Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Samarra Khaja, United States, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…The next pattern designer I want to share with you…is Samarra Khaja, and she's based out of New York.…And this is kind of a critters pattern she designed.…And the one thing I want to point out is, a lot…of the examples I showed in my course, I trimmed the artwork.…But I also had one movie where I showed you how you can mask your artwork.…And if I go to key line view on this pattern tile.…You can see that her actual artwork is masked into the tile shape.…
So if you want to build this way, you can,…it's still going to work when you use the pattern tool.…So with this pattern tile established through…masking her artwork, it still works perfectly well.…As she flows her pattern design into the surface as you can see here.…Now if we go inside the pattern tool, you can see that all she's done is…she's snapped her exact boundings to right where the mask is on her pattern swatch.…
So that's all you need to do if you don't want to trim…your artwork, you want to keep it…accessible for future use and other things.…Then this is a way you can pull that off and…
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