Pattern Tutorials: a round-up

Honey & Bloom patterns
Patterns by Honey & Bloom

It’s no secret that I love pattern art. And lately I’ve been working on perfecting my skills, so I’ve been on the lookout for a good tutorial. I’ve found that there are quite a few out there for Photoshop, which I don’t find very useful because I prefer to work in vectors when making patterns. But in the search I did come across a few that were exactly what I was looking for. I haven’t tried all of these tutorials yet, so I can’t really review them here, but I will post an update once I do.

  1. Julia Rothman for design*sponge: Creating a pattern by hand
  2. Digital Arts Online: Making full use of the Illustrator-based pattern swatches
  3. A few video tutorials via True Up

Anyone know of one that I missed?


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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