Nov 09, 2015

How to Make a Repeatable Pattern in Photoshop

In today’s episode, we show you how to make a repeatable Pattern in Photoshop.

Getting Started

Repeatable Patterns can be used for so many different applications.  You can use a repeatable Pattern to Add Texture to your images.  In our case, we used a repeatable Pattern to add a Background to our website.

Analyzing Your Texture 

We start off by opening a Texture and then analyzing it for the things it’d need to make a repeatable pattern.  We go over how to Color Correct so you can match your Light and dark Colors.


From there we show you how to blend the edges of your pattern from one side to another to it blends seamlessly.

Finishing Touches

Now that our pattern is created, we add our Text and image and we are good to go!  In this case, our desired destination was our website.  Feel free to use this technique and show us what you came up with 🙂

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      Marc Leipnitz

      I was about to answer the same. The tutorial is fantastic (as usual by the way!), but making the edges match is very complicated and can be done much easier using the offset filter as described by Ricardo. You just have to use half the offset than your pattern resolution and then can work directly with the clone stamp tool to clean the edges in the original image size. This will save you a lot of time.

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    The bigninig it’s ok…but the complex path…just use offset filter

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    Love this one, too! It’s in-depth but not overly complicated the way you explained it all Aaron, thanks. Most of all, it’s Phun!! And to top it all off I finally know a use for that THRESHOLD adjustment tool = ‘seeing where my darks and lights change one to the other’…. never knew what to really do with that one. But, now it’s useful.

    I love this site. 🙂

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    Excellent !

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    Elanna Haywood

    I have experience using the offset filter, but none using this method. It seems more analytical–likely giving a more professional result. I’d like to see how it works with flowers or other images. This was outstanding, but a soft ball.