Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting appropriate artwork, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…With the pattern tool, you can take any piece…of vector artwork and turn it into a pattern.…That said, it obviously doesn't mean everything will look good if you do that.…Design is all about the balance and composition of shape, form, color, etc.…In order to facilitate a message, and…thus create a beautiful, or compelling design motif.…So when it comes to pattern design, the same principles apply, and…you want to create appropriate vector assets you can use in your design.…
As I stated earlier in the course, drawing out your ideas is…a great way to strategize and refine a direction for your art work.…And that also applies when using the pattern tool.…So let's take a look at a another way…you can select appropriate vector art for your repeat pattern.…Even on a simplified ornamental design like the one I'm going to show…on this movie, drawing can help you and assist you in the creative process.…So, for this specific ornament design, I only had to draw 1 4th…of the total motif in order to create the rest of the 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