Checkered + 70s Flower Power Patterns in Procreate | Brittany Bouyer | Skillshare

Playback Speed

  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

Checkered + 70s Flower Power Patterns in Procreate

teacher avatar Brittany Bouyer, artist + illustrator

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Class Project


    • 3.

      Creating a Canvas


    • 4.

      Setting Up The Grid


    • 5.

      Gather Inspiration


    • 6.



    • 7.

      Refining Your Pattern


    • 8.

      Adding Details


    • 9.

      Test Your Pattern!


    • 10.

      Share Your Work


  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

This class is perfect for Procreate app beginners or someone thats looking to dip their toes in the pattern design world with a simple project. 

This class walks you through how to set up a workspace for patterns, use tools within the app to simplify the process and to keep yourself really organized along the way.

If you're new to digital illustration this class is perfect for you because you get a taste of all the most efficient tools you may not even know exist!

Let's have some fun and create some florals in a fun and funky way!

Here's the Pinterest board for gathering inspiration.

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Brittany Bouyer

artist + illustrator


I'm Brittany! I'm an artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer that loves all things vintage, colorful and romantic. While I do love to create with any and all art supplies, the IPad has been my go-to material for several years now and I am obsessed.



I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. I received my BA in Visual Arts Education in 2011 and shortly after I moved from Ohio to Chicago. Since then I've worked in early childhood education, graphic design and community building. Once 2020 turned our lives upside down, I decided to quit my other jobs and focus solely on my love for creativity and I LOVE IT. 



Traveling is where I find most of my inspiration for my work. I'm s... See full profile

Level: All Levels

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • 0%
  • Yes
  • 0%
  • Somewhat
  • 0%
  • Not really
  • 0%

