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

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

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

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

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4 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Introduction

    • 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 1

    • 3. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 2

    • 4. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 3

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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 turn a photo into a repeating pattern in Photoshop. You will see how to simplify a photo and make it look almost hand drawn. Then create it as a repeating pattern you can use any time in the future. This is a sample of the pattern we'll make:


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

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Helen Bradley

Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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Helen teaches the popular Illustrator for Lunch™, Photoshop for Lunch™, Procreate for Lunch™ and ACR & Lightroom for Lunch™ series of courses. Each course is just the right length to take over a lunch break and is packed with useful and fun techniques. The projects are designed to reinforce what is taught so they too can be easily completed over a lunch hour or two.

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1. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of Photoshop for Lunch - Turn a photo into a pattern. Photoshop for Lunch is 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 you'll create. Today, we're looking at creating a pattern effect in Photoshop using a photo. We'll start out by cutting the image from its background, then we'll make the photo look hand-drawn and colored. Then finally, we'll create this object as a pattern and use it to create a new Photoshop document. 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. These recommendations help me get my classes in front of more people just like you, who want to learn more about Photoshop. 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 on turning a photo into a pattern in Photoshop. 2. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 1: To get started with our photograph two, pattern project, we're going to need an image to use. Now, I'm going to a site called to find my images, and I've located an artists there who has a lot of photos that are pretty good. They're really high quality photos, and there's plenty here that you could use. Now because we have to make a cut out, we're going to choose something that's basically simple. So I'm actually going to go and get this image. But if you scroll through their site, you'll see that there are plenty of images here that you can use. I have some that are already cut out for you that will make it even easier for you. For example, this sparrow here. You may want to look for it, but I'll give you a link to this particular artist here on morguefile so that you can get to see their work, see if there's anything here that you would like to use. Failing that, go and find an image that you like from morguefile or from a site like or use your own photo. So we're going to click on this image and then we'll just click to download it. Now, I've already done that, so I'm just going to close this all down and I'm going to open the file here in Photoshop. So here is my white spiral image. This is a really good size image. In fact, it's way bigger than we actually need for our projects. So I'm going to start by cropping it, and to do this, I'm going to the crop tool. I'm going to hold the Shift key as I drag over this sparrow because I want a square crop here, and I don't want anything other than the sparrow in the image. So if I can get rid of this branch here right now, that's one less thing I have to crop out in a minute or get rid of in a minute. I'm going to bring the sparrow pretty well up into the image here, click the check mark. Now I need to isolate him, and probably for this particular image, these are things going to be to get rid of the background, not the bird. So I'm going this time to the "Magic Wand Tool", and I'm just going to set a reasonably high tolerance and click on the background. That's pretty much selected everything. I will need to select this area here in between his legs and the branch, and to do that, I'm going to hold the Shift key as I click here to include this area in it. But there's a little bit that I've got in here that I don't want. So I'm going to switch to the "Quick Selection Tool", because this will very easily allow me to remove that area from the bird. Just going to zoom in here so we can see what the problem looks like. With the "Magic Wand Tool" selected, I'm going to hold down the Alt or Option key as I drag over or paint over the area that I want removed from this selection. What happened was, having a tolerance of 25 for the background actually started to allow me to select into the bird itself because it's edge feathers were in that 25 range. So probably had a bit too high a tolerance here, if you like. Now here, I've got some bits that have been left out. Well, still with the "Magic Wand Tool", I can just go and drag or paint over the bits that had been left out of this background selection that will add them to it. I'm going to work my way around the bird, making sure that I've got everything I need and nothing that I don't need here. Now, once I'm happy with what I've got here, I'm going to add a mask so that I can add extra little bits to this or remove some if I need to. So I'm going to click on the last pallet here to see what we have, and we have a single background layer. We need to convert this into a regular layer so that we can remove the background from the image, because you can't remove pixels to allow transparent backgrounds on a background