Repetition is Key: Create a Half Drop Repeat Pattern in Photoshop

Charnelle Barlow, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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6 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:47
    • 2. Supplies

      0:43
    • 3. Preparing Your Square

      1:33
    • 4. Expanding the Canvas

      3:15
    • 5. Crop and Offset

      3:24
    • 6. Creating The Final Repeat

      3:14

About This Class

Half drop repeats look so cool, but can be quite confusing to get the hang of. In this class, i'll show you how  to turn a square into a repeat that adds interest and movement to even the simplest design. This class is for A) those who are familiar with creating square repeats, but haven't mastered half drops yet and B) those who have made this type of repeat, but need help streamlining your design process.

All you need is Adobe Photoshop and a square full of colorful icons. Feel free to use a pattern you've designed previously or create a whole new pattern!