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Repeat Pattern using Illustrator (Intermediate) - Saturdays

Saturdays for 4 weeks, 20th November - 11th December

10am - 2.15pm with a 30min break. Lunch is available from our stylish on-site Café@FTM or from nearby cafés and pubs

This course is for designers who have a good working knowledge of Illustrator, and wish to learn a combination of simple and complex techniques to create repeat patterns using Illustrator. You will learn how to create patterns using block, brick, drop and sateen repeats.

The course is run at the FTM in a brand-new purpose built learning centre equipped with the latest software and facilities, and tuition is in small groups with a focus on your particular learning requirements.

The course includes the following main topics:

  • Creating repeat patterns in illustrator
  • How to accurately position and align design elements
  • Using Illustrator symbols to create drop and brick repeat pattern designs
  • Creating intricate tessellating patterns

Course fee and discounts

The standard course fee is £120
£20 discount for 2 courses - book/pay for 2 courses for £220
£60 discount for 3 courses - book/pay for 3 courses for £300

We regret that no other concessions are available


To book your course email info@ftmlondon.org or phone 020 7407 8664

Full course outline

Session 1

Creating a block repeat pattern using a number of different techniques

Use move tool to duplicate and place design elements accurately

Using the appearance palette to apply more than one colour or pattern fill to your design

Creating sateen repeat patterns

Session 2

Creating drop and brick repeat patterns

Using symbols to enable you to accurately view and design your repeat designs

Transforming your repeat pattern design i.e scaling, rotating etc.

Session 3

Creating repeat patterns based on hexagons

Creating repeat patterns based on parallelograms

Using Live Colour to easily create colourways

Session 4

Creating tessellating repeat patterns

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