layer. It's one of those special layers that just doesn't do things like regular layers do. To make it irregular layer, we're going to double click on it, and just click "Okay" when you see that dialogue. Now it's irregular layer, and we could press "Delete" to remove the background, or we could just click here to add a mask, to mask it out. That's what I'm going to do. Unfortunately, my mass quintin backed front. I'm going to click on the mask into inverted, and then it press Command or Control I, I for invert. Now at this point, when we're working with mask, that we can paint on this mask in black or white to add or remove bits from the image. Well, I don't want this bit down here, so let's go and get the paintbrush, which is hiding here. Let's go and make sure that we have a fairly hard brush here. I'm going to select something that has a very solid look to it, Just going take its hardness down to about 78, that's pretty good for this brush. Let's make sure that we are painting with black because we want to remove some of the object here, make sure I have the mask here selected. So it's got a little border around it, and I'm going to paint out the bits that I don't want. Now I also don't want this branch to be cut off at quite that sharpen angle. From this, I'm going to make my brush really smallish here. I'm just going to add an organic shape through that branch. So it's a little bit more attractive than it was before. Now you could continue to work on this mask if you wanted to make a better selection. But because of the process that we're using and doesn't actually have to be that good of selection. So if we're ready to proceed, we can now go ahead and fix this mask. So what we're going to do is, we're going to actually apply it to the image. You can do that by dragging the mask onto the trash can as if you're about to remove it. Photoshop says, "well, wait a minute, you did this mask. Do you want to apply that to the image before you remove it or just want to trash it?" Well, we want to apply it to the image. So we're going to click "Apply". Now we have an isolated bird all on its own layer, and we're ready to go in the next video and color it, but also make it look a little bit more like it has been hand drawn. 3. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 2: We're ready now to make our bird look a little bit more hand drawn. But it will help us put a background behind the bird just so that we've got something to look at, at this point. I'm going to hold the Control or Command K down as I click this New Layer icon here and that adds a new layer at the foot of the layers palette. If yours doesn't go in the right place, it's fine, just drag it around until it is where you want it to be, at the very bottom. Select the layer, make sure that you have the color that you want to fill it with as your foreground color, and press Alt or option Backspace. That just fills the background with the color, so we can see the bird a little more clearly, just make sure we've got that good selection. Pretty happy with that. Now, let's go and turn the bird into something that looks a little bit more hand-drawn. One of the things that photos have is a lot of rich detail. We want to flatten that detail, and there's a filter that will help us do that. It's called the median filter. We'll choose Filter, and then Noise, and then Medium. What this does is it flattens the colors in the image and so smooths everything out. I'm going to take it to a fairly high value and this is what it does to photo. It's not very good at all, but at smaller values, you'll find that you get more detail back in the photo. But you get this beginning of a painterly drawn look, if you like, rather than a photo per say. What we want to do here is we want to flatten these areas of color so we have less detail than the image, but we want to keep some detail. The eye of the bird, the beak and the facial things are really important to establishing that this blob is an actual fact of bird. You're going to choose a sweet point here, where you get some flattening and smoothing of the color, but you still get detail in the image. For me, that's probably about 12 pixels. It's a radius here of 12 pixels, I'll click Okay. Next we're going to apply a filter to this image. To do so we'll choose Filter and then Filter Gallery. Now the filter that we're going to use is here in the artistic group and its called cutout. That's the top row middle filter here in the list and it's cutout. Now, I want to see my bird and it's all disappeared right now. Let's choose Fit on Screen. With the cutout filter, you have three sliders: levels, simplicity and edge fidelity. Edge fidelity doesn't do a lot, but number of levels and edge simplicity are really important. We'll go to edge simplicity. First of all, if I make it really high, you'll see I get a very stylized bird. Now that might be your preference. If you like that effect, then use a fairly high value. If you want some semblance of realism, then start to reduce this edge simplicity value. Now there's not a lot of values along here. At the very top, it's 10, for the other end, it's zero, so you've got 11 settings here that you can use. But a setting of zero or one or two will give you something more realistic and less abstract. I'm going to choose two right now. Levels is how many colors do we want in the image? If we go down to a very small value, we have very few colors in the image, and so it's again more stylized. The more levels we apply this is three, and this is five, we're getting a more realistic image. But of course, because we applied that median filter to the image, we flattened all the color. We're getting a little bit more of an artistic look, but without having to re-draw the image. Now for my levels, I think seven is too high. This is seven. It's too detailed for me. I'm going to wind this back to six or five. There's a sweet spot here somewhere that gives you the detail you want, and yet is not too complex. I'm