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Vectorize Procreate Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

teacher avatar Maja Faber, Surface Pattern Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro

      2:14

    • 2.

      Your Project

      0:19

    • 3.

      Free Downloads

      2:46

    • 4.

      How to use the template

      3:40

    • 5.

      Make Pattern Action

      3:16

    • 6.

      Sketching

      8:58

    • 7.

      Draw Motifs

      20:51

    • 8.

      Test The Pattern

      1:47

    • 9.

      Export Pattern From Procreate

      9:28

    • 10.

      Import The Images To Illustrator

      2:27

    • 11.

      Make the Image Trace Preset

      8:20

    • 12.

      Vectorize with Image Trace

      8:03

    • 13.

      Make the Pattern

      7:06

    • 14.

      Troubleshooting and details

      21:03

    • 15.

      Save & Export

      8:59

    • 16.

      What is next

      1:50

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About This Class

Join me, Maja Faber, a surface pattern designer and online educator, as I teach you the secrets of transforming your Procreate patterns into stunning vectors.

In this class, you'll learn my efficient method for vectorizing patterns made in Procreate using Adobe Illustrator. No more tedious processes or frustrating results. I'll show you a new, enjoyable approach that guarantees a smooth and professional workflow while maintaining pattern quality.

Suitable for all skill levels, this class requires only a basic understanding of Procreate and a desire to learn effective and enjoyable pattern vectorization.

You'll be guided step by step through creating a pattern in Procreate and seamlessly transforming it into a captivating vector in Adobe Illustrator. By the end, you'll have the skills to bring your Procreate patterns to life in a whole new way.

Want to dive deeper into exploring pattern design in Procreate?
Check out my membership called Pattern Rebels. As a member, you'll get access to new pattern design courses every month, feedback from me and other members in the community, Q&A sessions, free downloads such as Procreate brushes and color palettes, daily drawing prompts and more. It’s the perfect way to stay inspired and keep improving your skills.

Link to the Pattern Toolkit mentioned in class:
https://www.patternrebels.com/pattern-toolkit

Link to the Pattern Tester mentioned in class:
https://majafaber.com/patterntester

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Maja Faber

Surface Pattern Designer

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If we haven't met before, I'm Maja Faber, your pattern-loving teacher and fellow creative.

I'm here to help you every step of the way! I've been in your shoes! Yes, I'm talking about YOU I've been frustrated, overwhelmed, and wanting to give up more times than I can count. Learning a new skill is hard! I know the struggle.

After spending years of trial and error, trying to find my style and my unique path in the surface pattern design industry, I found my love for creating patterns in Procreate. My creativity started to blossom, and I haven't looked back since then.

