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Fabric Design: From Sketch to Vector Using Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

teacher avatar Brigitte Heitland, Surface Pattern and Quilt Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      2:38

    • 2.

      Project

      6:02

    • 3.

      Sketching

      2:26

    • 4.

      Basic Tools

      8:49

    • 5.

      Turning Your Sketch Into a Vector

      9:56

    • 6.

      Smart Tools

      10:45

    • 7.

      Assembling Repeat

      7:55

    • 8.

      Creating a Color Scheme

      2:39

    • 9.

      Applying the Color Scheme

      5:50

    • 10.

      Exporting and Printing

      6:00

    • 11.

      Conclusion

      1:46

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Do you want to see your art on products? Wallpaper, postcards, fabrics? Most illustrations and designs start their journey as a rough sketch on paper. Inspiration can hit you from anywhere, on the go while traveling, in a coffee shop, or in your garden in summer. But on this journey from sketch to final product, you need to first digitize your sketch, and nothing makes this process easier than working on the iPad. 

In this class, I will show you how you can easily convert drawings to vector art with vectorizing or the pencil tool on the iPad. Adobe Illustrator for Ipad opens up possibilities that make transferring a hand drawing into a vector graphic really quick and easy. And you can practically do this step of your work on the couch. 

You will look over my shoulder as I transform a hand drawing into a vector drawing on the iPad and create a few simple sketches as design elements. For the final project, we'll create a fabric repeat, though with the skills learned in the class, you can design for any product you can think of. Using this smart workflow you can create a library of design elements for your purposes, be it for branding, wall art, or surface pattern design.

Throughout the class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Import a hand sketch into AI on iPad
  • Basic tools and gestures for drawing with AI on iPad
  • Trace your hand sketch with the Apple Pencil to a vector drawing
  • Use Mirroring, radiating, and blending objects
  • Build a color scheme from a captured photo or color scheme
  • Create a simple fabric repeat as your project with your design elements
  • Export your illustration from AI iPad to the desktop version for last refinements

Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced artist, who wants to learn how to get the best from the app and create a smart workflow, this class is for you! You should have access to Adobe Illustrator, an iPad, and an Apple Pencil. No matter which skill level you are at right now, the lessons are designed to be easy to follow. 

So let’s get started! Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Brigitte Heitland

Surface Pattern and Quilt Designer

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Hello and Welcome!

My name is Brigitte, I am a surface and also a quilt pattern designer living in a small town in Germany.
I studied textile design at the Academy of Arts and am now working as a designer for the leading company for quilt fabrics in Texas.

Besides design, I love photography, traveling, dancing, and baking delicious bread. Oh, and not to forget: I love learning. I'm very curious about all new things related to my interests.

