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


Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


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. What ever approach, you still have to use the above approach to define patterns in Photoshop


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 Price : $3.49 US or equivalent. 2900 Seamless tiles all for commercial use in your projects gallery


Use selections : selectionYou do not have to use the entire document to define a pattern in Photoshop. 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.


Using your mobile phone via capture tools on iOS etc : 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









fragments of objects and so on.


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


Saving the work : Ok, so you have your design but it is probably best to save the work to a secure server so if you are on the creative cloud (assuming you are on CC) you can drag the design into the CC library panel and then the artwork is in the cloud and safe and secure. You can also then use the same artwork in other parts of the suite such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects etc. You can also save the artwork as a PSD file or PNG file and then use the same tile artwork in applications such as Krita, GIMP, PaintShop Pro and many others


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