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How to Make a Photoshop Pattern

Pre-made patterns are basically Photoshop's version of Photoshop that allows you to easily copy and create repeating patterns in any image. Making them is easy. Once done, you can use them in place of paints for brushes, covers over backgrounds, and more.

Method one of two:
Create a simple basic pattern

  1. 1 Open up a new, small canvas. To do this, click on "File" → "New". This canvas is repeated in your pattern. No matter how big this canvas is, the size of each item is in the picture. Set the height and width to around 100 pixels for now, then enlarge ("+") to see the pattern up close.
    • You can change the canvas size later, so don't worry about getting it just right the first time if you run into problems.[1]
    • You can choose any type of background, from white to transparent, depending on your desired pattern.
  2. 2 Fill in the canvas with your unique pattern. You can put something in the middle, knowing that it will repeat itself, or you can fill the whole thing up. You can even insert other images or text. If you have multiple layers, right click on them and choose "Flatten Image" when you're done.[2]
    • If you're just practicing, place a point in the middle of the frame. This leads to a dot pattern.
    • You can activate "View" → "Show Guides" to center the center and zoom in if you want accurate measurements.[3]
  3. 3 Click on "Edit" → "Define Pattern"."You can find this in the top bar. This is how you can save your pattern and use it later.
  4. 4 Rename the pattern and click OK to save the new pattern. That's all you gotta do! Once you are done renaming your design will now appear in the design menu.[4]

Method two of two:
Create perfectly repeating patterns

  1. 1 Open a new canvas and create your pattern. Start by drawing, copying, or adding whatever pictures you want in your pattern. The size of the canvas later will be the size of each repeating part of the pattern, so keep that in mind as you work.
  2. 2 If you have multiple layers, flatten the image. You can create multiple layers depending on your workflow and pattern. Merge them by right-clicking in the Layers palette and selecting "Flatten Image". Please note, however, that this does not allow you to edit the individual layers.
    • It's best to use Save As to save a layered copy of the pattern so you can go back and make changes if necessary.[5]
  3. 3 Offset your pattern using the Filters menu. In the top bar click on "Filter" → "Other" → "Offset". This will move the pattern slightly, making it easier to repeat perfectly. Make sure you make the following settings:
    • Vertical offset: Adjust half the height of the picture. If you have a 600-pixel canvas, set the vertical offset to 300 pixels.
    • Horizontal offset: Now set this to zero.
    • Wrapping: Make sure this setting is enabled.[6]
  4. 4 Offset the pattern again, this time to the horizontal offset. Use "Filter" → "Other" → "Offset" again to bring up the appropriate menu. Then set the following settings:
    • Vertical offset: Set this to zero.
    • Horizontal offset: Set this to be half the total width of your image. If the width is 100 pixels, set the horizontal offset to 50 pixels.
    • Wrapping: Make sure this setting is enabled.[7]
  5. 5 Fill in any gaps that appear in your pattern by staggering. When the filter is activated, part of the pattern is moved. However, you can use copy and paste or create new drawings to fill in the little blank spaces if you wish.
    • Remember to flatten your image again if you want to create more layers or images.
  6. 6 Offset the image one more time and focus on the vertical offset if the four corners do not already match. Remember, this pattern wants to repeat perfectly, so each side should be balanced with the other. For example - if your pattern is made up of stick figures and the tip of a head is poking out the bottom of the pattern, that figure's body should be right at the top edge of the pattern so that when they are repeated they will match. To do this, offset the image one more time with the same settings as the first time.
    • Vertical offset: Adjust half the height of the image. If you have a 600-pixel canvas, set the vertical offset to 300 pixels.
    • Horizontal offset: Now set this to zero.
    • Wrapping: Make sure this setting is enabled.[8]
  7. 7 Save your new pattern to use. Click on "Edit" → "Define Pattern". This will save your pattern in the pattern box. You can choose a new name and then press OK to save the pattern.[9]
  8. 8 Test your pattern with "Edit" → "Fill"."Open a new canvas that is at least 3-4 times larger than your pattern. To use the pattern, choose" Fill "from the Edit menu, then choose" Pattern "from the Use field of the custom pattern menu.[10]
    • You can also use "Layer" & Rarr; "New filling layer" → "Pattern ..."
    • The Pattern Stamp Tool, located below the Clone Stamp Tool, allows you to "paint" a pattern on the image.[11]