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January Progressive challenge

justpattyanne

New Member
I'm in! Thank you for hosting this, Karen! ...and for teaching us the new technique, and the pep talk not to overthink it...
I LOVE text as a design element, so I'm excited to know where this is leading.
Right now, the gallery thumbnails look like we're trying to design better, more inspiring and decorative security envelope patterns. :LOL:
 

Robyn

Senior Moment Specialist and Administrator
Staff member
How to export as a pattern? Karen, I assume you are using Photoshop?

If you are using Photoshop you have quite a few options.

Create your lines of text and select them all as in this image.....


image01.png



Then go to EDIT and then DEFINE PATTERN. Give it a name and then press OKAY.

Then EDIT and FILL then CONTENTS and select PATTERN and then CUSTOM PATTERN. Navigate to the pattern that you have just created , select it then click on OKAY. If you are applying this to a transparent layer you will see this.


IMAGE2.png



BUT after you click on FILL and you then check/tick SCRIPT and select BRICK FILL (or any of the other options), you will get all sorts of lovely options to change the pattern. i.e. Pattern Scale, Spacing, Offset between rows, Color randomness, Brightness randomness and Pattern rotate angle! EXAMPLE below..........


image 5.jpg



ANOTHER OPTION is to apply your pattern as a layer style (pattern overlay in this example) to an opaque layer (in this case pink)
You will get various options to change things.......resize the pattern being one option as shown below.


image 4.jpg



I hope this helps.
 
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Kakleidesigns

Senior Member
Challenge Host - January
How to export as a pattern? Karen, I assume you are using Photoshop?

If you are using Photoshop you have quite a few options.

Create your lines of text and select them all as in this image.....


image01.png



Then go to EDIT and then DEFINE PATTERN. Give it a name and then press OKAY.

Then EDIT and FILL then CONTENTS and select PATTERN and then CUSTOM PATTERN. Navigate to the pattern that you have just created , select it then click on OKAY. If you are applying this to a transparent layer you will see this.


IMAGE2.png



BUT after you click on FILL and you then check/tick SCRIPT and select BRICK FILL (or any of the other options), you will get all sorts of lovely options to change the pattern. i.e. Pattern Scale, Spacing, Offset between rows, Color randomness, Brightness randomness and Pattern rotate angle! EXAMPLE below..........


image 5.jpg



ANOTHER OPTION is to apply your pattern as a layer style (pattern overlay in this example) to an opaque layer (in this case pink)
You will get various options to change things.......resize the pattern being one option as shown below.


image 4.jpg



I hope this helps.
Thanks so so much for this Robyn, I was so busy yesterday I didn't have the time to make a tutorial, but it seems that I might be one of the few here that uses Photoshop, it seems that the majority uses other programs such as CA that I assumed (my bad) work the same way, and I assumed everybody knew how to import or/and export patterns, so I made only one screenshot...I don't know if it is me but I don't see your images by the way. But I think that saving the paper also works just fine, so I would not mess with everybody's brains so much... :-35 I am so sorry, next time I have to make an easy challenge...my fault!
 

Robyn

Senior Moment Specialist and Administrator
Staff member
Thanks so so much for this Robyn, I was so busy yesterday I didn't have the time to make a tutorial, but it seems that I might be one of the few here that uses Photoshop, it seems that the majority uses other programs such as CA that I assumed (my bad) work the same way, and I assumed everybody knew how to import or/and export patterns, so I made only one screenshot...I don't know if it is me but I don't see your images by the way. But I think that saving the paper also works just fine, so I would not mess with everybody's brains so much... :-35 I am so sorry, next time I have to make an easy challenge...my fault!
You should see the images now Karen?
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - January
@Robyn, I see the images now in your tutorial in post #24. I tried the different options and did not get good results like you did. I used the default settings for Cross-Weave.
 

BrightEyes

Esteemed Senior Member
Wow... thanks, Robyn. I was able to make mine in PSE19. Only had one option on how the pattern was applied to the page but I was pleased with it. Placed it on a white background so you could see it.

ETA: I experimented with the size of beginning space and ended up with a 1800X1800X72px as the fonts I used looked better at the larger size for the pattern. I tried the 600X600 and also 1200X1200 but like the larger one. I arrived at those sizes are they are multiples that divide into 3600X3600 evenly.

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