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. Intro: Hi, I'm ready. Bouvier and artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer. Welcome to my studio in Chicago. As my husband and I are anxiously awaiting our rival of our first child. I have been diving deep into some pattern creation, mostly inspired by patterns in the 70s, bright colors with lots of daisies. That's what's inspired this entire class. So I hope that you'll follow along and enjoy every moment and every step along the way. In this class, I will walk you through your first steps into creating a pattern. These patterns are a great starting point because we're working with a simple grid. We're taking inspiration from the '70s Flower Power era and channeling our own creativity to create truly unique, vibrant patterns that you can use for anything. My goal with this class is to introduce you to an intimidating subject of pattern design with easy-to-follow steps that will hopefully inspire you to keep your creativity grilling afterwards. During our time together, we'll gather inspiration, set up our workspace, sketch ideas, and get to work so you can create patterns in no time. If you've been wanting to start creating patterns, but we're feeling intimidated by all the processes that are out there. This class is the perfect place to start. Nice and easy. I hope you'll come join me on this journey of creativity together. So grab your iPad and I hope to see you in class. 2. Class Project: I'm still having you decided to join me and dive into creating the 70s grid patterns. Now let's go over exactly what we'll be creating in this class so that you can move on and get your hands dirty. Well, not dirty, but you know what I mean? For this class, you'll be creating a checkered 70s pattern using the Procreate app. We will start by creating a custom canvas size that will make our lives simpler as we start working on our pattern. We'll move on to use the drawing guide and set up our grid with vibrant colors inspired from the '70s era. From there we'll take a peek at a variety of checkered patterns in the Pinterest board I've created for you. Once that creative we'll start turning. We'll move on to the sketching phase where we take our inspiration and get to work bringing our own unique style into the pattern. After we've got a general sketch for our repeat tile, will move on to refining all the details with color, shape, and accents. Now that your pattern is complete, you'll be able to set yourself up to test it out and make sure that everything is aligned. After you've passed your repeat pattern tests, you can share your repeat tile directly in the project section of the class blog. Now that you've gotten a sneak peek of exactly what will create in this class. I hope you'll continue onto the next lesson. I'll see you there. 3. Creating a Canvas: Let's go ahead and get started and create our first Canvas for this particular project, because we are creating a grid pattern, it makes the most sense to create a square. I like to create a square that is 12 by 12 " here if you're in the US. And the reason I do that is because if I wanted to use this pattern in the feature for wallpaper, wallpaper is typically 24 " wide. So that would be able to repeat the pattern two times across one strip of wallpaper. If you go up here to the top right corner, you can hit the plus sign. Let's go to create a new canvas. Again, because we're here in the US, I will use inches. But you can create any equals square that you're comfortable with in any sizing or measurement that you choose. Tap 12 in the width section. Tab 12 in the height section. Because we will most likely print this pattern on a product in the future, I want to make sure that our DPI or dots per inch is at least at 300. This allows it to be a slightly scalable and we'll print very clear without being pixelated. And then you can also see the bonus here that tells us we have 37 layers, which is plenty for this project. If you want, you can tap where it says untitled canvas and you can re-size to square, grid pattern. Once you've renamed your Canvas, you can hit Create and it will populate an open up directly. Before we move on to the next lesson and get started, I want to remind you that this way I'm teaching you to create a pattern is just one of the very many ways you can create a pattern within procreate. And there are tons of classes that I highly suggest you take from many incredible teachers throughout. I'll see you in the next lesson. 4. Setting Up The Grid: Welcome back. In this lesson, we will work on setting up our grid to help our pattern align easily. From here, let's go up to the little wrench icon, tap Canvas under your actions. And then you'll hear, you'll see a drawing guide. Toggled off. Let's turn that on and then hit Edit Drawing Guide. From there we can come over to symmetry, tap the options, and we will actually do the quadrant option today. That is going to help us set up for our Foursquare's and then test our repeat it later in a later lesson. Once you've chosen those options, you can hit Done. As we start to work on getting the colors for each individual square, I want you to think about the color palette that you want to use here. And this isn't permanent, you can always change it at a later time. I just like to clarify that here, that having a general color palette in mind is always helpful, but you don't feel tethered by it by any means either. Next, let's tap over here on the Layers panel. And we will create for new layers, one for each individual box or square that will set up the background of our grid pattern. So since we already have one, Let's actually just turn off the Drawing Assist here, which automatically toggles on when you create a drawing guide. But we're not going to use that feature just yet. Let's rename that layer top left. That way we know when we're coloring later on that we will be working with the top-left square. Move on and let's do a rename of the top-right. Add a new layer. Bottom-left. Add a new layer, rename it bottom-right. What we'll do next is actually fill in the entire grid on each layer that we have, but we'll keep them separate so that we can move them as we please. Come up here to your color panel. And let's choose at minimum two colors. So if you wanted to have two colors on the opposite sides of your grid here, you can choose two colors with the backgrounds. I will be using four