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1. Intro: Do you love to create patterns in Procreate but have heard that you need to create all of your patterns with vectors? Well, first of all, you don't. Raster patterns work just as well for most purposes. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to vectorize a Procreate pattern, this class is for you. I'm Maja Faber, a surface pattern designer and online teacher and I have created thousands of patterns in Procreate. In this class, you will learn how to vectorize patterns made in Procreate in Adobe Illustrator, but not in the boring and frustrating way that you may be used to. Instead, I will show you a new method that's not only more fun, but also provides a better workflow. This class is suitable for all levels, whether you're a seasoned Procreate user or a complete beginner at creating patterns. All you need is basic understanding of Procreate and a desire to learn how to vectorize your patterns in an effective and enjoyable way. As a bonus, I've included some free resources in this class. You will get two free Procreate brushes and one color palette that we will use to create our patterns in Procreate. I've also included a free pattern layout template, which I will show you how to use in this class to create a stunning bold floral pattern. This layout template is one out of 30 that I've created for the members in my membership Pattern Rebels. If you subscribe with an annual subscription in my membership, you will get a pattern toolbox, which include not only 30 pattern layout templates, but also four of my personal favorite seasonal color palettes, and an exclusive brush set with pattern elements that will make your pattern-making process much quicker and easier. You will also get my exclusive course, the pattern layout lab, which will guide you through the process of creating patterns by using pre-made templates. If this sounds exciting, go to patternrebels.com to join my membership for pattern lovers. But all of that said, I hope that you're ready to dive into class. 2. Your Project: Your project in this class is to Create a pattern in Procreate and vectorize it in Adobe Illustrator. You can download the free resources and create the exact same pattern as me if you wish, or create your own unique pattern. Make sure to share your project in class. I can't wait to see what you create. 3. Free Downloads: In this class, you will get one free procreate color palettes and three free procreate brushes. You can use these brushes and color palettes as you wish for both personal and commercial use. Let me just show you what is included in the class and it's one pattern layout template brush, which I will show you how to use later on in class. This pattern stamp brush will save you so much time and frustration when creating a pattern. This is one of the brushes that is included in my pattern layouts brush set that you will get as a bonus if you subscribe with an annual subscription to my membership. You can also buy this brush set within the pattern tool kit, which is available outside of the membership. If you don't want to subscribe to my membership, you can buy it as a standalone product. It's called the pattern tool kit, and it includes four seasonal color palettes, two procreate brush sets, the pattern elements and the pattern layouts and one course that's called the layout lab, where I show you how to create each of these patterns with the pattern layouts. But in this class, you will get one of these brushes. If you're interested in getting more, go to patternrebels.com and you will also get two other brushes to draw with. You will get the tapered texture, which is a tapered brush with a texture and you will get the square and texture. You will get all of these resources for free when you watch this class. To download these resources, tap the PDF that is available to download here in class and tap where it says tap here to download. This will take you to a page on my website where you will type in your name and your e-mail address and tap Unlock to unlock your freebies. That will take you to a Dropbox folder where you can download your files. To download the files, tap one file and tap Download, and then tap Back, tap the other file and tap Download. Then tap your files to import them in procreate Here you have your files installed in procreate, your procreate brush sets and your procreate color palette, free for you to use for both personal and commercial use. 4. How to use the template: Let's start this class with having a look at the pattern layout templates. I will start with creating a new Canvas, tap the plus sign new Canvas and I will use my standard size for creating patterns at the moment, which is 3,000 pixels. I will use 300 DPI. That will bring me a maximum layers of 204 because I have a huge storage on my iPad, but we don't need to have many layers. It's okay if you don't get as many layers as I go to get there. Then we tap the color profile, that is the first sRGB that you find on the RDB settings. Then we tap Create. The very first thing that I wanted to show you is this pattern layout template that is included in the free brush set in this class. First, let's have a look at the layout templates. You will get one of these layout templates included for free in this class. I will show you now how to use it and we will use it in the next lesson as well. But I just wanted to show you what it is. This is a stamp brush. I usually use black as my color and I tap one time on my Canvas, I will increase the size to around 60%, and I tap one time on my canvas to place my stamp. When I then tap the Transform tool and tap Fit to Canvas, I have a template for a layout for a pattern that's pre-made. This will save you so much time, so much frustration. You can decide for yourself what you want to draw in this template. For this, I've made it as a floral template, but you can of course draw whatever type of motifs you want to. The general idea is that you draw one motif in number 2 and you repeat the same motif or at least the same color and other number 2 circles. Here are supposed to be some leaves, which I will show you later on. This is a bold floral design. But as I mentioned, you can use this template to create so many other designs as well. Experiment with it, try it out and see where you can come up with. I can't wait to see what you create with this template. This template is a part of my pattern layouts brush set, which is included as a bonus when you subscribe with an annual payment to my membership panel ribose. If you subscribe with an annual payment, you will get a total amount of 25 pattern layouts. That will save you so much time and so much frustration when creating patterns. I really recommend to check that out if you're interested in more of these layouts, now that we try them out in this class. But for now, this is the one that we will use and I just wanted to show you how to use it so it's made to use as a template so you're not supposed to draw on this layer. We're actually going to decrease the opacity to whatever you want. But I usually go at around 15 or 20% here. Then I will just use this as a template layer. I will add a layer on top and draw my motifs on that layer. That is how you use this template and in the next lesson, we will create a pattern actions so that we have everything ready to create our patterns. 5. Make Pattern Action: We are in the same Canvas, that is 3,000 pixels width and height, 300 DPI, sRGB in color mode. We created that in the previous lesson. Now, we will create the pattern actions in this Canvas, in this file, so that we can create our pattern easily later on. Just follow along with my steps here and we will do this rather quickly. First of all, I will just turn off the visibility of my pattern layout template layer. I will just rename this to layout so that I know which of the layers that that is. I have a new layer on top here. I will add the color, I fill that layer with the color. Then I will tap to add a new layer. Fill that layer with another color. You can choose to fill it with the same color and just duplicate that layer, but I will do it like this. There are many ways of doing things, but I find that it's easier to keep track on my layers if I have different colors on the layers. The next step is to create the pattern action of this. What I will do is to tap the first square, tap the Transform tool, and I will tap in the top left corner node, type in half of the size of my Canvas, which is 1,500 pixels. Make sure that you have your little chain symbol tapped in there. Then I will just tap the next layer. Tap in the top right corner node 1,500 pixels and tap the Transform tool. Then tap in the orange layer. You can tap in the bottom right corner node, 1,500 pixels and tap the next layer. Tap in the bottom left corner node and 1,500 pixels. Now we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 squares. The next thing that we will do is to save these as selections. We'll tap the blue layer, tap "Select", and then save and load in the Selection tool and tap the "Plus" sign, which I've saved this selection as Selection one. Then I will tap the next layer, select, which is the purple layer, and tap "Save and load" and the plus sign. That has saved that square as Selection 2. Tap the next layer and tap "Select", save and load, the plus sign. Now I have selection number 3. Tap the last layer, the pink one, save and load and tap the "Plus" sign and I have selection number 4. I just tapped the selection tool there to de-select and then I can actually delete these layers because we have saved the selections, which will make us able to create the actual pattern later on. But for now we don't need these squares, so I will just delete those layers. Then I can turn on the visibility of my layout layer and I'm ready to create the sketch in the next lesson. 