Learn to create detailed, professionally illustrated patterns for fabric using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you draw detailed designs by hand, want to create a fabric pattern from your photos or draw freehand pattern designs using Illustrator's painting tools, this class teaches you how to get your pattern ready for fabric. Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to focus on Surface Textile Patterns that can be printed on fabric. Techniques most useful for graphic artists & Surface Textile designers will be covered. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, add and control colors for related designs, trace and edit your design and turn it into a usable repeating pattern design for printing on yards of fabric. Learn where and how to print your surface textile pattern on fabrics.
The workshop includes a project where you can develop your own pattern from scratch or a pencil sketch. The class will include live, interactive Zoom class meetings, as well as access to a library of learning tutorial videos and practice files created by your instructor to review for a period of two weeks following the class.
Students should have completed the Introduction to Adobe Illustrator class, or have equivalent experience using Adobe Illustrator.
This class is appropriate for students 16 years and older.
Students will need to have the following in order to participate in this class:
- Laptop or Desktop Computer
- Access to Zoom Video platform
- Licensed, downloaded working copy of Adobe Illustrator CC installed on your computer.
You can easily take the class without a stylus pen however if it's available, it can be helpful. Recommended but not required: Wacom drawing style pen
Adobe Illustrator subscriptions must be purchased and installed separately, independent of this class. Class fee does not include an Adobe software subscription. Software demonstrated in this class is available from Adobe for students for $20.99 a month for the single application or it is available as part of the entire Creative Cloud bundle for $52.99. Find out more at Adobe.com
This class will occur live in the Zoom virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your confirmation email, following registration.