different colors, but I'm going to use all different kinds of green for mine. So I know I want something a little olivine and dark. So first up, I will actually make sure again that I'm on that top left. Tap the color panel and drag the dot over here to fill the entire square. Don't worry, we will work this out later to resize it. Come back to your layers panel, hit the top right, choose your second color. Drag and drop. Fill the entire page. Same thing. Come back up to bottom-left. Tap and drag the color that you'd like to choose or if you have it saved over here in your palettes, you can also do that. But when you're ready, drag the color over and fill last one on the bottom-right layer. You will re-color this one and drag it over and fill the layer. Now, I'm assuming that at this moment these might not actually be the colors that I want to choose. And I did that on purpose because I want to be able to give you the option to change later on and show you how to do that. Instead of trying to make you do it right now, choose all of it at once. So if I was working on this pattern by myself, not in a class, I would have created an entire color palette previously and had my colors all set up. So from here, let's go back to the layer that says top-left. Hit the Transform arrow at the top. Then I like to kinda bring my canvas a little smaller so that I can see the entire thing. Over here. Let's make sure that the uniform is on. That just means that the square will keep its ratio. And let's turn the snapping distance and velocity all the way up and magnetics and snapping on. Tap out of the settings and then take the, because I know that we're going to bring this square to be the top-left grid. I'm going to select it and then slowly dragging it should snap into place. And you'll see those yellow lines that bolted up there. Now the reason we can't see it is because it is up there, but we can drag it up just so you can see we can re-align our layers. Let's do that again. Let's just bring this up so we know which one we're working on. So from the top right, Let's tap this one. Hit the transform tool. Carefully, drag and let it snap into place and lift your finger. Now before you touch the canvas again, this is really important. Sometimes we can tap or nudge and that will actually move the square, which means that your grade will not be in line anymore. So be careful, I'm going to undo that so that when I snap it in place again, I just come over here and turn the transform off so that I'm not touching a different part of the canvas that creates that movement. Unwanted movement, should I say? Okay, let's tap the layer called bottom-right. Tap the Transform tool, gently drag to the bottom right corner, turn the transform off. And then we've got our bottom-left. And of course it looks like it's still here, but it's actually a full, it's still the full size of our grid, so we want to make sure we just resize that as well. So tap the Transform tool, drag and bring it down. Tap the Transform tool. And now we've got four separate squares. So if I uncheck those, you can see they're all exactly where we said they are by renaming them and they're all the same size. What I like to do next just to keep my layers panel it nice and clean, is to actually tap on each layer and then drag to the right to select all four. And then let's group those. Tap where it says new group. Rename the layer to background squares. And now you're all set. And I will meet you in the next lesson. 5. Gather Inspiration: In this lesson, we'll be gathering some inspiration for our grid patterns below in the resource section of this class, just below the video, you'll see a link to a Pinterest board that I have created for you. Here you can click on the link and it will bring you to this board that I have created for a class. Just gather inspiration for color palettes and other ways that other artists have used grids to create beautiful floral patterns, mostly inspired by the 70s. You can see there's a lot of bright vibrant colors, a lot of Daisy shapes, and a variety of other symbols. You might see. Some Smiley faces and rainbows. In a lot of other things in-between. I refer to this pattern a lot as the grid. As you can see here, it looks like a grid to me, but it's also a checkered pattern which is or was super popular in the '70s and has slowly started to come back and give you an idea of what your grid pattern would look like if you use the exact same flower within all Foursquare's of your grid. This one here can show you what it would be like if you use two different shapes. So we have two flowers here and then two hearts. So you could do those diagonally and it creates a larger grid pattern. This is another option, again with two different, two different patterns within each square. Can see that two of the flowers and the solid background and then the checkered within, within a grid square as well. One thing I really liked about the grid pattern is that it's simple enough that you can create variation, but within each square or within each grid, lots of variants, even below lot of flour options. Now, you will typically see this like DZ shape most often began because it was like '70s Flower Power era. But you can totally use any kind of flower that you want to use within each section. So you don't have to be tied to that by any means. I just loved sharing ideas on Pinterest because you can see collectively how similar they are. But each artist has chosen something totally different. Once you take some time to look at these patterns and two, gather some ideas for your own. I can go back to procreate. Now that we're ready to potentially re-color our grid squares or our original colors that we had chosen. I want to show you a little trick about how to quickly and easily change your colors now that you might be inspired by what you've seen. So since we have this group created, I duplicate it just to save those originals in case we change our mind. I turn that off, come back to the new group of background squares. And then from here, because we have them renamed, we can easily drag a new color over and drop on each one, but by selecting the layers. So I'm coming back over to my color panel and I'm going to choose a different variation of colors that I have here. I'm going to start with this teal color. I have bottom-left selected, so that means this. I need to drag my color all the way over to the