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Difference between hero and coordinate designs title

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What Are Hero And Coordinate Designs?

If you’ve started created collections of designs you may know that you need to include a hero design as well coordinate designs. But, what are hero and coordinate designs?

Stand Alone Designs Versus Collections

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Have you ever wondered if you should be creating one off/stand alone design or collections of designs?
A stand alone design is a one off design, so you haven’t created it to go with other designs or as part of a collection. On the other hand, a collection of designs is a group of designs that have been created to coordinate together and be very cohesive as a group.

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Turn Your Art into Pattern Repeats

Would you like to learn how to turn your art into pattern repeats? There are a few things to think about when you’re creating your art which will help you more easily create pattern repeats successfully.

What Size Should You Create Your Pattern Designs?

What size should you create your surface pattern designs? title

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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

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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

How to use colour successfully in your surface pattern designs title

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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?

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Common pattern design mistakes

Have you created a pattern design and it’s not working and you can’t figure out why? There are a few common mistakes that people make when creating surface pattern designs.

What to include in your pattern collection

Title, What to include in your surface pattern design collection

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If you’ve started creating pattern designs, you may want to move on to the next step of turning those designs into pattern collections.  So what should you include in pattern collection?

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How do you make sure your patterns repeats are seamless?

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.

Tips to creating artwork by hand to put into pattern repeats

tips to creating artwork by hand to put into pattern repeats

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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.