Pattern Design: Creating Seamless Repeats in Photoshop

Abby Hersey, I draw things. I make things. I love coffee.

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5 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

      1:36
    • Types of Repeats

      3:41
    • Creating a Square Repeat

      9:02
    • Creating a Half Drop Repeat

      8:38
    • Conclusion

      1:00

About This Class

Seamless repeating patterns are a wonderful way to use your artwork to create fabric, apparel, home goods, wall covering, stationery, and more! Join surface pattern designer & illustrator Abby Hersey as she shares her process for creating seamless repeating patterns in Photoshop. Using existing artwork, you’ll arrange motifs into two types of seamless repeats.

Lessons will cover:

  • Types of repeats and directionality
  • Arranging motifs into a square repeat
  • How to create a half-drop repeat
  • Testing your repeats to ensure they are seamless

Basic Adobe Photoshop experience is required. Motifs are provided for the project, but you’re encouraged to use your own raster artwork to create your repeats.

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really easy to follow and super helpful for people may have never used photoshop for artwork before.
It's the perfect class for beginners to pattern making and even though the topic is familiar to me I still got some valuable tricks and tips from watching Abby working, especially about the Half Drop Repeat!
Mira Metzler

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Abby Hersey

I draw things. I make things. I love coffee.

Abby Hersey is a designer by day and a mess-maker by night. Whether drawing, painting, sewing, or wood burning, she draws inspiration from the beauty in ordinary things. When Abby's not in her studio creating something or out collecting souvenir bourbon bottles, she's likely hanging off the side of a mountain or falling out of a whitewater raft with her adventurous family.

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