Today, I'm really thrilled to be taking part in the "Passion for Pattern" bloghop. Welcome if you just arrived from the Colour Book Studio blog. We all recently met through the fab e-course "Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design". As you can imagine, we're passionate about pattern!
As a digital designer, I'm always looking for ways of smarter working. My digital toolbox is a vital part of my creative process and is full of design staples. These make my workflow smarter and a little faster. For example, when I design a new pattern, I always keep the original Illustrator & Photoshop files in their full layer format. Apart from proving a working timeline and good work practice to have your original files, it makes for easier editing if you decide to change a colour theme. It can even make a great starting point for a brand new pattern.
For every new pattern I design, I always add some basic patterns to the set. With each new basic pattern created, I've saved it in a folder in my "Digital Toolbox" folder as basic "go to" patterns. I now have a neat little time saving collection of everything from geometrics, florals to damask.
And so I decided it would be neat to do a special giveaway for this blog post to celebrate the "Passion for Pattern" bloghop. I've put together a little set of basic pattern overlays that inlcude chevrons, dots, circles and stripes. They are in transparent PNG file format, 12"x12" and 300dpi. You can grab the giveaway HERE in my online store. Hope they'll be of some use to you!
great little tutorial, that'll show you ways to colour them. Be sure to check it out as it shows you how to create a clipping path and how to use layer blend modes. Enjoy!
Please be sure to leave a comment. Let me know what other patterns you'd love to see as overlays. Also, if you have any "working smarter" tips! I'd love to hear them!
Be sure to jump ahead to the next gorgeous pattern blog, Leslie Doughty.