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Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Straight Repeat Patterns

What you'll learn

Straight repeat patterns are the easiest pattern composition. Beatriz Pascual will get you through all the process starting from the very beginning, showing you the way to create your patterns using this type of repetition. Besides, Beatriz will teach you how to draw and color digitally your motifs to incorporate into your patterns making you confident enough to start creating your own straight pattern repeats.

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Listed on May 16, 2022 - ID 30648947
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This class has 8 sessions (36m)

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Meet surface pattern designer Beatriz Pascual! Beatriz will teach you how to create straight repeat patterns using Adobe Illustrator.

Pattern Layout Settings

Let's start! Beatriz will explain the first steps to setting your pattern layout in Adobe Illustrator.

Drawing Motifs Digitally

Beatriz will show you an easy way to draw your motifs from your own reference pictures, using a digital program such as Photoshop.

Scanning Hand Drawn Motifs

In case you prefer to draw traditionally with ink and paper, Beatriz will show you the best practices to scan your motifs before the vectorization process.

Vectorizing Your Motifs

In this part, Beatriz will show you the process of vectorizing your motifs in Adobe Illustrator.

Applying Color to Your Motifs

After the vectorization, Beatriz will show you one of the techniques to apply color to your motifs using the Interactive Bucket Tool in Adobe Illustrator.

Building Up a Straight Pattern Repeat

When your motifs are ready, it is time to use them in order to complete the straight pattern composition.

Class Project: Create a Desktop Wallpaper With Your Straight Pattern

Now that you have created a straight pattern, Beatriz will show you the way to create desktop wallpaper for your computer screen with it.

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Beatriz Pascual

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Hello, I'm Beatriz Pascual and I work as a freelance surface pattern designer under the name Pascûal, from my studio in Madrid (Spain). I am a pattern designer with a special love for Nature and classic styles, that I consider very distinctive.

Using Adobe Illustrator to Create Straight Repeat Patterns