thinking five is pretty good, so I will click Okay. Now let's go and turn this into a black and white. To do this, we're going to use an adjustment layer. We'll choose Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Black and White, and I'll click Okay. Now this is affecting not only the bird, but also the blue background. If we want to limit it to the bird only, we can click this icon here. That then sets the adjustment to affect only the layer immediately below, which is the bird. From here, we can select colors in this color slider. As we select them, if there are any of these colors in the bird itself, then we can make them darker or lighter in the black and white. Now there are some yellows. If I take these out in a positive direction, you can see that the yellow areas become very white. If we take them in the opposite direction, they become very black, and so using the sliders, we can craft a perfect black and white for this particular bird. I'm not expecting too much in the blues and greens because this is a sparrow, basically it's a brown bird. Also here in this blue, there's not much action happening, but there might be in the science and there certainly is some movement if I go to the reds and to the yellows. I'm just going to create the black and white image that I want here. Now, we have our black and white bird on our background. If the bird is not contrast enough, if there's not enough darks and lights, then you could adjust it. Let's go back to the bird layer here and let's add another adjustment layer: Layer, New Adjustment Layer, and this time we'll choose Curves, then click Okay. Now the curves adjustment can be a little bit confusing until you know what it really means. Over here are your darks, over here are your lights, and right now this line says there's no change at all in the image. But if you want to make the darker pixels a little darker, you can drag down on the curve in the dark area which is over here. If you want to make the lighter areas a little bit lighter, drag up on this end of the curve, which represents the lighter areas in the image. You can also use this little hand icon. If you click on it and go and select an area of the image that you want to lighten a bit, you can do so. Just drag up to lighten it. Some clicking and dragging up to lighten it, dragging down to darken it. In this way, we could create a little bit more of a custom black and white here. I just want to see a little bit more detail in this area of the bird around here. I think this is a better result. We can have a look at the before and after. Here's this eyeball icon, I'll click it. That's the before, and this is the after. It's a little bit more contrast and I think that's a little bit better for this particular image. Now at this point, you may just want to take this bird with you and do something with it. You can save this image, you can turn off the background. You could, for example, save this as a ping image, a PNG format image, and that would save the transparency with the image. In this way, you could put this on any background. You could, for example, use it on a scrapbook page and just add it over a background. The background is going to come through the transparent areas of the image. But what we're going to do is we're going to make a repeating pattern out of it. In the next video, you're going to see how to do that. 4. Photoshop for Lunch™ - Turn a Photo into a Pattern - Part 3: To timeless burrow into a pattern, we're going to need a little bit more space in this image. One way to do that is to use the crop tool. But to start off with, I want to be able to say a bit more of the image. So I'm just going to zoom out a bit so I can say the surroundings to the Parrot. Now you can use image canvas size. It's just that this dialogue is to me really confusing because where is the content going in exactly how much more do I want? It's much easier for me to just eyeball it. So I'm going to cancel out of there, and I'm going to the crop tool. Because what they don't tell you about the crop tool is that you can add extra canvas using it. You have these handles here so you can drag inwards, but you can also drag outwards. So I'm going to hold ''Shift'' because I want this to be constrained to still a square, and I'm also going to hold ''Alt'' or Option because that's going to drag out from the center point. Look what happens when I dragged out. You see that the crop canvas comes with me, and I can just eyeball about how much space I want. I want quite a bit of space because I want the patent to be quite spaced out. When I get to where I think it looks good, I'm just going to let go the left mouse button, and then let go the Shift key and the Alt or Option key, and I'll click the check mark here. So I've used the crop tool to add extra canvas way easier than trying to use that Canvas tall. Now, I'm going to get the Move tool here. I'm going to select the bird and just move him a little bit more centrally on the canvas. You'll see that our background didn't re-size. We've still got that box there. But we're not going to use that anywhere. So I'm not really that fast about it. Now, given there, I'm happy with my bird. I'm going to flatten these pieces now. So I'm going to select the bird and the two adjustment layers and merge them together. But if you thought that you were going to add any stage, need to keep these and make adjustments to them, you could save this as a PSD file and then go ahead and make your pattern. So you still have the PSD version, still with these layers later on. To do that, just choose File and then Save As, and from the Save As Type drop-down list, look at PSD. But I'm going to merge these. So with these three layers selected, I'll choose layer and then merge layers. That makes a sparrow into a single object on this layer. I want to off him, so I'm going to need another copy. So I'm going to take this lat and I'm going to drag it down and drop it onto the New Layer icon. So I now have two sparrows