Organic Stripes in Photoshop

Organic Stripes in Photoshop - student project

I love these pattern classes because I'm so obsessed with making patterns for fabric & scrapbook paper.  This class was wonderful!  The techniques are very useful and cool.  The most amazing thing I learned in this class:  you can use the offset filter on each separate layer!!!!  

I don't know why I thought you had to flatten the layer, or group them and make a smart object before using the offset filter.  I'm racking my brain wondering where I got such an idea?  Isn't it funny how we can THINK we know something, and then never try to challenge those ideas.  Well, the ability to offset each layer separately is going to change everything for me!  So hooray!  

I always learn something cool in Helen's classes.