Two Weeks to a No-Fail Seamless Toss Repeat
In this course you’ll learn Sherry London’s No-Fail method to develop a seamless repeat pattern and prepare it for printing at Spoonflower.
I am so excited to welcome you to this class, and I want to thank you for letting me share my pattern discovery and my love of Photoshop with you! I also wanted to give you the lay of the land first, and let you know a bit more about your journey that’s coming up in the next 2 weeks.
Module 0: What to Expect
Lesson 0-1: What to Expect
Lesson 0-2: Setting up Prefs
Lesson 0-3: Arranging Your Workspace
Module 1: Choosing Colors
Lesson 1: Swatches and Presets
Lesson 2: Adobe Color App
Lesson 3: Spoonflower Presets and Color
Module 2: Designing the Motifs
Lesson 4: Motif 1
Lesson 5: Motif 2
Lesson 6: Motif 3
Lesson 7: Motif 4
Lesson 8: Motif 5
Module 3: Developing the Pattern
Lesson 9: Arranging the Motifs
Lesson 10: Creating Pattern Layers
Module 4: Perfecting the Pattern
Lesson 11: Testing the Repeat
Lesson 12: Pattern Aesthetics
Lesson 13: Refining the Repeat
Module 5: Preparing for Printing
Lesson 14: Image Resolution
Lesson 15: Color on Fabirc
Lesson 16: Soft Proofing
Lesson 17: Ready to Print
And the End Product?
At the end of the course you will have developed some pattern swatches which you can send to Spoonflower to have fabric, wrapping paper and even wallpaper made. We’ll start by developing a simple pattern, which we’ll then refine for a more polished end product.
Activities Along the Way
Your final pattern will consist of five motifs which you’ll create from scratch during Module 2. They will be very simple motifs to learn the basic functions of Photoshop. Building your motifs in this way will give you a solid base of Photoshop knowledge to understand the more complex methods later on.
During Modules 3 and 4 we’ll learn how to arrange these motifs into a perfect seamless pattern, starting with just the five motifs. We’ll then build up to more complex patterns using Blend Modes and layering the pattern. We’ll go in-depth about what makes a successful pattern and use these tips and tricks to go back and revise the pattern. We will use the same motifs but mix things up by using different combinations and playing with color, scale and rotating the motifs.
What You’ll Get From This Course
- Improved Photoshop skills
- A great new repeat technique
- Fabric of your very own design
This will be a very full and worthwhile two weeks, and I cannot wait to start this journey with you all and see your pattern creations!