6. Sketching: The next step is to create a sketch for the pattern. When I create these more complicated patterns or complex patterns, where we really need the motifs to get a good flow together as also they're so dense, so we need them to be placed really perfectly together so that we get a good flow in our pattern. When I have these patterns to create, I usually sketch the whole pattern, meaning that I sketch two motifs and then I flip around the selections to create the pattern and I make the second part of the sketch so I sketched the whole pattern. That is what we will do in this lesson. I will do it rather quickly so that we are moving along in this process of creating this pattern that we will vectorize together. Let's just start with adding a layer on top of our layout layer. I will just rename this to sketch, and then I will use the tapered texture brush to sketch. You can use any type of sketching brush that you want to. I will use that one and black as the color, and then I will sketch out some flowers. The brush size is around 3-4%, and I will just draw some really bold flowers here. I will move my hand a little bit back on my Apple Pencil, which will make my strokes a little bit more chunky and not so smooth lines so that is the look that I want for this pattern. If you feel that the layout is in the way, you can always drag down the opacity even more on that one. Now I have around 7% capacity while I create my sketch. First, I draw the flowers and on the little lines here, there are supposed to be leaves, but let's just draw the flowers first. I'm just drawing these really simple floral shape, trying to keep them a little bit rough and the edges for that hand-drawn, nice look and I'm drawing all of the motifs that are inside of my Canvas so I won't draw the motifs that are cut in half here. I will only draw the ones that are inside of my Canvas for the whole flowers so this one is left. I'm drawing that one there, and then I will draw some leaves where these lines are. Let's just start by adding some almost square shaped leaves there. I will fix the details here later on when I draw the actual motifs. But for now, I just want to just get a look and fill for the pattern and see if I can get it to fit together in a good way. I'm not sure if I want to add a leave there. Maybe maybe not. Let's see. I will continue on all of these that are inside of the Canvas to have something left. I have something there, but I will keep it to I've drawn that flower, so here I have some thing left there. Now I have a few leaves, a few flowers, and I'm happy with how this looks. Now, I will create the actual pattern. I will flip around my selections, flip around my squares, and be able to draw on the motifs that are falling off the edges so you can just follow my lead here. What I will do is to add a background layer first, we need that to be able to flip around the whole square so I will tap the plus sign to add a layer and I will drag it beneath all of the other layers, and I will go and fetch my color palette and just use the white as the background and tap and drag to add a background. The next step is to swipe to the right on all of these three layers. Tap group, select the whole group, and then we tap the Selections 2. Save and load selection 1, tap the Transform tool, flip vertical and flip horizontal. Tap the selection 2 again, save and load selection 2, transform tool flip vertical and flip horizontal. Save and load selection 3, the transform tool, flip vertical and flip horizontal. Save and load selection 4, transform 2 flip vertical and flip horizontal. Then I will twist this around so that I have the pattern in the right direction. Then I will continue to draw the number 1 here that is free from the edges on the sketch layers, I will choose the sketch layer, choose black as the color and I will just make sure that I have tapered texture as my brush and make sure that I have the opacity 200. Sometimes when I nudge the screen with my hand, it goes down in opacity. I will just continue to draw the flower like that and add the leaves that I haven't added here, There it went down in opacity so just adjust that. Let's see, here I have a leaf 2, let's see if I have something left on any other out of flowers. No. Now we need to flip the outer parts of the pattern to be able to draw this one. What we do then is to select our group. Tap this Selection 2, save and load selection 1, tap the Transform tool, and flip horizontal. Tap the selection tool again, save and load selection 2. Tap the Transform tool and flip horizontal. Tap the selection tool again, save and load selection 3, the transform tool and flip horizontal. Selections tool again, save and load selection 4 transform tool and flip horizontal. Then we can tap that arrow and just flip it horizontal so that we get it in the right direction again. Now, I will draw the last floral sketch here. Last flower and the last leaves. That looks pretty good and let's turn off the visibility of the layout layer and yeah, I think that looks good. I will add some more lines to the leaves and I will also add lines to the flowers. But I actually don't need to do that on the sketch because I know that I want to do that later on, but let's just add it to 100 flowers so that we remember that we want to add it later on. Now this looks good, but we will need to try out the flow of the pattern. What I do then is that I swipe down with three fingers, copy all swipe down with three fingers and paste and with my flattened image here, I will go to the pattern tester on my website, which I have linked to in this class, is a free resource on my website, which you can tap and drag an image from procreate or from your image app, for example, and check out your pattern. As this is a sketch, it might be a little bit hard to see the flow as we don't have any color and we don't have any finished motifs. But as far as I can see, it looks like this pattern has a really good flow to it, and I'm happy with this sketch. Then let's head back to procreate and in the next lesson, we will draw the actual motifs. 7. Draw Motifs: Now it's time to draw our motifs. We have our sketch layer and we have our layers layer beneath the sketch layer. In this lesson we will tap on and off the visibility of the layout layer because if you can see the numbers here, the numbers mean that this motif that is named number 3 can be in the same color as this motif, and the number 2 can be in the same color as this number 2. That is why I've named the different circles so that we will get a good flow in the pattern when it comes to the color choice. I will show you what I mean just in a minute. I will turn on and off the visibility of the layout layer as we draw this floral pattern. First, I will start with the number 5 flower here. I will turn off the visibility of the layout layer and I will drag down the opacity of the sketch layer to around 20%, then I will tap to add a new layer on top and here I will start to draw my motifs. I keep all of the colors separated in layers, meaning that if you draw an orange flower here and an orange flower there, they will be in the same layer, but I won't mix the blue and the orange and the yellow and the green on the same layer. Partly it's because I usually do this. This is my standard way of creating patterns because it will be so much easier to recolor your pattern later on if you color separate layers, but it's also going to be easier to vectorize the pattern later on in this class. First, let's start with this flower, it's the number 5, and I will tap and drag out my color palette. I will use the orange color in the color palette and the square and texture brush. First, I will use around three or four in brush size and I will just go in and draw this floral shape rather quickly. I want it to be a little bit chunky and then I will increase the size of my brush to round 7-8% and fill in the shape. I will keep a little bit of texture because I want to give an example of how it looks when we vectorize these textures shapes later on in class so keep a little bit of texture both on the edge and in the shape of your flowers. You can go in and adjust the details like that and then we will continue with a new layer. Tap the plus to add a new layer. Then I will toggle on the layout and I can see that this and this flower is supposed to be the same color. I will draw a purple flower there, so tap the purple color and with the same brush and a lower size, I can toggle off the layout if it's in the way and just draw my flower here, increase the brush size to around 8%. I've saved my brush size so I've tapped the plus and the brush setting here to save the brush size so that I easily can toggle between the smaller and the larger brush size. I'm filling that in, and I know that this one was number 2 as well, so that one will be in the same color. With the smaller brush size, I will draw the shape of that flower like that and increase the size to around 7-8% and then draw in the shape. We have the purple flower, let's move on to the next one. This one is a stand alone, it's the number 4. I will just create a pink flower there, I think with the same square and texture brush, 3% in brush size, and increase the size of the brush and fill in the shape. Then the number 3 and number 3 will be blue, so tap to add a new layer, I can toggle off the layout layer with the square and texture, the blue color and around three in brush size, I will draw the blue flower on that layer and adjust the brush size to larger and fill it in. That was the same as this one, the number 3. I will continue to draw the blue flower on that layer. Adjust the brush size to the smaller one, the number 3, and I will draw this flower. Then increase the brush size to around 7 or 8%, and fill in the shape. That looks good. Now, I want to add a dot in the middle of the flowers. I will do that on the same layer. I will tap to add a new layer, and I will choose the white color here and I will just add a dot in the center of the flowers. I want it to be a little bit chunky like that. That looks good. Now, we want to add the leaves. I will tap to add a layer beneath all of the flowers. I will draw the rest of the flowers in a minute when we flip the pattern around. But first, I will draw the leaves that are supposed to be on these flowers. I will tap to add a new layer and I will use the darker green color, and let's see if I want that brush size. No, I think I want the smaller ones so around 3% in brush size and I will draw in these leaves. I can just draw in the shape of the leaves first and then I can fill them in in a minute. Something like that, and I'm just keeping it to the ones that aren't falling off the edges. That looks good, and then I can just increase the size and fill in the shapes. Like that. If you think that it's disturbing that is shining through here, what we can do is just to go in the leaves layer and you can tap the layer that you want to delete beneath. Tap, for example, the layer with the purple flowers and tap Select and then tap the layer with the leaves, tap the eraser tool and you can just use any type of brush to erase. Let's just use the same square and texture for this purpose and then you can go in and erase the parts that are beneath this flower if it's disturbing you that it's shining through. That's a little tip. I won't do that for this whole pattern as I'm not that disturbed by it, but if you are, that's how you can fix that problem. The next step is to add a few lines here. I will tap to add a layer on top of my leaves layer. On this layer I will use the tape or texture brush. Make sure the opacity is 100, and the color palette I will use the lighter green color and here I will just add some chunky lines to the leaves like that, and then I want to add some lines to the flowers as well. I do that on one layer with the blending mode. This is a really good trick if you want to be able to recolor your pattern a whole lot. You can create different blending modes with the textures. I won't go in detail about that in this class, but I am talking about that a whole lot in detail in my membership pattern [inaudible] so if you're more interested in that, you can check out the courses in the membership, but I will just show you quickly how to do it here. We tap to add a new layer, and I will choose a gray color, so to the very left and somewhere around two-thirds up in gray, and here I will draw with a taper texture, some lines on the flowers, and as you can see, they are gray. But when I tap the N symbol and drag to color burn, they will be colored the same color as the motif that is underneath, but a little bit darker. That's really good. If you want a lighter color, you go for a lighter gray color. Let's just try that out once again. We have our layer and we have color burn selected. I think that I want to go down a little bit in brush size here, so