3 Hacks for Creating Interesting Surface Pattern Designs

Have you ever created a design that seems to lack a bit of life or feels flat? You know it needs something extra but you're not quite sure what it is? Or are you short of time to create a design with lots of different complex motifs but you don't want to create a boring design? Here are 3 hacks for creating interesting surface pattern designs.

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How to Create Glitter Texture in Photoshop

PATTERN AND DESIGN learn to create Surface Pattern and Textile Designs BLOGApr 3, 2017 | If you’re creating graphics to go with any of your surface pattern designs or are looking to add a bit of a sparkle to your surface pattern designs, have you considered adding a touch of glitter?...

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5 Top Tips to Create Surface Pattern Designs That Sell

In order to make a career as a successful surface pattern designer, you need to be able to create designs that sell. Why do some designs sell and others not? What is it that makes a design successful? By having a look at 5 top tips to create surface pattern designs that sell, you'll be able to start answering those questions.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Drawing Skills

There are many skills that you need to develop to be a successful surface pattern designer but often at the heart of a great design is drawing. I've always argued that you don't need to be a great or the best drawer to be a successful surface pattern designer but it is at the core of designing so it's a skill that you should nurture, practice and develop constantly. There are lots of ways you can help develop and improve your skills so let's look at 6 ways to improve your drawing skills.  

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Designing a Surface Pattern Design Collection

Whether you're a freelancer, business owner or are working for a client, as a surface pattern designer you will often be creating designs that are part of a collection rather than one-off individual designs. Let's have a look at what's involved in designing a surface pattern design collection.

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The Secrets Behind Colourways and Coordinates

As a surface pattern designer as well as being able to create beautiful designs, another key skill you need is to be able to create colourways and coordinates. Colourways and coordinates are designs that go with your main design to form part of a range. Let's take a look at the secrets behind colourways and coordinates  

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