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5 Videos (29m)
    • Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Pattern Swatches - Introduction

    • Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Pattern Swatches - Part 1

    • Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Pattern Swatches - Part 2

    • Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Pattern Swatches - Part 3

    • Photoshop for Lunch™ - Create Complex Pattern Swatches - Part 4


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 create more complex patterns in Photoshop. You will learn to take shapes and arrange them in a document to create a large seamless repeating pattern tile. See how to edit and add detail to the pattern and how to save it as an external .pat file that can be saved and shared. This is a sample of the pattern we will create:


More in the Photoshop for Lunch™ series:

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™ - 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

125 of 127 students recommendSee All

Great class on learning how to create your own complex patterns. Easily understood, highly recommended!
Lisa Geerman

Digital Designer

Awesome class! I'm flirting with the idea of creating my own patterns for some fabric, so Helen's class came at the perfect time. Her explanations are very clear and she makes every task incredibly easy. Thanks a lot!
Marina Kater-Calabró

head full of stars

Helen's classes are packed full of so much helpful information, and the project-based instruction in bite-sized pieces has really allowed me to move forward in my learning of the complex Adobe programs.





Helen Bradley

Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

Helen teaches the popular Illustrator for Lunch™, Photoshop 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.