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Create Amazing Digital Patterns in Photoshop!

Judy Egan, Artist, surface pattern designer

Create Amazing Digital Patterns in Photoshop!

Judy Egan, Artist, surface pattern designer

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10 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introductory video

    • 2. Lesson 1 Welcome

    • 3. Lesson 2 Creating the Files

    • 4. Lesson 3 Starting Your Motif

    • 5. Lesson 4 Developing Your Motif

    • 6. Lesson 5 Finishing Your Motif

    • 7. Lesson 6 Make Repeat Pattern

    • 8. Lesson 7 Switching It Up!

    • 9. Lesson 8 Printing Considerations

    • 10. Lesson 9 Re-cap of Class

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Learn how to create your own amazing digital patterns in Photoshop! Using some easy yet subtle tips and tricks I will show you how to create a myriad of sophisticated effects for making amazing digital patterns that you can then use for so many different things –eg: design your own fabric or wrapping paper, create stunning screensavers or desktop wallpaper. Suitable for beginner photoshop users or anyone who loves colour! The techniques you will learn will grow your ability to use photoshop effectively. This class comes with a warning – the process can become highly addictive!


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Judy Egan

Artist, surface pattern designer


Hello, I'm Judy. I am an artist and surface pattern designer from the Northern Territory, Australia. My main loves are drawing and painting and I love to portray plants, animals, scenes etc from my tropical surroundings. I also work a lot in Digital media, especially Photoshop and Illustrator and am a keen photographer and lapsed art-quilter. I particularly love dogs and horses and plants and insects and birds - and vibrant colours!

