Create a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator using Texture

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Create a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator using Texture

Have you ever wanted to create designs in Adobe Illustrator that have texture?  Have you tried, but struggled to make it work without your computer going into meltdown because it can’t cope with the massive file size?  I like creating patterns in Photoshop, but a lot of clients require vector designs so it’s always good to know how to use both Photoshop & Illustrator to create patterns.

Adding texture adds dimension and perspective to what might otherwise be a flat design.

In this class I’m going to show you how to create texture in Adobe Photoshop, then apply it to pattern designs in Adobe Illustrator keeping the design completely vectorized.

You will learn: 


Sourcing Textures

How to find texture in the environment around you

Creating digital texture

How to process your texture images in Photoshop & Illustrator

Using Texture

How to apply your texture to icons in Illustrator

Texture Brush

How to create a texture brush in Illustrator

Half-drop Repeat

How to create a half-drop repeat in Illustrator


How to apply your pattern to a mockup in Photoshop (with smart objects)

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I’m proud of what I’ve created, and I’d really appreciate if you’d help me out by watching my class

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Thank you!!

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