When creating a sell or tear sheet for your surface pattern collection, including mockups of your pattern collection on potential products can play a big part in presenting your art for licensing. These mockups can range from simple flat 2D line drawings to 3D product mockups.
In Photoshop for Lunch - Complex Pattern Swatches, Helen Bradley demonstrates how to create a pattern from several icon shapes. You will learn how to control the positions of the icons to make this a repeatable pattern. You will also use the Pattern Fill window to test your pattern.
In Design & Bind Your Own Creative Portfolio, Bonnie Christine walks her students through creating both an online and print version of a creative portfolio. As she is a surface pattern designer and artist, the example portfolio is for pattern design.
In this Scrivener tutorial, we will create a calendar. I use Scrivener to organize all my articles and tutorials. But I also need a visual representation of my editorial calendar for the month. I use this calendar to record publication dates and color coding to distinguish different tasks.