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1. Introductory video: I I'm Judy. I'm an artist surface pattern designer. I work in both traditional and digital media. In this class, I would love to share with you my process for creating amazing digital patterns in photo shop. This is such an easy and simple technique yet capable of creating really sophisticated, complex patterns. Absolutely anyone can do this. You don't need to be able to draw, and you don't need to be able to paint to create amazing patterns of your very own. Learn to create patterns you can use for wrapping paper, fabric designs, screensavers, wall art designs to go on crockery like coffee cups or place, and so many more applications. You will only need two things for this course. A copy of photo shop, CS four or above and a willingness to have fun experiment and play around. You will learn what files you need to make in order to create these types of patterns. You will also learn about radiance and blending modes, and you will learn to take one patterns and use it to create numerous other patterns. And that's where the fun really starts. If you're new to photo shop, this class is an excellent and really fun way to get started. This cast does come with a warning. The prices is so easy, effective and fun to do that, it really can become quite addictive. And it won't take you long before you have folders full of beautiful patterns. I really hope you enjoy this class. Learn some new skills, but most importantly, have fun whilst doing so. 2. Lesson 1 Welcome: Hello and welcome. I'm so pleased you've chosen to join me in this class. I'd just like to take a few moments to talk about the class and the class project. For this class, you'll need a copy of photo shop. I'm currently using CC 18 but any version CS four or above will be fine. If you don't currently have photo shop, you can obtain a 30 day free trial by going to the Adobe website and downloading it from there. In this class, I will share with you my process for creating amazing digital patterns. For the benefit of those who are new to photo shop. I will briefly cover some of the fundamentals of fellow shop, including creating and naming files and basic field techniques before we move on to slightly more advanced techniques. All the prices is I show you really are very simple and I'm confident you can master them even if you are new to photo shop. However, please do note that this class is not designed as a comprehensive beginners Photoshopped tutorial. The class project is to create your own unique screensaver or piece of wall out, using the techniques I show you I would strongly encourage everyone to post your completed project in the cast gallery. I would love to see what you've created. And I'm sure everyone else would love to see what you've created, Teoh. 3. Lesson 2 Creating the Files: hello again and welcome to lessen to where we will create three files in photo shop. So I'm here in photo shop and I'd like to show you the three files we need to make in order to create these types of patterns. This will also give me the opportunity to demonstrate to those who are new to photo shop how to create and name and save new files to work on the three files. We're going to create a motive file, repeat pattern file and our test or fill file. I will talk more about these files as we progress through the course, but essentially, the motor file is the building block for your repeat pattern far. So first meet, we're going to create a motive file to create a new file and photo shop. We simply need to come up to the top toolbar Select file new, and this opens the new document page. All of these are simply file sizes that I have recently used. If you already have the file size prepared that you want to work on, you can simply click on it and move ahead. However, if you're making a new far, sites for the first time, you will need to come to this side of the page and enter all the dimensions from scratch. So I'll do that. Now. I want to work in centimeters. If you prefer to work in inches or pixels, that really is just a matter of personal preference. Now I'm going to sit the width in the heart. I'm going to make this motive document a size of five centimeters by five centimeters. That's about two inches square in imperial measurements. That might sound quite small, but this is not a repeat pattern. This is just a building block for a repeat pattern. You don't have to use the same dimensions, but this is a good size to at least get started with. Now I'm going to change the resolution to 300 pixels per inch, and the reason I recommend that resolution, or even higher, is that it gives you so much more flexibility, form or uses of your pattern further down the track for this exercise, I'm going to leave the color bit right and background as they are now. I'm just going to hit, create, and we have a nice little square off five centimeters by five centimeters. I'm going to save that file. Excite as, and they navigate to the folder where you want to save your files. I'm going to call this one class motive. Obviously, you can call it whatever you like, But I find keeping the motive in the name helps me to remember exactly what fall it is. Now we're going to move ahead and repeat the process to create our pattern file. So again, back to file new brings up the dialogue box. I'm going to leave the measurements as centimeters. But this time I'm going to change this measurement here to 10 centimeters by 10 centimeters . Your repeat pattern file needs to be four times the area of your motor file. So essentially, that's twice the length of each side. I'm still want resolution of 300 pixels per inch and leave all the other settings the same