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?
When I’m designing in Photoshop and Illustrator I’m always looking for quick ways to be able to create my pattern repeats. A really great trick in Photoshop is using brushes to create stamps of your motifs that you can repeat within your design. In this post, we’re going to look at how to create pattern stamps in Photoshop.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to designing surface pattern designs, there are 2 main computer programs that are used, Illustrator and Photoshop. So which should you use? What are the differences? Which is better? Let’s answer those questions by looking at Illustrator or Photoshop for your surface pattern design.
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? Creating your very own glitter texture from scratch is actually really simple. So here’s a quick tutorial on how to create […]