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Old 12-12-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Create a Simple Seamless Pattern in PS

Create a simple seamless pattern in photoshop (or any layer able application)

Create a new document 600 pixels x 600 pixels 300 dpi transparent background

Open the item you want to use for your pattern, I’ve used my Dolly element here.
Hold down shift and drag the element to your pattern document, it will snap to the centre of the page


Now you might need to resize your element so it fits in the page, go ahead and do that if you need to

Duplicate your element 4 times and move one of each layer to the corners of the page,
The centre of the dolly needs to be exactly on the corner of the page so use the centre node as a guide to achieve this

Tip: if you hold down the shift key as you move your item it will snap to the edges when you get there.

Once you have them all placed, merge visible.

Now you can define your pattern by choosing edit>define pattern
Give your pattern a name and then try it out.

Now you have a pattern you can use for papers, or for in styles as patterns or textures.
This same process will work with shapes, brushes anything really.

Have fun with it!

Here’s a shot of my pattern:


Saving your presets by Kimberkatt
Select All>Define Pattern places your pattern into the preset manager, BUT! it does NOT save them. It will appear in your patterns menu by default until you open another .pat file, which then overwrites your pattern... when this happens, you get that prompt to save your patterns.

The only way to make sure that you always have your patterns is to SAVE them into a .pat file. So:

1. Create your seamless pattern
2. Select All>Define Pattern (this places it into the preset manager but does NOT save the pattern, it can be overwritten & lost forever!)
3. Go to Edit>Preset Manager>Patterns and click the "Save Set" option to save all the patterns into one .pat file.

Now, if you go through and delete patterns accidentally, you should be able to go back to Edit>Preset Manager>Patterns and click on the "Load" button to find the .pat file you just saved w/ all of your patterns.



Sharing your patterns with others
Okay once you have your patterns in your patterns palette you can delete any you don't want to share by holding down the alt button (little scissors will appear when you hover over a pattern thumb) now click on the ones you don't want in the set.
Once you've done that you can click on the fly out and choose save patterns
when the save dialog box comes up, browse to where you want to save them ideally a new folder named appropriately, then name it designername_patternname and click save.
Go to the folder you saved them to in Windows explorer and add a preview and tou then zip that folder up and upload to where you share from.

Saving your patterns to share


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Old 02-25-2011, 10:59 AM
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thanks tracy - great TUT
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:13 PM
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WOW, this looks a lot easier then I thought it would be. That's why I never tried it. Too scared. Now I will have to try it. THANKS!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:51 PM
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Great tut, keep em coming!
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:51 PM
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Well, dang! One never knows what one will learn when one looks around!! I haven't hung out here in a while but it looks like I'm back!!! Ahhh....life is good!!
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LOL Shelby! I feel the same way when I rediscover a forum.... like opening a new goodie box.

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:26 PM
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Thnk you for posting this! I am off to try this. Oh man...just noticed the piggies!
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Thanks for this tut! I went home and immediately put a tile together! This tut was written very well and was super easy to follow on PSE!! I will now go forth like a woman possessed!! I thank you! My DH....not so much!!!

Here it is!!!!

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Old 03-25-2011, 03:29 AM
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Woooohooo! Awesome! Go create like a mad woman.

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LOL Shelby! hubby's should really know better than to step in the way of scrapping women!!

Scrapping Women... reminds me of Designing Women... do you guys remember that show?! I used to get a good chuckle out of it! <--- another random thought brought to you by Kimberkatt!
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:06 AM
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Love your random thoughts Kimberly! I still watch that show! Southern women at their finest!! Have a great day! I'm off to make some cookies after reading the cookie tut!
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here is the one I created -- I love this TUT
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OOo Anita! I like that one too. Y'all are amazing designing women LOL.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:37 AM
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Thanks to this marvelous tut I have finally ventured out into the designing world. I have no plans to charge...just want to give back as others have given so freely to me in the past. Stay tuned and I'll post a link when I get finished. I am finding it hard to stop!!!

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Arrow Awesome: Thanks!!

Awesome, I'll have to do this one: as I've been wanting to find a seamless pattern tutorial: Thanks!!
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Wowza, the things we take for granted: It was easier in PSP & now that I have PS: I need a tutorial for it. I love the results. I'd better make an action out of this, so that the process is even more simplistic.

Well.......Here is my results:
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Arrow Patterned Word Art Element.......

~~~~~~~Please Help~~~~~~~

Okay, I have a question.......: Once I create a pattern element layer, how do I dish it out, as a freebie, or for sale? I've saved the pattern in my patterns, however how do I access it from there, to dish the pattern out to others?

I suppose when I save it, I should save it like:
CWCreations_LoveURWife4Life.pat

Then what, how do I access it, to pass it on to others?

~~~~~~~Please Help~~~~~~~

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Okay once you have your patterns in your patterns palette you can delete any you don't want to share by holding down the alt button (little scissors will appear when you hover over a pattern thumb) now click on the ones you don't want in the set.
Once you've done that you can click on the fly out and choose save patterns
when the save dialog box comes up, browse to where you want to save them ideally a new folder named appropriately, then name it designername_patternname and click save.
Go to the folder you saved them to in Windows explorer and add a preview and tou then zip that folder up and upload to where you share from.
There you go
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Okay once you have your patterns in your patterns palette you can delete any you don't want to share by holding down the alt button (little scissors will appear when you hover over a pattern thumb) now click on the ones you don't want in the set.
Once you've done that you can click on the fly out and choose save patterns
when the save dialog box comes up, browse to where you want to save them ideally a new folder named appropriately, then name it designername_patternname and click save.
Go to the folder you saved them to in Windows explorer and add a preview and tou then zip that folder up and upload to where you share from.
There you go
Thanks: I'll take notes. I have a Mac so I suppose it would be a little different.
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Hmm I think the alt key is the options key when it comes to mac
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