quick create. And we have another rectangle off 10 centimeters by 10 cent tomatoes. Again, I'm going to save that file file site as and I'm going to call this one class repeat pattern. Save the third and final file we need to create is our test or fill file so once again, file new brings up the box again centimeters leaving the resolution the same, leaving all the other settings. Assane. The anything I'm going to change is the size. The size of this file is really not crucial. It does need to be large enough to get several repetitions off your pattern file. So just over time I have found a good size for me is 35 centimeters by 20 centimeters. And the beauty of that is that that also is a 16 to 9 ratio, which is the same ratio size as most wide screens. So it's a handy size for testing things like screensavers or other digital images again create while site as. And this time I'm going to call this close Phil and site. So now you have created and named the three files we will be using to create your first beautiful pattern. In the next lesson, we will be using air motif files to develop the foundation off our future pattern. I look forward to seeing you there 4. Lesson 3 Starting Your Motif: Hello and welcome back in this lesson, we're going to start creating our motif. So I'm in photo shop and I have the class motif file open that we created in the previous lesson. Start with, I'm going to feel this transparent square with color. And to do that, I'm going to use the rectangle shape tool. Firstly, I'm going to select the color and want to change my foreground color here. So I double click on that. And I can change the color to whatever whatever you like. Really. I'm going to go for a kind of orange. Now I come into this menu over on the left hand side here and these a rash shaped tools. So by clicking on here, it brings out a little fly out menu of all the different types of shapes you can create. With this tool, I'm going to click on the rectangle to bring my curse up here and simply drag to cover the whole of transparent square, release my Kurtzer and then save while save. And I now have my background is covered with that orangey sort of Scheid. I'm now going to create another liar to do this. We can either come to the top menu and go layer new Maya and create a liar. There. I'm going to use a keyboard shortcut, which is control shift in for a PC or command shift in for a Mac and just create the liar there cooking, okay, and we now have a new life in a lion's panel. Now on this layer, I want to apply a radiant. So are radiant Tool. I was over here in the left hand menu. If I click on this, it brings up the grading panel at the top of the screen. Now a Grady Int can either be a changing color between a darker shade and a lighter shade of the same color. Or it could be a change in color between two completely different colors. I'm going to use a grading of shades between a doctor and a lotta. Maybe I don't want a green Grady int. I'll show you how to change a grade into your custom color. Only need to do is select one of the pre existing radiance that come with photo shop, then cook in the radiant, and it will bring out the grading editor. Now I'm going to change this. Cut these colors. I'm going to go from green and I'm going to change this to a blew off Some thought, I think blue there. And I'm also going to change the in color up here. And I'm going to change that to quite a lot at Quarry Equity Green Sort of blue like that. Now, I might want to use this Grady in in future. If I want to save it for future use. I need to click new if I just click, OK, it will still make Grady int, but it won't save it for future use. So I'm gonna click new and you can see it. Places it there in the Grady in box. Then I click, OK, and we have a grading up here in the panel. Now they're as different tops of radiance. They are shown here in these little boxes. The first radiant is just a linear Grady int from a darker shade to a lighter shade in an even kind of gradation, or we go the other way and it reverses it. The second radio, radiant as its name suggests, creates radius of varying color intensities. The third type of grading is an angle Grady int, and this creates like a little cone of color. Number four Radiant is called a reflected radiant, but it's really more of a lock. In line makes come quite sharp lines, or if you spread your cursor out further, it goes more fuzzy, and the final type of radiant is a diamond radiant. I don't tend to use that one very much, but sometimes it is very handy for my for my project. I'm going to select an angle radiant. I think that's all right. You might want to play around different angles. All right, I'm going to stick with that, and I'm going to save that file save. So now we have two liars, but we can only see the top liar. So what's the point of having the bottom line? Well, we could see some of the bottom line if we change the capacity, but that's not very inspiring. It's better wise than that. So this brings me to my next topic, which is blending modes. Blending might refer to help one liar interacts with the liars below it. So at the moment I've got this on normal blending mode, which means that the top mites lion, that's all you see. You don't see the bottom liars, but if I click on this, it brings up a whole range of different blending modes. The 1st 2 are pretty much normal, blending modes they don't really do a lot, the first, the next five known as darkening modes. So if I click on multiply, it kind of darkens the color underneath it. The next group of blending modes lightning link, lightning lightning, blending modes. So if I click on there, it lightens the layer beneath it. The third group down our contrast