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Illustrator or Photoshop for your surface pattern designs? title

Design Software

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Illustrator Or Photoshop For Pattern Designs?

The two industry standard programs for creating pattern designs are Illustrator and Photoshop.
So the big question is… should you use Illustrator or Photoshop for your designs?

Understanding A Design Brief

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Pattern Design

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Using and interpreting a design brief correctly can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful design. So what is a design brief, what it is and why is it important?

What is your signature design style? title

Pattern Design

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What Is Your Signature Design Style?

Developing your own signature style is really important for a designer so you are able stand out with your own uniqueness.

What Size Should You Create Your Pattern Designs?

What size should you create your surface pattern designs? title

Pattern Repeats

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In this blog post, I wanted to come in and give you a quick answer to a question that I’ve been asked quite a lot lately and that is what size should you create your pattern repeats?

Is it necessary to create seamless surface pattern repeats? title

Pattern Repeats

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Is It Necessary To Create Seamless Pattern Repeats?

If you’re an artist or new to design, you may be wondering whether it is essential to be able to create repeating patterns or not. Let’s have a look at whether it’ necessary to create seamless pattern repeats?

How To Use Colour Successfully Within Your Designs

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Colour

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One of the elements that are really important to get right when creating pattern designs is colour. It can make or break a design and be the reason some buys or doesn’t buy your design. So, how do you use colour within your designs successfully?

Surface pattern design tech tools title

Tools and Resources

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Surface Pattern Design Tech Tools

Are you confused about what tech to use within your pattern design business? A lot of people ask me what tools use I use so I’m going to give you a brief rundown of my favourite surface pattern design tech tools that I use within my studio.

Pros And Cons Of Password Protected Pages For Your Designs

Pros And Cons Of Password Protected Pages For Your Designs title

Pattern Design

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If you have a portfolio of designs, you may be considering showcasing them on your website. There are a couple of different ways you can do this so today we are going to look at the pros and cons of using a password protected page on your website for your pattern designs.

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Pattern Design

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Full Drop, Half Drop And Brick Pattern Repeats

One of the ways you can take your designs to the next level and make them more interesting it thinking about using different types of pattern repeats. In this blog post, we’re going to be talking about the full drop, half drop and brick pattern repeats

Should you get a design agent?

Should you get a surface pattern design agent title

Business Tips

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Are you wondering whether you should get a design agent to represent you and sell your pattern design?
This is a great question anAre you wondering whether you should get a design agent to represent you and sell your pattern design?