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Patterns have been a part of cultures around the globe for centuries. From fashion and branding to interior design and signage, patterns blanket and beautify our world. Designers are often asked to create new patterns from scratch, and although digital tools make the process easier than ever, it can still be a perplexing task.
In this installment of Drawing Vector Graphics, Von Glitschka demystifies the pattern design process, explaining tessellations (mathematical tiles that lie at the heart of patterns) and visiting the various methods of creating new patterns. He shows how to build repeating patterns with Illustrator's pattern tools and pattern brushes, and incorporate patterns into your design. The course also features patterns from some of the industry's most inspiring designers.
The next pattern designer I want to share with you is Laura Coyle, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and I just absolutely love her patterns. I save the best for last. I'll be honest. Because I'm fascinated with the designs she comes up with and. This one specifically caught my eye, because it has a nice hand drawing feel to it, even though its completely vector base. Not only did she create a fun kind of barnyard, she's calling it, The Paisley Farm, its a fun kind of barnyard theme, she's also developed a secondary pattern.
That compliments the primary pattern, so she's almost handling it in a licensing fashion. Which is really smart because there's companies who, if they buy this, will buy both patterns and it'll give them a greater flexibility of use to have a complimentary pattern to go along with the primary pattern. So, she does various color schemes as well, so this is a lighter one with a white background. And this one shows a green background, and she's also changed the complementary pattern here on the left hand side to go with this one.
It's just an awesome piece of artwork. And I'll admit, I kind of have an art crush on Laura Coyle when I look at her art work. I really admire how she pulls off her designs. And one thing I'd like to comment on regarding. This specific design is how she used the pattern tool to kind of populate her patterns. So if we go into one of these, and I'm going to zoom out, because this is built quite big. But, if you look at this artwork, it's just, hand drawn, I'm sure she's using something like a walkem tablet in order to create these vectors in that respect.
If we zoom out, I want to show you, exactly what the pattern shape looks like. This almost has the appearance of a U. If I select all these items, you can see the only ones that are selected are these. So if I diminish the rest that are repeating, we'll put them at 30%. And we'll go to 99 so it fills up the background a little more. And now we're going to zoom in on just this specific art work. You can see how it's almost set up in a fashion where it's kind of shifting going in a vertical motion.
And if you look at her tile type, she's used her art work. With the tile type being brick to column. So, this is a good example of an illustrative style being used as free floating Artwork in the pattern tool and tileing it using the tile type of brick to column. So if we click on the tile tool here, you can see how she's controlled it with that. So I just wanted to point that out, because we covered tile types.
But this is just an absolutely perfect example of how to use a tile type. With a complex pattern like this to really pull off a final product and a design that just absolutely looks impeccable. So be sure to check out her artwork and check out all the other pattern designs she creates. To see many other talented surface designers, I encourage you to head over to spoonflower.com, which has galleries set up for specific artists. And they upload all their pattern designs, you can preview all of them and it's just a great way to be inspired by the whole art of pattern.
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