Duration: 1h 13m | Video: .MP4 1280×720, 30 fps(r) | Audio: AAC, 48000 Hz, 2ch | Size: 735 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Hello everyone welcome to my latest class.
I’m Jen Lezan and I’ll be the one guiding you through this creative course. I’m a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and educator based out of the midwest and I run Bella + Sophia Creative studio. If you want to learn more about me, check out my youtube channel: The Freelance Life to get a behind the scenes view of the work I do as a freelancer and the work that goes into making classes like this one. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge here on Skillshare and over on Youtube as I think it’s an accessible way to learn new skills.
This month, I wanted to add to my growing library of surface pattern design related courses. I wanted share my process for creating quatrefoil and ogee style surface pattern repeats using Affinity designer.
I really enjoy creating pattern repeats on my iPad as I find it is a very convenient work flow that allows me to work on the go with minimal tools.
What the class is about
In this class, I will walk you through my process on how to make a quatrefoil and ogee style seamless repeating patterns using affinity designer. Before we jump into the design process though, I will share some of the historical relevance of these patterns for inspiration and highlight their evolution and use over the years.
A few of the skills students will learn
So, what are some the skills you will learn in this class You will learn how to build a quatrefoil pattern and ogee pattern in Affinity designer. I will show you how to utilize the shape tools, pen tools and pencil tools to create simple and complex shapes in the vector program. Then, I will show you how I build my repeats with a live preview.
This is more of an intermediate course as my goal is to highlight how to build these complex shapes in the app and not the entire design process from concept to final repeat pattern. If you are looking to learn the basics of Affinity Designer and how to design a repeat pattern from concept, to sketch to inking and final color repeat, I suggest taking my Surface Pattern Design Intensive course for bners: Learn How to Create Surface Pattern Designs on the iPad with Affinity Photo + Affinity Designer.
This course is designed to give you all the technical skills you need to start designing quatrefoil and ogee patterns using the Affinity designer vector app on the ipad, but it doesn’t go into as much detail as the surface pattern design intensive course. It will get you comfortable with the tools and studios in the app as well as familiarize you with some of the layer effects, geometry functions and shape options.