Learn how to scan an actual fabric swatch and turn it into a seamless repeating pattern using Transform and the Offset filter.
- [Instructor] Unless you're a textile designer,…you're probably not creating many of your own patterns.…It's more likely that you have a swatch of fabric…that you're gonna need to use to fill an illustration.…So let's talk about how to put…an existing fabric swatch into repeat.…First of all, before you scan your fabric,…it's really important to press it…and block it out as much as possible.…Putting in a wrinkled piece of fabric,…or something that's really distorted…is gonna make your life a lot more difficult.…That's the first step.…When you scan in your image, you want to make sure…that you do it in color and at least a resolution of 300 dpi…so that you have a nice, clean, detailed scan.…
So, here I've got a stripe,…and you can see it's a little bit skewed,…so let's talk about how to straighten this out…so we can turn it into a seamless repeat.…The first thing I'm gonna do is turn on my rulers,…which is Command or Control + R,…and then I can drag out from the ruler…a couple of guidelines, just to get an idea…
- Using and scaling pattern fills
- Making basic patterns
- Turning scanned swatches into a pattern
- Working with textured fabrics or ditsy prints
- Working with other types of repeats
- Preparing your illustration
- Manipulating pattern fills
- Swapping patterns
- Mocking up photos
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Important Tools to Know
2. Pattern Basics
3. Working with Scanned Fabric Swatches
4. Prepping the Illustration
5. Manipulating Pattern Fills
6. Swapping Patterns
7. Mocking Up Photos
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