Friday, April 19, 2013

giveaway // Reign Repeats: create perfect repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator

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Good morning everyone! I have great news :)
I've partnered with the awesome team of Skillshare to teach Reign Repeats: create perfect repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator. The class is for surface pattern designers, graphic designer, illustrators, artists, crafters and anyone else who is interested in pattern design using Adobe Illustrator. 

You'll submerge in the wonderful world of patterns, and learn how to use the basic Illustrator tools to bring to life your ideas. You'll learn how to create a repeat, both the old-school way and using Illustrator CS6 new Pattern Tool. At the end of the class you'll be able to create your own designs for you to use however you want; for example, to sell your own fabric on Spoonflower. To help you get started with this, you'll create a repeat for a Spoonflower contest as part of the final project.

The Tourist Guides [tea towels] designed by 2013 © Maria José Bautista V

I'll explain you how to get your hand-drawn sketches vectorised (even if you don't have a scanner), how to apply colour and then easily re-colour your design to create new colour ways, the different types of repeats and how to make them, and how to solve most of the common problems that arise when using Illustrator. I'll also teach you how to prepare perfect files for you to get your best results on Spoonflower.

The Tourist Guides [sketches] designed by 2013 © Maria José Bautista V

The Tourist Guides designed by 2013 © Maria José Bautista V

At the end of the class, I'll choose the top 15 designs and will showcase them here on the blog and on my Facebook page. For a week I'll ask my readers to vote for their favourite designs and the top 3 voted will receive some fab prizes donated by Spoonflower. I would like to thank them for such amazing gifts and for being happy to be part of the class. 

This course will be packed with lots of useful info, helpful resources, and inspirational interviews from great designers that have come to reign repeats. If you can't wait to get your ideas on to fabric or any other printed surface, don't miss the class… enroll now!


To celebrate my first Skillshare class, I'll award two of you with full scholarships and other two with half scholarships. Complete all the steps below to gain multiple entries and increase your winning chances. I'll announce the four lucky winners on Monday May 20th (if you decide to enroll before this date and end up being one of the winners, I'll refund the paid fee).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Copy and paste the code below on your blog/website and spread the word about the course, and get 2 extra entries on the giveaway raffle :)

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  1. It's so great you are teaching on Skillshare! And the Spoonflower prizes are amazing! Well Done =)

    1. Thank you Emma… don't forget to enter the giveaway :)

  2. Looking forward to ur Class MaJo!!! So the problem I have w/ Ai is that the layers tend to all merge together instead of staying in multiple layers like Phshop.

    1. thank you Miki…
      I bet you are not the only person struggling with that… I'll include how to work better with layers in the course ;)

  3. Well...the problem that I have with Illustrator is that I am using an entirely antiquated version and can't figure out how to do anything! LOL!

    1. that's funny Holly... what version is it?


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