blending modes, and they tend to just change the intensity of the color. I don't tend to use those a great deal fourth group known as the Inversion in cancellation modes. Now these ones really do make a difference. So this difference blending mode, really, it does live up to its name. As you can see, it makes quite a difference. The other modes also have caught different effects, so it's really a matter of flicking through them and seeing what works for your particular image. Sometimes you won't get much of a reaction. It really depends on the difference in contrast between the liars that you have the colors that you have in these different liars. Now, if you want to get technical, this is all worked out by mathematics working. How the liars in what the pixels in one liar interact with those below. But for our purposes, it's much more fun. Just a flick through them all and see what works for you. For some reason, some people seem to find blending modes a little bit intimidating or frightening. I'm not really sure why, but if you start playing with them, you'll soon realize that they are so useful and so much fun. Now I'm going to save this cause I'm going to leave that with a difference. Blending mode file save So now you have created the 1st 2 layers of your motif. You know how to create a Grady Int and change it to a custom radiant, and you know how to apply it. Blending Moz, I'll see you in the next lesson where we'll continue to develop our my teeth, see saying 5. Lesson 4 Developing Your Motif: hello again and welcome to lessen. For In the previous lesson, we built the 1st 2 Liars off motif file. We learned about radiance, and we learned about using blending Moz. In this lesson, we're going to continue to develop our mighty far by adding further layers and using shape tools. So it's entirely up to you how many lives you want to add to this motif. To start with, you may only want to have four or five extra liars, but as you become more proficient, you will probably start to add more or less than that we will be adding some shapes to air liars. There are so many different ways to create and modify shapes. Infighter shop. I will show you a few techniques, but it really is just the tip of the iceberg and there is so much more you can experiment with. So I'm going to start by adding a new layer control shift in into this layer. I'm going to create a rectangle shape Now. To do this, we come back over to our mental shape menu again and simply select the rectangle tool. I want to change the color of this. The foreground color, so double click and the foreground box and simply select whatever color you might want to use. It will be fun. And now I'm just going to drag my cursor and create a long, thin kind of rectangle. Something like Batch will be fine. And now I want to change the position of this rectangle. So I'm going to transform it so it free transform. And that brings up these little squares at the corners. And it also brings up this double headed arrow. And just by moving this, I can rotate the rectangle. I can make it a shorter I could make it longer. I could make it wide, uh, healthy, and I depending on what I want to day, I'm just going to move this up around there somewhere and quick the little four headed arrow thing up here and apply the transformation. Now I'm going Teoh duplicate this layer so that I get another rectangle exactly the same. And to do that, he simply right click in that in the liar there and select duplicate layer and click. OK, so now we have another copy on top of the original copy and all we need to do is take that copy and move it to wherever we want to go. And once again we can. We can transform that free transform. And now we just bring up that box and I'm going Teoh kind of. I think I was goingto I tied it a bit like that and apply. So now we've got two new liars above to base Myers. I'm going to click file Save and it's a good idea just to save regularly throughout the prices, just in case anything happens, like computer crashes. And then you lose all your amazing work. At the moment, I'm leaving these blending modes just as normal. I'm going to change that later on. But at the moment I'm just going to continue building up a few more layers with more shape tools and leaving the blending mode all as normal. Now I'm going to create another liar control shift in, and to this layer, I want to add an ellipse or a circle. So I'm going to firstly change the color off my foreground, and I'm going to make this maybe brought pink. It may look like I'm using really larry colors. These colors are going to change through the course of the process. You do, however, need to have plenty of variation between the colors on the different layers to ensure you'll have sufficient contrast in the final pattern. So now I come over here, select the lips from our shape to a menu and create an ellipse that is a perfect circle. We just need to hold down the shift key whilst we draw our curse out, and that will ensure that that is a perfect circle. If we don't need that, you may end up with a oval. Okay, that's fine. I'm just going to move that down. Maybe there. And I'm also going to duplicate that liar. You precut Lila. And now I'm going to move that duplicated one. I think I might move that down there, but I'm also going to transform that so the short cut for transform is controlled. T If you're on a PC command T if you're on a Mac and now I can just click on one of these little corner caller squares. If I hold the shift key that will make sure that I changed sides of it proportionally and click apply. Yes, I'll leave that there for the time being. And once again Boyle save. I'm going to create another new liar control shift in and