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

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

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5 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Introduction

      1:12
    • 2. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 1

      5:57
    • 3. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 2

      6:22
    • 4. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 3

      5:09
    • 5. Photoshop for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part

      5:59

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 some basic patterns in Photoshop. You will see how to use a filter to make diagonal lines, how to make a multi color polkadot by using a pattern to make a pattern, how to use opacity to make a plaid and a shape to make a chevron pattern. This is a sample of the patterns we'll make:

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More in the Photoshop for Lunch™ series:

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

Transcripts

1. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of Photoshop for Lunch, make handy patterns in Photoshop. Photoshop for Lunch is a series of Photoshop classes, each of which teaches a small number of Photoshop techniques. You'll get plenty of opportunity to practice your new skills in the projects that you'll create. Today, we're looking at making handy patterns in Photoshop, the kind of patterns which will be useful for scrapbook paper, online digital sales and backgrounds for your designs. We're going to make stripes and the diagonal stripes. We're going to make chevrons and some sophisticated dot patterns. All of these is building from my basic Photoshop pattern class. You'll also learn how to use a color scheme to coordinate your patterns. As you're working through these videos, you might see a prompt which lets you recommend this class to others. Please, if you're enjoying the class, give it a thumbs up. Recommendations like this help me get my classes in front of more people who just like you want to learn more about Photoshop and if you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. So if you're ready now let's get started making handy patterns in Photoshop. 2. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 1: Before we get started with this class, it is two things that I wanted to mention. Firstly, if you've never made patents before in Photoshop, you may want to go and look at my Pattern-Making class. It's a starting introduction. I'll put a link to that in the class project section just in case you want to look at that first and if you want a refresher, that's a good class to take too. The second thing is if you've taken my Make A Color Scheme class, this is a really good time to make use of the color schemes that you created. If you want to, you can open up your color scheme here in Photoshop, click on the Foreground Color Swatch here, and open up the color picker. You'll select your color and then you're going to click "Add to Swatches." I'm not going to add this to my library, but I'm just going to name this color one. I'm going to do this for the other three colors here. Now I can close down this document because I don't need it any longer. If I open the Swatches Palette here, you'll see that these four colors, are the four colors that I created in my pattern swatch and I can use this in my project. Of course, there's no need to do this if you haven't done the color scheme class, it's just that if you had, you may want to use these colors. We're going to start with a simple stripe pattern File and then New, going to start with a pattern pace that's 200 by 200. If you're using these patterns for say, scrapbook paper, then creating them at a large size and scaling them down is better than going the other way. Going to put a guide halfway across this document View, New Guide. It's going to be vertical, it's going to be 50 percent and I'll click "Okay." I'm going to drag out a rectangle, the size of half of this document looks like I've got fixed style leftover from another project. I'm going to make sure the style is set to normal, so I can actually select up to the guide that I created and I'm going to do this in one of my color, so I have my green color here. I'm going to press "Alt backspace" option, Delete on the Mac to fill it with green. I need to select everything so I choose Select All. I'm going to make a pattern from this edit define pattern, this is going to be green stripe, click "Okay." Let's use this as a new document with File New, all of my documents are going to be scrapbook paper size, but you can make yours any size you like. I'm using 3600 by 3600, 300 pixels per inch, Transparent background, color mode is RGB, and the color profile is SRGB because that's really what you want for digital scrapbook papers, click "Okay." I'm going to choose Layer, New Fill Layer and then Pattern. If I click Okay, the last pattern that I created, which is this green stripe, is going to be applied to this document. Think the stripe is a bit big, so I'm just going to reduce it to 50 percent and click "Okay." I'm opening up the last pallet here because I have my Fill Layer, I'm going to Control or Command click on the new layer icon to add a new empty layer, I'll press "D" to get the default colors, white is my background color. I'll press Control Backspace command Delete on the Mac to fill this layer with white. This is our stripe pattern and if you wanted this as a scrapbook paper, you would now go ahead and save it as a JPEG file. Again, I have a class here on making scrapbook papers to sell so you can follow that class if you haven't already done so, or if you're unfamiliar with the process. What I want to do right now is to turn this stripe paper into diagonal stripe paper. It's not something that actually appears at first instance to be easy to do, but there's a filter in Photoshop that can do the work for