bottom-left. Hold it, and then when I fill it, I make sure that I have the threshold at 100%. So that covers the entire selection on the layer. Now, I've decided that I want to have the two opposite squares, the same color. So I'm going to come up here to my layer that's labeled top-right. Drag the same color over. I've been hold and make sure it's filled all the way. And then I will make sure I choose the right box next. Bottom-right, grab my color, and then come back up to top-left. Do the same thing. Wonderful. Now that I've got two groups of background squares, I'm going to collapse it and then tap and rename this one background squares blues because this is a different palette. Now. Now again, I have this space with all these layers at the moment, if I decide later on that I'm not going to use these, I can delete them and give myself a lot more layers. We all know how precious the amount of layers you can use on an artwork is. Okay. Now that we've got your creative wheels turning, and hopefully if you decided to recolor, you've had a chance to do that. We will hop over to the next lesson and start our sketch. 6. Sketching: Welcome to the next lesson where we can start sketching our flowers that will put within our grid. First thing we wanna do is come over and start a new layer. Let's rename this layer just to keep ourselves organized as sketches. One, turn on the Drawing Assist by tapping the selected layer and come over here and turn the drawing assist on. What this drawing assist means, because we have the quad set grid, means that anything I draw in one square will automatically happen in all four. Come to the color panel and select a different color that will stand out on top of your grid. Just going to select a neutral white. And then I have my six B pencil, which is found in the sketching tools. For this first option, we will have four of the same exact flower, which you might be able to change later. But I just wanted to show you how you can use the Drawing Assist to your benefit here. A quick tip here is if you are interested in using some of your Pinterest inspiration, you can tap and drag the Pinterest over here so you can have a split-screen. I like to only have mine at three-quarters just because I have more space to draw. If you decide that you would like to have for flowers. But all different, you can do the same thing, but you would just turn the drawing assist off and you withdraw all of your flower sketches separately. And then you would have different flowers to ink later. For my pattern, I do want to have all the flowers the same at first. If you decide you don't want all your flowers to be the same or you don't want all of them different. You want to different selections of flowers to show some variety in your pattern. I will show you how to do that diagonally next. So this is my first sketch. You can see that everything I'm doing on one square is happening on all for one little trick I like to do here is to actually bring in a new layer with a different color and just draw a perfect circle. Just to help guide me when I'm drawing my flower petals because sometimes they go a little wonky. And so I'm hoping that this will help me keep everything in alignment with the other petals. So then I can come back up here to my sketches. My lighter color again, and then start over a little bit about all four flowers drawn and they're identical. I want to show you an option on how to have two different variants on each diagonal selection here. So in order to show you that, I'm going to toggle off my little circle. And then I want to actually duplicate this sketches one. Turn off the first original. And then let's go to rename this sketches to two sketches. Sketches. One, rename it to sketches to. Then what we'll do here is actually, as we have sketches to select, it, will take that selection tool and use our free hand. So we'll draw around two of our flowers that are diagonal from each other. Swipe three fingers down and hit Cut and Paste. Now if you look over at your Layers panel, you see that there is two selections here where I have split the flower elements. I'm going to turn off a firm selection just to save it in case we need it. And then I'm going to also toggle off or if you don't like to toggle it all the way off, you can actually just lower the opacity. I think it's easier for the next selection to turn it totally off. We'll create a new layer, rename this sketches three. Tap the layer and turn the drawing assist on. So what this is going to do is going to actually draw again four of the same at the same time because we have that drawing grid on. So we will be able to select and remove elements and then combine the two that we decide we want to include together. Do the same thing where you are using. If you used a guy like me, you can turn it on. And you can prepare yourself for the other variation of the flowers you want to include. Once you've taken a few moments or however much time you've needed. Hopefully you've used the pause button below to draw your second sketch layer. Now, as you can see here on my first sketches to version, I have these two selected. Now I know that on this layer, I need to choose the ones that are in the lighter blue. So I'll come to select my sketches three-layer, use that same variation of this selection tool and free hand. Those two diagonals. I'll take my fingers and swipe down three fingers and swipe down and hit Cut and Paste. Now, again, I have this split into two layers. So I want to actually take sketch three and sketch too. Now that I've removed the pieces. Now you can see over here in these little windows in the layers panel that these two flowers in each section are opposite each other. So now I want to tap each layer and pinch them together. And now you can see we turn off my little circle guide. You can see that I have two different flowers available here now. So now my options are the one with two different flowers, or if you decided to add a different element, like a bug or a heart door. I know we saw some rainbows over here. Those, or you can turn that off and go with your option with the four different flower or four of the same flowers. For the sake of cleanliness over here on my layers section, I'm actually going to take these and delete any layers that I'm not using anymore. If you want to keep them, you're totally welcome to save them until you run out of space. But I really