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Video + Bonus Tracker: How I’ve been running my online business for 10 years with chronic migraine headaches.

I have been receiving many amazing emails from you, my creative friends, and many of you have been sharing your story of health limitations and your goals to create a business that would create income despite an unstable health situation. I can really relate to that as I, myself, have been living with moderate chronic migraine headaches since childhood. I know this is not a regular topic on this website, as it is all about textile design business, but I feel it is such an important impact on my life and my work as an artist and a business owner, that I want to share it. 

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Video: How to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this awesome Adobe Illustrator action

In this video, I talk about how to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this one awesome Adobe Illustrator action that I created myself many years ago. I am so happy to share a step-by-step method how I check my cropped vector repeat pattern designs for mistakes after creating a file.

If you are creating vector repeat pattern designs and trimming them for microstock use, and want to learn how to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this awesome Adobe Illustrator action, then this video is for you.

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Video: Welcome! My Textile Design Home Studio Tour and Top 5 Tools Guide Bonus Checklist

Today I am inviting you into my home studio and sharing my the main tools I use for digital textile design work. Of course, I have other tools, like sketchbooks and pencils, watercolors and acrylic paints, but the topic of this particular video and blog post is a collection of essential tools for your digital textile design studio.

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Video: The difference between Paintbrush and Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator. How to use Blob Brush.

In this video, I talk about using Blob Brush Tool and Paintbrush Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC for vector repeat pattern design and textile design and I also create a vector repeat pattern design featuring leaves drawn using Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. If you want to learn the difference between Brush and Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator and how to use Blob Brush to create vector artwork for sale at microstock websites, then this video is for you.

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Video: How to work with a freelance textile designer. 9 steps of a freelance project.

Up to this point, I created more than 5000 vector repeat patterns and worked on more than 58 freelance surface pattern design projects. In this video, I talk about the steps involved in any textile design or surface pattern design freelance project, how to work with a freelance textile designer based on my own research and experience, and 9 steps of a freelance project.

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Live Stream: How I Create Vector Repeat Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Custom Actions

Hi. I am Oksancia – a vector artist and surface pattern designer. In this live stream, I go through all the steps of creating a pineapple vector repeat pattern design in Adobe Illustrator CC.
What I do – the process:

– Create a reference photo of a pineapple.
– Make the drawings in a few versions of the main elements.
– Put together a repeat composition.
– Trim the composition to create a seamless pattern tile.
– Test the repeat pattern to find potential problems with composition and design.

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Video: How I Grew My Textile Design Business By 200x In 2 Years

I created my first pattern ever in 2010 and it has changed my life forever. Before this happened, I was creating vector illustrations approximately once per week for my microstock online galleries, where they could be licensed. One day in 2010 I told my husband Alex that I really liked repeat pattern designs and wanted to make them in vector, but the technical process of creating them was very time-consuming and long. So Alex told me “Let’s figure it out together!” and we did!

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Is Wacom Cintiq better than Wacom Intuos Graphic Pen Tablet. My experience using Wacom tablets

If you are a textile designer, graphic designer, digital illustrator, vector or raster artist, and researching which graphic pen tablet to purchase for your creative business, This video is for you. Is Wacom Cintiq better than Wacom Intuos Graphic Pen Tablet. My personal experience using Wacom tablets. Health issues I had after using Wacom Cintiq tablet.

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