Paint to Pattern

turn your artwork into repeating patterns

In this class I’m going to walk you through step by step how to turn your painted artwork into a repeating pattern.

Create a Repeat Pattern with your painted artwork

Even though most of my work is digital I still spend a lot of time painting with traditional media, in particular, gouache and watercolour. There is a huge market for it, so it’s always a good idea to build your skills in this area. And it’s so much fun!

So in this class, we are going to paint some icons using a medium of your choice. It might be Gouache, watercolour or whatever else you enjoy painting with. We will then scan those in and create a simple pattern in Photoshop.

Throughout this class, I’ll teach you how to:


Finding inspiration


Painting icons


Sketching icons


Transferring them to Photoshop


Removing backgrounds and isolating each icon on a separate layer


Creating a repeating grid pattern in Photoshop

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