Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen

Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen



For making the most of your hand-drawn designs, screen printing is an excellent way to start printing your designs. In this Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen course, you will discover a detailed guide on turning your sketch into digital art in no time. You will understand the basics of transforming your sketch into a digital pattern and learn how to create professional-quality surface design patterns in Photoshop. Explore modern techniques to create striking, on-trend patterns out of your artwork and print them for framed artwork, labels, or cards or to create your own fabrics, t-shirts and bags.

This course is led by a professional designer who will provide you with essential tips to prepare your sketches for the computer, and show exact steps on how to digitise your sketches in Photoshop.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Highlights  of The Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen

  • Discover plenty of tips to get a smooth transition from paper to software
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of illustrating elements for patterns
  • Develop the skill set to create highly desirable surface designs
  • Explore necessary painting tips and tricks for scanning and photographing
  • Learn how to delete the paper background, copy & paste to make patterns
  • Know how to colourise photos in Photoshop and infuse metallic textures
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of tried-and-true techniques for creating a variety of custom-designed patterns
  • Develop your sketching skills to create unique and on-trend surface designs

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Who is This Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen for?

This Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen course is appropriate for sketch artists, or established creatives who are interested in learning a cool skill set, including anyone who would like to learn how to turn a simple sketch into digital art. There are no learning requirements or formal degrees necessary to begin this course, but having a basic understanding of Photoshop will be beneficial for the learners. This comprehensive course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.


The Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

This Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.

Course Curriculum

Modern Patterns: From Sketch to Screen
1. Intro 00:04:00
2. Supplies 00:02:00
3. Simple Pattern 00:09:00
4. Painting Our Elements 00:05:00
5. Digitizing 00:02:00
6. Removing the Background 00:05:00
7. Geometric Pattern 00:13:00
8. Seamless Pattern 00:12:00
9. Color & Metallics 00:08:00
10. Saving 00:04:00
11. Earn Money with Art Licensing 00:02:00

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