As you know, I personally consider the Appearance Panel to be one of the most important features of this Illustrator. In this course, I also reinforce many other key concepts include brushes, and much work around creating a repeating pattern tile.
And, of course, the Transform Effect! This effect is a dynamic effect whose main result is to create patterns of content that can be easily manipulated, allowing you to make adjustments to the original object or group of objects. In the previous class, I showed you how to create half-drop repeats, as well as the initial grid pattern. The Transform Effect is incredibly powerful, especially when combined with a clipping mask. Knowing transformation is knowing a lot - it gives you power you may have never even considered. In this class, Flip Flop Techniques for Intricate Pattern Design Using Live Transformations, you will learn the amazing power of the Transformation Effect in Illustrator by producing a template.
I will show you how to use the template to produce multiple variations of repeat designs including modified s-curve, ogee and quatrefoil patterns. I guarantee these skills will help you produce a gorgeous motif by the time you are done! We will be using reflect and rotate effects, but what you learn can easily be transferred to other functions.
Take this next hour or so to work your way through and you will have a myriad of new ideas by the time we are done! I even impressed myself, lol.