Page 1 of 8
Creating Basic Patterns with Photoshop
Patterns abound in both nature and architecture, and therefore it’s important that you know how to create— and occasionally recreate — patterns as replacement areas for images, for background on Web pages, and even for Fine Art. Digital media has redefined the term “pattern” to include natural textures, exotic surfaces, basically any object that has a fill can look more handsome and lifelike with a little mottling and detail work; in essence, a pattern. Read on to learn the procedures in Photoshop for creating patterns that are both realistic and fanciful, with obvious repeats of geometry and carefully disguised repeating tiles. I’ll show you how to create, save, and apply custom textures, that can help you realize the patterns of your dreams.