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1. Introduction: Most illustrations and faster the journey as a rough sketch on paper, inspiration can take you from anywhere on the go. We're traveling in a coffee shop or in your garden in the summer. But on this journey from sketch to final product, you need to first digitize your sketch. And nothing makes this process easier than working on the IC. Hello, I think it's a high standard surface designer living in a small town syndrome and working with the leading company in the quilting fabric needs based in the USA. Fabrics, I have created more than 25 fabric collections to be sold in stores all over the board. I'm mostly Adobe Illustrator. And on the way from sketch to the finished design, using an iPad makes it not only comfortable, but also pleasant. And in this class, you can accompany me on this journey. Look over my shoulder in trial for yourself, how to convert a paper sketch into a vector graphic. For your class project, we will create a simple fabric repeat on the iPad. You'll learn how to import and trace your handmade sketches into a vector graphic. Refine the line art for a consistent flow of cross your motifs. Create a color scheme, color two illustrations. Assembly motifs into a simple grid. Repeat, ready to be exported for print. This class is not only for beginners who have never worked with Illustrator before, but also for experienced designers who are already familiar with is the desktop version and want to take advantage after convenience of working on it. By the end of it, you'll not only have a beautiful, simple repeat pattern that you can use for fabrics or wrapping paper. But also a complete workflow you can use for any design rhotic, you can sync up branding, posters, greeting cards. The possibilities are endless. I am looking forward to our journey together. Let's get started. 2. Project: The project for this class will be to create a couple of hand sketches and transform them on your iPad into a simple vectorized repeat. Why would we go for vectorizing? There are basically two different types of images. One type is a pixel based. These are mainly photos and any graphics that have a fine detailed structured. The graphics are composed of countless tiny colors. Quiz two pixels. Since each square can have a different color, this graphic is ideal for photos. Single, for example, for what structure or the exquisitely calibrations of a shadow. However, the disadvantage of these graphics is that the pixels result in a large file. For example, filtering poster format can quickly read a file size of 200 MB. Or those there is a limit to how large a pixel-based file can grow. The more you enlarge it, the more you see the pixels and get a blurry effect. Popular pixel graphic eps are, for example, Procreate or Photoshop. In a vector graphic, on the other hand, the shapes and lines are defined by a mathematical statement. Much like points would be defined in a coordinate system. A coordinate system could be scaled infinitely larger or smaller. The defined point would, relatively speaking, always be in the same place. For image file. That means that vector graphics can be enlarged infinitely. This out, losing image sharpness in quality. And at the same time they have a small file size. Therefore, vector graphics, or preferably used in the illustrations and popular apps here, illustrator or Affinity Design. Let me show you the difference. I created a sweet little postcard and saved it as a pixel, and there's a vector-based graphic. Now I'd like to enlarge it to make a cool poster out of the design and see how the butt's graphic formats would work for my intention. As a surface designer, I use mostly Illustrator for developing my collections. Very often, my favorite design starts by 90 and hence sketched on paper. The idea hits me, maybe on a train during shopping, or we're sitting on the couch and sipping my coffee. I make quick sketches in my notebook and develop them later. For our project, I sketched out some breakfast, relate it to motifs, and you'll do the same. You sketch out a few very simple motives of your favorite seem beat cocaine, knitting pads for flowers. You name it something you really like. On our way to approach the final project, our winter ice, every group heat. We will explore some features on the iPad version of Illustrator and get some of the basic techniques under the belt. At the end of this class, you are armed with arsenal of tools to create easily vectorized design assets from your sketches. Those vectorized as it can be used for future projects like repeats on fabrics, rapping or wallpaper, but also for other graphic tests like the striations, branding or surface design. We're going to abroad the project in stages so you can build on the techniques you'll be learning in each lesson. You only need to share your final project in the gallery. However, I strongly encourage you to post each project phase for feedback along the way. Step one will be to draw some elements for your project. In step two, I show you a wide range of iPad illustrator tools. Some basic guests choose the pencil tool. An exercise sheet will train you through all these features. In step three, we get to know some more advanced tools like mirroring, radial repeat, pattern and blending. In step four, we will import your hand sketch elements, vectorized them, arrange, send to a repeat, and finally add some color to your art. From here, you can use your knowledge for creating any kind of illustrative elements for calligraphic tasks, like for example, greeting cards, wall art, or logos. To share your project. Scroll down below the class View and go to the Projects and Resources tab. And click on the Class Project button. Name your project and upload as many images as you would like by clicking the image icon here, where it says add more content. You can also take notes or ask questions within the project area. Don't forget to upload a cover image because that's what will appear in the gallery view. If you have any questions for me, you can type some year and a discussion area. I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations in the project gallery. Up next, we'll grab our pencil sketch book to draw some sketches. So let's get started. 