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 iOrnament Pro app: A beginners guide for Illustrators and Surface Pattern Designers

In this class you will learn how to create seamless repeat patterns and mandalas entirely in the iOrnament pro app on the iPad.

iOrnament pro is a powerful design program with infinite variables to create repeat patterns and mandalas. It also automatically positions your motifs in repeats and allows you to change symmetries as you are drawing, thus maximizing your time and workflow.

In this class I will cover all the skills you need create your own original patterns and mandalas in iOrnament pro such as:

• A beginner friendly overview of all the tools in the program.

• How to create and manipulate colour palettes

• How to use the pen and brush tools

• Create mandalas and stand-alone motifs

• Import images of sketches to create motifs.

• How to automatically select tile orientations to suit the pattern layout you want.

• Combine different seamless tile orientations in the same pattern

• Adjust your patterns into different colorways

• Animate your patterns and create time lapses of your process

• Save and export your patterns and mandalas.

The seamless repeat patterns and motifs you create in this program can immediately be uploaded to print on demand sites like spoonflower, Redbubble, or Society6 or used in projects like coloring book designs.

This class is beginner friendly and suited to any artist wanting to learn a fun and creative design app or for the experienced designer wanting to streamline their workflow.

To take this class, all you will need is an iPad, the app iOrnament pro (which costs $10.99 at the app store) and a stylus or your finger.

If this sounds like an area you would like to improve in and you have a free  hour to invest in your creative business, please join me in this class.

If you are new to Skillshare you can use the following link to get 1 month of premium access to the platform and my class for FREE.

Adobe Spark Post: Social Media for Creatives and Small Business

If you are a creative or small business owner wanting to learn how to create engaging and creative social media posts, then this is the class for you!

In this class you will learn how to maximize the use of the Adobe Spark App. A free app available on smart phones and tablets that allows you to create dynamic social media posts and templates in minutes. ( See examples on the left)

I am a surface pattern designer and illustrator and I use Adobe spark post daily on Instagram and Facebook to create social media posts to display my textiles, artwork, photos and work in progress shots.

This class is very beginner friendly. By the end of the class the aim will be to create a professional looking social media post to promote your business or style using a mix of your images and free images with a cohesive colour palette.

If this sounds like an area you would like to improve in and you have a free half an hour to invest in your creative business, please join me in this class. 

If you are new to Skillshare you can use the following  link to get 1 month of premium access to the platform and my class for FREE.

Linocut Print Design in Procreate for Illustration and Surface Pattern Design.

Skillshare is an awesome teaching platform for creatives of all persuasions and I am excited to have created my first class in digital illustration. This class is beginner friendly and gives an overview of the Procreate app for the iPad. It walks you through how to  create a simple digital linocut print, that can be used as a stand alone illustration or as a motif for surface pattern design. The class moves step by step from the creation of the linocut, through to uploading it to accessories on the print on demand website Redbubble. In addition, there is a free Procreate brush sent included to assist those beginning on their creative journey that can be accessed below. The password is in the resources video in the class. If you are new to skillshare you can use the following  link to get a months worth of premium access to the platform and my class for FREE.

RESOURCES AND BRUSH LINKS :

Linocut Procreate Brushset

CLASS VIDEO INTRODUCTION

SAMPLE PROJECTS

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