like to keep myself organized over here. So I will take both of these sketch layers and swipe to the right and group them together. Just rename it. So I know that I have all of my sketches in one section. Again, if you want to toggle and see which one you're leaning towards, you've got those options here. If you'd like to work a little bit more on finalizing how you want the colors to lay out. I suggest adding a new layer underneath your sketches group. You can decide which one you're going to work on first. So I think I'm going to turn off and do all of the flowers that are the same. So I'm going to rename color sketch one. Now I want to make sure my drawing assist is on. And then thinking about what colors I want to use within these flowers. And I really love the contrast between this orange. So when to come up to my brushes and just grab one that's a little bit bigger. I usually try to grab some paint. Down here in the paint section. We'll try this acrylic one. Haven't used this one in awhile. So play with the, how big the brush is. And then you can just fill in. Just to see what this might look like. Thinking I actually might want a little bit of a gold for the petals. And I'm gonna make my brush a little bit smaller. Just to give you a general idea of what your color palette could be. You might decide that you want your flowers to be a little bit more painterly and you can use a paintbrush. You don't have to worry about outlines or anything like that. I do use a lot of outlines in my work, so I think I will continue to do that. You can see even this paintbrush has some transparency. So I'm just going back over so I can see the boldness of the color contrast a little bit more. If you're deciding to sketch and play with the colors within that diagonal version of your sketches. I would just turn off your drawing assist for that color sketch. And I will do a color sketch to add a new layer. Turn my drawing assist on, and then make sure I have that layer on. And then in this color, I think I would keep the same center. So this is going to draw on all four again, but we'll just remove the parts that we aren't using. So I'm going to come back to this yellowish color. Okay, so in order to do the other flower variation here, I'm just going to use that selection. Remove these two and I'm actually just going to cut this time and then start a new layer. And then I'm just going to make sure that drawing assist is on and I'm not going to rename it because I'm going to combine these two in just a minute. So I'm coming back to the colors. So now we're doing the same thing except this time we're going to cut the opposite diagonals. Swipe three fingers down and hit Cut. Now you can see that the color sketch two and the one we just did version is now ready to be combined. Now you can tap and drag and bring those into your sketches group. So now you can see this variation. Turn those two off and see this variation. Now that we've got our flower grid ready, our main repeat ready, we will go into the next lesson and refine and add details to our flowers and any other elements you've drawn on your grid. And then we will go from there and test our repeat and just a few short lessons. I'll see you there. 7. Refining Your Pattern: Now on to the next lesson where we will refine the flowers and finalize all of our floral ideas. What I like to do next is to create outlines. That's just because that's integral in the type of work that I typically do. So if you are not someone that likes to do any kind of outlining, then you can keep your style with the painterly flowers. Maybe you just use a texture brush instead of outlines. That's totally up to you. For mine. Or if you'd like to have clean outlines, I'll come up here, turn my drawing assist on. I will rename this as my flower ink one. And then I'm going to choose my outline color. And then I'm going to come to some of my ink brushes. So you have lots of choices down here and inking, calligraphy. I often suggest using mono line if you don't want to have variation in your outlines with pressure. I also really loved the script brush. And then what I will do is start with these two larger daisy flowers I have up here. And I have the Assisted on. So it's actually going to draw all four of this flower, but that's okay because I can remove them. I will take my time and refine the outlines of this flower. Now that I've got my first set of outlines completed, I'll come over to the selection tool. Use that free hand option, cut and paste. The only reason I'm cutting and pasting is keeping them for a later moment just in case I want to use them for something else. Again, because I have space and enough layers to do so, turn off the selection, come back up here with a new layer and rename it flower ink to turn my drawing assist on. Now I'm done outlining my second flower set. And I'm going to do the exact same thing where I come through and I select the opposite to flowers. Swipe down with three fingers and then I'm going to cut and paste, just going to group them together and name them extras just so I know that I have them here. If I decide to use them, since I have my outlines ready, I think what I'll do next is to create a new layer, rename it. I always like to name it fill because I'm filling in the color. So we'll name this fill one and then I'm going to turn on that drawing assist again. So what I wanna do next is actually come down to this sketches layer because I'm going to use this as a reference for the colors that I want to create, my flower fill color. So I'm just going to tap and hold because I want to use this yellow mustard color. And then I'm going to turn the sketches group off. I don't really need them, I'm just using it for the color now. For this first fill, I know I'm going to work on this thinner petaled flower and I'm going to use, There's two different ways that I typically like to work on this. And I would typically do a textured flower. I might actually come back and use that six B pencil. And I will turn, I'm just double-checking to make sure my emphasis is on and I will actually come in. And manually. I guess manually is not necessarily the right word, but I would just draw and sketch in or fill in and color in that texture that I want to achieve here. When I usually fill in using this pencil, I usually do a really loose drawing. It don't worry about the anything that goes over the edges because I will come