Watercolor Seamless Repeats in Photoshop

Liz Kohler Brown, artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

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10 Videos (49m)
    • Making Watercolor Seamless Repeats in Photoshop

      1:23
    • Repeat Layouts and Keyboard Shortcuts

      5:46
    • Basic Repeats: Filling Up Your Repeat Center

      5:41
    • Basic Repeats: Filling Up Your Repeat Edges

      6:10
    • Basic Repeats: Changing Colors and Saving

      4:29
    • Half Brick Repeats: Filling the Center and Sides

      6:48
    • Half Brick Repeats: Filling the Top and Bottom

      8:20
    • Half Drop Repeats

      6:26
    • Mirror Repeats

      3:04
    • Wrapping Up

      1:03

About This Class

Have you ever wanted to turn your watercolor paintings into seamlessly repeating patterns?  Do you picture your watercolors on home decor, wallpaper, and fabric? In this class I want to show you every step for turning your watercolor paintings into repeat patterns that you can upload to print on demand sites like Spoonflower, Society 6, and Red Bubble, or you can use them for personal projects like greeting cards, throw pillows, or branding material.

We’ll cover how to make the four most common types of repeats, and how to hide your repeat seams.  By the end of this class you’ll know the easiest way to turn your hand painted or hand drawn elements into beautiful repeating patterns.  

Note: To take this class, you need to know how to digitize your watercolors first.  If you don't know how to do that yet, you can start with my beginner class here:Digitize & Upcycle Your Watercolor Paintings Using Photoshop

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Great explanations!
Patti Sokol

Artist-Illustrator-Surface Designer

This was exactly what I was looking for so that I could make digital papers out of my watercolor graphics. The lessons were super easy to follow and now I am able to make basic repeating patterns with ease! Thank you so much!

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Liz Kohler Brown

artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

Hi everyone!  I'm an artist, designer, and illustrator who loves sharing new techniques and methods.  My background is in fine art and graphic design, and these days I'm focusing on surface design and illustration.  I've taught everything from ceramics and sculpture to watercolor painting and drawing.  Right now I'm obsessed with pushing the limits of painting and illustrating on my iPad, and can't wait to share all my discoveries here on Skillshare.  If you...

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