3 Different Ways of Creating Artwork in Illustrator

There are so many different ways of creating artwork that you can use within your surface pattern designs. It'll depend on your own personal preference and your skill level to which one you choose. If you love creating hand-drawn artwork, bringing your artwork into Illustrator to create your repeats can feel quite challenging. So, today I wanted to look at 3 different ways of creating artwork in Illustrator for both new experienced users.

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3 Most Common Surface Pattern Design Mistakes

There has been a real appreciation for surface pattern design in the last few years and we are seeing lots of designs out there with the rise of social media but not all of those designs work or look good. So, why is it that some design look great while others miss the mark? Let's take a look at the 3 most common surface pattern design mistakes.

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7 Simple Tricks to Work Faster in Illustrator

When I'm designing I'm always looking for tricks and tips that will help speed up my workflow. Illustrator's a huge program- there's so much to learn. Today I wanted to share some of my favourite tools that I use to speed up my surface pattern designing. Hopefully you'll find my 7 simple tricks to work faster in Illustrator helpful too.

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4 Quick Tips For Creating A Successful Design Brief

In order to become a successful and adaptable surface pattern designer, it's important that you learn how to follow and write a design brief. This is not only essential if you're designing for a client but also if you're creating your own design ranges. By having a clear understanding of your brief before you start you will save time in the long run by being able to arrive at a successful outcome more easily. 

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Quick Way to Watermark Your Pattern Designs in Photoshop

As a way of promoting your work, designers are now commonly sharing their work on the internet. This is a great way to promote yourself and your work however you can leave yourself open to copyright issues. In order to make it a little harder for someone to use your design without your permission, you can add a watermark to your work to deter them. Here's a quick way to watermark your pattern designs in Photoshop.

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3 Colour Palette Resources

For any designer, developing a good eye for colour is an important skill in order for you to create successful designs. Some people have a natural flair for using colour and others find it more challenging. If you're new to designing you may find it a difficult task to begin with, but thankfully there are resources that can help you. Here are 3 colour palette resources you can use for your surface pattern designs.

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