Did you know that you can design your own custom patterns and use them to create art prints in Adobe Illustrator? Yup! Our upcoming Adobe Illustrator tutorial will be a whole class on how to do just that. So if you’ve been wanting to get in on the Etsy game, now’s the time to share your creativity with others.

Our newest class, Text Effects in Adobe Illustrator, will teach you how to create custom word art by integrating different patterns, fonts, and lettering. Not quite sure what that looks like? Well, your final project will look something like this!

STUDENT PERK: For a limited time, you’ll save 25 percent on our new design class. But hurry! This offer ends on 4/22. Just use the code ILLUSTRATOR25 at checkout.

By the way, it’s taught by graphic designer Erin Williams of Printable Crush, who has a passion for creating custom designs that you can print (duh!) and/or use on t-shirts, art prints, coasters, and more. With digital pattern designs, the possibilities are endless!

So what will you all learn in this course?

You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of how to use patterns and textures in Adobe Illustrator. First, you’ll cover how to find inspiration. Then, using supplies you might already have at home, you’ll draw or paint a custom pattern that you’ll upload into Adobe Illustrator.

The last part of the class will have you designing a custom word art print by taking a quote or phrase that you love, stylizing it with different fonts, and then adding the patterns and textures you’ve created into those fonts. Cool, right?

By the end of the class, students will know how to:

  • Upload custom patterns and textures in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Add patterns and textures into fonts and/or your own digitized hand lettering.
  • Use the best techniques to vectorize artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

Text Effects in Adobe Illustrator will also be a great course for both beginners and those who are already familiar with the program but want to be more efficient using fonts, patterns, and textures in Adobe Illustrator.

So what are you waiting for? Enroll in our new design course today, and then start creating all kinds of custom art prints. You can keep them, gift them, or sell them on Etsy.

We can’t wait to see what you create! Share your final projects with us on Instagram using #bcclasses and tag us @britandco.