you. Filter, Distort, Shear. Now I have a pattern filled layer here so Photoshop is saying it can't actually apply that filter to this layer unless I do one or two things. I need to convert it to a smart object or rasterize it. For me, converting to a smart object makes good sense because it means that I could come back and make changes to this pattern fill layer if I want to. I'm just going to choose that as an option. Now in the Shear dialogue, we can shear this pattern, what I want to do is to make it into a series of diagonal lines. I'm going to drag this set of controls in the dialogue out so that they are in the angle that I want the paper to be sheared or the stripes to be sheared and I'll click "Okay" and here we have diagonal stripes. Something that traditionally, if you've ever tried to do it before, can be a little bit perilous in Photoshop. Now if I'm looking at this and thinking that my stripes are not wide enough, let's go and fix that. I'm going to double-click on the pattern fill layer, that is a smart object. This is opening up the smart object, and here it is. I'm going to double-click on the layer thumbnail to open up the pattern fill dialogue. At this point, just so you can see a really big difference when we go back to the original document, we'll scale this up to a 100 percent and click "Okay." Whenever you're working with a smart object, you open it up, you'll get a PSP file. What you need to do is just close that and save it. This is an embedded smart object inside your Photoshop file and there is a wider stripe. Of course if you want to go the other direction on your stripe, you can do so. I'm going back to my Shear filter and this time, I'm just going to take the angle in the opposite direction and there's the opposite angled stripe. That's a quick and easy way of creating striped papers here in Photoshop. 3. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 2: Chevron patterns are another type of pattern that are really good for background effects. Again, they can be complex or easy to make depending on how you approach them. I'm going to create a new document with File and then New. I'm going to make my document 200 pixels by 200 pixels. Again, transparent RGB color and click "Okay". I'm going to zoom in so we can see this a little bit more clearly. Now there is a custom shape that we can use to short cut the process of creating a chevron. I'm going to go to the customs shape tool here, going to drop down the list. The one I'm looking for is this shape here. It is a sort of arrow or chevron shape. It's on its side, but we're going to write it in a minute, and it's in the arrow collection. If you don't see yours here, open a little Flyout Menu here, go and select "Arrows". Then when you are asked if you want to replace the shapes with the shapes from arrows, don't say okay, just click "Append" and they'll be added to the very end. I don't need to do that because I've already got the shape here. I'm going to select that shape. Now up here, I wanted to make this a shape glass. I'm going to select shape from the drop-down list. In earlier versions of Photoshop, you might have three icons here, you want to select the shape icon. We're just going to drag out a shape here. At this point, you want to make some sort of decision as to how bendy you want your chevron to be. I'm just making mine quite bent. I'm selecting here not Stroke, but I Fill color, doesn't matter right now what the fill is. Going to the move tool, I'm going to hold the "Shift" key as I rotate this around and I want to rotate it a full 90 degrees and then click the "Check" mark. Now I am going to place it in position here. I want it to butt up against each side of this document. If it's not quite butting up here to this mark guys, I'm going to drag it out so that it does. I'm going to select the "Custom Shapes" tool again, and this time I want to select a color. Because we're going to be using the colors mark, color scheme, I'm going to make this the pink color from my color scheme. Now, if you just want really pointy chevrons and you want a lot of space between them, you could go ahead and make a chevron pattern from this. I'm going to go and get the Rectangular Marquee tool. I'm going to start at the bottom here. What I want to do is I want to align the marquee tool up to the very top of this shapes. I'm looking to where that smart guide appears. If it doesn't appear, if you can't see it, just put your rectangle down, zoom in here, go and get "Select", "Transform Selection" so you get handles on your shape and then you can just drag it into position. What you want to see is that your rectangle shape is right on the very top edge of this chevron. I'm going to click the "Check" mark, I'm going to zoom back out. With this selected, I'm going to choose "Edit" and then "Define Pattern". This is going to be a pointy chevron. Let's go to our pattern document. I just like to put all these patterns in a single file, just makes life a little bit easier. I'm going to add a new "Layer", "New Fill Layer", "Pattern", click "Okay" and the last pattern in the Pattern Fill dialogue here is the one that we just created and it's the one that is selected, so I'm just going to click "Okay". You can say that this is a nice, even very attractive chevron pattern. But you might be thinking that you would prefer to see more pink and less white in this pattern, so you can adjust the pattern. Let's go back to our original pattern document. I'm going to display the last palette. I'm going to make a additional copy of this shape. I'm going to use the move tool and I'm going to move it up here. What I'm looking for is to define the distance I see between these two chevrons, then I'm going to do the same to a second version of the shape and I'm going to drag it downwards. I just want to make sure that I've got plenty of content here to use. I want to see all my shapes, so I'm going to choose "Image" and then, "Reveal All". That just makes