on this liar, I'm going to come place a custom shape, so we need to change the color of their foreground once again to whatever color you like. Preferably, though something that's different to the colors on previous layers. Now the custom shapes are also over an hour shaped tool menu, and we just clicked down to the custom shape tool, and that brings up a little menu up here. Now, when you first install fight, I shot on your machine. It only has a very limited range of custom shapes installed there. But if you go to this little daisy wheel of the side is a whole list of other types of shapes that you can install onto your machine. So you just need to click on one of those, and so we'll click on my eyes and upend. I usually upend because then I've got the myth of future. Yes, and now when we go down to the bottom off our library, there's all these new shapes that have Bean added that weren't there before, and some of these could be really quite fun to play with. There's all sorts of different things, so it's worth having a play around and adding some of those into your library. The march is that one there. The process of this is exactly the same as with a rectangle circle. If you want the proportions to be maintained, you hold down the shift key whilst you drag out the cursor. That's not too bad A little bit bigger. Okay, quick. Okay. And I'm just going to move, not move that about there. One tip I do have for creating your motif. It's to make sure that it isn't too symmetrical. It actually gives much more interesting effects in the final pattern. If you're my teeth is not symmetrical, so I'm going to click file save. And for the moment, I think I'm going to leave it at that for this lesson. In the next lesson, we will complete their motif. We will learn about a different type of transformation, use the brush tool and experiment further with blending minds. Thanks so much for watching. I'll see you in the way 6. Lesson 5 Finishing Your Motif: way. Welcome to lessen five. In the last lesson, we further developed and motif file by adding extra layers on learning how to create and modify some types of shapes in photo shop. In this lesson, we will complete our motif file by learning about a different type of transformation, using the brush tool and further experimenting with the blending modes that were introduced in Less and three. I have my motif file open, and firstly, I'm going to create another liar. I'm going to change the color of my foreground again, and now I'm going to create another rectangle. I'm going to apply a transformation to this rectangle, but it's not going to be just making it wider or shorter or fatter or anything like that. I'm going to do something a little bit more interesting to this rectangle. I'm going toe warp it. So to do this, we simply have a rectangle selected him to edit gentlemen path, and then we have some other options here for transformations. I'm going to select walk, and that brings up this little grid and free start to play around with the the nodes on this grid, just pulling and pushing them you can see you can change the shape off the rectangle. So we're just going to make a bit more of a fluid shape from this rectangle and kind of just turned it into something a little bit more interesting than just a a rectangle something like that I think might do Now that I have walked that rectangle I'm gonna rotated a little so free transform And now we can turn it a little bit. If we wanted in a slightly different position, I'm just gonna leave it down a little. So there, so apply the trip, apply the transformation apply. And now I'm just gonna make a slight adjustment to the lion below it their custom shite here. I'm going to move that down a little to that there, I think so. Now you know how to take a rectangle and warp it to a more fluid type of shape. The next thing we're going to add yet another liar control shift in and on this layer, I'm going to use the brush tool. So I'm going to change the color of my foreground once again next to choose a red sort of color. Something like that and Now we're going to use the brush tool to create some simple dots. The brush tool is also over here on our left hand menu. It's one that looks like a little brush, unsurprisingly, and you have a brush toe or pencil tool you can use whichever you'd like to go. I'm going to use the brush tool now. There are so many different brushes that you can purchase and download for fighter shop. But today I'm just going to use one of the simple, hard round ones that come installed with fight I shop. I'm going to leave the hardness of the H 100% and I'm going to increase the size just slightly to about you. You go 29. That'll be fine. I'm just going to commits making a few little dots on here, and I might want to change the size of these dots. We can do that really easily. By using a keyboard shortcut, we can use the bracket keys on a keyboard to increase or decrease the size of this. The bracket that faces open towards the right will decrease the size off your brush. The bracket that is open facing to the left will increase the size of your brush. That's just really easy to zip back with forwards and make different size dogs. So on my motif, L I now have my to base layers and I have seven other additional shape lies on top of it. I'm going to add just one final layer. I'm going to change the color of my foreground again. And I'm just going to use the brush tool again to create some more little dots. I'm just going to leave that leave all the settings as they were going to increase that size just slightly. And I'm just gonna make a few little dots along here on this on top of this green rectangle , and I'm going to click, file and save and the