maybe around 11% and that was not as dark as I want it to be. Yeah, maybe somewhere around there in the color panel and I will just draw some lines here on the flowers really quick, just to add a little bit of more interest to these flowers. Also to add some more text here that we can use when we are vectorizing in Adobe Illustrator later on in this class. The more texture the better when we are creating the example of vectorizing this pattern, because I think it's important to see what happens with our textures when we vectorize. You can't save all of the texture, the textures won't be the same when we vectorize. You can use vectorize texture but it won't be looking exactly the same. But you will see later on what I mean when we're heading into Adobe Illustrator and vectorizing this pattern. There we have our pattern. Which way was up and down? I have no idea. I think that it was this way. Yeah, that looks good. Now we need to flip our pattern around so that we can draw the rest of the motifs. Let's try that out. I will tap the group because everything is included in one group. Tap this lecture and to save and load selection 1, transform tool flip vertical flip horizontal, selection 2, save and load selection 2. Flip vertical, flip horizontal. Save and load selection 3, flip vertical and flip horizontal. Save and load selection 4, transform tool flip vertical and flip horizontal. Now I can tap the Transform tool and rotate this pattern four times so that I get it in the same position as I draw it. Now, I will check my layouts layer and I want to make sure that I keep the same flower on the same number. I think that that orange was number 5. If we just turn off the visibility of the orange layer and turn off the visibility of the white dots that are in the way you can see that the orange was number 5, so that's good. That's the one in the edges. Then we have number 1, which is a new color and I will use yellow for that. But let's start with number 5. I go to the orange layer and square and texture as a brush and choose the orange color. I will choose around 3% in brush size, and I will draw the five flower over here, the number 5 flower, like that. Then I will, on the white dots layer, I will just add a dot to that flower, maybe something like that. Then I will add a not a pink flower, a new layer with yellow flowers. I will drag that beneath the white dots layer and the stripes on the flowers layer. I will use the yellow color, the brush size 3% and just draw that flower. I will keep that flower until I flipped the pattern because it's cut off. I will use about eight or 7% in brush size to fill in this flower. Now I will go to the white dots layer and add a dot to this flower. Now I also want to add some leaves here. I will tap the leaves layer, tap the green color, and add some leaves. Use the 3% in brush size and just add a little leaf there, add a little leaf here, and add a little leaf over there. I wasn't quite happy with that, but now I think it looks better. Then we want to add the lines. I tap on the leaf line layer, choose the lighter green color, the taper texture and then I can just draw the lines on the leaves. Now I also want to draw the lines on the flowers, so I will tap on that layer. Now I need to fetch the same gray color here. As I didn't say that color, I need to tap the color mode and drag down to normal. Now I can zoom in and fetch the same gray color here, so that I can draw the lines on the flowers like that. It's a little bit thick, isn't it? Yeah. It's thicker than the other ones. I will just undo and bring down the size to around 6% and redo. If you find that it's hard to see, you can always go to Color Burn again on that layer. It might be a little bit more inspiring to draw when it looks good. Something like that. Then the orange flower will add a few lines on that one as well. That looks good. Now we have one flower left, so we need to flip our pattern around the top and the bottom. Tap the group, tap the selection tool, save and load selection 1, tap the transform tool and flip only vertical. Then tap save and load selection 2, flip vertical. Save and load selection 3, transform tool flip vertical, save and load selection 4, transform tool and flip vertical. Now we can tap the Transform tool again and flip vertical again so that we get the number and the motifs in the right direction. Then we will draw the number 1, and which was the number 1? The number 1. Let's just turn off the visibility of the white dots layer and let's see. Yeah, the yellow was number 1. We will draw the yellow flower there. Tap the yellow layer, tap the yellow color. With the square and texture brush, we will draw that flower and increase the size of the brush to around 8% and draw in the flower shape with the yellow color. Then I will head to the white dots layer, tap the white color and just draw a dot. I wasn't happy with that dot. Now I'm more happy. Then I will go to the leaves layer, tap the green color and the square and texture and the 3% in size of the brush. Now I will draw in the leaves that are missing here. This one and I'm just filling it in with the green color and here supposed to be a leaf and one over here as well. That looks good. Then we want the lines. I will tap into the lines layer, tap the lighter green color and the taper texture and I have around 6% in brush size. That was a little bit too small, so I will go up to 11% and draw in the lines on the leaves. That looks good. Now I want to draw in the lines of the flowers, so I'll tap that layer and I need to fetch the gray color again because I forgot to save it once again, so I will tap the blending mode and drag down to normal on that layer, fetched a gray color and then I will draw with that on the flower, but I have two large brush size. I will go to 6% again and draw the lines. Like that, and then I will tap the N symbol and drag to color burn on that layer. Now we can turn off the layout layer, turn off the sketch layer, and we can have a look at our pattern. For this pattern, I want to create a darker background colors. I would choose the darker blue background color, and on my background layer here, I will tap and drag to fill that color with the darker background color. Now we have created a finished pattern. In the next lesson, we will check how this pattern is repeating. 8. Test The Pattern: The next step is to try out our patterns just to see that we like them and that they have a good flow to them and all of that. What I do is that I tap the top of my group and I swipe down with three fingers to copy all, and I swipe down with three fingers to paste. The first way of testing your pattern that I wanted to show you is to try it out in my pattern tester on my website. Go to my favorite.com/patterntester or tap the link that's shared in the description of this class and then you will tap your flattened image layer and drag it into the pattern tester. Here you can see your pattern repeats in small-scale and large-scale and you can just see if you think that you have some flaw in your pattern or if you're happy with the result. I'm really happy with how this looks, so our pattern is finished now. But I also want to show you how to try out your pattern in Procreate. I will swipe to the right to duplicate this layer so that I have five copies. On the first image, I will tap the top-left corner node and type in 1,500 pixels. On the next image, I will tap the Transform tool and the top right corner node and type in 1,500 pixels. On the next image, I will tap in the bottom left corner node and type in 1,500 pixels, and on the last layer I will tap in the bottom right corner node and type in 1,500 pixels. This is how your pattern is repeated. We can merge these layers together and this is your pattern tile. 9. Export Pattern From Procreate: In this lesson, we will prepare this pattern for export to Adobe Illustrator, and as I mentioned previously, we don't need to make it black and white and we don't need to do all of those things that are just frustrating, and that at least I think it's a little bit overwhelming and take so much time to do. So let's head back to gallery as a first thing to do. Here, let's just name this too bold blooms, and I can just name it to original so that I know that I always have my original file here. I don't want to mess with my original file, but I want to create a new file now. So I will tap this and duplicate it and then I will tap into my new file. But first, let's just rename it to export, for example, or whatever you want. Then I will tap into new file. Here we will prepare our pattern to be exported. What we want to do in Adobe Illustrator, is to not need to rearrange the pattern. We don't want to draw something. We don't want to fix more things with the pattern. We just want to vectorize it and just repeat the edges, and then it's finished. So to do that, I came up with this method. I hope that it works good for you, and that is also why I wanted to draw this pattern together so that we can vectorize it together. So you can see my results in your own screen. That way, you know what we are talking about when we're talking about texture and the repeat and all of that. So if you're using your own pattern, then that's completely fine as well. You might not get the exact same result as me with the texture and everything, as all of brushes and all of the texture and everything might be different. But if you have drawn this pattern with me, let's go ahead and prepare your file like this. So the very first thing that I would do is just to delete the sketch layer and the layout layer. In this file, I don't want any extra layers, so that is really important, especially if you reach your layer limit. I have a bunch of layers to work with here. But if you have a smaller storage on your iPad, you might need to really tighten up your layers here so that you don't exceed your layer limits. So the next thing that we will do is to turn off the visibility of these too. I want to export them as well. If you reach your layer limit, you can export them each of these layers and then just delete them. But for me, I will keep them there so that I will export everything on its own file and I will show you just how to do it. So the next thing that we will do that you don't absolutely have to do, but we will do it in this class to keep everything organized, and also so that we can talk about the same thing is to name the layers. So usually when I create patterns, I don't name all of the layers. But when I create classes like this, and I need to talk to you and you need to understand which layer I mean, it's easy to rename the layers so that we know that we're talking about the same layers. So tap, Rename on the background layer and I'll just name it background and tap Rename on the leaf layer, and I will rename the lines on the leaf to leaf lines or whatever, and the orange flowers to orange, the purple to purple, and rename the pink to pink, the blue to blue, yellow to yellow, and then rename this to flower lines, and the last layer to white dots. So now we have renamed all of the layers in the group, and now we will prepare this file to export, and to do that, we need to have the repeated pattern, but with the layers separated. So you can do this in a few different ways. It depends on your layer limit. So I will do it in a way that makes the amount of layers as low as possible. But