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Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Half Drop Repeating Patterns

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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6 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Photoshop for Lunch Large Scale Half Drop Repeating Patterns Introduction

    • 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Get the Art Ready

    • 3. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 2 What is a half drop repeat?

    • 4. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Setup the document

    • 5. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Create the design

    • 6. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Extract your pattern swatch


About This Class

Photoshop for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn how to make larger scale half drop repeat patterns in Photoshop and how to extract the half drop repeating pattern swatch in such a way that you can use it anywhere you can use a block pattern. You will see how to set up a pattern template that you can use for multiple projects and how to update your pattern in (almost) real time.

More in the Photoshop for Lunch™ series:

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Reusable Wreath Design

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Color Scheme Graphic

Photoshop for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Text on a Path - Paths, Type, Pen tool

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create an Award Badge and Ribbon - Shapes, Warp, Rotate  

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Color a Sketch with a Texture - Masks, Dodge/Burn, Hue/Saturation 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Mockups to Use and Sell - Blends, Smart Objects, Effects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create the Droste Effect with Photoshop and an Online Tool 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Collage Effect - Layers, Layer Styles, Gradients,

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Cutout & Frame Photos - Clipping Mask, Layer Mask, Rotation, Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Get Your File Size Right Every Time - Size Images for Web & Print 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Seamlessly Blend Two Images - Masks, Content Aware Fill

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Set up Colors, Tints and Shades for Working Smarter in Photoshop

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Folded Photo Effect - Gradients, Guides, Stroke, Drop Shadow 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Surreal Collage Effect - Paths, Cloning, Warp, Blend 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make Custom Shapes - Combine, Exclude, Intersect & Subtract

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pattern Bombing Effect - Patterns, Selections, Mask, Warp, Vanishing Point

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Brush Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 Blend Tips in 10 minutes 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Patterns as Photo Overlays for Social Media 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Rotated Patterns 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - From Ho Hum to WOW - Everyday Photo-editing Made Easy

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pattern Making - Seamless Repeating Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Draw a Fantasy Map - Brushes, Patterns, Strokes & Masks

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Clean & Color Scanned Line Art

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create HiTech HUD Rings - Repeat transform, Filters & Textures

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Text Over Image Effects - Type, Glyphs & Layers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Hi-tech Mosaic Effect - Brushes, Patterns & Pixelization 

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make a Photo Collage for Social Media - Masks, Selections & Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Making Kaleidoscopes - Rotation, Reflection & Smart Objects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - B&W, Tints & Isolated Color Effects - Adjustment Layers, Masks & Opacity

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pattern Bombing Effect - Patterns, Selections, Mask, Warp, Vanishing Point

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Photo Texture Collage - Gradient Map, Blending & Textures

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Grid Collage for Social Media - Clipping masks, Shapes & Layer Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Vintage Image Cutout Effect - Selections, Drop Shadows, Transparency

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Snapshot to Art - 3 Photo Effects - Faux Orton, Gradient Map, Tritone

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Paint a Photo in Photoshop - Art History, Color, Texture

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 4 Most Important File Formats - Choose & Save As: jpg, png, pdf, psd

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Selection, Filter, Pattern Swatch

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 3 Exotic Patterns - Shapes, Paths, Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Complex Pattern Swatches

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Using Illustrator Objects in Photoshop - Files, Smart Objects, Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Use Photo Brushes - Brushes, Masks, Watercolors

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make and Sell Geometric Overlays for Social Media - Shape, Transform, Fills

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Backgrounds for Projects - Halftones, Sunburst, Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Upside Down Image Effect - Masks, Selections, Flip Images

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Color a Scanned Sketch - Blends, Brushes, Layer Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Curly Bracket Frames - Shapes, Paths, Strokes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Grab Bag of Fun Text Effects - Fonts, Clipping Masks, Actions & More

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Double Exposure Effect - Masks, Blends, Styles

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Glitter Text, Shapes and Scrapbook Papers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Sell Photoshop Brushes - Brushes, Templates, Preset

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Recolor Objects without Making Selections - Master Color Change Tools

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Brush Tips in 10 Minutes or Less

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Mandala - Template, Rotation, Texture, Gradients, Pen, and Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Organic Patterns - Pen, Offset Filter, Free Transform and More

