How to export Photoshop patterns to Affinity Photo, PSP etc tutorial

How to export a Photoshop pattern to another such as Affinity Photo, PaintShop Pro etc tutorial

Export patterns from Photoshop to Affinity etc

How to export Photoshop patterns to Affinity Photo, PSP etc tutorial
  1. Display Photoshop patterns panel via edit / fill command

  2. Hover over required Photoshop pattern to find size for the export

  3. Create new document with that file size

  4. Fill with pattern

  5. Save pattern file as PNG or TIFF etc (export the tile) for use with Affinity Photo, PSP etc

The best format to use for the export is probably TIFF or PNG or PSD for maximum support in other applications


Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


You can find the size of the tile in Photoshop by hovering over the preset in the patterns preset panel.


Buy $9.95 100 Polka dot seamless tiles for use in Affinity Photo, PS etc (V9) gallery


You can then create a document and then fill that with the tile via the edit menu and the artwork will be seamless (you can, of course, create a document with double the size and fill that or triple and the result will be still seamless. If you have a bigger design to work from, you can also add strokes and effects to the center of th artwork to modify the tile before saving it for use in other apps


diamond presetsThe tile can then be manipulated with Photoshop tools such as adjustments before any copy or export into another application. There are a number of commands to save files from Photoshop and I generally still use the save as command.


Once you have generated the PNG etc file then you can copy the file to the PSP (PaintShop Pro textures etc folder) or use the Affinity Photo gradient tool / bitmap fill and use the tile as a new Affinity Photo file


There are a number of options for saving files in PS

1) Save as

2) Save for web

3) Generate

4) Copy into the CC libraries for use in Illustrator etc


polka dotsThe presets can be used in PaintShop Pro / PSP as PNG format files. You can always open the files and save them as PSP files if you wish but there is no need to convert the seamless tiles.


Copy the PNG file to the patterns folder of Corel PaintShop Pro / PSP and then they will be accessible via the material's panel in the X9 X8 etc versions.


You can set the location of the PSP file locations/ folders for various resources via the preferences


bitmap toolWith Affinity Photo and Designer, you can access the tile PNG files via the gradient tool and bitmap option etc and within that, you can then rotate and re-size.


Would love to see additional features such as color settings etc but you can always combine the fill layers with additional effects such as adjustment layers to re-color the artwork as well as live filter layers in Affinity Photo to add all kinds of variations to the copied designs.


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