Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Patterns in the context of textile designs, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…I'd love to show you curtains and lounge chairs using my patterns.…But so far, I haven't been able to convince my wife that'd be a good thing.…So, you'll have to be content with these throw pillows instead.…The pattern design I used on these pillows is called Beautiful Soul.…I can't think of a more forgiving surface for a pattern than a throw pillow.…A pattern like this can be used for almost any type of surface.…Here are two lounge shirts I created using the exact same Beautiful Soul patterns.…
It's always good to diversify your creativity,…so look around you, and more than likely…you'll see something that you can apply…your patterns to and transform its visual appeal.…Earlier in the course, you saw me creating a floral pattern called Pollinate.…I drew out my design concept.…Built it using the bounding box method.…Ran out test swatches.…And ultimately used my finished pattern tile to create the fabric.…I turned in this lovely dress for my daughter Savannah.…
This pattern is included in the exercise files.…
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