if you don't reach your layer limit, you can do this quicker and easier. But I want everyone to be able to follow along so you can use my way, or if you figure it out, another way that you can use, you can do that. But to create this in my way, I will tap the group and swipe to the right to duplicate the group, and then I will tap the new group, tap the Transform tool, and that was actually the oldest group, the old group, and tap in the top left corner node and write in 1,500 pixels, and then tap the Transform tool to place it. If I turn off the visibility of my other group, I have actually lower the size to the whole pattern to half of the size of the canvas so that I will get four squares. So that is what we will do with all of these squares. So I will tap the New Group, and as we want to save layers here, if you don't need to save layers, you can just duplicate this group four times. But if you need to save layers, you can do it like this. So tap the Transform tool and then tap in the top right corner and write in 1,500 pixels, and here we have our two tiles repeated. The next thing that we will do, is to merge these two together. So we will select both of the background layers, tap Group and tap Flatten on the group. Then we will select both of the lease layer, tap Group and tap Flatten on that group. Select both of the leaf lines layer, tap Group and Flatten. Select the orange layers, tap Group and Flatten. Select the purple layers, tab Group. Oops, it ended up over there. Tap Flatten and bring it down to over the orange. Select both of the pink layers, tap Group and Flatten. Select both of the blue layers, Group and Flatten, select the yellow layers, Group and Flatten. Select the flower lines Group and Flatten, and select the White Dots Group and Flatten. So now we have a group over here. This group is empty, so I'll just delete that, and we have a group with the patterns, repeat the next to each other. So it's actually a rectangle. Now, we can duplicate this and tap the New Group and make sure that you have snapping and magnetics turned on and drag it to the bottom corner of your Canvas. Make sure that it snaps so that it's placed perfectly and you don't have any white lines in the center of your pattern. The next thing that we will do is to flatten these layers again. So we will again swipe to the right on the background layers, tap Group and tap Flatten, swipe right on the group, on the leaf layers, tap Group and Flatten the leaf lines, Group and Flatten, then the orange, group and Flatten, purple, Group and Flatten, pink, Group and Flatten, blue, Group and Flatten, yellow, Group and Flatten, flower lines, Group and Flatten, and white dots, Group and Flatten, and now we have a group that's nothing in it. So we can just delete that group, and here we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 layers with our pattern all separated in colors, which is pretty amazing. Now we have two layers up here with our repeated image and our original pattern tile. So this is how we export this pattern, and the next thing that we do is to make sure that we have the visibility turned on, on all of these layers, and then we tap the Actions panel share, and we want to share the layers as PNG file. So that means that all of the layers will be separated files, PNG files that we can vectorize in Adobe Illustrator. So tap, Share Layers, PNG files, and I will just AirDrop them to my computer. 10. Import The Images To Illustrator: It's time to import our files into Illustrator. I'm using Adobe Illustrator from 2023 Version 275. That might help to know if you're experiencing that your program works differently then this is the update and the version that I'm using of this program. The first thing that we will do is to tap "File" and "New" and we will choose 3,000 pixels in width and in height. Actually, the size you choose here really doesn't matter because we are creating a vectorized pattern, meaning that we can rescale this pattern however we want in the future. But I'm using my standard size, 3,000 pixels. If you feel like it, you can use the same size too. I will just rename the file to Bold Flowers and I will have my color mode set to sRGB and then just tap "Create". Here I have my document in Adobe Illustrator and the very first thing that we will do is to import our PNG files. To do that, I will tap "File" and "Place" and I have my images on my desktop, so I will just choose all of these images. I've gathered them in a folder that we exported from Procreate and then I will tap "Place". When I get this little symbol here, it means that I can choose where I want to place my files. So I'll just scroll up a bit and then I will tap for each file. There's 12 files. I will just tap one time and make sure that all of these images are placed correctly like that. The next thing that we will do is to just remove these two files because these are just our reference images. We can use them to reference the colors from our original pattern and also how the original pattern are supposed to look. I will actually just lock those because I won't use them when we are creating the vectorized pattern. I will just select them, tap "Object", and tap "Lock Selection". You can also use command to lock. Now we have imported our files and it's time to Image Trace them. 11. Make the Image Trace Preset: In this lesson we will vectorize these PNG files. The first thing that we will do is to make a preset in the image trace panel, and I will show you what I mean in just a minute. Basically, we will arrange these files in a little while to vectorize them in the correct way. But before we do that, I just want to make sure that I get the result that I want in the vectorization. To do that, I will do a preset. I think these yellow flowers are good example. I will take that image and you can tap Command C and then Command V to paste it so I have a duplicate of that image. I will just drag it over here so I'm not confused by my original images over there. This is just a test to understand which type of settings we want to use in the image trace panel. To open up our image trace panel, you tap Window and Image Trace. Here we have our panel. What we want to do now is to just zoom in on, I would say that it's enough with one of these flowers, and then we will make some settings. After that we will create a preset of these settings that we can use over and over again on this pattern, on all of the other PNG images, but also on similar types of patterns in the future. I'm all for creating quick and efficient workflows. This is a part of creating presets so that we can be really efficient in the future when we create this pattern and other patterns. I'm zooming in really closely. I'm tapping Option and zooming in with the mouse, and then I will change these settings. You have to make sure that you have your image selected, otherwise, all of the options here will be grayed out. I will tap my image, and then on the mode here I will tap where it says Black and White, and I will tap Color. That's the first step. I want my colors to be unlimited because we have exported our color separately layers from procreate, so each color that we create motifs of in this pattern is on a separate layer and that's how we need it to be to be able to vectorize this perfectly. As we only have one color on each layer, if you zoom in, you will see that you have a little bit of lighter yellow and a little bit of dark yellow, but we only selected one color on the layer that we've drawn this motifs on. Then as it's texturize, you will get a little bit darker and a little bit lighter yellow and also white, but we only want to choose that it will vectorize one color, the yellow. What I do is that I have the mode color palette limited, and then I tap this little setting here that says colors and I drag it all the way down to two. If you tap in the preview here, you can see what happens when we are creating these settings and I will do that now because now we want to make some other settings and I want to show you examples of what happens, but if you feel that it's moving too slow with your program, when you have preview selected here, you can create all other settings and then tap Preview afterwards. Before this example, I'm tapping Preview now and then I tap Okay. Basically, what this means is that it will show me how it will look when it's vectorized. This is perfect for our example, because now we want to select some other settings. You have three options here, the path, corners, and noise. If I just tap up path, we can see what happens. You can see that you got a little bit more like wonky lines and edges. You can choose to have that if you want to. It's a matter of preferences. You can also go really low and see what happens then. Then you get the more smooth look. I will keep the path at 50% for this example, but feel free to experiment with it. Maybe your motifs in this pattern or in the future looks a little bit different, and then you might want them to be smoother or even a little bit more wonky. Then we can experiment with corners. If we zoom in a little bit more here, and we can drag up all the way to 100% in corners and see what happens there, I think it meant that you got sharper corners like this. I don't like that look, so I will just drag it down all the way and see what happens and that smoothens out the corners. I like the basic settings, the standard ones, that was from previously, so I will just type in 75 again, but feel free to experiment with those settings as well. Let's check out the noise settings as well. Now it's on 25 pixels, let's drag it up to 100 pixels. I need to zoom out a bit to see what happened there. There you can see that I got even more wonky edges there, so I can drag it all the way down, and that smoothen things out. As you can see here, when I smoothen things out here with the noise, it was on 25 pixels. Let's go up there. Again, you saw that I got some other different parts here that were not filled in. Depending on the look that you're after, let's try to go all the way down in Noise and then see if we like that better. I feel that when I'm using this takes-dress look, I don't mind that much that there are some small dots in my motifs like this. Although I think it looks better like this than with larger dots like that. I will just drag down my noise, but it depends on the look you're after and you can just see for yourself how you like the look of that. You can always go in and change these details also in your motifs later on if you feel like doing that. Now we have created some settings here. We have changed color mode to color, palette, limited, colors down to two, path, 50%, corners, 75%, and noise, 1%. Leave this little first box checked in here under Method, and then we want to tap Ignore White. If we tap Ignore White, it will ignore the background when it imaged traces, and that is the look that I'm after. For almost all of the PNG images, there's one that we need to untap this checkbox, but I will show you that in a minute. Now we have created all of these settings and I will save this preset. Tap the little hamburger menu up here, and save as new Preset. Then we can save it as raster textured motifs, for example, or maybe just textured motifs. Something that you will remember so that you can select these different presets when you are creating different vectorized patterns. I will just choose to name it Textured Motifs. Then I will just delete this image because we don't need that anymore, we have our original up here, and now it's time to vectorize our PNG images. 