About this Class:
Are you one of those people who loves pattern? Perhaps you’ve seen some great patterns on wallpaper, or the upholstery on a striking sofa, or a sweet pillow, and you have wondered how it’s done. Maybe you’ve wanted to create a damask, or medallion repeat pattern but have gotten loss in the technical aspects of making it work. Does this sound like you? Scallop repeating patterns can seem very complicated, but like anything, if you break it down and figure out a way to automate parts of the process, you’ll notice that it isn’t too challenging. In my course, Delicious Scallops – Automation to Produce Templates for Pattern Layouts, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned about scallop pattern making from hours of creating and perfecting using my personal technique. This course is specific to the scallop shape with the added bonus of creating a template you can use for hundreds of future repeating pattern designs.
I’ll also show you my step by step process, from planning your scallop to creating the final repeat in Illustrator, to creating the template with transformations, to finally applying the pattern created onto mockups. Don’t worry! It’s not that hard!
This class will focus on creating patterns with transformed elements. What I mean by that is you will only need to create the single scallop, and Illustrator will do all the repeat work in a LIVE way. You will see what is happening with your motifs everywhere in the repeat as you do the initial scallop. I would recommend some knowledge of pattern-making with the goal of wanting to learn additional techniques. In class, we’ll talk about both design and technical aspects of reflected repeats. We’ll discuss design theory which enhances and reinforces the scallop shape. I will demonstrate the Illustrator software engines which include transformation and live transformation. I will be demonstrating using Illustrator, but it’s the concepts that are important, and these could easily be applied in similar software as well.