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Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Learn the simplest, most effective ways to create, edit and export repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator. This is not just a simple demo. It covers the whole process, including concepts and basic methods as well as Illustrator’s pattern tool, more complex brick and half-drop repeats, plus how to save and export your files.

Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator is also available on Skillshare.com

Learn How to Diagnose and

Fix Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Making repeat patterns is fun and simple. But sometimes you’ll run into technical problems. And that’s not fun. Luckily this class will teach you how to quickly diagnose and fix those problems — in less than 30 minutes! We’ll cover bounding box issues, hairline breaks, and motif misalignments, plus you’ll learn the best way to set up background colors and how to get your file ready to send to a client. 

Fix Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator is available on Skillshare.com


Mockup Academy Class 1

There’s nothing like seeing your art on products and digital mockups makes it so easy! This brand new, updated version of Mockup Academy Class 1 shows you how to make your own mockup templates from any stock photo — saving you time and money on mockup templates.
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Mockup Academy on Skillshare.com

Mockup Academy is the most complete series of mockup tutorials you’ll find anywhere, filled with the absolute best tips and techniques.

Sign up for a free Skillshare trial membership and watch the classes at Skillshare.com



“This was a great class! I have tried to teach myself to make mockups, but this class truly made me understand how it works and how to make them look professional. Definitely recommend it, Kris’ explanations are clear and easy to follow, making it a pleasure to learn from her.” — ALICIA M.

“The teacher is very clear, offers suggestions based on anticipated questions and does not assume that someone knows the keyboard shortcuts after the first time she says them. A true teacher who reinforces the skill.” — CHRISTIE B.

“Easy to follow, nice graphics. I will be watching the rest of the classes.” — AMANDA BIERBAUM
“Sure you can buy mockups, or find freebie downloads somewhere, but nothing beats the satisfaction of creating your own mockups from scratch, and if that’s your goal, this class is a great place to start.” — CHRIS HEATH
“Great class…thank you! I’ve taken other classes creating product mock-ups however this was the very first time I learned about using ‘Art Folders’ with masking. A game changer for me!” — SAND OEI

Mockup Academy is available on Skillshare.com

Introduces the basic concept of making mockups quickly and easily, including an efficient way to set up your Photoshop layers and how to distort your art to fit your object.

Learn how to use the distort and warp tools for creating curved mockups like mugs, bowls, lampshades, bottles, etc.


A Smart Object is a special kind of Photoshop layer that allows you to edit your art and then automatically apply the edits to whatever you drop into your mockup. It’s a huge time-saver for creating multiple mockups.

Make your mockups look ultra-realistic with this  simple, effective technique for adding highlights and shadows. And it’s not just for shiny objects! Almost every mockup looks better with extra highlights and shadows.

This class is full of great tips for making wallpaper and wall decor mockups fit naturally into any room setting. Plus, you’ll learn basic retouching skills for editing your base photos.

Learn how to use Photoshop’s Puppet Warp tool to make patterns look like they’re following the contours of your fabric mockups. I’ll demonstrate on apparel, but the techniques work on any fabric mockup.

Download this free photo and follow step by step as I show you how to add selective blurring to make the art blend seamlessly into the soft focus photo.


6 Simple Tips for Making Better Mockups

Get this fully-illustrated 13-page PDF filled with tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere — not even in Mockup Academy classes! You’ll learn how to choose the best photos for mockups, how to use contrast to make your mockups look more realistic, plus examples of how color and scale impacts your final product. 

The best part — It’s FREE! And when you sign up, you’ll also get valuable mockup tips in your inbox once or twice a month.