How to create a checkerboard pattern in Photoshop tutorial

How to create a quick checkerboard pattern in Photoshop. This can be any two colors but for the example, black and white are being used in CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 etc

Create checkerboard pattern

create checkerboard pattern for Photoshop how to
  1. New document 2000 x 2000 white background for checkerboard pattern in Photoshop

  2. View menu and snap ON and snap options for guides ON also

  3. View menu and new guide vertical and 1000px and repeat but select horizontal

  4. Rectangle tool in toolbar and fill pixels option

  5. Set foreground color for the checkerboard pattern to black (or any color)

  6. Go to top left of document and draw rectangle to the middle where the guide will 'snap' the shape to the middle

  7. Goto bottom right and draw rectangle to the middle and again snap to the middle and release

  8. Edit menu

  9. Define pattern command

  10. Give it a name

  11. OK

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Basics: tileThe basic design can be that simple. A two x two grid and two cells filled with a dark color and the others filled with a lighter color.


Once you have the design, you can then use it a number of ways within the application such as new layer content and fill. That is probably the easiest way to add it as the art is then a layer and can be scaled.


As the grid is a fixed size, you may wish to create the basic design using a largest document possible (there is a max size for the tiles and this varies from version to version).


More complex grids : complexYou can create more complex checkerboard patterns perhaps 4 x 4, 6 x 6 etc and so on.


Perhaps vary the color of the tile to red and blue or fill the 'white' with a gradient etc.


Or add black to the white and white to the black cells as on the right


You can also do much the same thing in most applications.


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Define the art : defineTo define this as a tile in PS then go to the edit menu and define command and then you will be able to use this artwork in features such as new layer fill content and fill command and also layer styles as well as stamp brush and scripts and more


If you wish to use them in another application then you can save the artwork to a PNG file and then load them via the gradient tool in Affinity Photo or add the art to a PSP folder etc


Variant tiles : tilesYou can create all kinds of variant tiles as well by varying the black and whites.


Perhaps go for a different size of tile and grid and then fill two cells with white and then one cell with black and then two more cells with white and then black and so on.


Next row you can then start with two blacks and then a white and so on. There are many possible ways to add the designs.


Or adding effects such as liquify into the mix


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