Barbra (and Foo) show you tips for putting on your Barbarian case the coolest way possible.
In this tutorial, I show you how to do a block repeat in Photoshop, but with artwork that’s got a painterly textured background.
What you’ll learn:
- My frickin awesome two-step process for covering over nasty a$$ seams
- How to easily preview your repeat in repeat for repeat’s sake
- My cat likes to make the doors creak
Some notes + takeaways:
- Start with a scan of your image at 300DPI
- Copy + Paste elements from your original un-offsetted image
- Use stamp tool with different types of brushes to mimic painterly qualities
- Don’t disturb the edges of your artboard, fercrapsakes
- Test-out the repeat with pattern fill
Leave a comment and 1) let me know if you are completely lost and 2) let me know what you’ve learned, mmmkay?!
Have you ever wanted to make your artwork into a repeat pattern so you could upload it to places like Spoonflower? Perhaps you wanted to make your own wallpaper or pretty birdcage liners. (Kidding ’bout that last one.)
I’ve been asked how to make a repeat in Photoshop so many times ~ so I fiiiinally got around to it!
This is the easiest method and is especially useful for artwork that has a solid background.
Are you on Twitter? I hope so! Some of the best opportunities for my art biz I’ve found via the Twitterscape. So if you aren’t there yet, sign up! Then follow me and say “hi”. If you’re already on Twitter, AWESOME. Say “hi” to me riiiight now and tell me if you like this tutorial :)
Now it’s time to freshen up that Twitter profile with some happy new “wallpaper”.
This short video follows up my “How to Make a Repeat Pattern Swatch in Illustrator” tutorial by showing you how to save it out as a tile for your Twitter profile.
Why have a fun background for your Twitter? Well, it’s a great way to brand yourself and have consistency across your site, blog, etc. Plus, it’s just plain cool. Mmm hmmmm.
Hang on until the dear end ~ there’s a cute cute surprise.
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Repeat pattern swatches are great to know how to do as patterns can be applied to just about anything to give that extra fancypants factor.
Here, I show you how I go about making seamless pattern swatches in Illustrator. It’s pretty simple and ~ hot dang ~ fun!
My next tutorial will feature some ideas on how you can use your newfound pattern wizard skills. Woot woot, hey!
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(I do this because usually in the previous step, depending on what erasing method I use, the edges get too blurry. Tight, sharp edges are best for tracing in Illustrator and that’s what we’re doing in Photoshop – preparing them for tracing.)