This week, I thought I’d share my practice of how to create repeat surface pattern designs using Adobe Illustrator with you. I have been making repeat patterns for years now, back when I was in the scrapbooking industry that’s something I did a lot when designing papers.
If You Know Illustrator, This Should Be Easy
Creating this tutorial, I wanted to show you how easy it is to take your Adobe Illustrator skills and knowledge and apply it to an industry that you may want to pursue, surface pattern design.
I personally have only created patterns to sell on Spoonflower or to print for myself, but I know a lot of people that make a good living at this. So, if you’re hoping to learn how to do this and turn your work into easily modified designs to promote to the fabric companies out there, take a look at my tutorial.
How to Create Repeat Surface Pattern Designs
- Create your icons first.
- Start by sketching icons out.
- Create a good amount of icons to work with.
- Vector your icons.
- Pick a color pattern that works well.
- Start to create your surface pattern magic.