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Repeat patterns in Photoshop by melemel Repeat patterns in Photoshop by melemel
Update: It has been pointed out to me by a couple of people that there is in fact a MUCH faster way of doing this. The new tutorial is on my blog here [link] Trust me its a lot easier!

Brushes used in this tutorial are here: [link]

Lots more on my blog:
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Given 2008-10-23
Seamless patterns are an excellent tool that can be used in many creative ways to enhance your digital designs. Repeat patterns in Photoshop by *melemel is a wonderful tutorial that will guide you through the steps of creating your very own custom seamless patterns. ( Featured by znow-white )
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ShioriAgatsuma Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE YOUZZ!!!! been trying to figure out how to do this for so long now.
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AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I tried to make a pattern too by scanning a handmade drawing. I saved it as a small .jpg image and when I tile it I get a thin white line on the edges disturbing the color sequence. Is there any way to fix that in photoshop? :/
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Colorpie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I've been trying for ten years to figure out how to do something like this. Now that you showed the way it looks so easy. Freaking genius. Thank you.
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drugivian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
This is a very nice tutorial bro
I was wondering if you can register at my site and post this tutorial
In the gfx section under tutorials on my forum

I would really appreciate it bro
I really do like this tut
and it would be a great deal to me if you can do this

www.Originalforums.net

PLEASE And thank you again.
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scrapsandsass Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Looks terrific!
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604Creative Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for this and all the links to better ways! I love it!
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Polipori-Cromlech Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! Is it possible for you to put on deviantart the new tutorial?? =D
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melemel Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional
one day when i around to it! good idea
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tprintz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
thank you
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hatemeallyouwant Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
This one worked just fine in GIMP. Thanks for making it.

I used it here [link]
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jouyoku Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Hey thanks. I have always had a hard time with this and you explained it in a way that I understood for once.
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Shantella Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Offset filter is awsome!

I couldn't get the guide lines to work... but the offset works like a charm! :love:
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melemel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional
Cool that's good. And yeah, the guidelines thing is redundant really with the offset filter, though it's useful to know about as it's the old fashioned way when they only had paper!
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Shantella Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes old fashioned is still the way to go. It all depends on what you're doing really.
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burntcolors Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Thank you so much :D
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, this is great:)
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simondrawsstuff Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Digital Artist
Oh, thank you. I was looking for a tutorial like this. Glad to hear about the Offset method too. :)
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x-missworld-x Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thank you thank you thank you so much :D I love both your tutorials.. I tried it and made my first hideous pattern, hehe :)
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melemel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional
:giggle: Come on then - show us! :gallery:
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
A useful tutorial made even more so by the update!
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draqza Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Another way you can do this, I believe, is just to go to Filter > Other > Offset, type in each pixel box half the width/height of your image, and choose "Wrap Around" for Undefined Areas.
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melemel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional
Yes - i realised that after another deviant pointed it out, so I re-did the tutorial on my blog [link] . I'll have to check out the wrap-around feature though - thanks
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draqza Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Oh, so they did... guess I should've read all the comments a little more closely ;)
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melemel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional
lol no worries
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FrancescaPw Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Wonderful! Thank you ^^
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Mindmusic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
So simlpe x3 thx. Gonna try it someday :3
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AmandaLam Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Interface Designer
Awesome! I was wondering if there was a trick to it.

And congrats on the DD! :D
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just the thing I needed. I had something I wanted to make into a pattern, but didn't know how to approach it. This certainly simplifies things, now I have a better chance. =P

Thank you for this tut [and its updated easier version]

Congrats on the DD too!

^_^
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melemel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional
You are welcome - thanks
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Zempire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
The find of the week, thanks.
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is awesomely useful! Thanks so much. ^^
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for this! :)
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dmdmal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
This will prove to be very helpful :]
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I look forward to trying this out :clap:
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shade1012 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
so this is how its done.
XxCoolsxX !!!!!!
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Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I've always wondered, been searching for ages, so thank you! Realy, alot!
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aeryael Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you a lot for doing this, it'll be very useful for a lot of people including me!
...I'd just like to know how you do such perfect symetric flowers on Photoshop ^^;
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iCheez Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Oh my gosh, thank-you! You're a lifesaver!
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sabof Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
alternatively you can go filter->other->offset
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melemel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional
Yes, if you read the comments above - we discussed this already. My face is red as I didnt know about that! Thanks for the heads up though
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sabof Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
i guess making tutorials is just as good a way of learning things as reading them ;)
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful,and quite easy to do. I'd thought of doing something similar to this before but could never put it all together.
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RickaZcurser Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Thank you very much -^^-
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djeyewater Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Photographer
Well written and easy to follow tutorial, thanks!
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ChronoC-VII Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
thanks a lot!! I'll apply it frequently ^^
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
WOW!
this came just in perfect timing! thanks!!
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Aulbath Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I always keep forgetting how to do this. Thanks for making a tut I can go back to everytime I realize I forgot how to do it :D
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's the best way to go about it (had to do that me'self before I even know this tutorial existed; serendipity :D)
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Scorpion-MK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Nice tutorial, Congrats!! ^^
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