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Laura Coyle, United States


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Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns

with Von Glitschka

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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.
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  1. 5m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
    2. Exercise files
      49s
    3. What are patterns?
      3m 3s
  2. 1h 6m
    1. Drawing out and refining your design
      9m 39s
    2. Building your vector pattern with a bounding box
      15m 22s
    3. Creating and using pattern swatches and libraries
      9m 29s
    4. Organize, size, rotate, and adjust your pattern fills
      9m 45s
    5. Using transparency to create depth
      8m 46s
    6. Using textures in your patterns
      13m 26s
  3. 1h 37m
    1. Pattern tool basics
      11m 16s
    2. Selecting appropriate artwork
      13m 19s
    3. Using the Pattern Tile tool and tile types
      11m 42s
    4. Using pattern tiles with the Pattern tool
      12m 55s
    5. Adding depth using the Appearance panel
      9m 39s
    6. Pattern tool limits
      9m 22s
    7. Good pattern-building habits
      15m 37s
    8. Exporting your pattern files
      13m 44s
  4. 30m 15s
    1. Creating a brush pattern
      9m 48s
    2. Creating a traditional border pattern frame
      4m 8s
    3. Using brush textures and clipping masks with patterns
      10m 6s
    4. Creating complex designs using a pattern brush
      6m 13s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Patterns in the context of illustration
      6m 54s
    2. Patterns in the context of graphic design
      5m 0s
    3. Patterns in the context of visual identity
      8m 6s
    4. Patterns in the context of product design and accessories
      2m 21s
    5. Patterns in the context of textile designs
      2m 0s
  6. 14m 33s
    1. Ekaterina Panova, Russia
      1m 51s
    2. Raul Villanueva, Peru
      1m 6s
    3. Anastasiia Kucherenko, Ukraine
      1m 30s
    4. Andi Butler, United States
      1m 40s
    5. Dennis Bennett, Germany
      1m 34s
    6. Samarra Khaja, United States
      1m 44s
    7. Jenean Morrison, United States
      1m 25s
    8. Laura Coyle, United States
      3m 43s
  7. 1m 27s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 27s

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Watch the Online Video Course Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns
4h 0m Intermediate Apr 22, 2014

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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.

Topics include:
  • Establishing the bounding box for your tile
  • Drawing your design
  • Creating a pattern swatch
  • Refining art with the Pattern tool
  • Saving your design
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Using your pattern in designs
Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Von Glitschka

Laura Coyle, United States

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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