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How to recolour patterns automatically in Illustrator [video] | Pitter Pattern

At the end of last year, I made a few video tutorials for my Pattern Kick customers, explaining some useful tips & tricks to help them make the most of their pattern files. Today I’m sharing one of them with you: How to recolour patterns automatically in Illustrator.

This video tutorial will show you how to change the colours of your Illustrator’s patterns and/or artwork with Illustrator’s own ‘Recolor Artwork’ feature. It’s so fast and easy, it makes tedious work a breeze! If you haven’t used it yet, you’ll soon be wondering how you ever managed without it…

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How to easily add texture to your Illustrator designs [video] | Pitter Pattern

As promised in my last post, I have created a video tutorial on how to add texture to your vector designs in Illustrator by using bitmap images. This technique is very useful and can produce some gorgeous and interesting results.

If you downloaded the free texture images from last post you can use those to follow along. If you haven’t downloaded them but want to, here is the link: 17 free textures that can help your designs kick ass. You can also, of course, use your own images!

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17 free textures that can help your designs kick ass | Pitter Pattern

Are you a little bit obsessed with textures and patterns? Are you always the one pointing out ‘that cool pattern there’ or ‘this pretty texture here’? I know I am, and if you’re here in the Pitter Pattern blog I’m guessing you are too.

I went on holiday to Colombia (my native country) last summer and while I was there I took many photos of gorgeous surfaces in the wild, and I thought I could share some of them with you… So in this blog post you’re getting 17 free textures that you can use to enrich your surface pattern designs!

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Design patterns easily with these 10 creative resources | Pitter Pattern

I remember a few years ago when I started designing patterns… It was a fairly steep learning curve to learn all the pattern making techniques. I wished then that we, budding surface pattern designers, had more affordable resources to help us take those first steps, design patterns easily and see results a bit quicker.

Times have changed and surface pattern design has become more popular, thus more and more resources are being created that help us streamline the pattern design process, e.g. the pattern maker feature in Adobe Illustrator. In this post I’ll share with you some of these resources…

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