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Reusable Video Glitch Effect - Use Channels, Shear, Displacement Map & Noise

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Overlapping and Random Circles Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Metaball Patterns - Structured and Organic

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Isometric Cube Patterns - Shapes, Repeat patterns, Smart Objects

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Plaid (Tartan) Repeat Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Recolor Pattern Techniques

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Intro to Photoshop Actions

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Photoshop Inking Techniques

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Valentine's Day Inspired Hearts

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Layers and Layer Masks 101 for photographs and photographers

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Abstract Glowing Backgrounds

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textures for Drawings

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Sketches & Brushes to Whimsical Patterns

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Critters with Character - Pen Free, One Color Designs

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create a Custom Character Font

Photoshop for Lunch™ - 10 Selection tips in 10 minutes (or less)

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Complex Selections Made Easy - Master Refine Edge & Select and Mask

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Demystifying the Histogram - Understand & Correct images with it

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Bend Objects with Puppet Warp

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Emboss and Deboss Text and Shapes

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Remove Unwanted Objects & Tourists from Photos

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Using the Scripted Patterns Tool in Photoshop

Photoshop for Lunch™ - In the Footsteps of Warhol - Create Awesome Animal Images

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Make & Sell a Shapes Collection

Photoshop for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs using Displacement Maps


1. Photoshop for Lunch Large Scale Half Drop Repeating Patterns Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. And welcome to this episode of photo shop for lunch. Today, what we're going to be doing is making complex, half drop repeating patterns in photo shop. Now, there's a really quite complex pattern to going to learn what 1/2 dropper paid is. And then how you can go ahead and make it. We're going to do it in a way that it's sort of semi life. So you're going to be ableto update your pattern alive. Now, once you've created the actual pattern, I'm going to show you how you can extract it from the design so you can actually use that. You can use it for your own documents. You could also use it on a site, for example, like spoon flour and have fabric created using it. Now, as you're watching these videos, you're going to say a prompt which us, if you would recommend this class to others plays If you are enjoying the class and learning from it, would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer Yes, that you would recommend this class and secondly, right, even in just a few words, why you're enjoying this class? These recommendations really help other students to say that this is a class that they, too, might enjoy and learn from. Now, if you'd like to leave me a comment or a question place through so I raid and respond to all of your comments and questions and I look at and respond to all of your class projects . So if you already now, let's get started making complex, half drop repeating patterns in photo shop. 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Get the Art Ready: Before we get started on actually making our pattern, we're going to find some elements to use. The reason for this is I don't want to get stuck too long in making the elements to use and waste the time in actually designing how you're going to make 1/2 drop repeating pattern. So I found these free bakery elements there a vector image, and they're available from Vek. Daisy. What you're going to do is download them. They come as a ZIP file. So you're going to double click on the zip file toe, open it up, and you're going to extract the contents off that zip file it. If you're gonna pay, say, on a Mac, you'll probably find that their unzipped automatically for you. And so you'll find that you have a folder that contains these bakery elements in them. So I'm going here to my Downloads folder and the Bakery Elements arrived in a far called 23 zip, and when it unzipped, it unzipped into a file called 23 inside. Here are bakeries vectors. There's an SVG file and and I I fall. We're going to use the I I file. Now there's a sacred to this. If you're working in photo shop, you can open a I files in photo shop, and that's exactly what we're going to do it. So I'm going toe open Photo shop. It's really critical that you opened photo shop. You just don't double click on the I far because if you double click on an AI file, your computer's gonna go. Oh, you want to be working and illustrator when we don't want to be working in Illustrator. We want to be working in photo shop. I'm going to use file and then open and and I'm going to my downloads folder so it's going to be here. Click on my downloads, fall to go to 23 go to the AI file that I want to open and click open and photo shops gonna go ahead and open the I I file. So we're able to select the pages that we want what? We only want this one page and we can also set the width and height. Now, at the moment is absolutely huge. I don't want