through and clean that up later. So I like this option because it does leave a little bit of texture and it helps add some depth to the final pattern. This is one option for you if you choose to use more of a painterly effect, or if you would rather have more of a flat color fill. What I can do next is show you a great shortcut and how to do that. Let's say that you do want to use the flat color option. What you can actually do is you come to your flower ink. One, just like to toggle it off to make sure I'm using the right layer. And we'll turn that into a reference layer. Now, anything that is under that layer will be referencing those outlines. If you decide you want to fill in your petals, are your elements with full or flat color. You can do the drag-and-drop option here, but you actually have to make sure that you turn off the assisted. Especially if you are using a variation like myself where I have two different flower options. Because if you do something on this layer and there's no closed shape on the other layers, it's going to fill in the entire background as well. So from here, you can actually go and you can drop in each one, then you can actually continue filling. If you don't have the option of the Assisted on, it still does go pretty fast when you can call her job so quickly. So if you're going for the Font Color option, this is great choice for you. Now I'm going to just undo all of those actions so I can go back to using my textured brush. If you followed along with that and you are not using that option. Let's make sure that we turn off the reference layer so that it doesn't mess with our current drawing. Some coming back making sure I have my pencil selected and I'm going to continue to fill in with texture here on my petals. And I will meet you here in just a few minutes. Now that I've colored in those petals, I'm going to come back to this layer, select those two that are obviously not the right flower. And I'm going to cut and paste again. I'm going to move this down to the selection or the group that I had created called extras, and drop them in there until maybe I need them. I'm going to turn them off. And now I will come up too. While I have actually this one selected, I'm going to create a new layer. Fill 1.5 or 1.2, I guess we should do. And then I'll turn the drawing assist on. So if you've ever taken any of my classes, I always suggest that anytime you use a new color, makes sure that you also create a new layer. You can always combine things, but it's more difficult to remove after the fact. It's a good habit to create. I'm going to come to the sketches and then just get that color drop again, that orange that I liked. Turn off the sketches and then fill in this circle in the center. Come back to the same thing, remove those diagonals that are not the correct flower. Cut and paste. Move that down to my extras group. Next step, I'm turning back on my sketches. I'm thinking I do like the colors here, so I'm going to keep those and I will make sure that my orange matches correctly. And I will come back up again, create a new layer. This time I'm doing, I renamed this one wrong, so I'm going to fix that real quick and do fill one point to not full. And now I'm doing this time, I'm filling the second round of layers, so I will call this fill too. Turn my drawing assist on, turn those sketches off, and then come over here and spend a few minutes just coloring in the center of the next set of problems. Okay, I finished with one selection. Now I will come back over and remove, cut and paste that selection. That down to my extras. Then I'm creating a new layer. Fill 2.2. As I work on the petals here with my drawing assist. Now that I've finished coloring in my second set of flowers, I'm going to come over here, use that selection tool to remove the ones that don't align with the outlines. Swipe down, hit Cut and Paste. Take that selection, move it down to my extras. And now you can see I've got a pattern unfolding here. Before I move on to the next lesson where we'll talk about adding some details and maybe even some texture. I want to group together these layers. And I forgot to also include the ink. So we'll group those, rename the group to flower finals. Once those are all in a group, collapse your grip. And then I will see you in the next lesson where we talk about how to add in some extra details and texture. 8. Adding Details: In this lesson, you'll get a chance to add any additional textures or shading, or even any elements that you want to add within each box. To just add a little bit more visual interest. I'll show you how you can do that and keep it refined within each square. Now, in order to keep things refined within each square or selection, this top plus selection, I have the box. If I came back down to my background squares, what I want to do is actually hit select on that layer. Now that I have that square selected, you can see if you zoom in those diagonal lines, show that everything else is essentially grayed out. What I want to do next is to add a new layer. I'm going to bring it up above that group, so it's not included there. And I was thinking of adding some dots, an option down here in textures called decimals. So the reason I'm selecting this square is that so nothing will ever go over the edge. Which means when we go to repeat our grid, everything will still line up. If anything goes over the ledge, then that means that the line, the lines will not aligned properly later. So that's why these grid patterns are really important to keep everything within the square. You are considering a background. You can play with a few of these options. Tap my brush. Then I'm going to color this in and see if I liked the idea. And I actually do. I might change the color a little bit, which I can show you how I would do that. What you can do to quickly change color of everything selected on a layer is actually swipe to the right with two fingers and you can see my alpha lock is now on. You can also tap and select it. And then choose the different color that you were considering. I'm gonna bring this down a little bit and then tap the layer and hit Fill. So you can see it changed everything that was on that layer. Another option you might consider, It's filling in multiple layers or even all four layers, which you can do by just creating an entire layer within the square. Again, making sure nothing goes over the edges. If