamless raster and vector pattern tiles for surface pattern design, and which you can also use in your digital images as dazzling textures, backgrounds or collage elements.

We will be using both the Kaleidomatic and the Adobe Capture apps. 

It’s quick, it’s fun and very addictive.

This class is suitable for beginners, and although I show you how to use the tiles in Adobe PS and AI and in Graphic for iPad, these are not a necessity for the class.

Do feel free to share your images on social media using the hashtag #nicsquirrellskillshare. I may share some of them too, so if you’d rather I didn’t please let me know.

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Music credit: Alice In the City by Jeris (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/43424 Ft: Orrisroot

Links to the apps used in this class in the App Store:

Kaleidomatic by Stuffmatic

Adobe Capture CC by Adobe

Graphic for iPad by Picta, Inc (optional)