Get Smart: Add Layers to Patterns Using Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop

Charnelle Barlow, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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9 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. 01 INTRODUCTION

      0:48
    • 2. 02 WHAT IS A SMART OBJECT?

      1:10
    • 3. 03 DRAWING YOUR ICONS

      2:04
    • 4. 04 SKILLSHARE02 PATTERN BASICS

      3:00
    • 5. 05 ARRANGING THE PATTERN SQUARE

      3:18
    • 6. 06 CONVERT TO SMART OBJECT

      1:55
    • 7. 07 SPLIT AND FILL

      4:32
    • 8. 08 COLOR

      4:29
    • 9. 09 FINISH AND SAVE

      1:58
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Project Description

Theme (optional): Winter Warmers. This theme can be interpreted in many different ways. 

Project: Create a layered repeat pattern using Smart Objects in Photoshop.

Deliverables

  • Draw several pages of icons and textures. Post a few in the project area.
  • Arrange the initial pattern square, focusing on layering icons and textures.
  • Turn your square into a Smart Object
  • Split your square and fill in the gaps, layering in more icons and textures.
  • Color your pattern and post the finish.

Example of Icons

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Example of texture:

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Example of finished pattern:

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