Photoshop Tutorials

Edit artwork and convert to pattern in photoshop

Pattern in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to edit a scanned artwork to create transparent background and isolate the elements to create  a pattern using Adobe Photoshop. You can use this pattern to upload to print on demand sites like Redbubble, society6 etc.

We will be using photoshop to create the pattern and to do the editing work on our scanned painting. I have scanned the painting in 600 ppi, so that I can increase the image size in the later part of the tutorial. Since I have already published a tutorial on how to edit artwork in photoshop (using a completely different method), and since it covers the topic of ‘how to increase the size of artwork’ and use various other tools to edit the background, I decide to skip it in this tutorial.

You can find these details in this tutorial here.

Pattern in Photoshop

Creating pattern out of scanned artwork is very difficult, especially when you haven’t created the elements separately. In this tutorial you will learn to use the spot healing brush tool, eraser and clone tool to create elements from your artwork!

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Pattern

The original painting was painted on watercolor paper and watercolor paints. The image was later edited in photoshop. Here are some screenshots of various products created by this design. You can find my Redbubble store here.

Make a pattern with Photoshop:

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Illustrator Tutorials

Twirl Tool – Illustrator tutorial

Twirl Tool

In this tutorial we will learn how to use the twirl tool in Adobe Illustrator and create a seamless pattern with the created design. Twirl tool can be found within the width tool menu. Right click on the Width Tool to access it.

In this tutorial we will first create the base pattern and then apply the ‘make pattern option to create a seamless pattern. The pattern will be created with a transparent background so that you can apply any color to the pattern.

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Twirl Tool illustrator tutorial

Colors used:

  • Red : #ee5764
  • Orange dark : #ef642f
  • Orange light : #f0a03b
  • Blue : #b6e3e3

Watch the video tutorial on how to use the this tool:

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Illustrator Tutorials

Colorful Text – Illustrator Tutorial

Colorful text

In this Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create this colorful text. First we learn to convert text to outlines, cut up the text into pieces using the divide option and then color it using the illustrator scripts.

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colorful text

An important thing is to select a font that is thick enough to create blocks. I have used the following font, feel free to experiment with different fonts:

Ariel Black, size 300 and 400

We will use illustrator scripts to color our artwork. You can individually color them, but it’s very useful to use scripts when the artwork is particularly large. If you haven’t watched my tutorial on using illustrator scripts yet, you can click on the below link and it will lead you to the blogpost.

Illustrator Scripts

There are a number of free scripts available on the internet, I have spoken about them in the above linked blog post. The script used in this tutorial is called Randomizer script and is available for download for free from this link:

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/HKSy/LGcHfncwx

Colors used in this tutorial:
  • e7edde
  • f03c50
  • fccb12
  • 43b7ca
  • 35aebc

colorful text

If you want to find beautiful color themes, click on this link to learn about Adobe Color and how to get color themes into your Illustrator. Color.Adobe.com was recently updated and looks a bit different from what is shown in this video. Nevertheless, the method to save these themes to Adobe library remains the same.

Adobe Color and how to find color themes

Watch the video to create this colorful text here:

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Illustrator Tutorials

Let’s Illustrate a house – Illustrator tutorial

illustrate

Making vector illustrations with Adobe Illustrator is easy and can be quite fun. In this video we will learn how to illustrate with the basic illustrator tools to create the above illustration. We will work with a simple color palette and simple shapes and strokes. This tutorial is perfect for beginners. Hope you have fun creating a tiny little house :).

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We will illustrate with this color theme:

https://color.adobe.com/printmesomecolor-house-color-theme-12080193/

If you don’t know how to use https://color.adobe.com check out this tutorial:

https://www.printmesomecolor.com/2018/11/25/adobe-color-awesome-color-themes/

Save the the following image and get the colors:

illustrate

Or copy paste them:

FCCA46
3B3140
F3A780
854F4D
F2E0C9

 

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Illustrator Tutorials

Reindeer Seamless Pattern

seamless pattern

In this video tutorial we will make a fun illustration and turn it into a seamless pattern! We will be using Adobe illustrator to create the pattern. If you like creating patterns, don’t forget to check out my previous tutorials where we create cute patterns from simple illustrations.

Seamless Birdie Pattern

Wrapping paper tutorial

We will create the pattern on a transparent background, which means you can add any color you want to the background!

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