Hey you! So glad to have you here today. Hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s officially Thanksgiving week—yay! I’m pretty pumped to take a couple days off work to be with my family, eat some yummy food, and go see the new Hunger Games movie. But, until then, I have an extra special blog post for all my graphics design friends out there. Today I’d like to show you how to use the pattern tool to make pretty graphics in Adobe Illustrator.
This tutorial came about when I was looking for a more efficient way to make pretty laurel wreaths and experimenting with method after method, until I came up with the version you will see in the video. As a graphic designer, I am all about efficiency! If something doesn’t have to be tedious, I am always determined to find a way to make it simple.
This is a special post, because it is my very first video tutorial! I’ve always shied away form doing video tutorials because when I know I’m being recorded I tend to become a nervous wreck; and even though this is just a screen-capture tutorial, I still had the sweaty palm thing going on up until I hit the record button (feel free to tease me if you’d like). So, hopefully my nervousness doesn’t get in the way of you learning a quick and simple way to make some beautiful designs.
What did you think? Not too bad for my first time…right? And I bet you’re already thinking of a million and one ways you could use this trick in your next design. If you liked this tutorial and there is something else you’d like to learn how to do in Illustrator, leave a comment and let me know. I’d be more than happy to make more tutorial videos if you’d find them useful.
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