Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a traditional border pattern frame, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…Another useful type of pattern brush, is the border pattern.…These work well for publications and documents, but can also…work well as the design device and a larger layout.…Let me show you how to set up and use a border pattern.…Border patterns are very closely associated with a…pattern brush because essentially it's using the same methodology.…But, you're applying it in a slightly different way.…In this case, I'm going to use a traditional…border pattern, but it's going to augment my overall concept.…
And that's the importance of creating your own assets like…this and once again, it starts off as a simple sketch.…And when you create art work like this for a border, all you have to worry about for…a traditional type of frame is the straight segments and the corner segment.…That's all you need to really worry about and in this…case, this was my core asset to create my straight segment.…And since I'm creating a corner treatment of this, it's the exact same height, and…it'll end up being a square shape so it aligns with my final tiled artwork.…
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.
- 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