How to define patterns in Photoshop tutorial

How to create / define amazing preset patterns in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 etc.

Define preset pattern in Photoshop

how to define patterns in Photoshop tutorial presets
  1. Open image

  2. Select area for pattern using the rectangular marquee tool (Photoshop toolbar)

  3. Edit menu in Photoshop CC CS6 etc

  4. Define pattern command

  5. Give the Photoshop pattern a name

  6. OK


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Create seamless tiles : seamlessIf you want to have them as a seamless tile then you can use a single image (with nothing touching the edges of the document). If you want to create a more complex seamless tile then there are many tools to aid in this.


You can always create very basic tile designs such as selecting a single image and then reducing it in size by less than 50% say and duplicate that tile across the document and randomize the placement of that layer. Perhaps vary the size for each layer. Key, however, is to avoid the edges of the document.


Buy $4.50 2900 Seamless tiles all for commercial use in your projects gallery


Use selections : selectionYou do not have to use the entire document. You can select part of an image and use that as a tile. Select an area using the rectangular marquee tool


You can use a square selection or a thin slice selection.


No feathering should be added.


You cannot use a circular or any other type of selection as you will see the command is disabled


Apps for seamless tile creation : painterMy favorite tool is Painter as that has a useful tile feature which enables paint to be applied and wrap around the image so all kinds of images can be created with the strokes (this is not carried through to the effects though).


You can also create the tiles using PSP, Krita etc but the apps above are specific for the creation of unique seamless tiles.


Offset filter : seamlessIn PS, probably the easiest way to create complex designs is to use the offset filter to wrap the design and then continue to work the tile until you wish to save it as a preset to the presets panel for use with other tools such as fills and fill content and layer styles etc


You can use the offset with different settings, generally I use 50% of the size of the document but any percentage can be used effectively.


Mobile : mobileHow to create the tiles in the first place. You could use the various tools on your mobile to capture them - Adobe have their capture application on iOS and Android.




Sources : wallYou can use all kinds of images as a source for the tiles. Possible sources include walls, bricks, plants, gardens, the sky, carpets, textiles, fragments of objects and so on.


All can be added as a resource for use with PS and PS Elements.


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