Decorative Pattern Design with Adobe software


This is a practical introduction to creating decorative patterns with Adobe software. Students will learn how to create motifs with Illustrator and how to create a range of different repeating patterns with Illustrator and Photoshop. The course will also cover the creation of animated patterns and how these patterns can be used in more traditional design areas such as textiles, rugs, wallpapers, homewares and wrapping paper. They can also be used in for marketing purposes and with social media, blogs and websites.

Course content

  • Introducing decorative pattern design
  • Learning pattern design skills and techniques
  • Designing motifs with Illustrator
  • Creating repeats with Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Looking at Adobe apps and integration
  • Patterns for textiles, rugs, wallpapers, homewares etc
  • Creating animated patterns for social media, blogs and websites
  • Sharing your animated pattern

Ideal for

The course was created for people who are interested in creating decorative patterns using Adobe software. 

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On completion, participants should have developed a good understanding of how to use use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create decorative patterns. 


Basic computer skills are essential.
A basic working knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator is beneficial but not essential

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes


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