I find creating geometric patterns in Serif Craft Artist very easy. I have had a couple of questions in recently asking if I could create a video on how I do this.
I don’t actually have the facility to do this right now however I though that it would be easy enough to explain how to do this with step by step screen shots – so that’s what I did. I hope that this helps those of you that were curious …
Ok, well first step is to obviously open the Serif Craft Artist Software.
Choose the option marked, “Blank Document”.
From the next menu choose A4 and then clock OK. You might be presented with the Digikit Browser; just click OK without selecting one.
Next, drag a circle auto shape onto the page, but make it more ovular than circular, if that makes any sense – maybe a picture will help here.
Set the line weight to 5pt.
Set the Fill Colour to transparent.
Then, click on Centre Horizontally and Centre Vertically to centre your oval into the middle of the page. This step is not strictly important, I just got into the habit so that I know where everything is going to end up and if I am zooming in and out, it’s likely to end up where I can see it.
Next, copy and paste the oval.
Then, using the Transform Tab, rotate this oval 30 degrees.
Now continue to paste and rotate the oval, increasing the rotation 30 more degrees each time (i.e. 30, 60, 90 etc), until you have six shapes on the page.
Click and drag your mouse so that all 6 shapes are selected.
Then, using the Align Tab (shown in a previous step), click on Centre Horizontally and Centre Vertically buttons. This will arrange your ovals into a uniform pattern as seen here. Click the Group ‘button’ at the bottom of the group of objects and then click Centre Horizontally and Centre Vertically again. This will put your design in the centre of the page if it isn’t already.
Here is roughly how it will look.
You can of course use the floral autoshape and adjust some of the parameters there but I thought that this was a nice easy way to help you understand how I go about it.
Now it is up to you what you do with this.
This way of designing geometric patterns is how I created the design used in the black and white card and notebook that I showed on recent Brother Scan n Cut shows.
You can of course use these patterns in order to create digital stamps and punches to use again in Serif Craft Artist, but that of course is up to you.
Anyway, that concludes this quick post. I hope that you have learnt a little from it and will start creating your own unique designs.
If I haven’t explained something well enough, please feel free to use the comments section below to post your question.
Many thanks for reading. See you next time.