the image large enough for me to see everything. I'm also going to press "Control" or "Command Zero" just to scale it so I can see it clearly. I'm going to select either all three of these layers and use this option here, which is the Distribute Vertical Centers. That's just going to align these so that their vertical centers are evenly spaced so that this gap is the same width as this gap. I also want to make sure that my chevrons are in perfect alignment. I'm going to just click here to align them to the left edge of the document and then again to the right edge. Really need to make sure that that's going to work for me. Now I'm taking my Rectangular Marquee Tool. I'm going to drag here to select this shape. I want the Rectangular Marquee Tool to go from the very top of this shape to the very top of this shape. I haven't done a very good selection there, so I'm going to start again. I am going to drag out my shape if I need to move it at this point before I let go the left mouse button, I'm going to use the space bar to just move it up or down so I can get it into the exact position I want and the exact size. Then I'll let go the left mouse button. You don't get that perfectly right, go to "Select" and then "Transform Selection". At this point, you can adjust your selection if you need to, then click the check mark. We've now got the area selected that we need to make our pattern. I'll choose "Edit", and then "Define Pattern". This is going to be small space chevron, I'll click "Okay". Let's go to our Pattern Master Fill. Double-click on the layer thumbnail here, select the last pattern, which is the one that we just created and click "Okay". Here we have a very different chevron pattern, lots more pink, very little white. But there's some really handy and quick way to make chevron patterns here in Photoshop. 4. for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part 3: Next up, we'll have a look at creating a plaid pattern. I'm going to create a new document for this 200 by 200 pixels in size, click OK. Again, I want guides at 50 percent vertical and 50 percent horizontal, just to make it really easy to line everything up. Let's just zoom in. Now, this time I'm going to use the brown color from my pattern swatch, so just go in here and select this brown color as my foreground color. I'm going to Rectangular Marquee tool, I'm going to select over half of this document, just one side, Alt Backspace option Delete to fill that selection with my color. In the last palette, I'm going to add a new layer, I'm going to deselect the current selection with Control or Command D. Then I'm going again, to my Rectangular Marquee tool and this time I'm going to select the top half of the document and again, fill that with my brand color. I'll deselect the selection by choosing deselect or Control or Command D. Next, we need to blend these together to make a plaid looking document. I'm going to do that by setting the opacity of both these layers to 75 percent. We can test how this looks by adding a new layer at the bottom here by Control or Command clicking on the new layer icon. White is my background color, so I'll press Control Backspace, Command Delete to fill it with white. For now I'm just going to clear my guides. Now this would make a really nice plaid pattern, so let's just select it and make a plaid pattern out of this. I'm deselecting my white, just in case I want to make the fourth color something a little bit different. I'm going to deselect All, and then Edit, Define Pattern, this will be plaid one. But before I leave this pattern document, I want to show you another way that you could approach this. What you could do is you could change the opacity of one of these down a little bit further again, so I'm going to make this 45 percent. What I get is light next to light and then darker. That's another alternative plaid pattern. Again, I'm going to choose select All, I'm going to make this plaid two. Let's test it in our pattern master file, double-click on the pattern layer, and we'll go and check it out with the second to last pattern at say, 50 percent scale. We've got something that is very reminiscent of a gingham check. Let's have a look at the very last pattern, which is this one. This is a little bit different because it's got three different values of our brown color, not just two. Before we leave this plaid pattern, let's have a look and see how we might be able to rotate it similarly to how we rotated these striped lines. The shear tools does not going to work here, I'm going to show you why. First of all, with this last selected, I'll choose Filter, Distort, Shear. I'm going to convert this to a smart object, and here is the shear that I applied last time, so I'm just going to reapply it to this and click OK. This is what happens to the shape, it's lost the qualities of being a rotated gingham check, so what I'm going to do is press Control Alt Z just to undo that entirely. This time I'm going to right-click and rasterize this layer. I'm effectively going to be turning it into a bitmap image. Now I'm going to zoom out so I can see the space around the document. I'm going to the Move tool, what I'm going to do now is hold Shift and Alt as I drag on the corners of the document. I want to increase at about this dimension all the way around. Then I'll rotate it holding Shift as I do, so that it's rotated and constrained 245 degrees. Now, I've brought it out a little bit further than it actually needs to be brought out and you can see the width and height dimensions here. At the moment they're 150, 250 percent. Well, I think I could probably bring them down to about 145 percent, I'm going to do that now. That looks pretty good, it's pretty much the size document that I'm going to need. I'll click the check mark. Now we can zoom in and have a look at our pattern that has now been rotated. It looked a bit bent when we were looking at it, but that's only because of the optical illusion of these different value browns. Now if you wanted to crop the edges of the document because there's a lot of excess content around here you go to the Crop tool. In the newest versions of Photoshop, you would need to press the Enter key once you do that and then click the check mark. In earlier versions of Photoshop, you can just drag over the visible document and then crop it, so I'm just going to crop the excess away. This would be my plaid pattern rotated. 