right on top of each other. I'm going to the top one and I'm going to make him face the other way. To do this. I'll choose Edit and then transform and we're going to flip him horizontally. So he's now facing in completely the opposite direction. If you followed my class on making patterns, you'll know the tool that we're going to use next. But before we use that, we need to know how big this image is. So I'm going to choose Image and then image size. Now I don't necessarily want to make this image smaller, but I do want to check the size. But now that I'm here, I'm saying this as a really huge image and way too big for a pattern. So I probably want it down to more like about 1500 pixel. So I'm going to type 1500 here. Because these two values, the width and the height are linked here, when I type in a width, it becomes also the height because this is a square image. Now from the re-sample list, I need to choose a re-sample method. Because we're reducing this in size by cubic sharper reduction, is a good one to use; and this is a preview of what it's going to look like. So I'll just click ''Okay''. Now, it looks really small, but if we zoom in, it's going to be fine, it's going to look much bigger. Now, we need to apply our offset filter to this last. So with the topmost layer selected will choose Filter Other offset. Now, in the horizontal and vertical settings here, I need to type a value that is one-half of the width and height of this document. We made it 1500 a few minutes ago, so we're going to type in 750 because 750 is half of 1500. So you can see it helps to have even numbers so you can divide them equally into. It's also helpful to have simple numbers like 1500, so you don't have to get out a calculator, do the math. So I'm going to click ''Okay''. This is exactly what it should look like, and this is my pattern. So I'm going to select these two layers here and I'm going to choose, Select All. I'll choose Edit, define pattern. It's called winter Sparrow, which is an actual fact, the name of the file. I'm actually going to call it Sparrow. I'll click ''Okay''. This is my pattern. One of the things with patterns in Photoshop, is that they're stored inside Photoshop. So it's going to be there next time you startup Photoshop. It's also going to be accessible to a new image. This wouldn't be the case in all other programs. I'll choose File and then New. I'm going to make a piece of scrapbook paper here. So I am going to use a document that is the size of scrap of paper, 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. I'm using RGB color and I'll click, ''Okay''. This is my new document. So I'm going to add my pattern. I don't know how big I want my pattern to be. So I'm going to use a technique for filling this document with a pattern that will allow me to scale the pattern. That is layer, new fill layer pattern. I'll click ''Okay''. One of the things I love about this pattern fill dialogue, is it defaults to the very last pattern that you created. So it goes Okay, when you just made this pattern may be, this is the one you want to use. This is how the pattern looks. If I want more birds, I can take the scale down to about 75. Well, that looks pretty good to me, so I'll click ''Okay''. Now, I'm going to put a layer below the Patton by holding the Ctrl or Command K and click this New Layer icon and a new layer goes in here. I'm going to fill it with my color, which at the moment is this blue. It's a foreground color, so I'll press Alt backspace option delete on the Mac. Here is my pattern made up of my painterly birds. Now, if you want to recolor the birds, you can do so. We could add a tint to it for example. I'm going to click on the top layer, which is the patent layer, which has the bird pattern in it. I'll choose Layer, New Adjustment Layer, hue saturation, and I'll click ''Okay''. This allows me to colorize this bird because I can click the colorized option and then colorize the birds. But right now it's colorizing not only the birds, but also my background layer. Well, I can limit this colorization effect just to the birds by clicking this icon here, which creates a clipping mask. Now I can go and select an appropriate color for the birds, something that contrasts nicely with the background color. I think the background colors probably not rich enough, but I can adjust that in a minute. This, it's going to bring this up to a nice brown sepia tone. Let's go back to this layer here, and let's go and find a better blue. So there's a fun way to turn a photograph into a pattern in Photoshop, you will isolate the bird and then simplify the photo using a median filter. Use the cut-out filter to give it this painterly look and then convert it to black and white. Once you've created your patents, watch, you can then go ahead and create a document from that pattern swatch, and of course it's going to be available in the patents swatches in Photoshop next time you open and launch Photoshop. Your project for this class is going to be gone and find a photo to use. Try and find something with not too much background details. So you don't spend a lot of time cutting out the object. Then go and create it as this painterly object, creators the pattern, and then fill a new document with it. Post a pace of your final image in the class project area. I hope that you've enjoyed this course and you've learned something about creating patterns in Photoshop, and also altering photos so that they look a little bit more painterly, and then little bit less like photos. If you did enjoy this course and if you see a prompt to recommend it to others, please give it a thumbs up. This helps other people to identify this as a class that they may want to take. 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 comment on all of your class projects. I'm Helen Bradley. Thank you for joining me for this episode of Photoshop for lunch. Turn a photo into a pattern. I look forward to seeing you in another episode of Photoshop for lunch soon.