anything nearly as biggest this. In fact, it would be a really good idea if I just sort of reduced this to about 10% so I'm going to reduce it to about 600 pixels, and that works out as a height of 420 pixels. That perfect for May and I'll click. OK, so now we have an image off the size that I need to sort of work with open in photo shop. So I'm just gonna zoom in here, and what we need to do at this point is to get these elements out, because at the moment they just a flattened lioce or this noise separation here at all. So the background here looks pretty clean to May. So I'm going to click on the Magic One tool I'm going to click out here. I have a tolerant set to 15. So what's happening is I'm able to select the background, but not all the shading around my shape. I'm interested in keeping the shadings. I'm going to do just that. So with this selected, I'm going to jump it to a new last. I'm going to click layer new live I cut. That gives me the background colors on one layer, and the actual objects themselves on the other so I'm just going toe. Look at this background, like of actually want this color. So I'm going to sample the color with the I drop it all. And now that it is the foreground color, I can fill this entire liar and cover up these empty spices by just holding down the Olcay , impressing the backspace key. That would be option delayed on the Mac. Now I'm just going to place this behind the objects themselves. So now we've got a document that has a solid background which we can use for our pattern. I'm going to use that. I kind of like the color and we've got the objects all on a separate laugh. So at this point, I want to jump all of these objects each on two separate last. So I'm going to the last, so tall. It's probably the simplest tool to use. Remember, select on the lad that actually contains the objects I'm going to drag around this object, Just make a really large selection around. I just need to make sure that I've got all the bits that pertain to the object and nothing from the objects surrounding it, and we'll choose lower new live I cut. And while I'm here, I'm gonna learn this short cut cake is it's going to simplify things quite a bit. Shift control J. You'll have a shortcut, which is going to something like Shift command J on the Mac. So that's on a separate layer now, going back to the mainland, I'm going to drag around the next shape shift control J to jump it to its own liar. Go back to this laugh and go and get the coffee cup. The biggest mistake you're going to make here is not to go back to the lab that actually contains the content. And you're going to get an error message, something like there are no pixels or let's go and see what their message is going to look like. Could not make a new life from the selection cause the selected areas empty. The reason we haven't got this last selected, so we're tryingto jump pixels from an empty land, just can't do it. So now I've got every one of these objects on their own separate laugh, and I've got my background. I'm ready to now start creating my half drop repeating pattern 3. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 2 What is a half drop repeat?: before we go and create our own half dropper paid. It's worth spending a little time having, looking, deciding exactly what 1/2 drop repeat really is. And what's in front of us is not 1/2 dropper paid. This is just a regular pattern on Let's see how we can tell. I'm going to focus on this flat here, this large sort of poppy flower, and I'm going to look and see where this flower in exactly the same rotation next appears. If I go to the right, there's one immediately to the right of it. There's one immediately below it, one immediately above it on one, immediately to the left of it. That means that this is a simple block pattern. All these red flowers appear in a column and roll out. It's a very simple pattern design. It obviously looks quite complex here, but it's quite a simple patent design. This is what the patterns watch looks like. It's got four little paces off that big flower that together are going to make one whole flower and the extra little bits between them. Now let's have a look at a true half dropper pate in this instance, Let's focus on this cupcake and let's ask ourselves where the cupcake is next appearing while it next appears slightly above and to the right off the original cupcake. And it also appears slightly below and to the right of the cup cake. This is the half dropper pate. This pattern pace has been offset by half. It's been risen up and then dropped down. On the next time we see this cupcake on this row, we've already encountered two other cupcakes. So this is what this pattern pace looks like. It's way more complex. You can see that there are cupcakes in a low corners, but there's also one in the middle, so this element appears twice in the pattern. And so, too, does every other element that's used appears twice in this patent pace, unlike this one, where each element only appears once. So what we're going to do is we're going to create our own half drop repeat here in Photoshopped. First of all, we're going to spend a little bit of time setting up the document cause they're set up is probably the most complex part about it, and then we're going to go ahead and create it 4. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Setup the document: in setting up our document for half dropper paid. We could use this document, but I'm going to show you how you can do it and work from a brand new document. Just in case you want to change the dimensions somewhat. I'm going to create a new document. In this case, I'm going to create 1 500 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall. You could create yours in any orientation or any size that you like, except that you don't really want to be enlarging these shapes because you're going to get a pixel ized result. You're going to need to remember what these values are, so just write them down. If you think you're going to forget, I'm going to click create. Now I'm going to take all the objects from this Original II document over to the new document going to select all of the last click on the top one shift, click on the bottom one right click and choose duplicate layers and from the document list here, I'm gonna choose Untitled, which is my new file here, and click. OK, here. You can say that all of those elements have been copied from the original II file into this file. At this point, I can come to this file and just close it. I don't need to save it back here in this document. I need to make sure that all of these elements are well inside the edge off the documents so that they don't get cut off for any reason because they're on separate last. The fact that they're stacked over the top of each other won't matter, but it does matter that they not cut off. I don't need this background, so I'm going to trash it before we go any further. I need to crop everything took this exact size. I'm going to the crop tool. Gonna make sure that delayed cropped pixels is enabled. I have a crop rectangle that is exactly around my 500 by 400 pixel document. So I'm going to crop it at that point. Just click the enter or return K so that it's cropped to size. Now I'm gonna grab all of these objects, including the background for now, because that's actually marking out the size off my document. And I'm going to right click and created as a smart object so I'm gonna choose convert to smart object That gives me a smart object file that is the exact right size. If I double click on it, we're going to open up the smart object itself. I'm raiding off down here that it's 500 pixels by 400 pixels. It absolutely has to be that. Let's go back to our original document. At this point, we're ready to create the document that's going to contain our half drop repeating pattern . We're going to see it live on the screen as we make it, but we're gonna have to set it up, first of all, and one of the things we're going to have to do is to enlarge this canvas so that we can see everything at work. So I'm going to choose image and then canvas size, and I'm going to make this canvas three times its current woods and three times its current height. That's a little bit more than it needs debate, but it's just simple mathematics, so it's going to end up with three Times 500 which is 1503 times 400 is 1200. I'm going to make sure that relative is disabled and I'm just gonna click. OK, so now we have a much larger document. We can add a fill to the background of this. I'm gonna click to create a new layer. Just put it at the very bottom. I'm going to sample my current background layer color, and I'm going to fill this empty layer with that color by pressing all backspace. That would be option delayed on the Mac, because we're filling it with the current foreground color. Now that that's done, we could go to this'll at and remove the background from it. But I'm going to leave it there for just a few minutes because it's going to help us with what we're going to do next. The next step is to create the repeating elements here so that we can say the pattern as we're creating it. I'm going to grab this Latin. I'm going to drag it onto the new icon, and then we're going to move this copy off This last, I'm going to select it and choose filter other and then offset. There's going to zero out these values to start off with so we can talk about the offset the first offset will create is to take this duplicate, smart object and move it up here now. The original smart object was 400 pixels in height. So if we do minus 400 we're going to be shooting that up in an upwards direction. That's great, except that these two pieces are going to be butted up against each other and there's no overlap. It would make it look a more professional pattern if there was a bit of an overlap. So the overlap we're going to make is going to be 50 pixel, so I'm going to move it up 350. So I'm typing in minus 350. You can say that there's a slight problem here, and this is deliberate. This spiral from this coffee cup is being covered up by the Jew. Click it smart object here, so it's overlapping on. What we're going to do is we're gonna make sure overlaps are right, and this one's perfect. So I'm going to go with what we're saying here, so it's gonna click OK, next. We're going to make a duplicate of this one and put it down here. It's easy to make a duplicate of this one than this one. Because this one up here already has it off Said honored. That's why we created us a smart object. Because smart objects can have smart filters. Offset is a filter. And now we have an edit herbal filter. So they to drag this on to the new icon. I'm going to double click it toe open up the offset where we used a minus 350 pixel offset . Before this time, we're going to do a positive 350 pixel offset on our click. Ok, now let's look at this overlapping problem here. We had a smart object that overlap this one. Right now we've got another one that I relapsed this one So the overlaps are inconsistent. This should be behind this one. So we're going to grab it and move it into position. And you can see how having that background still in the smart object has helped us work out our positioning. So we should be cutting off the smoke on this coffee cup consistently all the way down with but one where we considered and these two we can't. That's perfect. So now we need a duplicate off one of these. So I'm gonna go for this top one. I'm gonna grab it and drag it onto the new icon, and we're going to change its offsets for its horizontal offset. We want to move it over in this direction. We know that the document we