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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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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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:icondraqza:
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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:iconmelemel:
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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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional
You are welcome - thanks
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:iconzempire:
Zempire Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
The find of the week, thanks.
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:iconpurplerebecca:
purplerebecca Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is awesomely useful! Thanks so much. ^^
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:icontennyomelime:
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for this! :)
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:icondmdmal:
dmdmal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
This will prove to be very helpful :]
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:iconjezhawk:
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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:iconexhale-nl:
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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:iconsabof:
sabof Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
alternatively you can go filter->other->offset
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:iconmelemel:
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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:iconyampuff:
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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zabraxxas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D great tutorial!!!
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RinTau Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is great, very very useful. Thank you! ! !
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:iconznow-white:
znow-white Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Thank you for sharing with the community.

Congratulations :heart:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Thanks and congrats on your DD!
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eos8 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
congratz ;)
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riepley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I remember my teachers going over this technique quite rapidly, so I never got to use it, since I didnt remember how to.

Thanks for a great tutorial. The process is well described, words are clear. :thumbsup:
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Eyes-Of-Crystal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
wow, this is really helpful!
i might use it when i have time, i'll let you know~ ;P
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sleepyforest Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Oh crud, to think there's a tutorial like this! This is awesome man, thanks. :XD:
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HelenParkinson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
A good tutorial. Is pretty much how I learned to do them manually at textile design school.
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional
Yes! I studied textile design at college too. We used to cut the paper designs in half and tape them back together
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Segundus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Congrats on the DD! And thank you for this tutorial!:D
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Michael-Sherman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
step and repeat
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:iconpercomis:
Percomis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Digital Artist
You could use Filter > Other > Offset to skip the whole "cut the picture in 4 pieces" part.
Would be much easier I think.
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melemel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional
Oh. MY.

I had no idea that filter existed. Brilliance. OK, so.. if you write a tutorial on how to do it that way - I will link to it in the comments above. Thanks a million!
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SerasLupin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
^^ yes, its very useful, thank oyu!
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msadagal Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one is useful! :D
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phristopher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
thank you for this... a very resourceful tutorial!
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eos8 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
beside I always searched a tutorial like this I never know that there´s an option for making the guide lines. I always drag them. thx for that!
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional
No problem - I didnt know that one for a while either
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:iconeos8:
eos8 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I´m using it right now and it´s better. thx again! :)
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