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New Skillshare Class: Pattern Play!

April 3, 2017

I’ve been busy working on my second Skillshare class and had the joy of hitting “publish” over the weekend! Pattern Play: Combining Illustrator and Photoshop takes you through my workflow for creating patterns utilizing the strengths of both AI and PS.

I love the ease of making shapes, building repeating tiles, and testing out color palettes in Illustrator, but Photoshop is incredible with adding texture and dimension. I use both programs to create repeating patterns that are both accurate and beautiful. The lessons include:

  • An introduction to the class project and process overview
  • Sketching tips and how to capture them
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Building Shapes
  • Accent Lines
  • Creating the Tile Repeat
  • Playing with Color
  • Exporting from Illustrator
  • Adding Hand Drawn Lines
  • Painting
  • Final Tiling

Textured Details Courtesy of Photoshop

If you’re looking to learn a new workflow for using Photoshop and Illustrator together, or just want to start making patterns in general, enroll in my class!




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