Whether you’re a fashion designer, textile design, or surface pattern designer, you’ll need to spec your repeating patterns for manufacturing. This video will show you how to determine what size your repeat tile should be for printing based on print type (rotary screen, flat-bed screen, etc). You can also use this technique if you’re prepping artwork for Spoonflower.
It’s easy to create a mesh repeating pattern and add it to your fashion flat sketches – and I’ll show you exactly how in this video tutorial. You will learn: 00:33 Understanding the repeat of a mesh pattern 00:55 Building the repeat tile for your mesh 01:22 How to cut a hole out of your […]
With a few simple tricks, this tutorial will show you how to add dimension to your ruffle sketches and add a pattern fill to your fashion illustration: You will learn: 00:42 How to conceptualize drawing your fashion flat to fill it with a pattern swatch 01:40 Tricks to draw the ruffles with the Pencil Tool […]
This quick tutorial will show you how to take any image (from the internet, a photo, or a scan), crop it in Photoshop and turn it into a repeating pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator.
With so many free vector graphics available for download, you don’t always have to start from scratch when designing. Think about how different elements can be remixed to get the results that you want. This video tutorial will show you how to edit free clipart (this one’s from Vector Arts Hub) to create a seamless repeating textile pattern in […]
If you fill your fashion flats with textile patterns, the result may not be what you want. The pattern will look very flat and straight, and not realistic at all. This video tutorial will show you how to bend and curve the pattern inside your fashion sketch so that it looks more natural on the sketch. In the […]
Working with repeating patterns for the first time? Plaids are quite simple to make and are a great starting point!
I’m partial to Illustrator for patterns, but sometimes Photoshop serves your needs better. Learn how to make repeating patterns in Photoshop using motifs from Illustrator.