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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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Print & Pattern Nature book | Pitter Pattern

I’ve got you a Christmas present… I managed to get my hands on an early review copy, kindly supplied by the publisher, of the new Print & Pattern book: Nature, and I’m gonna give you a little preview to get you salivating!

The book is coming out in January 2017 out now. This is the latest book in the series, based on the super popular Print & Pattern blog run by Marie Perkins (aka Bowie Style).

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10 best skillshare classes for budding pattern designers | Pitter Pattern

Ok, so I have a confession to make… I’m addicted… To Skillshare classes!

I’ve been a member of Skillshare for a couple of years now and my compulsion for finding and joining their fabulous classes hasn’t dwindled, if anything it’s increased. Any minute I have free I’ll be glued to my iPad learning new tricks. This can be while I’m having breakfast/lunch, while relaxing on the sofa (tv doesn’t do it for me anymore) or, let’s be open, on the loo, as I don’t like the feeling that my life is flushing away down the toilet ;-).

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Pattern Camp with Jessica Swift | Pitter Pattern

Today I have for you a pattern workshop run by designer and artist Jessica Swift. So, if you’ve been wanting to dip your toes in the wonderful world of surface pattern design, this is your chance.

Pattern Camp is a virtual, online 2-day, weekend-long pattern design workshop taught by full-time artist and surface pattern designer, Jessica Swift. Participants will leave the workshop with the confidence and skills to create their own beautiful repeat patterns using both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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