Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Using pattern tiles with the Pattern tool, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…When you understand how to build a pattern from scratch by drawing out your design,…and using a bounding box, your end result will provide you with a pattern tile.…And using a pattern tile with the pattern tool, is a simple way…to work with your pattern designs, in any type of print related design project.…So let me show you a few examples that demonstrate the…creation and use of pattern tiles, in context of the pattern tool.…
What I'm about to show you is something you've already seen me do.…In the course of creating the other movies in this course but, I want to specifically…focus on how you can take a pattern tile, and use it with the pattern tool.…And, this first one that I want to go over is a somewhat complex pattern, but,…it's relatively easy to discern and figure out if you first draw it out.…So this is my with refined sketch.…
And this pattern is called Head Case obvious, for obvious reasons.…A bunch of funky looking heads and people and characters, all…kind of interacting with one another to form an overall pattern.…
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