final thing I'm going to do to this my teeth is to adjust the blending modes on these shy players. So firstly, else, start with my custom shape layer, and I'll change that to difference. And that really does make quite a difference. I think I'm going to leave that as that. So in the now going to look at these two ellipses, I'm going to change that one, too. Animosity and that's now I can see the green rectangle behind it. So I like that I'm going to leave that as it is, the other ellipse. I'm also going to change to luminosity. You may just think why didn't I just create a PCI colored circle in the first place? There actually is a gradation from this side of the circle to that side of the circle that is caused by the re Masaji blending bite. Now I'm going to look at my two green rectangles. I'm going to leave this rectangle as is. I like the way it can be seen through the Ellipse. But the other one, I might just have a little play with that. And yes, I think we might leave that as you Masaji or I actually quite like that. I might leave that on subtract which is, which is a blending like I don't tend to use that often that in this instance, I I think that cracks quite a nice dramatic effect. The last thing I'm going to look, it's my walked rectangle and to see if I can do something a little bit more interesting with that, and I think we'll leave it at that I relay, I'm going to go ahead and save that. We have now completed our motif. In this lesson, we have learned how to add and walk a rectangle or other shape. We have played with the brush tool, and we have adjusted the blending nights of some individual I inst to create more interesting my teeth. In the next lesson, the fun really starts and you start to see the results of all your work. We will take out my teeth and develop it into a pattern and test that I'll see them. 7. Lesson 6 Make Repeat Pattern: hello and welcome again. In less than five, we completed our motif. We learned about using the warp transformation. We learned about the brush tool and we further experimented with blending boat between liars in this lesson. Lesson number six, We get to put this all together and take our motif pattern and create our very first repeating pattern. This is a really exciting lesson, and I hope you enjoy it. I have open all three files that we created in an earlier lesson. So I have my class motif file, which we have now completed. I have our class repeat pattern file, which is empty, and I have our fill file, which of course, is also empty at the moment. So firstly, we're going to go to our class, my teeth. So I need to copy this and take it into our repeat pattern file. So to do this, we need to merge all the visible liars. So we come to the top menu layer merge, visible. Now he quick edit copy, and we come to a repeat pattern, fall quick in there and edit priced Now, this next step is very important. Now that you've pasted your motif all in the repeat pattern file. You need to go back to your motif all and quick edit step backward so that will undo the merging of all the layers. If you forget to do that, it makes it very difficult to come back in and edit this file later on. We need to move this copy of the motif up to the top left hand corner. Let's take it up pretty closely, and then I use the arrow keys just to have moved over pixel by pixel until it just just fits in the corner there. Now I need to duplicate that layer, and it's just the same as when we duplicated shapes in the previous lessons. So we right quick in this in the layers panel could duplicate liar and OK, so that's created another layer on top of on top of the first this layer we need to we need to transform this Meyer so it it transform and we want to transform, and we want to flip it horizontally, so it just tends it either. Now we need to move this copy. So holding the shift key down on your keyboard, we simply drag that across holding the shift key down keeps it lined up with the other copy and dropped there. And we just need to slightly adjust with their barricades. I'm going to file save now. I'm going to select both of these copies. So just holding down the shift key while we select both of them again, I'm going to go duplicate liars. The guy. Okay. And now we go. It it free transform, and then straight after that edit, transform and flip vertical. Now, once again, holding down the shift key, weaken, drag both those liars down to the bottom off the transparent square. We need to apply the transformation, and we can see. Now we just need to use the arrow keys. Just that. Move that up by one pixel again. I'm going to cook. Fall save. So now what you have before you is your very first repeat pattern block. How exciting is that? I'm sure yours looks absolutely beautiful. Now we're going to save this as a pattern file. And to do that, we simply come up to edit defined pattern and call this whatever you'd like to call it. I'm just going to call it class. Repeat pattern one and click OK, now we contest our pattern and see what it looks like as a repeat. And to do that, we come into air cast Phil document, and now we need to come over to this little paint bucket icon over on the left hand side. And the moment the default is set to foreground, if I click that now, it would simply fill the campus with this blue foreground color. So I need to change that to pattern and then scroll down to the very bottom, and the pattern that you just created will be the very last pattern. So it come down to here, and then we simply click anywhere in the canvas. And lo and behold, you have your first beautiful repeating pattern. You'll notice I have two full repeats vertically and 12 3.5 repeats horizontally. This is because my repeat pattern