Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Exercise files, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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The exercise files I've provided give you complete access to my pattern design source files. This will allow you to easily deconstruct and glean additional insights into the creative process behind pattern design. These are available to all lynda.com members, so you can fully comprehend and apply the methods I've covered throughout this course. They can be found on the exercise files tab on the course details page. I've also provided a stock art library of floral ornaments you can use to practice what you have learned, and put your new gained knowledge to the test.
So take the time to dive in to these creative assets, and you'll discover even more use for the methods I cover in this course.
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