Working With Patterns
Photoshop CS3 Tutorial
How to Create Patterns in Photoshop
Patterns are generally smaller images of textures that are used to fill larger areas. The textures are designed to tile as they fill to hide the seams.
Open a new blank document in Photoshop (File > New) 512 pixels by 512 pixels at 72 ppi.
Choose foreground color and fill the image with your new foreground color (Edit > Fill + Foreground Color) or Option/ Delete (PC-Alt/Delete).
From the Filter menu, select Texture > Craquelure....
Use the default settings, then press OK.
Select the entire image by choosing Select > Select All (Cmd/a or (PC-Ctrl/a) and choose Edit > Define Pattern.
Name your new pattern and click OK.
Create a new document (File > New). Set the image size to 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels at 72 ppi.
To fill your document, choose Edit > Fill. For Contents, Use Pattern. Click the pattern pull down menu to select your new pattern and click OK.