The key concepts I will include are:
- review of several filters to distort and transform, like pucker and bloat, roughen and the zigzag filter
- methods to edit and deal with specific issues like divide, minus front, and exclude in the Pathfinder palette
- use of the pattern maker tool and all its settings
- many other considerations to do with designing repeating patterns efficiently
- experiments with the re-color tool in the last lesson
This course is packed with many tender morsels of information for you no matter at what stage you are in your design career. Take a chance and find out some fun little things you may never have seen or even thought of before! You can be applying this practical knowledge in your design practice tomorrow. Creating a pattern collection can be done relatively quickly with this small investment of your time. Let’s get at it! Hit your play button now!
Concepts covered include but are not limited to the pattern tool, the pucker and bloat filter, the twist filter, the roughen filter, offset path, the rotate tool, using pathfinder to create motifs, the zig zag filter, the blending tool, the scissor tool, the anchor point tool, Illustrator brushes for pattern design, pattern repeats, easy geometric patterns, easy floral patterns, creating stripes in Illustrator and much more.
You will get the bonus of…
- approx. one hour of direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design business and education for over 40 years
- awareness of multiple approaches to resolve each design challenge
- handouts explaining key concepts
- a list of helpful online sites to further your education
For this class, produce a minimum of 6 patterns using the filters and functions discussed. Create a screenshot to post. If you are feeling particularly energetic, experiment with the re-color tool to produce a couple of colorways. Post these here as well. Take a minute to offer an anecdotal description of your process. Have fun!