Graphic Design: Create Collage Patterns

It can be complicated to make your own pattern especially a repeating one, but with this video we’re going to show you some tips and tricks on how to create a simple but fun pattern. You will be guided through the entire process of creating and as with each design process, some decisions are made in the moment.

We’ll start from the absolute beginning: setting up an art board, selecting pictures, cutting out elements, creating a composition and finally transforming it into a repeating pattern. By following each step you’ll be able to create your own design from scratch.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course we’re going to create our own pattern by using only pictures and no vector shapes, these pictures can be taken from the Internet or you can even use your own collection of photographs. Either way, on this course you’ll learn how to cut out the elements, make a composition, adjust the colors and most importantly learn how to make the pattern repeat.

Follow the steps and take a closer look at the design process, try for yourself and experiment with colors, style and layout. But first and foremost, experiment!

Who’s this course for? Requirements

This course is for absolute beginners and/or for people who are interested in creating patterns. There’s no need for previous knowledge, everything will be explained from the start and you’ll be guided through the different steps.

For this course you’ll need Photoshop and pictures to hand. If you’re going to use this work for commercial purposes, make sure you have permission from the author/creator.

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