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Building Awesome Pattern Tiles in Adobe Photoshop

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Overview

In this intermediate course on pattern making, students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create three surface pattern designs of varying difficulty. 

Hey! I'm Dylan Mierzwinski, an illustrator who's had the great joy of working with brands like Martha Stewart, Anthropologie, Magnolia, and more! High-quality surface pattern designs are in-demand in lots of industries, and this Skillshare class breaks down my approach to creating accurate and awesome pattern designs in Adobe Photoshop. 

Lesson Overview:

  1. Class Introduction
  2. Class Project & Materials Overview
  3. Working with Motifs
  4. Pattern I
    1. Document Setup
    2. Building the Pattern Tile
    3. Defining the Pattern
    4. Building the Pattern Tile Cont
    5. Creating & Testing Tile Bounds
    6. Adjusting the Tile Design
    7. Fixing Mistakes
  5. Pattern II
    1. Document Setup
    2. Grouping Motifs
    3. Utilizing Smart Objects
    4. Grouping Motifs Cont
    5. Building the Pattern Tile
    6. Testing & Adjusting the Tile Design
  6. Pattern III
    1. Document Setup
    2. Building the Pattern Tile
    3. Building the Pattern Tile Cont
    4. Creating the Tile Bounds
    5. Filling the Pattern Tile
    6. Filling the Pattern Tile Cont
    7. Filling the Pattern Tile Cont (Again :) )
    8. Testing & Adjusting the Tile Design
  7. Finishing
    1. Layer Organization
    2. Clipping Masks
    3. Exploring & Applying Color
    4. Adding Texture
    5. Fixing Photoshop Load Time
  8. Delivery (Single Video Lesson)
    1. File Organzation
    2. Cropping & Cleaning
    3. Sanity Checking the Design
    4. Converting & Reducing Colors
    5. Layer Organization
    6. File Delivery

Syllabus

  • Class Introduction
  • Class Project & Materials
  • Working with Motifs
  • P1: Document Setup
  • P1: Building the Pattern Tile
  • P1: Defining the Pattern
  • P1: Filling the Pattern Tile
  • P1: Creating & Testing Pattern Bounds
  • P1: Adjusting the Tile Design
  • P1: Fixing Tile Mistakes
  • P2: Document Setup
  • P2: Grouping Motifs
  • P2: Utilizing Smart Objects
  • P2: Grouping Motifs Continued
  • P2: Building the Pattern Tile
  • P2: Testing & Adjusting the Pattern Tile
  • P3: Document Setup
  • P3: Building the Pattern Tile
  • P3: Building the Pattern Tile Continued
  • P3: Creating the Pattern Tile Bounds
  • P3: Filling the Pattern Tile
  • P3: Filling the Pattern Tile Continued
  • P3: Filling the Pattern Tile Continued (again)
  • P3: Filling and Adjusting the Pattern Tile
  • Finishing: Layer Organization
  • Finishing: Clipping Masks
  • Finishing: Exploring & Applying Color
  • Finishing: Adding Texture
  • Finishing: Fixing Photoshop Load Time
  • File Delivery
  • Thank You!

Taught by

Dylan Mierzwinski

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