Hey all! In case you haven’t seen it yet, Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is running an absolutely fabulous blog series on pattern writing. I volunteered to put together a video showing how I use InDesign to lay out my patterns.
As I mention in the video, I create all of my illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, edit all of my photos in Adobe Photoshop, and complete the layout in Adobe InDesign. These programs are exceptionally powerful and create a beautiful end product.
After creating my InDesign file (as shown in the video), I simply export it as a PDF, and bam! It’s ready to go for all of you. You can download the Texas Star pattern here.
If you think you might be interested in pattern design, I highly recommend all of these programs. You can subscribe to them for just a month to try them out if you’re interested, as opposed to paying over a thousand dollars for the whole suite – like I had to do in college! Check out the program subscriptions here: InDesign*, Illustrator*, Photoshop*.
*Affiliate links, btw! But only because I believe these products are the absolute best and I use them myself.