5. Photoshop for Lunch™ - More Patterns - Diagonal Stripes, Chevrons, Plaid, Colorful Polkadots - Part : To complete this class on Making Patterns, I want to look at a couple of ways of creating slightly more sophisticated dot patterns in Photoshop. This approach could be extended to things other than just dots. Now I've gone ahead and created a new pattern paste. This is 200 by 200 pixels in size and I've just put in my guides at 50 percent vertical and 50 percent horizontal. I am going to start by putting a dot in the middle of this document. I'm going to the ellipse tool. This time let's just make it pixels just for As. I'm going to drag out a pretty good size dot. I'm going to select the Move Tool. I'm just going to adjust this so that it's positioned perfectly over the middle of the document. Now if it refuses to go into place like mine is right now, I'm going to select this shape and then I'm going to press "Control" or Command A and now these icons appear where you can just force it into the exact center of your document which is where it is right now. I'll choose "Select" "Deselect." Now, I'm going to make a duplicate of this, drag it onto the new layer icon. I'm going to force the duplicate into the corners, the way we make our patterns. "Filter" "Other" "Offset" because this document is 200 by 200, we're going to type 100 and 100 into this dialogue to break this one up into the corners, and I'll click "Okay." Now, I'll choose "Select" "All" I'm going to make my pattern paste out of this. I'm going to call this "dots 1." Now I'm going to create a pattern paste that is twice this size. So "File" "New" and this is going to be 400 by 400 and I'll click "Okay." Into this I'm going to put my pattern at 100 percent. For this, because it's going in at a 100 percent, I can use this option, "Edit" "Fill." I'm going to select "Pattern" from the "Contents" list and from the "Custom Patterns" list I'm going to click on the very last pattern because that's the one we just created and I'll click "Okay." This is a repeating pattern in itself because it's double the size of the original one. What I want to do is zoom in a bit. I want to change a few of these dots, so I'm going to get the Lasso tool, just lasso around the middle dot here. I'm going to zoom in here and now what I'm going to do is select this layer and lock the transparent pixels. I'm going to the Lasso tool, I'm going to make a selection around this pace here, I'm going to get a different color, so I'm going to get a second color from my pattern swatch which is my green. Then I'm going to press "Alt" "Backspace" "Option" "Delete" on the Mac to fill just this dot with green. The reason why this entire selection isn't filling, is because I locked those transparent pixels. This lock stops it from filling anything that's transparent. Well, actually I want to deselect the selection first. Next up I'm going to select this dot, and I'm going to shift drag on this one, so these two are in a diagonal line. We're going to and get the third of my colors and all "Backspace" "Option" "Delete." Now I have some brown dots, some green dots, and some pink dots. I'm going to deselect my selection. Going to my last palette, I'm going to unlock that lock, I'm going to select everything,. "Select All" "Edit," I'm going to make this a pattern and click "Okay." Now let's take this to our pattern master file and see what it looks like. Double click on this layer, open the pattern list. Our last pattern in the list is going to be the one we just created. I'm going to take this up to 100 percent so we can see it more clearly. Well, actually maybe even a 150 and click "Okay." What we've got here is a multi colored pattern of three colored dots in here. There's our brown, our green, and our pink. We've just created it using a basic pattern swatch but what we did was we made a 200 by 200 pattern swatch as usual, and then we filled a document that was twice that size, 400 by 400, with that pattern and then just recolored some elements. If you're going to recolor any of these side elements, these two go together. This one and this one would have to be colored the same thing. Likewise, this one and this one would have to be colored the same thing. If you wanted to recolor these corner one, any one of these you'll have to recolor all four, or else you're going to end up with circles that have a quarter of it a different color to the others. So just be aware of that if you choose to recolor more than just the things that I've recolored here. Your project for this class is going to be to make the patterns that I've shown you here; the diagonal stripe pattern, the chevron pattern, the plaid pattern, and some multicolored dot pattern. Use your own custom color scheme if you have one, or you can find color schemes online. I'll give you a site where you can find already created color schemes that you can borrow and use for this project. Post an image of the patterns that you've made in the class project area. Now as you're working through these videos, you might see a prompt to recommend this class to others. Please if you're enjoying it, give it a thumbs up. This helps others to identify this as a class that they might want to take, and if you'd like to leave a comment, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. I'm Helen Bradley, thank you for joining me for this episode of Photoshop for Lunch, make candy patterns in Photoshop. I look forward to seeing you in another episode of Photoshop for Lunch soon.