Working With Patterns

Working With Patterns

Photoshop CS6 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.


Step One

Open a new blank document in Photoshop (File > New) 512 pixels by 512 pixels at 72 ppi.

Step Two

Choose foreground color and fill the image with your new foreground color (Edit > Fill + Foreground Color) or Option/ Delete (PC-Alt/Delete).

Step Three

From the Filter menu, open the Filter Gallery and choose Craquelure.

Step Four

Use the default settings, then press OK.

Step Five

Select the entire image by choosing Select > Select All (Cmd/a or (PC-Ctrl/a) and choose Edit > Define Pattern.

Step Six

Name your new pattern and click OK.

Step Seven

Create a new document (File > New). Set the image size to 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels at 72 ppi.

Step Eight

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.

Need More Patterns?

Photoshop includes several patterns with the program. There are also multiple websites that offer downloadable Photoshop patterns.


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