How to create pyramid pattern in Photoshop tutorial

pyramid photoshop pattern combo createHow to create a pyramid pattern in Photoshop tutorial in CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 CS5 etc

  1. Create a document 600 x 600 etc for the Photoshop pyramid pattern

  2. Set up some smart guides via the view menu and new guide layout for use with the pen tool to create the triangles to build the pyramid

  3. Set to 2 and 2 guides.

  4. View menu and Snap to on and Set the snap to only guides

  5. Next step, using pen tool to create the vector pyramid pattern based on the guides


Video tutorial on the pyramid tile subject by (youtube)


Setup : quadrantWith the guides and the pen tool you can now continue. You need to create four triangles. They don't have to be equal triangles but it works best when the corner points at least match for seamless reasons.


The center of the design can be in the center of the document (mine generally are) but you can also set the guides to have them slightly shifted from the center of the document.


Of course, other combinations of guides can be set up as well to create other combinations of anchor points.


View menu and make sure the snap is ON and snap to guides


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Pen tool : penSelect the pen tool in the Photoshop toolbar and set the pen tool to shape option and click the top left corner with the pen tool and then go to the bottom left corner and then click and then go to the center and then back to the start point to close.


Go to the top right corner and then go to the top left and click and then go to the center and click and then to the start point for the second triangle. Do the same with the next triangle i.e. bottom left to center and then to bottom right and back to the start and so on. You now have created four shapes - all triangles. On finishing, you should have a complete filled square in a solid color.


Color : bluesIf you want to change the colors of the art (and I think a single color would not really work) you can now go to the layer's panel and you should see four triangle layers in the same color. Select the rectangle tool and then click each of the layers - 1, 2, 3 and 4.


Select a shape tool. Set the color via the top fill color option or via the properties panel or double click the layer entries for each of the artworks in the layers panel.


Go for blue, another blue, a darker blue and then a lighter blue (that is one option) or have random colors such as red, green, blue etc or perhaps use the window menu extensions and Adobe color themes to set up harmonious colors and so on. Flatten the result (you can always undo and come back and change the colors)


Define the tile : fill contentHow to store the created artwork as a tile for use throughout PS, go to edit menu and define command. The tile is then stored in the preset's panel. You can then use it via the edit menu fill as well as layer and new fill layer as well as use it via layer styles / textures and much more. If you save the artwork as a PNG file via the file menu save command then you can use the same art in tools such as Affinity Photo (access via the bitmap feature in the gradient tool) as well as PaintShop Pro and Krita and other apps


The artwork on the right was generated using the layer menu new fill layer content and pattern and the scaling set to 50%. You can set the scale to 25% etc and if it is not shifted then you can also use that as a source for a new seamless tile. As the artwork contains multiple additional triangles, you can select individual ones using the magic wand and then change the color or perhaps add additional shapes such as stars or spots to the work.


Variants : doubledIf you want to create an interesting variants of the tile with some additional depth then you can also just duplicate the current layer (made of the generated seamless tile). Rotate by 90 degrees and scale (75% etc) the duplicated layer. Flatten.


You can re-color the layers perhaps using adjustments by using adjustments such as hue and saturation via the image menu. You can then store the seamless tile as a new preset via the edit menu and define command and then use the new artwork in fill content as well as layer styles etc .


Or perhaps combine more than one additional colorful layer so all kinds of super colorful artworks can be created using the same approach as on the right. All kinds of different colorful tiles can be created. You can also add effects to the 'inner' duplicated layers such as blurring them or oil effect etc


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