I zoom in, I might actually end up having a problem here. So we will have to test that with our grid repeat. And if that's the case and it doesn't repeat, I can always turn it off. The beauty of having all of these extra layers. A few other options of things you can do is to create a new layer. I will turn the drawing assist on and I'm just going to call this details for now. This is where you can really play with your style. Maybe we're considering adding a few extra details. Let me change the color here. I think I want to actually add something that wouldn't necessarily be on all of the squares. Instead, I'm going to turn that drawing assist off. In order to keep things cohesive. I'm thinking I want to select that same color I have for the dots on this grid. And I want to actually bring in that dot. Look on the corners over here. So I think for me my details are probably done here. And that means that if you are still working, please continue to add details. Again, just focusing on keeping everything within those smaller squares. I will find out soon if this is going to cause any issues in my repeat pretty quickly, but I actually have a solution for that. My solution for that was actually just to turn on the transform tool. I just tapped the layer up a few pixels, which then made sure that every circle or dot selection here, it was inside that square. So that was really helpful. Now we should be to test the repeat in the next lesson. Please continue working on any details you'd like to add into, integrate your style completely into our checkered pattern. I will see you in the next lesson where we test the repeat and see how our pattern comes together in a larger setting. 9. Test Your Pattern!: Now that you've finished your grid tile here, which is the main tile, repeat, you'll hear that a lot in the surface pattern type industry. And so that means in order to make sure that everything here stays saved and safe, we'll come over here to the actions and actually export this as a JPEG to test our repeat. We will hit Save Image. Then before we move on, I actually want to go to Canvas and go to Canvas information and save this as Skillshare, grid, pattern and hit done. Now we go to our main gallery and we'll come over to where we created that Canvas. Then we have our Skillshare class, 12 by 12 saved or whichever same-size that you use at the beginning of class. Now we have a grid that's where we have a canvas that is the same size as the tile we have already created and saved into our photos library. From here we'll set it up the same by turning the drawing guide on. Editing the Drawing Guide, turning that symmetry on, changing the options to quadrant. Hit Done when you're all finished. Then from here, you can go to Add, Insert a Photo, tap your photo. And now you have that JPEG image over here. As you can see. One thing we can do before we test our grid repeat is to tap on the layer and hit Drawing Assist off. Again because you turn that Canvas drawing guide on, it's going to automatically populate on your first layer. From this section, we'll go to our Transform tool. You'll see that we still have uniform selected and all of our snapping is turned on. Again, one thing I like to repeat is as soon as we transform this into the top-left corner. Keep in mind to try to transform tool off before you touch or nudge anything because that will add, that will add problems to your repeat test here. We'll grab tap out of the settings. Will grab that bottom right corner and bring it up to the left. C, it will move slow enough, it will snap into place and you'll see the yellow bars. Pick up your finger or your pencil. Then turn the transform tool off. Because we have already resized this and we're actually using it as a JPEG file that's inserted. We're going to test it simply by duplicating the layer three times. First we'll start with this one. I like to drag over to the right and it will snap into place. Release gently, turn the transform off, duplicate that layer. Turn the transform tool, unselect it and then this time we can drag it down. Wait till it snaps gently release, turn the transform tool off. Come to your layers panel. Duplicate again. Turn the transform tool off, then slide that grid over to the left. Now you can see a very large repeat and you can get an idea of what your pattern will look like. What I like to do next to make sure that the repeat is in perfect condition. There's no space between each grid or anything that will cause any issues once you see it at a printer, the best way to do this is to turn off your Canvas guide for now. Then I actually like to just start a new layer just in case I make any marks or anything with my hand or happened to nudge anything. I'm not nudging any any other layers or anything. And then I can come in and I can actually zoom in to where the repeat of the pattern is, which is obviously right here in the center. Then I just kind of look around and zoom and pinch to see if there's anything that might cause an issue. Sometimes you might see marks from your hand or your pencil where it had tapped. And then we know that if we see that, we can actually go back to our original tile where we have all the layers and make adjustments. If everything is lined up, you have created your very first 70s grid or checkered floral patterns. 10. Share Your Work: I truly can't tell you how much it means to me that you've made it this far in class, and I hope you've taken the time to share your work in the project gallery below the class today, it's a great place for you to connect with other people that have taken the class. And it even allows me to see what you've created as a Skillshare teacher, it truly makes my heart flutter to see it when someone completes an entire project and decides to share it with me. That means that all this hard work I went through creating this class for you. Something that you've actually enjoyed. Thank you for choosing this class to take you on a journey through the '70s and creating some checkered and grid patterns. Thank you again for taking the time and I hope to connect with you in the project gallery and in the discussion portion of this class below. If you're interested in finding other ways to connect with me and my work, you can always follow me on Instagram, follow me here on Skillshare or check anything out on my website at Britney I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again.