created was 500 pixels wide. So let's type in 500 as the offset. That sort of good, but it's not really good. The reason for that is it. Again, these two shapes are going to be butting up against each other. It would be better if they overlapped a little bit because we're going to be able to create a more sophisticated Patton. So instead of 500 we're going to reduce that to 450 again. We're saying this overlap. That's perfect. We want to be able to sit so we can get a correct so that one's fine for this pace. But remember, we're creating ah half dropper pate, which means that the bottom part of this should be down here somewhere. Well, it needs to be down half of what this vertical setting is so 350 divided by two is 175 So I'm going to move it down 175 pixels and that's perfectly located. I'll click. OK, we're gonna make a duplicate of this and we're gonna put it in down here. Double click on the offset. The 450 horizontal offset is correct. It's the vertical. That's not all we need to do is turn this from a negative value into a positive value and click OK now. The overlap on this side is correct. It should be overlapping. These pieces on both pieces should be overlapping this one, just because we have to have one side overlapping side determined. It's going to be this side. But here's the problem. This one should be underneath this because we shouldn't be able to say this part off the coffee cup. So let's go on. Grab this a moving underneath the top one and just check our overlap. It's correctly overlapping here, and it's correctly overlapping here. It means true that the shapes that we put over here in a minute need to be tucked in underneath these so that we've got the consistency in overlaps. So it let's go and get this one. That's this one. Here. We're going to drag it onto the new icon. We're going to double click on the offset and we're going to change the value. We don't need to change the vertical cause. It's in exactly the right position. We just need to bring it across here. So we moved it previously. Plus 450 pixels this time will move it Negative. 450 pixels. Click. OK, and then we got to move this one. So we need to work out where it iss Okay, here it ISS. Let's make a duplicate of it. Here is the duplicate with double click on it and we're just going to adjust its horizontal value to a negative value and not a positive one, and we'll click. OK, now let's look at the overlaps. The overlap between this one and this one is perfect, cause we should be saying the top of the coffee cup cut off. But we've got a wrong overlap here. This set off three smart object should be over the top off this set, so we need to take these two and move them to the very bottom So let's make sure we've got the ones that we want. Okay, so this is one of them and this is the other. So I'm going to select the to. In this case, I'll need to click on one control click on the other because they're separated. I'm just going to drag them down here, and they need to go at the very, very bottom of everything. So before we leave this, let's double check our overlaps. Coffee cup Missing that spiral. Perfect coffee cup missing. Its spiral spiral gone spiral gone. So the only consistently visible spirals are on these top elements. That's perfect. And these are overlapping. So they're covering up part off this middle set, and then this, middle said, is overlapping this one. So we've got consistent overlaps everywhere at this point, to Natan things up, let's locate the original smart object, the one that doesn't have any offsets on it. Let's double click it. Let's turn off the background light. In fact, we could even delayed it. Shall we wish toe And then we'll say that will press control or command s to save it. And when we go back to our main document, you'll say that we can't see the overlaps is quite the same way because we've moved the background from the original smart object. What we're saying right now is the beginning elements of ah half dropper paid. It just doesn't look very good. But that's fine, because in the next video, we're going to fix all of that. But that said right now what you've got is something that you could save as a template. This document has now been set up so that it could produce 1/2 drop. Repeat. The starting document is always going to be 500 by 400 pixels in size. So provided you wanted to start with a document that was slightly wider than it is tall, you could use this for any half drop. Repeat that you created, so it's a really good template. So go ahead and say this is a past a document so that you're keeping all off these liars and call it ah, half drop repeat template so that you can use it in future. In the next video, we're going to come back and reorganize these paces to look a little bit more attractive in our pattern. 5. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Create the design: So I've gone ahead and save my document on are working in 1/2 dropper pate template passed a file. If I double click on this layer here, the one that doesn't have any offsets on it, we get to see our original smart object layer and it's a pair spay file and it's stored inside this Photoshopped template file. We want to be working on this, but we also want to be saying this file. So this is what you're going to do? Choose window and then arrange and click here on float all in windows that float All of these documents are they all in separate windows so we can see both the final pattern and also are smart object at the exact same time some that's going to place our original pattern up here. I'm gonna look at the smart object here, just going to resize this a little bit so I can see the space around my shapes. I'm going to select the move tall, and I'm going to select these shapes in turn and just rearrange them more still going to resize them a little bit. So let's