In this section we will introduce you how to create a seamless pattern in Photoshop.
The pattern changes depending on arrangements.
We already introduced a seamless pattern in How to Create a Floral Background in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will create a seamless pattern using existing asymmetric shape patterns.
Open a new file using the example above.
Display rulers. It is convenient when arranging objects [View > Ruler]. Now you have rulers displayed on top and left.
Display guide so it is easy to see where the midpoint is. To display guide, click [View > New Guide > Numeral Setting]. The overlapping part indicates the midpoint.
Select an image to be used for the seamless pattern. Select [Custom Shape Tool: Flower 3] and make the flower a similar size to the example above. Arrange the central part of the flower on the midpoint of the guide.
Drag the flower layer to the new file icon and copy the layer.
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This is the crucial part in creating a seamless pattern.
Divide the flower in four and place each part in corners. Set the numeral using the example above [Filter > Other > Scroll > Rasterize].
The flower which was in the middle was divided in four and arranged in the four corners.
To change the layer color of the undivided flower, double click the thumbnail and set the color.
In order to save the pattern, you must rasterize the shape layer.
Transform the pattern into a bitmap datum [Right Click > Rasterize Layer]. Since you are not saving the background as a pattern, disable it by clicking the eye icon of the background.
Select [Edit > Define Pattern > Input Pattern Name] and the pattern saves.
Above is the image filled with the saved pattern.
How is it? It doesn’t look tiled as the images are arranged alternately.
The arrangement differs depending on the image. Create your original seamless patterns using various images.