3. Sketching: Legal create a few hand sketches is our starting point for this project. Craft a sketchpad, pencil, find learner. Ideally a pencil, They'd provides good contrast on the paper, like it to be pencil. You want to achieve drawing lines which are easy to recognize, wants to import your sketch into Illustrator. For our protect, a very simple fabric. Repeat, we will have at least eight different motifs related to each other. You are a passionate nature. Think about knitting needles, wool balls, something needed on your needles, knitted sweater, cap and Mittens, but also scissors or a knitting basket. Do love coffee. Sync of different cups, spoons, coffee paths is preselected. Cookies, muffins, etc. In Christmas Christmas motifs, Christmas trees, stars, Kendall's wrapped gifts, missile tos, gingerbread, cookies, etc. Finding those motifs alone is fun. And if you need some inspiration, you can search the Internet or Pinterest for such simple illustrations. For our project, very simple illustrations. Line drawings is out too much detail, or any additional shadow will work best. This point, the size of your sketch motive doesn't matter. So the motifs don't have to proportionally related to each other. Always keep in mind, is a vector graphic. It can later be scaled in any size without losing quality. To go of this lesson is to have a clear, hence care of at least eight simple motives related to each other. In the next lesson, I will introduce you to some basic gestures into the pencil tool of Illustrator on the iPad. 4. Basic Tools: Illustrator on the iPad is of course, mainly operated. This guest tourists and the Apple Pencil open your app and open a new file. So if you do anything here on Illustrator and your tip is a two fingertip, it is undone. If you tap, this is three fingertip. It's redone again. Also, if you want to enlarge your art board, you zoom out with two fingers and in the same men as men or you make it smaller, invisible, quick two-finger pinch. You'll make it fit to screen. You will find this dot in the corner and this is called shortcut. The shortcut gives you additional towards behind every other tool. So for example, this is the rectangle tool. And I draw a simple rectangle here. And it could be any ratio. Now, when I go with the prime minister shortcut and tip it, and now I draw this rectangle, it becomes automatically a square. This is called a primary shortcut. You'll get right is also a secondary shortcut. You tip it in your drag it in the ring, becomes a dot. Now when you draw the square, it starts from the center. You can explore all these shortcuts and gestures by tapping on the Help icon. And then you'll find guest just here. And you will find shortcut here. And I have also made some PDFs for you to download in the resource library printed out laid next to your iPad as a reference when you start drawing. Now, we want to bring in our exercise sheet, which you found also in the resource library, by tipping on the image here and bring it out from our folder. It's a little bit larger than I needed. So I make my screen smaller. I hold the shortcut button to keep ratio of my drawing. And now I can make it matching my art board, like it. Okay. Two-finger pinch, I have it fit to size again. Now my image is on this layer and I want to make it a little less dark. So I change transparency here and I drag the slider down to 50%. Now, I also want to lock it in place so I don't accidentally move it around or distort it in, in my actual drawing goes on another layer which I add by tapping the Plus. I use my pencil tool here in this is for stroke and fill during shows the stroke color in the dot is fulfilled and it is now no fill, which I like to have. This little wave here shows the smoothness of my curve. It goes from 0 to ten. So if I go with 0, then I can do re, HE lines. If I go with ten, my line will automatically be smoothed out. I find it most helpful for my drawings and tracings, going with number six, now I will start to trace those lines. The first one is a free fall. So I go along that line. The next test, little corners in it. So when I start a next line, they will automatically be a connection between that Todd and Ted, one, which I don't want to have. So I first unselect my last drawing it in, go to the pen tool again. And now I draw in stop and hold and a blue dot appears, which means now I create a corner. So for the next line, I have only street segments. And I can do that by tapping the first and the last part of the segment. And then the last row. This is a 45-degree in a 90 degree angle line. So I hold my shortcut button, then I tip end. It automatically makes 45-degree angled lines or 90 degree angle. Let's see if I go a little bit underneath, it, automatically hops into the right spot. So you can use that for drawings, for interior design and stuff like that. If you want to modify a line, maybe you did something wrong. Like I didn't match this corner. So you go to deselect tool to select your line and then to your direct select tool. And now you can move this dot around wherever you want it to have. For example, if I want to remove a dot, I tap a little bit longer and it will be removed. Also, you can use your little contextual menu here and say, okay, this is a corner dot. I want to make it a rounded one and it will be changed. For example, if your wave line here has rough h's and you want to have rounded edges. You go to the Properties panel and you can change the edges and give them another shape. Also, you can change the width of your line. For example, you go with four or 0.5. You can change the appearance by tapping on the pencil. And for example, I could go with chalk or with a calligraphy pen like that. If I want to draw a C, a close cheap, I just asked, end here next to my starting point like that. And it automatically, automatically closes. And if I change stroke and fill, you can see it's a completed shape. So sets for our exercise sheet, you see it is so much easier to use your iPad, been tracing a sketch. Then the desktop version there, you could either go with the mouse, which is really a pain, or you use your way com tablet but then still your eyes have to watch the screen while your hands are on the tablet. Instead in the iPad, the eyes and the hand on the same spot, and that makes it so much easier. In the next lesson, we will learn a couple of more advanced techniques for very smart. 