Coral and Sea Life Easy Illustrator Brush & Pattern Making
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Coral and Sea Life Easy Illustrator Brush & Pattern Making

Use Illustrator brushes to make more brushes for creating the intricate fitted Coral and Sea Life pattern design
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Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The outcome is for you to learn to make brushes using brushes and to create an intricate pattern with the resulting brushes
Requirements
  • Adobe Illustrator skills are an asset
Description

In this class, you will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a detailed and well balanced coral and sea life pattern. We will go gradually through the process, and we will use brushes that you can download in the projects area or create yourself. Brush and motif creating is an expertise which is an ideal and desired strength for you if you are a graphic designer, illustrator or surface pattern designer. Multiple methods are demonstrated throughout.

This Coral and Sea Brushes and Patterns class is suitable for designers with some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator who want to learn additional techniques, though basic skills are reinforced.

I am intent on guiding you towards confident Illustrator capabilities. For this class, you will need the Adobe Illustrator software. I’m enthusiastic about joining you on your explorations of the Illustrator program, so have yourself a look-see and tell me what you think!

My verbal guidance and demonstrations will help you with the main ingredients that can be applied to your pattern design. Learn key competencies including making and customizing Illustrator brush sets, brush design fundamentals, use of the layer’s palette, importing and exporting brush sets, the join tool, the blend tool, the width tool, simplifying, scatter brushes, stamping with Illustrator brushes and much more!

Overview

Intro:

This video is the intro to Coral and Sea Brushes and Patterns. I will give you an overview of the group of lessons in this class which will take you from initial brush creation to a fully fleshed-out pattern design.

Lesson 1:

This lesson will show you what to aim for when constructing your initial brushes. An overview is given for our goals for this course.

Lesson 2:

In this lesson, we will be creating a coral tree from start to finish. You will learn how to adjust brushes, join and simplify.

Lesson 3

In Lesson 3, I will show you a variety of finessing techniques for finishing the coral tree. I show you methods to adjust thickness of lines, how to make alternate brushes from an original, real-time adjustments, expanding appearance, the pathfinder tools and more.

Lesson 4

In this lesson, you will observe as I demonstrate my process of creating a jellyfish using the blend tool. I will demonstrate real-world problem-solving and troubleshooting.

Lesson 5

I will demonstrate use of the white-edged brush that we create in this lesson. The techniques and reasoning for this type of brush stroke is explained.

Lesson 6

We will create variegated brush strokes in this lesson. We use colorization options for the brush stroke so you can see, in action, what tints, tints and shades, and hue shift will do in in the brush strokes palette.

Lesson 7:

This video is about arranging and fitting of elements of the pattern tile. Many techniques are covered including scatter brush settings and controlling the size, spacing, and rotation of objects, as well as use of the puppet warp tool.

Lesson 8:

In this video we go through the process of testing the tile several times. I will demonstrate troubleshooting techniques and fine-tune adjustments to make the pattern work. I share my methods for doing this.

Lesson 9:

We go through the process of testing the tile one last time to iron out any more issues, but we get it done! I will demonstrate troubleshooting techniques and fine-tune adjustments to make the pattern sparkle. I share all my secrets!

Key Concepts:

Illustrator brush sets, brush set design fundamentals, Illustrator brushes, the layer’s palette, mockups, mockup design, creating guides, exporting brush sets, importing brush sets, the join tool, the blend tool, the width tool, the averaging tool, brush customization, simplifying, scatter brushes, stamping with Illustrator brushes, making screenshot or screen captures for testing, placing into the illustrator document

You will get the bonus of…

  • over 75 minutes of direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design business and education for over 40 years

  • knowledge of multiple ways to solve each challenge

  • handouts explaining key concepts

  • a list of helpful online sites to further your education into surface pattern design.


My outcomes for my class are for you to create this delightful pattern (and a smattering of brushes) and try out my methods. Feel free to participate in the free guidance I offer while sharing in the projects section. Get involved in the process and benefit from the constructive advice and support of fellow artists! Creating Coral and Sea Brushes and Patterns is yet another one of the cornerstone competency skills for surviving as a working artist. So, let’s get motivated! Start the Coral and Sea Brushes and Patterns today!

Who this course is for:
  • Surface Pattern Designers and Graphic Designers looking to hone their skills
Course content
Expand 10 lectures 01:13:14
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10 lectures 01:13:14

This lesson will show you what to aim for when constructing your initial brushes. An overview is given for our goals for this course.

Preview 08:30

In this lesson, we will be creating a coral tree from start to finish. You will learn how to adjust brushes, join and simplify.

Preview 06:59

In Lesson 3, I will show you a variety of finessing techniques for finishing the coral tree. I show you methods to adjust thickness of lines, how to make alternate brushes from an original, real-time adjustments, expanding appearance, the pathfinder tools and more.

Finessing the Coral Tree
08:52

In this lesson, you will observe as I demonstrate my process of creating a jellyfish using the blend tool. I will demonstrate real-world problem-solving and troubleshooting.

Making a Jellyfish Using the Blend Tool
09:55

I will demonstrate use of the white-edged brush that we create in this lesson. The techniques and reasoning for this type of brush stroke is explained.

White-Edged Brush Strokes
04:46

We will create variegated brush strokes in this lesson. We use colorization options for the brush stroke so you can see, in action, what tints, tints and shades, and hue shift will do in in the brush strokes palette.

Variegated Branch Brushes
04:23

This video is about arranging and fitting of elements of the pattern tile. Many techniques are covered including scatter brush settings and controlling the size, spacing, and rotation of objects, as well as use of the puppet warp tool.

Arranging and Fitting the Tile Contents
10:32

In this video we go through the process of testing the tile several times. I will demonstrate troubleshooting techniques and fine-tune adjustments to make the pattern work. I share my methods for doing this.

Testing the Pattern Repeat Tile
12:19

We go through the process of testing the tile one last time to iron out any more issues, but we get it done! I will demonstrate troubleshooting techniques and fine-tune adjustments to make the pattern sparkle. I share all my secrets!

Finessing and Finalizing the Pattern
05:49

This lesson is concluded with a few examples of mockups and final thoughts.

Conclusion
01:09