12. Vectorize with Image Trace: Now it's time to use our preset and vectorize our whole pattern. The next step is that we will image trace all of these files. We have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 layers that we want to image trace. We don't want to do it separately like this, because then we will have a hard time to collect our pattern. You will understand what I mean in just a little while. What we want to do is to select all of these 10, and then I want to tap the Align Panel. If you don't find it, you can tap Window and Align. Let's just place it here. Here I want to tap Align to selection over there. I want to tap horizontal align center and vertical align center. Now I have placed all of these images on top of each other based in which order we placed them in this document. The order we placed them in this document depended on the order that the layers were in our Procreate document. How we exported the PNG file depended on how the layers were on top of each other in Procreate. Then put them in a folder in a way that when we import them into Adobe Illustrator, they will be placed on top of each other in the right order. I will shut down the align panel and now we will start to image trace. The first thing that we will do is just to tap this first image. Now, it's really important that you don't accidentally tap and drag because then it won't work this technique. You just want to tap the image and make sure that you don't move it around. Tap the image and tap your preset textured motifs, and then I will just have cancel here because I want to change something in this. I want to change, Ignore White and we're doing that only for this first image. That is because on this PNG image, we have the white dots that are on top of the flowers, but we have placed them on a white background. If I scroll in really closely, you can see that the white dots are in another white color than the white background. It's really hard to see, but there is a difference in the hue. Meaning that if we tap off Ignore White, we will still image trace these as different motifs, the background and the dots. This won't work if you have the exact same white color on the dot and on the background. In that case, I will suggest that before you export the white dots layer from Procreate, you can just recolor it to another color and then export it. Import it into Illustrator image trace it, and then recolor it again to white. But as we have a different heuer white here, this will work if we uncheck the Ignore White. For this image only, we uncheck the Ignore White. Then we tap Trace, and then we tap Okay. Then we need to tap Expand. As you can see here, we got our first layer vectorized image traced, and as we did in Ignore White we still have the background. What we do then is to untap the image and choose the group selection. Then you make sure that you tap the background and not the dot. Tap the Background and then we tap Back key. Now, we have our little white dots here even though you can't see them. They are grouped. They should be grouped together. If we tap them again, I will just lock them because now we will image trace all of the layers underneath each other. I don't want to mess around with the layers that are on top, so what I do is that I lock them. You can do this by tapping object and lock selection Command 2, and then we tap the next layer. Under all of the rest of the layers, we don't need to uncheck the Ignore White, so that was only on the first one. Then we tap Textured Motifs and just Okay, and that will image trace that layer. Next we tap Expand. It's very important that you tap Expand in between all of these image traced layers. Tap Expand, and after you tap Expand tap Command 2. This will feel a little bit repetitive. But I promise you that it's a super smooth and quick workflow if we just get through this part of the process where we do image trace on all of these layers. Next, tap the Next layer, tap Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, Expand, and Command 2. Tap the Next layer, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, Expand, and Command 2. Command 2 locks the layer after you vectorized it. Tap the Next layer, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, Expand, and Command 2 to lock it. Tap the Next layer, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, Expand and Command 2 to lock it. Next layer, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, Expand, Command 2 to lock it. I can understand if I sound really repetitive now, but I just want to make sure that you follow on all of these steps. Otherwise, it won't work to create the pattern with this technique. Moving on to the next layer or the next file, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay. Expand, Command 2 to lock it. Then the next, Preset, Textured Motifs, okay. Expand and then Command 2 lock it. Then we need to make sure that we have the background as well. So I will tap the Background, Preset, Textured Motifs, Okay, and then Expand and lock it. If we have vectorized image traced all of these layers, you should have locked all of your layers now. If you try to click and move around here, you won't select any layers. That is how you know that you have vectorized all of the layers. Now, we have imaged traced our whole pattern, and what we need to do now is to make actual pattern out of this because this image at the moment doesn't repeat correctly. We also have a repeated pattern tile for tiles repeated, and we only want the one pattern tile. In the next lesson, I will show you how to create a pattern out of this. Then in the lesson after that, which is about troubleshooting your pattern and fixing details, I will show you how to fix some details of your motifs if you would want to do that after you have image traced. But to move on in the process and to try to keep the workflow as smooth as possible, we will directly create a pattern out of this image in the next lesson. 13. Make the Pattern: Let's create a pattern out of these vectorized images. The first thing that I will do is just to unlock everything on my art board, so tap "Object", tap "Unlock" and now we have everything unlocked. The very first thing that I will do is that I will duplicate this whole group of motifs and that is just because I am going to show you how to troubleshoot this and change some things in the next lesson. If you want to follow along in that lesson and go through the troubleshooting and maybe changing your motifs, then you can also duplicate it. What I'm doing is that I just tap "Command C" and "Command V" to copy that whole group of images and then I will just drag it to the side. I will lock these three again. Tap "Command 2" to lock them and now we will work with these images. The very first thing that we will do here is to choose the layer with the gray little lines here because we want to change the blending mode here just as we did in Procreate. I will choose that layer and I do that with tapping the layer with the black arrow. Make sure again that you don't move around the layer. You just want to tap it. Then you tap "Transparency". If you can see that window, you tap "Window" and you go to transparency. Then we tap "Normal" and we just scroll down to Color Burn. That's the same blending mode as we used in Procreate and now we have created all of these layers in the right color. That was step number 1. Step number 2 is to group this whole bunch of images together. I will select all of them, tap "Command and G" to group or you can tap "Object" and group. Now we have grouped all of these and we have them as a unit. The next step after we have grouped it is to create a bounding box at the very bottom so that we can create a pattern out of this. To do that we need to know its original size and it won't work to tap it and tap "Transform" because this is a vectorized version of the original square, the original file that we imported, so this won't be correct. What we can do then is to just tap "Object", "Unlock All", and we can select one of these original images that we imported here, and then we tap "Transform". This seems like it's correct, it's 720 pixels. The original files that were important. When we have vectorized it, it has become a little bit maybe scruffy in the edges or something. So there's a little bit of difference there in the size, but we want to go for the original size. Then we can just lock all of these again. Select them, Command 2 to lock them. If you look these types of objects in your document, it will be faster to work with your document than if you have them open. Now we have our little group of artwork here and what we're going to do is to create a rectangle, a square actually, that is half of the original size. It's half of 720. You can do that by tapping the Rectangle tool, tap once with your mouse, and then we will write in the width here, 720/2 and tap into other box and that will give you 360, and then we can just copy that and paste it in the other box. Now we have a rectangle that is a square with 360 pixels. This square should be in the very back. I will tap "Object", "Arrange", and "Send to Back". Then I don't want any color in the fill or the stroke. I will tap this little symbol to have no color in the fill and the stroke. Then I will select both the invisible rectangle and our artwork that is grouped together and I will tap my Align Window, which you can find under Window and Align if you can find it elsewhere. Then I want to make sure that I have aligned to selection, selected here and then Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center. Now we have a bounding box at the very bottom of this group with our artwork. The next thing is that we want to bring out our swatches panel. Tap "Window" and tap "Swatches" and here we have our Swatches panel. I will just clean up this a bit because I think it's easier to see if we just remove all of this. I will just tap the red color here and holding Shift and tap at the color at the end, and then I will just tap the little bin to delete all of those swatches. The next step is to select this whole artwork group and the bounding box at the very bottom and tap and drag it into your Swatches panel. If you ever created a pattern in Illustrator before, you will notice that that looks really good. That looks like it's supposed to look. Now we need to just try out this swatch because there might be some trouble in it. We don't know that yet. I found that sometimes this method works perfectly from the start and it gives me this perfect pattern and sometimes I need to troubleshoot and see if I need to change some details. I just created a rectangle, tapped and drag, and I filled it with the pattern. Now we can zoom in and see. Zoom in really closely. I know that these four yellow flowers are the pattern tile and then you can zoom in and see so that the motifs that are on the edges of your pattern looks flawless and looks like they are repeating seamlessly and in this pattern it looks perfect. We don't have any issues here and we've actually created a finished pattern really quickly with image trace in Adobe Illustrator. But there can be some issues and you also need to know how to clean up your files. In the next lesson I will show you how to change some of the motifs if you want to and also how to work more detail with your pattern. If you have some issues with the pattern, how it's repeated after you created the image traced files and after you created the pattern like this, then I will show you how to fix that in the next lesson. 