5. Turning Your Sketch Into a Vector: For digitizing our files are sketches. Be, want to create a new file by tapping on the plus button here. We choose Print. We want to have inches in the size of an inch of the artboard is four inch by four inch. We want to have eight artboards is our starting point. End. Our color mode should be CMYK. Remember, anything printed should be CMYK. Anything for screen should be RGB. Okay, Now we create our file. Why will we have eight artboards? Because we have eight elements which relate to bring into our grid and put each of the elements, we want to have our own art board. So I bring in my sketches by tapping on the image icon here. And then I could use my camera and make a snapshot of the sketch, which I have already done. So I find mine now in the camera roll here. And I imported. So I now want to trace each single motif on our own art board. So therefore, I want to enlarge my image to a size where approximately one of my motifs fits into one art board to be a little bit larger like that. Still. Actually, the size is not so important at this point, we still can make it larger or smaller data. So now we want to make the image a little bit less visible. So we go to the Properties panel and shutdown transparency to only 50 per cent. Then we go to the Layers panel into log our image in place. So we don't accidentally move it around. Distorted ingredient a new layer for our sketch here, induce a new layer selected. We go to the pencil tool. You go here for a black stroke. In, we have our smooth panel on 6th. I think that is a good fit in and I enlarge my sketch in, start drawing or tracing here. When you want to make a corner point, the stop per second. And this gives you that point. Now I want to modify these both edges a bit. So I select this line and go to the direct selection tool. And I click on the dog in, I can move it exactly where I wanted to like that. So I am fine with my drawing here. So I select everything. I just draw a sheep about everything in then with this little contextual menu, I grew my drawing. I double tap on the layer in, I call the LEA bowl. Now I can go back and I trace my donut is my next thing. So I have to unlock my image first and I can select my image, move it around so that the doughnut is now in the middle of mine. Next art board. Enlarge it a bit like that, and lock it again in place and create a new layer. Now, for the doughnut, I can use my circle tool here. And do you remember you tap your secondary shortcut so you can draw an exact circle from the middle like that. In, I want another one. For the center point out, what I didn't do is I haven't made the stroke color. So another one from the center point. Like that. And for my shirt, sugar glaze, I can now go visa free line. Also. I will do the little dots here. You see all the little dots get closed by chest ending here before the starting point. When a shape is closed, then it doesn't create a connection to the next one. I'm happy. Visit all I with my selection tool, I select everything off the artboard, group ID, name that one donor. And if I move my image or make it visible, I can see how it looks. I'm happy with search. In the same manner. I will go for award in draw my lemon slice, my milk bottle, my coffee pot, not my milk. Package, my coffee pot. And enable leave the bottle into cookie, into cup for the more advanced towards later. So I'm just going forward now. So for this nugget package, I can now go with my straight line technique, just getting this tree finds out to sea. I called the orange juice package because we have already a month before my starting point. Now, my five elements I have in the simple drawing lesson. In, for the other ones, I will show you a couple of more advanced tools in the next lesson. It's a stage. You know how to create simple outlines of all your sketches by tracing your elements. I've left my milk bottle, the cup, and the butter biscuits to vectorize them the next lesson, some smart tools for efficiency. You can consider these tools as ways to help sketching. So you don't have to draw everything out. You can trace a part of the illustration and let Illustrator do the work for you. 6. Smart Tools: There are a couple of smart tools which can help you with quick in precise results. And you want to explore those with our different objects. By now, you should be already quite familiar. This tracing us catch with Apple pencil in, I want to show you a couple of shortcuts, smart tools and tricks. So we start by tracing the milk bottle in a broad, the milk bottle already into my art board like that. I created a new layer and I want to have a symmetric shape for the battle. And I will use a tool called mirroring tool to achieve that. So first, I give myself a guideline. We add a guideline, a vertical guideline, like it. In. I bring the guideline with my selection tool, grab it and bring it approximately to the middle of my drawing. I go back to my actual drawing layer and go for my pencil tool. And I have black as my line, no feeling like they're in now can start to draw my shape. So make sure you have fewer smoothing on the right setting and you can stir. So now when I have my left half ready, we tip on the smart tool and choose mirroring into town. You can see the shape