start with the coffee cup. I'm gonna hold the shift, K as I race size that site scaled in proportion. And I'm going to rotate it a little bit as well and just place it up here in the top corner of the document. Now, what's important here is that you don't take it outside the edge of the document. Can't do that. You can take it right up to the edge, but just not over the age. Otherwise, you're gonna have a pace permanently cut out off your pattern. So once you get it in position, press control or command s and that just updates a smart object layer inside our pattern document so we can see how things are looking. We can see here that there's a problem between these two paces. This place here and this place are ending up in the same position in our final pattern when we need to separate them a little bit. So let's go on, get this pace here and let's do something with it. I'm just going to move it up and a little bit in woods, press control or command s toe update everything so we can say how it's looking and I'm just gonna work with every single pace in this document, updated as I do it, so I can see how the final pattern is looking. So I'm going to continue to do that and just speed up the video a little bit, just being mindful that no peace in this document is going to go over the edge. It's really important that it doesn't go over the edge, but it can go all the way up to the edge. Turning auto select on might be a good idea, because that will allow you to click on any of the shapes in this document and automatically select them. Once you've arranged your major pattern pieces to your satisfaction, you can do a few other things to your pattern. I'm going to add a new layer here, and I'm going to sample some of the colors from the original documents. I'm thinking probably the chocolate icing on this cake. I'm going to the brush tool, and I'm going to select a circular, very hard brush. So I'm gonna make sure it's full hardness on this new layer with the brush tool selected and this document because I'm going to working in this document. I'm going to add a few brush shapes. Some is going to see if I can see my brush on the screen. I've got the caps lock key turned on, which is why I can't see my brush. It's a really easy problem to create for yourself. I'm just going to create a few little dots and update the document as I do that so I could just check and see how they're looking, some painting in a few little dots and then just updating the document. This dot here, you'll see in the final pattern, is a little bit close to the edge of this shape. Well, this is the DOT that's causing. It is a little bit troublesome to say, which is why I suggest you put this in sort of one of the time, update the document and just see what happened. Because sometimes it can be hard to say what's causing a dot. So this one here is this one here. I'm going to remove it, update the document by saving it, and you can say that it's been removed so you could add multiple layers of little elements should you wish to do so to fill in the pattern for now. I'm going to call this good. So I'm going to finally save this. Make sure that they pay s bay file The embedded smart object fall. How Spain Saif I can that close this window down. So this is the element, or this is the design I'm going to use to create my half dropper paid. I don't have the half dropper pain right now, but I've got a look as to what is going to look like now. Again, I would save this as a lad. PS Day fall. Because if I create, this is a pattern and decide I don't like it or if my client comes to me and says I don't like it, I need something a little bit different. I want to be able to edit it and edit it really easily. So I'm going to save this in the next video. We're going to come back and extract actual repeating patents. Watch from this design 6. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Extract your pattern swatch: I've gone ahead and save this fall. Now have called a bakery patent lad file at any time. I could come back into this document, double click on the smart object and make changes to it. But I'm ready now to create my actual patents. Watch now for this. I'm going to create what's called a block Patents watch. I'm going to create a patents watch that I could use in photo shop using the pattern fill feature to create an entire document. You could also upload it to any online site that will create a block pattern that doesn't have to be able to create 1/2 dropper pate. You just have to be able to create a block pattern and you're gonna end up with a design that is 1/2 dropper paid. So we're building a lot of flexibility into this solution. So let's see how we're going to do that. Firstly, I'm going to rest. Arise all these last I'm going to click on the top most last shift click on the bottom lab , but not including the background right click and restaurants. These last that's just turning them into raster layers, removing that edit ability that we had through this smart object. Now, all right, click and merge days last. So I now have my pattern on one liar and my background on the other. Now let's see how we're going to extract our pattern pace from this. Now, we could do this mathematically based on the size that we were using. But if you haven't used the exact same size that I have used, this is how you going to do it? You're going to select normal here for the rectangular marcato, and you're going to locate a position, a known position in this document. So I'm thinking the dead center off this diner is a really good place to do it. Now, this doesn't have to be accurate with just getting a guesstimate of what I value needs debate. So I'm gonna click and drag down, and you're going to do that until you hit the middle off the next doughnut or the exact same place in the next shape that you started off