size is 10 centimeters by 10 centimeters, but my canvas is 35 centimeters by 20 centimeters. If we wanted full repeat patterns going horizontally, we could change the size of their canvas to 30 centimeters by 20 centimeters, and that would be the sensible thing to do if you are not intending to use this pattern as a screensaver. However, I'm intending to say this as a screen saver, so I would prefer to keep the 16 to 9 canvas ratio. So a way around that is that we can apply this pattern again, but at a different scale. So all we need to do is co Leia new film Playa Patton. Click OK, and now it will bring up the same pattern, but with an option to add at a different scale. So I'm going to select 50% scale and click OK, now I have seven full repeats going horizontally and four full repeats going vertically. I'm not going to save this for use as a screen saver. With a quick way to do that, it's file export Safer Web because screen saver obviously is a only going to be used as a digital document. Now I'm going to change the size down here to the size of us of a screen 19 20 by 10 80 you'll notice that this there's a slight discrepancy. Instead of 10 80 pixels high, I've got 10 97. You could leave that 17 pixels is very little difference, but just for the sake that I'm going to change it. So it's exactly the ratio of 16 to 9 and quick save, so that will save it as a much smaller file and suitable for use as a digital file and in just cooked to where you are going to save it. And I'm just going to call that one class Phil one with just so that I know that it's a lot of resolution suitable for use on digital media and click save. Now, if you wanted to use this pattern on something like wall art, you would need to save it at a higher resolution. So if you want need to save it a high resolution file export export as and then you can select whether you want to do with whether you want to export it as a PNG Ajay pig or whatever, I'm gonna select J pig, and this time we're going to save it at the full size and simply export all. Now this one class feel one. No, I'm just going to call that high, because I know that's high resolution save. And now when I come into that file, you can see the high resolution file is five megabytes. The wet resolution is only 500 or 580 kilobytes, so it's a It's a substantial difference in size of the file. So now you know how to create and test your pattern file and how to scale it. You also know how to say that in a low resolution format suitable for digital use and also in a higher resolution format. In the next class, I will show you how to have all sorts of fun by taking your pattern files and creating really different looks with it very simply and easily. I really hope you've enjoyed creating your first pattern far. I'll see you in the next lesson. 8. Lesson 7 Switching It Up!: on Welcome to lessen seven. In the previous lesson, we created our pattern file. We tested it and we saved it in a couple of different formats. In this lesson, I'm going to show you some ways in which you can take your repeat pattern and make a few minor changes and end up with a whole new, different color scheme and pattern. So one way we can create a new look with our pattern is to come back into our repeat pattern file. And I've got my four lives here from the original motif. Now I'm going to add a new layer, and to this later, I'm going to apply a Grady int. And the radiant I'm choosing is a blue and yellow Grady int, and I'm going to use a diamond, come into the center off my pattern and was going to hold the shift key and roll my cursor upwards. That ensures that the line stays straight and release, and, of course, because the blending mode it's set to normal, all I can see is my diamond on a yellow background. But now, if I change that blending mode to maybe difference, you can see that has changed their pattern really, quite significantly. You can play around with some of the other blending mode. You may like them better, just really, depending on whether you like bright colors. Things were a little bit more subdued. Subtract tends to make things very dark. Sometimes you can play around with the capacity a bit, but I don't tend to use. Subtract a great deal because it doesn't patterns very dark divide. Conversely, Jen's to make them quite light. But just playing around, Really? With what? What you what you like. Overlay is quite nice, but for this start for this purpose, I'm going to stick with the difference mode. Now I'm going to save this as a pattern, the same as we did before. Edit two Foreign pattern. And this time I called it Please class repeat pattern one. This is going to be class repeat pattern to, and now we can come back into a fil file and as we did before, lie a new feel liar pattern click OK, and I'm going to change his back to the 50%. So I get a full repeats and click OK, and there we are. A simple is that I've completely changed the color scheme off my pattern. Another really simple. Why weaken Minute P like this pattern and create a different look is to change the blending mode off this Meyer. So at the moment, it's just on normal. So always see is the pattern after is created. If I now take, if I now change that blending mode, maybe we'll try overlay. You can see that's change the pattern, really, quite again. Maybe we'll try difference on that one and once again, really quite a different look to the pattern. So it really is just playing around in this and seeing what works for you in your pattern. I actually really like that. I think I'm going to save that one as a screen saver. So this really is where the fun comes in and you can just spend hours and hours playing with this on. And it is such a simple and quick way of