is now mirrored. That is great. So whenever you now move something on the left half, this movement or editing will be reflected on the right half. To, for example, I would like to have that more straight. I go to my direct selection tool, tip on it. Use it a little bit to you. Made it a little bit more straight. Now, this is reflected on that part two. Or for example, if I would use that dot and move that one around, you see everything I do is mirrored on the other side too. So this also means that you are kind of restricted to your complete editing options. Because if you want to edit on this part alone, it wouldn't work. To leave the mirroring mode. You have to select your drawing. And then you tap on x part. And now you have flipped the mirroring mode and you can edit each dot on the right side or left side individually like so. If you go on that one and I move it around, you see it's only it doesn't behave on the other side in the same manner. This is how we draw any shape which has to be symmetric. Next, I want you polish, show you another cool smart tool when we draw the screw cap off our milk bottle. So I already started by only drawing the left and the right side of the screw cap. I use my mirroring tool here. I have already expanded both elements. Now, I select them. What I do is I tap on the smart tool lending. Now it looks like it would be only black, but that's because all the blending steps are by default 60. We need only about ten here. So see how it now comes together that it was equal. Repeat goes from the left to right. You can change the steps here, make it more or less. You could do that with a slide or two. So let's go for about ten years. Now we have ten. We want to expand it to make it individually editable. Tipping here, expand. And I'm done. So to finish up my cup, I use my pencil tool here. Okay. Well, I prefer to smooth it out better. So go with ten. Okay. Life it this is now the cap of my-mult possible. So also, I want to draw the latest milk and a little bit of a shadow here. So I go with smoothing of four. In that right-of-way would milk. I'm done. I group everything together. And it's now on my layer milk bottle. So next I want to show you how I draw the coffee cup here. So I already started with the coffee cup itself in a now want to add the little flower on top of it. So I start with a single pedal. I create a new layer. And I started with a single petal here. Likes it. In with the petals selected. I go now to the radiating tool. By default, it makes eight symmetrical petals around. So now I want to have 12th of sym. So I can adjust the number of petals here. And also I can move them around. For example, if I move them like this, or I can create very different appearances. You can play around and figure out which one you like best. I always said on, for example, if I would like only 11 or ten because my petals already fall down couple of stems or I could move the slider, add or delete some of them like that. I'm fine. Research with them all. Selected. I go on, expand in. I also want to make it a little bit smaller mindset in, move it into the middle. And this is now my little flower on the cup. And I select a racing group it and have it on my layer coffee cup. And this can now be deleted. Okay, so last I want to show you the cookie. So for my cookie, I already have created the outer edge and I lock it in place. So now I want to make nine little holes into the cookie. And C's should be arranged on a regular grid. So for any sink, regular, like a pattern, you can use another smart tool that's called a pigeon tool. So this is my first hollow here. And I use now depends on Tool. And automatically it creates a pattern out of this hollow. So you know, I want to have nine by nine in there. Wants him to be a little bit based to space my hollows. I can go with this tool. I think this looks good. And also here I need a little bit more space, likes it. Now, I can use this slider here and this one to get it in a three-by-three shape like that. If I want to expand it to make it editable per single dots, so to say. So I can click on one dot in, could edit this single one if I want to. That was this is now my cookie group ID. Okay? So these are our final eight elements. And in the next lesson, I will show you how we bring them together into a fabric. Repeat. By now, you should have all the needed elements created and organized as a group. In the next step, we will use all these elements to create a very simple grid. Repeat. 7. Assembling Repeat: In this lesson, we will bring our elements finally together into a fabric. Repeat, perfect brick repeat. I want to have as 16 by 16 inch finished size, which is called as large key repeat why 16 inches? When you lead to get your design printed by a meal, the mill brings them on rotating screen roles. In those roles have a fixed diameter and you have to bring your measurement met, matching the roads measurements. So best is you go for a multiple of four inches, maybe four inch, repeat eight inch, 12 inch, and so on. And for a large print, repeat the goal with 16 inches. So I start by turning on my grid and making a new art board. So I'll just draw a rectangle and with the Properties panel, I determine it should be 16 by 16 in that also can bring it matching the grid like that. Or I can exactly determinate here. So now it's direct and agree. Then next, we want to have some guidelines. So we have guidelines. I add a horizontal one on this horizontal guideline should be about four inch apart from the left edge. Another one is eight inch apart. And honest, 12 inch about in the same for the horizontal guidelines. Likes it, so that we can do that. We end up with 16 tiles each four by four inch, and we can now turn off our grid. So this is our guideline for the fabric repeat. So I have now all my guidelines, a new layer. And I lock this layer in place so I don't accidentally move my guidelines around. And I create a new layer to bring on my elements. So first, I go