14. Troubleshooting and details: We have created a finished pattern, but we need to look at what to do if you for example want to change some details in your pattern before you create the pattern tile and also, if you end up with a pattern that aren't repeating correctly, for example if you have a white line over here that shows that your pattern aren't repeating correctly, then we need to know how to fix that. I will just tap and drag this over here and I will lock them. This is our original pattern over there, and I will lock those. Then I have my copy over here. I need it to unlock everything now, so I need to lock it again. But I have my copy over here so that I can show you what to do if you want to fix details in the pattern after you image trace it. Now I will just hold down my Option key, click and drag, I need to select all of the layers there. Hold down my Option key, click and drag to make a copy. Now I will lock everything over here and then tap command and two. In the next lesson, where I will show you how to save and export your file so you can share it in class for example. I will show you how to create file out of this, how to place it on an art board, and how to export it as a day pic, for example and things like that. But for now we will just keep it there as a copy. Now we want to work with this file. The very first thing that we want to do again is to select the gray layer that we did previously. Then I want to tap the transparency panel again. If you can't see it, you tap window and transparency over there and then you tap normal and color burn. Now we have all of the colors fixed in the pattern. We can just shut down the transparency panel. The next thing that we might want to do is to clean up this pattern. I would suggest that if the technique worked for you that we did in the previous lesson then just go for that because that is much quicker. But if you want to change some details, let's say that I have these details here on the orange flower that I want to change. I don't want those little dots there and that really sharp line there or that I need to change my motifs that are on the edges of the pattern because it doesn't repeat correctly, then this is how we do it. The very first thing that we do is to select all our layers and group them. Command G to group them. Now we have this as a group, and then we need to create a rectangle that is half of the size of its original, exactly like we did in the previous lessons. We tap the rectangle tool, we tap one time on the art board and we have 360 pixels in width and height and then we tap Okay. Then we will select both of these and tap Align. Make sure you have aligned to selection and then we tap horizontal align, center, and vertical align center. Now when we have aligned this, we want to create a duplicate of this rectangle. We tap Command C and Command F. If we drag that to the side, you know that you have two of those, then we tap Command C to make sure that they are in top of each other. Now we have two of those. With one of them selected, we can tap object, art board and convert to artboard. Now one of those have become an art board which is at the bottom. We can select the other rectangle, make sure that we don't have any fill or stroke on that. Now we're creating the bounding box and we need to place that at the very bottom, so we tap object, arrange, send to back and now we have a bounding box at the very bottom of our pattern. The next thing that we want to do is to lock this bounding box so that we don't move it around. We tap Command 2, to lock it. Now we have our group with our artwork and we have a bounding box at the bottom that is locked. Now we can go in and fix details of this pattern. First, let's have a look at how to clean this pattern up and what to do if your pattern tile aren't repeating correctly when you tried the method from the previous lesson and just created the pattern directly. What could have happened there is that if somehow your image trace didn't work that good, you can end up with a pattern that won't repeat seamlessly. This hasn't happened to me that many times, but if that will happen to you, this is how you do it. Basically, you will go backwards in the pattern-making process. You do that by tapping your group. Then you tap object and ungroup. Now we need to go in and be really detailed. Then we want to ungroup everything. We don't want anything to be grouped. We need to select everything, object, ungroup and just want to make sure that everything is on its own. Nothing is grouped. If that didn't work for you, you might need to select everything again and tap ungroup again. Now we have everything ungrouped. Now what we want to do then is to select everything that is outside of our bounding box, outside of our art board. We also want to select the duplicates of the motifs. Basically, when you create patterns, what is falling off the edge on the top is also falling off the edge on the bottom, and the same with the right and the left. We want the whole flower to be there. Because if we will want to change this pattern in the future, we don't want to cut it off, not in the original file, at least. You can cut it off when you for example sell this pattern or share it with someone. But for your own sake, keep the whole motifs. Moving on, what we want to do is to make sure that all motifs that are on the top aren't repeating anymore on the bottom. To do that, I will go ahead and just start to select like this. I forgot that I need to lock the background. Tap the background layer with the background color and then we tap Command 2 to lock it. Now we have a locked background. Now we will select images. Select over here. Then we can just delete that. You want to make sure that this flower is only over here and not over here. All of the motifs that are falling off the edge, we only want to keep them on one of the sides. I will keep the ones that are on the top and the ones that are on the left side. Then I will remove the ones that are on the right side and the bottom. This one is at the top and this one too. I will just delete that one. This one is falling off on the right and at the bottom, so I will delete that one. I will just delete everything that's a part of this flower. I will make a group of that later on. Then I will zoom in, and I want to keep those on the left side. This yellow flower is the same as this one, so I will just delete the flower shape and all of these and I will just keep the leaf there that are in that edge over there. Then I will delete all of the things over here. Also this one, everything that are falling off the edge here. As you can see, this is a little bit more detail work. If it works for you to vectorize and create a pattern like we did previously in the last lesson, then I suggest that you do that because this is a little bit more work to do it like this. Now we can delete everything that are over here as well that aren't even touching our pattern tile. Let's see, scroll down over here. We can delete everything over here. Now we're basically just cleaning this up. It's a little bit hard to see with the background here and the art boards. I will actually just unlock and I will tap the art board. I will actually just save that color. I can just open up the swatches panel, window swatches and I can just tap and drag the color into the swatches panels that I have the background colors saved there. Then I can just change to a white background color or another color of the background. Let's just change to another color so it's not so confusing. I will tap the color panel and I will just drag it up to maybe a little bit pink. This is just so that we are able to see the box of the art board. We will change the color of the background again very soon. Everything that is falling in the edge here will stay there and the other part can go. This can go and this. We need to lock the background again, tap Command 2 to lock it and then we can just delete everything that aren't falling in the edge there. This is falling in the leaf but the flower isn't so I can just delete that and all of those. As you can see, I'm moving over the edges here first and then I can go over the whole pattern to the left later on. I know that I have that leaf falling inside there, so I will just delete it here. Then over here the flowers, I can just delete all of those because it's only the yellow flower over there that are falling off the edge. Moving over and just deleting those because I have those leaves over here. Then we can delete this flower because it's coming over there and delete all of those. But then I have a little leaf there and I don't have that leaf there, so I will keep it and I don't have that leaf. That looks good. Then we will select everything that's outside here. We don't need that anymore, so just select everything over here and now we have our pattern actually. The next thing that we can do now before we create an original pattern out of this, is that we change the details. Let's zoom in. Here, we have a little yellow thing over there, like a little hole in the yellow and then I can go in. For this, I would use the shape builder tool I think and I will just tap and drag to fill that in. But you could also use the blob brush. Let's do that with another one. We can just double-click the blob brush and make it a little bit smaller here in size. Let's go for another motif that we want to change, maybe this. This is a good example. If we want to change that, we can tap the blue there and we have the blob brush selected. Maybe we want it even smaller, maybe only two points. Here we can go in and draw, so we will draw a little bit and fill that in. Maybe we have something else. We have something here on the orange. I will hold down command which will select my previous tool, which is the Selection Tool or I can just tap the Selection Tool and tap that object and then with the blob brush selected, I can just go in and fix these details. Usually on these types of patterns, for me, there's not too many details to fix and I might even like those little wonky parts. But I will go over this so that you can see how you can do it too. I will tap the selections tool, tap the object that I want to change, and then just fill it in with the blob brush. Is there something else? That is a little bit wonky. Maybe this over here, tap the selections tool, tap the object and just fill it in and let's see. Something over here on the leaves so I will just tap the Selection Tool, tap the object, fill in the green part there, fill in the green part over there. Maybe tap the Selection Tool, tap the Blob Brush, fill that one in as well. Is there something else? I think I'm happy with this, but you get the picture here. You can go over this pattern and fix how many details that you want to because now you only have the original motifs here. You make the changes before we create the repeats. Now we have the bounding box at the bottom that is invisible and we have an art board. We have the motifs that are suppose to be