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How to Create Repeat Surface Pattern Designs Using Adobe Illustrator

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.

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. Click to watch my video tutorial.

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.

Watch My Tutorial on How to Create Repeat Surface Pattern Designs

Affiliate Links Disclosure

This post may contain affiliate links noted with an asterisk*, which means that if you click on one of the product links I've included, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase it. But, please do not fret! I don't post links to products that I have not personally tried or felt are worth sharing. In fact, I love these products so much that I have to share them with you. It would be silly not to take advantage of affiliate programs, right?
Holly McCaig

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1 Comment

  1. BFigueroa on June 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you!

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