to the bowl and I select a bowl, and I go on copy. And on my new layer, I paste it in. It is now on top of my original element in. I can move it over to my new art board and I move it to this tile. I can still enlarge it or make it smaller and turn it a little bit to my policing. So I like it like sit. We have eight different elements and we have 16 tiles. Means for each element, I have to duplicate it and bring it to another child. So I select my bowl and I duplicate it. And I can now move to duplicate element around. Keep in mind that this is a repeat. So if you move your bowl over here, this first row in a repeat will then appear underneath our art board. Means, so suppose balls would be neighborhood and you want to avoid that one element is neighborhood to the exact same one. That means this is not an option for our bowl. The same is right for that one. So if I move it here in the first column will then appear here. Both sports would be neighborhood. So this is something you have to keep in mind. I choose this little tail year in. Also to get more variety, I want to flip this element. I flip it horizontally and it is a little bit different from the other. Then next is my donut element. I pick it, I copy it, go to my layer 12 in. Then I place it in a one to have my donut. Yeah. I want to enlarge it a little bit. So I tap and hold my secondary shortcut to keep ratio after circle. Likes it. Ain't I duplicate it in, bring it over to this little tile. In the same manner. I will now please every element, duplicate it, flip it if necessary to make a policing. Repeat, I do that in my own pace and you will see each other in a minute. Now when I have placed all my elements to my pleasing, there is a last little finishing step. Namely, I want to make the lines look consistent. By default, you're drawn line is 1. But when you start to enlarge our element like my lemon slice, then automatically you align stroke with will also be enlarged. Now I have 1.176 here. So what I do for a consistent look, I select everything and then I type in 1 in, in all the lines have the same stroke width. I will group them. And now my repeat would be finished. Here's a little bonus tip. If you want to change the appearance of fuel line, we will create, duplicate this art board and I show you how. So, click onto the art board and then duplicate that one. And on this art board, we select everything. And then we look for a different stroke. I go for a sick pen here. And now let's see what happened. See now your stroke looks a little bit more hand-crafted. You can play around with this option and figure out what you like best. We can also turn out degree in see how our final result looks. I'm happy with said in, we'll see you in the next lesson when I talk a little bit more about color. In the next lesson, let's talk about coloring. 8. Creating a Color Scheme: Before I start to color my repeat, I want to have a nice and pleasing color scheme in place. The illustrator iPad version comes with a handful of bright colors swatches in the fill and stroke tool, but these are not what I want in my fabric repeat. So I have to create my own color scheme. Basically two ways to put a pellet together. So I have basically two options here. One of the option is I go to the Camera tool in that tape on it. And from the picture I take, I create a color scheme, likes it. Camera opens. Now I can make a picture of a nice color scheme I want to add. On the left side you have a slider. In this slider determines how much swatches will be created. So right now they are two swatches, but I can go up to ten. I also could deliberately move the dots around in decide which color I want I have. When I'm happy with my result in they capture the photo. Then you see there's automatically created a new pallet and edit tool, my existing one. Now when I've created the color scheme or Illustrator has created automatically for me, I can also go this second basic option, and this is I import pictures so I tap on my image, I can go to my camera roll important what I like in from this picture. I can now with the color picker, create a scheme. So you see the string was the crosshair, which I can move around. If it's a plus sign, I create a new color, color picker again, move it around to the plus sign, new color, and so on. So in this manner, I will go and create myself a color scheme and we will see each other in the next lesson when I show you how it says color scheme to your design. In the next lesson, we will then add a bit of color to our artwork. 9. Applying the Color Scheme: In this lesson, if you want to apply some color to our outlines. So therefore we create a new layer underneath our outline layer. So this is my Layers panel. I lock the outlines in place so I don't accidentally disturbed in. And then I create a new layer underneath. This is my coloring layer. I have already created for myself a nice color scheme which I have placed here. So now I want to add color on this coloring layer in. They start with the stroke is colored in, fill to none. Why do I do that? Because I have more control about the shape which I will draw. So I start, this is pole over here and eyes fill in a bit of color in the color shape, doesn't have to match. My outline exactly, can be just a little bit off. Now when I switch off stroke and fill. Now this is how my fill looks in next mice, spoon. So I change year to orange and a little bit color. You like that. Now when I've hit already, have this group, I can select the bows and group it in duplicate it and move it to my already existing bowl. Have to flip it here and move it exactly where I wanted to have like that. And when I ungroup it, I can now change the colors individually. You want to keep in mind that you want to randomly display your colors so that they are not necessarily new but next to each other. So we sees more pale pink. We don't want to bring it in the doughnut here. But on the other hand, you also want to change the colors for the same motif