Previously, I was made a tutorial “Create Pixel Pattern in Photoshop“. and today I’ll continue to talk about create web pattern using basic shapes.
In this tutorial I will show you How to Create a Web Pattern in Photoshop using basic vector shape. So let’s get started!
STEP 1: Create a New File
I’ll use new file with canvas size 100x100px and set the resolution to 72 ppi.
STEP 2: Duplicate the Background Layer
With [command] + J or menu “Layer”-“New”-“Layer via Copy” we’ll duplicate the background layer. We will use this layer for create some guides and crop the canvas later.
STEP 3: Resize the Canvas
Resize the canvas with menu “Image”-“Canvas Size”. Then resize to 300×300 pecent.
STEP 4: Invert the Layer
For visualable “layer 1” so I’ll invert the color of this layer to Black/Dark color with [command]+I or menu “Image”-“Adjustments”-“Invert”
STEP 5: Create Some Guides
Click your mouse at the rulers and drag to every side of the “layer 1”
If your rulers didn’t show up, you can give a check at menu “view”-“Rulers”
STEP 6: Hide the Layer
Hide layer “Layer 1” with click the eye picture at the left box from “Layer 1”
STEP 7: Create Custom Shape
Click “Shape Tool” from sidebar then select “Custom Shape Tool”, set the color “#000000” and click “Shape”, choose “Star Frame”
Put the star shape on canvas, as shown below
STEP 8: Rasterize & Reduce Fill the Layer
Right click on the shape layer and the choose “Rasterize Layer”
Reduce fill the layer “Shape 1” into 50%
STEP 9: Copy & Paste the Layer
With “Rectangular Marquee Tool” from sidebar, copy the intersection betwen the and guide, as shown below
Then paste and place it exactly as the intercepts, like the image below
STEP 10: Add Another Shape
Duplicate the “Shape 1” and put where ever you want and remember to copy the intersection shape and guide like on “STEP 9”
And this’s my result
STEP 11: Selection the Layer
Selection of the center canvas, by directing the mouse on the layer “layer 1” and press [command] button + [left click pada mouse]
STEP 12: Crop Canvas
After the selection, then crop the canvas by select menu “Image”-“Crop”
STEP 13: Define Pattern
Now I’ll define this picture to be pattern but first I’ll hide layer “Background” and then define pattern with menu “Edit”-“Define Pattern…”
Give the pattern name then pres button [OK]
So here is the Final Results:
I hope you have learned useful things from this simple and easy photoshop tutorial. Thanks for completing the tutorial and keep practicing. Stay tune with our next tutorials…