Video tutorial: Breathe life into your pattern swatches

I’ve been asked many times how I apply pattern swatches to objects to make them look real and 3D. This tutorial will help you quickly apply your swatch or graphic to a garment so that you can judge whether it will work, and at what scale.

This can be really useful when presenting your pattern swatches to printers or manufacturers, so that they can see how it should look. It’s also a great way to showcase your pattern swatches on your website, even if you have no intention of printing them.

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