Friday, February 29, 2008

Tutorial: Making a Repeating Pattern in Photoshop

I may be the only designer in the world who consistently gets stumped by repeating patterns. On the off-hand chance that there's someone else who gets just as muddled as I do, I found an easy-to-understand tutorial on a craft web site called Craft Chi for making a pattern (that actually repeats) in Photoshop. The example is pretty simplistic but it was easy enough to translate into something much more complicated pattern. Thanks, Craft Chi!


flora said...

Oh my! I've been wanting to learn how to do repeated patterns too!
Thanks for sharing this!!! :)

Alex Sobieski said...

has a better tutorial because it's actually a feature in photoshop.

I use it to make seamless backgrounds all the time.

If you are using something like wood or some other irregular item, you adjust the offset and use the cloning/healing tool to fix the seams.