Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Jenean Morrison, United States, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…The next pattern artist I'd like to share with you is Janine Morrison, and she's…based out of Tennessee and this is a very complex funky pattern that she created.…This is her pattern fill right here.…And rather than showing you the stand alone pattern tile, I want to…take you inside the pattern tool and show you to what degree the…complexity of this design is because it really is kind of mind boggling,…but she obviously spent a lot of time to make this repeat work.…
So we're going to go into the pattern tool here and we're going to have…to zoom out a little bit because it is a pretty big pattern.…And so you can start to see how this one repeats itself.…And if we go to key line view here, you can see how complex it is.…There's just a lot of stuff going on here.…So as the previous pattern I just showed you, she's using masking to pull this…off,and that's really the only way you can pull of this type of complexity.…
You still need to figure out how…your shapes are going to interact and correspond…from one side to the other on your pattern tile, so the repeat works properly.…
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