COLOURlovers Creative Series: Seamless Lite Getting Started, Coloring A Pattern & Pixlr Contest Announcement Leaked!

COLOURlovers Creative Series: Seamless Lite Getting Started, Coloring A Pattern & Pixlr Contest Announcement Leaked!


Continuing with our blast of the COLOURlovers Creative Guide Series, I bring to you today a video for Getting Started with Seamless Lite, the online seamless pattern template designer here at COLOURlovers.com.

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I've gone over each piece of Seamless Lite to give you a base overview, then I delve in to using each of the tools and add some good sanity-saving tips and tricks to get the most out of your first experience using the template designer.

I want to emphasize two of the biggest sanity-saving tips I have:

  1. Be sure to save pieces of your design as custom shapes in different states - often.
  2. Know that you cannot SAVE your template and come back in to Seamless Lite to EDIT that template. Editing at template only gives you informational edits such as name, description, tags and groups.

Saving Custom Shapes that make up your full template, ensures you can more easily go back in and re-design a template without having to start from total scratch. Trust me!

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Watch the Getting Started with Seamless Lite [ VIDEO ] here!

Don't overthink making a template! Stick with geometric ideas to get yourself started.

My BEST TIP for getting pattern idea's is to google, "quilt block patterns" and check out the many images that are made from extremely simple shapes, but make up extraordinary design concepts, especially when repeated - much like a quilt.

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Color a Pattern with a Palette & Coloring Tips [ VIDEO ]

I cover how to color a pattern basics, plus a great trick to coloring better. Then I cover how to apply a certain palette to a pattern template.

Pixlr Contest Announcement Leak!

Wow it's really here! NEXT WEEK - We are bringing you a fun and easy contest with a very simple idea that everyone can feel confident contributing to.

Pixlr will be the focus and brand we are partnering up with for this fantastic color inspired event!! You will not have to know any Pixlr knowledge, this is an inspiration-project for them more based on how your colors in a palette work together. More information to come next week on that.

We will have prizes and multiple winners! Prizes are not brand-specific but a vast array of items any human would love to have worth $100 value (range).

I am not going to go in to all the details today, however, I will say that you will want to know the basics of pattern template making - for real - absolute basics (make a triangle).... and you will want to know how to make a basic palette but you are more than welcome to utilize the more robust features of COPASO to create stunning blends for this as well.

Your weekend homework checklist:

  • Work on some really popping palettes (hint hint! BRIGHT COLORS)
  • Work with Seamless Lite - The template itself is not being judged, it's simply a way to display and show off your palette.
  • Work on coloring YOUR pattern template(s) with YOUR palettes

Until Next week! Here is the full video Guide List:


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I didn't know you could click and drag the colors. I thought you had to copy & paste the hex codes to switch around the colors. Well, at least, I know now.
Team
yes! well I'm super glad you learned something! thanks for watching! :)
.... when in doubt, try to click and drag ANYTHING lol

Lovely Lakes wrote:
I didn't know you could click and drag the colors. I thought you had to copy & paste the hex codes to switch around the colors. Well, at least, I know now.
I'm excited for the upcoming contest... Can't wait to hear more of the details!!
I'm both excited and nervous to work through this!
I've been making shapes wrong all this time in Lite. I always grouped the layers & then saved them as a shape. I can't believe all I had to do was press shift and left click down the line. And I think I finally figured out how to use the line tool (I would love if you made a video about it). I always have a problem switching b'twn the lines and shapes. Whenever I would draw a line and then switch to a shape the line would repeat over and over but I could never select the shape. Thanks again for these videos, they've been really helpful.
Team
Awesome! If I get good feedback like this I can make specific video's for what people need. :)

I will put a line workshop on the books soon then! I'm glad what I did post helped you further along!

marangpi wrote:
I've been making shapes wrong all this time in Lite. I always grouped the layers & then saved them as a shape. I can't believe all I had to do was press shift and left click down the line. And I think I finally figured out how to use the line tool (I would love if you made a video about it). I always have a problem switching b'twn the lines and shapes. Whenever I would draw a line and then switch to a shape the line would repeat over and over but I could never select the shape. Thanks again for these videos, they've been really helpful.
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