so we have more variety. It's kind of a pseudo code to figure out which color belongs where. Unless a hint which I want to give you is when you want to remove color for those holes, you can do it like that. So let's first gift a cookie or fill. Also. I am not really exactly in that shape like that, and change color and fill in. Now I go to my eraser tool and I can remove the color here. It's a little bit, as in a comic. Don't want to be too exactly matching on my outline. Like that. This is my cookie. Last thing I would like to mention is now when behave, all these coloring done, I will do that in a minute in my own piece. But for now, I want to show you a tip for shadowing. So you can now complete layers select. And then you say you want a transparency of only 75 per cent like that. Then you add another layer on top of it. You lock that one and add another layer on top of it. In. Now, this layer, you can add a little bit of a shadow to your shape by x, it gives it a little bit more dimension. In this manner, you can now color you a complete fabric, which I will do now. We see you then in the next lesson when I will show you how to export your fabric design for printing off of first desktop editing. Now when we have to compute repeat colored, let's see how we can export our artwork for further purposes. 10. Exporting and Printing: Just a word about saving. Your Illustrator document is automatically saved along the process of working on it. So you guys will never to worry about unsaved changes. Now let's see how you can export it to get your artwork printed in your navigation bar tip on export, and again on export and print purplish like that. Now you are asked in a dialogue box how you want to export. You open the dialog box and just say the name. So we call that fabric repeat. Even separate, repeat, break fast because we have more than one. Okay? And now we want to export it as a JPEG in CMYK, high-quality, high resolution. Next time asked if I want to export all my art boards. No, I want only one of them. So I click this one and see nine. Now I tip on export. And when I'm asked where I see export to files and export it to my desktop. And now I tap on Export and it will automatically exported to my desktop. In the desktop is a mutual file which I have as well on my iPad, on my computer. So I can go to my computer and open it from there and printed forms here, whatever I want do next. The cool thing is you can actually get a real fabric. Your Skillshare project here, an online separate printing service like Spoonflower.com. We'll do that for you. Head to the website and check out the requested file specification is DPI in size. Then export your file accordingly. Upload it to Spoonflower and older the desired yards of fabric you'd like. Now let's see what we can do with our desktop application. Another option would be to export your file to the Desktop Illustrator application for editing. So again, you go to export. From export, you decide for Quick Export as a file like this. And now that it prepares for exporting. And then you can send it via air for up to your desktop. How easy he said, that's just a piece of cake. I don't do that right now because I will show you that by default. I opened my Illustrator. It already has the file synchronized in. I can open it from here. So that's the next step I want to do. Now I've opened my file on the desktop Illustrator application, and I show you a couple of things I do here. More. Antoine sings, this is not part of our class, but just to give you an introduction to my daily work as a fabric designer. So I could take an element out like the milk bottle in, throw it a randomly over a coordinated fabric. I prepared it so you can see it. So this is how the milk puddles look randomly thrown. And now I can even add a little bit of color here. And I could also do the milk bottles in white. In this manner, I create coordinates in a smallest scale, matching my large scale print. This is part of developing a collection. Also, I can create different variations of my large-scale print in other colors, stories. Usually when you have a collection, you have this spring on a white background, then you bring it on a pink background and on the yellow or mint backgrounds. So I will do that here. I've already prepared my background, and then I copy my print and bring it on the big round in, I select my color layer. And from there with the recoloring tool, I can now I have to add the weight and then we can shuffle the colors around to my policing. And when I'm happy with the new coloring, I like that one. Then I have done in the same manner. I would create more color stories of the same print to make a complete collection out of it. So that's what we would do in the next step. On the desktop version. 11. Conclusion: Wonderful. You completed this class and can be very proud of yourself going through this training. As argue is an arsenal of tools to create, design acids for any foods of work. In fact, in addition to fabric repeats, That's all men uses, such as, for example, greeting cards, posters, or branding. I hope you enjoyed this class as much as I enjoyed creating it. During this class, gift gained a lot of skills. You have learned. How to import in trace your hand meets catches into vector graphics. How to create a consistent look across your fine line motifs. How to create a color scheme and add color to your illustrations. And how to assemble your motifs into a simple grid. Repeat, ready to be exported for print. The iPad and Apple pencil really are the best tools for dressing hand drawings for digitizing. Any questions. Feel free to ask me on the discussion page, the class, and if you liked this class, follow me by hitting the button by my name in please leave a review I'd love to hear but just sink after class. And most of all, I love to see your finished fabric repeat in the project gallery of the class. You can find it in the class project tab below. I can't wait to see what you create.