repeated. The first thing that we do is just to unlock this box at the bottom. I will tap that box and I will tap the right color of that one. I don't need it to be filling out of the art board anymore so I will tap the Transform Tool and I know that my art board is 360 so I will just uncheck that chain symbol and type in 360 in width and in height. Then I will make sure that it's aligned perfectly to the art board. It should be, but I just want to make sure. I tap the align panel, tap Align, Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center. It wasn't perfectly aligned so that was good that I did that. Now we have our background layer. We can just lock that once again now. I will tap the background layer tap Command tool to lock it. The next step is to change the blending modes of the gray and the stripes here. What we do then, I will just make sure that I lock everything else here so that my program doesn't run so hard. Swipe on all of those and tap "Object", "Lock", "Selection". Now it should move a little bit more. Then we will select a motif with the gray color because we have locked everything else here in our documents so we know that we don't have anything else selected. I will select the motif with a gray color, and then I will tap "Select", "Same", "Fill Color". That will select all of the color with the gray and then I will tap the "Transparency" window again. If you don't have it, you tap "Window" and "Transparency" and tap "Normal" and change to Color Burn. Now we have changed that and it looks perfect so we're happy with that, and that was a quick fix. The next step is to repeat the motifs that are falling off the edges. What I do then is that I know that my art board is 360 pixels so I will tap Command K to go into Preferences and then under General, I will tap "Keyboard Increment" and 360, which is the size of my art board and then I will tap "Okay" over here. That's all you need to do. Basically what this means now is that when I select some motifs over here, I will select everything. Oh, the bounding box is not locked so I need to select that one. That was a mistake by me. I need to select the bounding box and just lock it. Lock, Selection. Now we don't have anything over here, not the background box and not the bounding box that you can select. They are both locked. The next thing that we will do is just to select all of the motifs that are falling off the edge and what I do then is that I just tap and drag with the selections tool. Tap and drag until I reach the edge here and then I will tap Option key and the down arrow. That will place the motifs that were falling off the edge here in the position that they are supposed to be, the exact position on the edge. We have duplicated the motifs that were at the top and now we need to do it to the ones that are here at the sides. I will tap and drag to select here and then I will hold option and tap with arrow to place those motifs over there. Great. Now we should have a pattern of this as well after we have changed the details. To try it out, just tap "Object" and "Unlock All", and then tap somewhere to de-select. Then I will just select everything here and tap and drag it inside on my swatches panel and then I will make a square or a rectangle with the rectangle tool and fill it in with my pattern. Now you can see if there are some problems here, and I can instantly see some problems. For example, these leaves are on the top and not on the bottom so I need to change that. I need to change that the flowers are on the top. Let's do that. Let's go in here and we will need to change that. This flower, for example, I will just lock the background box and the background again. Select those two and tap Command 2. Then I want to make sure that the flower and the dot and everything here is on the top of the leaves. I select the yellow flower and I can actually select the yellow flower and I want to make sure that I select the lines and the white but not the leaf in itself and then I tap "Object", "Arrange", and "Bring to Front". That looks good now. Next, what we need to do, it was a blue one. It was this one. We need to do the same with that. We make sure that we select only the blue flower, the white dot, and the lines and then we tap "Object", "Arrange", and "Bring to Front". That should have fixed everything and now let's try out our pattern again. Tap "Object", "Unlock All". Tap and drag on your art board to select everything and drag in your new pattern. Make a rectangle again to try it out. Tap the new pattern, zoom in, and now it looks perfect. Now we have created this pattern and we also have changed the details and have troubleshooted the pattern. In the next lesson, I will show you how to save and export the file. 15. Save & Export: Now it's time to both save this file as a professional file that you can use in the future, and also export it as artwork that you can share in this class. Let's start with creating a file that is professional. Basically, what I do then is that I will rename this first layer to original. I can delete things that I don't need on this layer. Let's say that we have all of these extra things that we don't need, I will just delete that. I don't need that anymore. I also have this over here. If you don't need that either, you can just delete it. It depends on if you want to keep it or if you want to delete it, let's keep it there for now. Then we go into our file here. I want to name the layer to originals so I will rename the layer to original. Then I want to duplicate this layer, so I tap the layer, tap the hamburger menu and tap Duplicate. Then I have original copy, and I will name this to final, for example. On the final layer, the first thing that I will do is just to uncheck the visibility of the original layer and lock that layer so that we don't mess around with the things on the original layer. You always have your original here so you can always make changes to it, and that's good to have and good to never get rid of. But on the final layer, I will remove the things that I don't need so I remove those and I will move this box as well. Then I will head into my pattern here. The very first thing that I will do is to copy my background box. I will just tap the background layer, tap Command C so I have it copied to my clipboard now. Then I will select all of this, everything on my artboard, including the bounding box and the background box and tap Command G to group them. Then I will tap Command F to paste in that background box on top of everything. We can just make it white so that we separate it from everything else. Then the next step is that I will select everything here and I will go to Object, Clipping Mask, and Make. Now, I've made a clipping mask of this whole pattern and I can move it around, I can re-scale it, I can do whatever I want. Let's just keep this as the original one. You could go for 3,000 pixels, for example. I would tap the Artboard symbol and tap the Artboard, and then I will type in 3,000 pixels width and 3,000 pixels height. Let's say that you want that large artboard. We already had an artboard over here actually that is that size, but let's tap that one and remove it because I don't need that one anymore. Then on my new artboard, I will tap my Artwork here that is grouped and has a clipping mask on it. Then I will tap Transform, tap in the little chain symbol here, and I will type in 3,000 pixels in the width and in height. Then I will tap the Align panel and I make sure that I aligned to artboard. Then I tap Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center, so I make sure that everything is aligned perfectly on my artboard. Now, we have actually changed the whole size of the pattern. What you can do now, I will just make a copy here because I don't want to mess around with this if we need to go back in the process. I will just make a copy of the layer of the pattern with the clipping mask here. I can just lock that one. We know that that's the clipping mask, and then I want to merge this. To do that, I will tap the layer, and then I will tap Window. Where is the pathfinder? Here, I will tap Merge, and that will cut everything off that's on the outside of the edge of my artboard here, and it will make a perfect pattern. Now we need to try out this pattern before we are finished with the file. Tap the merged file and tap and drag it into the swatches panel, and tap and drag to make a square above here, a rectangle, and just tap your new swatch. We can go to Object, Transform, Scale, and scroll down here, uniform. I don't want to transform the object, I only want to transform the pattern so just scale it down because I want to make sure. I will shut these panels so that we see what we're doing. I want to make sure that the edges are perfect. They should be, and they are. Now, we have created a perfect pattern out of this. This is a great way of saving your file if you want to share it with, for example, a client. If I would do that, I would also select everything here and tap Group and just Okay to save all of the colors that are used in this pattern. Then I would save it as it is, and you could send this file to someone who wants to print it on something. This is a huge file, it's 3,000 pixels, and we don't need to have that huge file to share it in class. The first thing that I would do is just to select that one, tap Command C and Command V to copy it. Then I will tap the Transform tool and just type in, for example, 800 pixels in the Transform tool, and then I can export this. What I want to do is to create an artboard that is 800 pixels here. I will tap and drag to make an artboard, and make sure that it's 800 pixels in width and in height. Then I will tap and drag my artwork, tap Align, align to artboard and Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center. Then I want a duplicate of that artboard, so I will tap the Options tool tap and drag to create a new artboard. I will delete that artwork and I want to create a rectangle that is 800 pixels, so I tap with the rectangle tool one time and then write in 800 pixels in width and in height and I tap Okay. Then I tap Align and align Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center. I make sure that I have my new pattern checked in here. Then I tap Transform, Scale, uncheck transform objects so I only have transform patterns and then I can scale down my pattern. Here, I have my repeated pattern, and here I have my pattern tile. That looks really good, and now we can save this. We'll just rename the artboard first. Let's tap the first artboard here and name it bold flowers pattern tile. Then the next artboard and I will just name it bold flowers repeated, tap Enter. Now, I want to export this so I need to know which artboards it is, so it's Artboard number 2 and Artboard number 3. I tap File and I tap Export, Export As, and I will save it on my desktop as JPEG files. I only want to use artboards range two till three, and then I tap Export. I make sure that I have maximum selected here, baseline optimized under compression method, 300 ppi in resolution and art optimized super-sampling, and then I tap Okay. Let's see how they look. This one over there, and this one over here. That looks really good. Now you can share these files in class. They're only 800 pixels big which is perfect to share online like this. 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