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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Present & Correct - Stationery Compositions | Pitter Pattern

It’s no secret that most designers have a strong relationship with stationery. I certainly do. So, a few months ago when I discovered Present & Correct’s stationery compositions, I fell in love immediately with the idea and its execution.

As you will see here, they create beautiful layouts with real stationery items and they do a fab job every time. Some, in particular, caught my eye because of their pattern nature. So, pattern + colour + stationery, what’s not to love?

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M Missoni - Fashion prints S/S 17 collection | Pitter Pattern

Ok, so first I should apologise… I’m supposed to deliver a post a week, but sometimes life gets in the way, and sometimes it’s my brain that gets in the way. This post should have gone out Tuesday last week and it didn’t make it simply because I’m too obsessive… There, I said it!

I had planned to do a nice short overview of my favourite fashion prints from the catwalks and other main Spring/Summer 2017 collections, seeing that Spring is here and we’re all ready for bright colours and florals. I went to vogue.co.uk with the intention of having a look at the big guys’ images, the famous names in the fashion world, and then…

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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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