with. So, for example, if we start off in this part of the cake on this cherry in the cake, then we go down until we heat that same cherry on the next piece of cake we encounter that told you looking for. Then you're going to go across horizontally until you encounter that position in another shape. So again, the dead middle off the next doughnut that we run in tow. Now you're going to read the values off that you get. Now I've got 899 and 351 in that little black box immediately above my mouse pointer. We're going to write those down and round them off. So 899 is nearly 903 51 is nearly 350. This was just a guesstimate. It's just to give us the approximate dimensions. And if we're working initially with nice round figures and if we've done all our calculations with things like hundreds or fifties, then this is going to be dead accurate. The width off my selection is going to need to be 900. The height is gonna need to be a 350. So I'm just going to discard this selection by pressing control or command day today. Select it. Now I'm going back to my rectangular marcato. I'm going to set this to fix size and I'm gonna type 900 pixels is the width and 350 pixels is the height. Now I can click anywhere in my document, and I create a selection. That is the exact size that it needs to bay to create 1/2 drop repeating patents Watch Doesn't matter where I click except that I can't click up here cause office. I don't have any pattern in here, but provided you're in this sort of general area here, you can click anywhere. I want to make sure that inside this set of marching ants are all patent pieces. When you've done that, you ready to create your pattern. But if you don't want this background, you're gonna have to turn that off first. So I now choose edit. Define Patton. I've called mind bakery elements. All click OK, now let's go and create a new document to test our pattern. I'll choose file new gonna make a document 5000 by 5000 pixels in size. I'll choose Layer New Phil latte and then Patton A says I click. OK, My document is filled with the most recently created pattern, which is one we just created. Now you want to leave the scale at 100 or less. I'm going to enlarge mine because I just want you to see it. But just know that it's going to be pixelated because I'm enlarging it. This rectangular pattern Swatch has created a perfect half drop repeating pattern. That's what we came here to do. That's why we created a block pattern that we could use on any site because a lot of sites won't allow you to create half dropper pates. And we've been able to do that by creating 1/2 dropper paid and then extracting from it just a regular block path. Mm. Now it's gonna click. OK, notice here that we've got a background. I'm just going to trash the background. Glad I'm going to replace it with a new lam Gonna control click on the new layer I construct goes behind the pattern. But if it goes the wrong way, just move it down On the last pallet with this empty last select, I'm going to choose layer new feel layer and I'm going to choose solid Qala. This will turn this into a solid color. Lila, the beauty of using this tall is that you can now experiment with different colors underneath your pattern pace. They can just go on, select any color and see what it looks like under your pattern pays. If you make a choice and decide that you don't like it, you're just double click on this. Icon reopens this dialogue so you can go out and make a different choice about the color to use with Your pattern pays. Now, if you need something for, for example, spoon flour. This is what you're going to do if you want to include the background, then set the background on. Now we've got our 950 by 350 pixel selection. Here. It's really important that you have zero feather, and if there's any anti alias option that you have that turned off, that's critical because you can't have any faded pixels around the age of your patterns. Not going to repeat properly. You'll choose image and then crop, and this creates a 900 by 350 pixel repeating patterns. Watch. It's a repeating patterns. Watch that when it is repeated as a block, so you just stacking them on top of each other on lining them up gives the final result, which is 1/2 dropper painting pattern. Every one of these elements is repeated twice within this patent pays. Some of them are overlapping the edge that just gives us a really sophisticated looking pattern. Your project for this class is going to bay to create your own half drop repeating pattern . Post an image of your pattern in use as your class project. Now you're welcome to use the exact same elements as I've used, and I've given you a link to that effect Easy download, which is a free download in the class project area. But you could also use elements that you've created yourself or you could use any other elements that you download from online and use. I hope that you've enjoyed this class. I hope that you've alone things about working in photo shop and creating patents of which you were previously unaware. As you're watching these videos, you will have seen a prompt which us, if you would recommend this class to others, plays if you enjoy the class and learn something from it, would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer guests that you do recommend a class and secondly, right in just a few words about why you're enjoying the class. These recommendations help other students to say that this is a class that they, too, might enjoy and learn from. If you'd like to leave me a comment or a question, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and questions, and I look at and respond toe all of your cast projects. I'm Helen Bradley. Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Fighter Shot for lunch, and I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming episode soon.