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One of the key skills of a surface pattern designer is learning how to create surface pattern repeats. Although you don’t always need to put a design into repeat it is a key skill that you should spend the time learning how to get right as it’s one of the key things that separates pattern designers from other designers.
There are 2 main things to consider when you are creating a seamless repeat and we’re going to have a look at what they are.
Do you love creating artwork by hand? Do you want to be able to put that artwork into a pattern repeat? Here are a few tips for you to consider that will make that process quicker and easier.
Creating pattern repeats can be a lot simpler than you think. Perhaps you’re an artist that does everything by hand and doesn’t know how to use Illustrator or Photoshop to put your designs into repeat. Well in this post we’re going to look at a really simple method of creating a pattern repeat by hand. Yes, that means no need for a computer! Let’s have a look at how to create pattern repeats by hand,
One of the most important skills a surface pattern designer needs is to be able to create seamless pattern repeats.
Sometimes we don’t mind if a repeat is obvious, for example in a simple spot repeat but more often than not, designers strive to create a seamless repeat.
Being able to create seamless pattern repeats is one of the most fundamental aspects of being a surface pattern designer. It’s a little overwhelming, to begin with, but once you understand the basics you’ll find that pattern repeats are nothing more than mathematical formulas. Let me simplify it and explain:
HOW TO CREATE THE 7 MOST COMMON SURFACE PATTERN REPEATS