getting a whole new look to your pattern. Another quick and easy way to make some adjustments to your pattern is to come back into original motif file and make some changes there. I'm just going to change the color off my very base rectangle layer by coming into the color overlay and selecting the green car that's already there. And as you can see, that has drastically changed the whole look off my off my file. I can also come in and change the position of some things I might like to move this ellipse up here. For example, you might like to change the blending modes of some of the liars. Well, you might like to add some completely new layers and shapes. It really is up to your own imagination. You might also like to play with adding Grady INTs to your filled file for yet other looks . The possibilities in combinations really are absolutely infinite. You've just got to get in there, start playing around and have a whole lot of fun. In this lesson, we have made some quick and easy changes to our repeat pattern file by adding a Grady int. We have made some changes to our original motif by changing some colors and moving things around and changing some radiance, and we have also experimented with different blending boats in a fill fall and adding some radiance. This is a numbers to make numerous different patterns from original file. In their final lesson, we will recap everything we've learned so that you can forge ahead and create numerous more beautiful passions. Please join me again soon for a final two lessons. 9. Lesson 8 Printing Considerations: hello and welcome to listen in this lesson, I'm going to run through some of the things you need to consider if you're planning to use some of your patterns for things like fabric wrapping paper or wallpaper. If you would like to use some of your patterns for things like fabric or wrapping paper, you do need to bear in mind that it needs to be a repeating pattern. So this is a repeating pattern. It is the same top to bottom and the same side to side. So when we copy that into our Phil, we end up with what's called a seamless repeating pattern. You can't really see where one block starts and the other one finishes. The motif layer, however, is not a repeating pattern. It is not the same top and bottom or side to side. So if we take that into our fill file, we end up with a pattern that repeats. But it doesn't repeat seamlessly. We can quite obviously see where each little block of pattern repeats. If you like that look and that's what you are after. Well, that's fine, but it is not her seamless, repeating pattern and likewise something like this image may be great for a screen saver or wall out, but it's not a seamless repeating pattern. Most printers will require files at a resolution of at least 150 pixels per inch, and some require greater resolution than that. That is why I encouraged you to save your files at 300 pixels per inch so that you have lots of flexibility. Now that you've got beautiful patterns, you've got lots of flexibility to use them for things. In most instances, you will be using a digital printing service to print your products. Digital printing services can handle any number of colors, so you won't need to edit your files in that respect. If you were to use a traditional fabric mill, they do limit the number of colors. There is a process to reduce the number of colors in your files, but that is beyond the scope of this particular course. I would encourage you to liaise with your chosen printer as to what far requirements they need, as they do tend to vary a bit from printing to printer. Some prefer particular resolution. Others prefer particular far formats, and others prefer particular sizes of images. So buying via liaising with your childs and printer, you will ensure that you get the best possible result. 10. Lesson 9 Re-cap of Class: hello and welcome to our final lesson for the course where I will recap everything we have covered. If you have any questions, please do leave them below and I will answer them as soon as I can. If you have enjoyed this course, please do say so and please let others know what great fun it is. So, first of all, we created our three files on my TIF file, our pick pattern file and our test will fill file in mot fell. We took out empty canvas, filled it with a rectangle of color and we added a Grady int to that radiant. We changed the blending mode to whichever you preferred. And then we experimented with some shape tools by adding some rectangles and ellipses and a custom shape. We then learned about the walk tool by taking a rectangle and warping it and replied with the brush tool by creating some brush dots. And finally we changed the blending mode of some of the Mayas and that completed the development of AM a tape file. We then copied mot fell into our peak pattern fall. We duplicated and transform the liars to create a repeat pattern We didn't took a repeat pattern into airfield file and scaled it so that we then got to see our very first beautiful repeating pattern. We then looked at how to quickly and easily create variations in their pattern through making adjustments to either our repeat pattern file, outcast motif file or are filled file. So I hope you're having loads of fun playing with different variations on your iron patterns. This really does become highly addictive, but it is so much fun, and I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Thank you once again for joining me on this, my very first skill share course. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I've enjoyed teaching it. Please do applied some of your finished images to the cast gallery, and I really hope to see you again in one of my future courses.