the design surface patterns from scratch blog tour (whew!) ended a few weeks ago, and i wanted to give a special shout out to everyone who participated. each of you are so talented and i ended up learning A TON from your tips, tricks and tutorials! i loved getting a glimpse into how everyone worked and shared their stories and collections. it was all very inspiring!
below, i'm highlighting a few of the posts i think you might enjoy reading and learning from. you can also see the entire line up from the tour with everyone's posts here. have fun!
learn how to turn watercolor artwork into repeating patterns with sofia's post. it's so beautiful!
take a look into emily's process from inspiration and sketch to color and pattern!
learn (my new favorite) trick for using the rotate tool from designnest. no more math!
learn how to make a repeating pattern in photoshop with this tutorial.
giggle your way through this post on the perks of being a surface pattern designer!
learn how to bind a book (perfect for a portfolio!) with heidi ahmed's tutorial.
have fun naming your collections with honizukle's post!
learn the popular afghan, blanket and comforter sizes with this darling infographic from carolyn clark.