How to Create A Repeated Pattern in Photoshop

One of my goals for 2021 is to conquer pattern making, and I hope to share a few tips along the way.

Today, I’ll show you how I used Photoshop to created the above background of yellow leaves from the following repeatable tile block:

Step 1: Save the above image on your computer.

Step 2: Open the tile in Photoshop.

Step 3:  On the Upper Toolbar, Click on the tab that says “Edit.” THEN, scroll down the Edit menu and click on the tab that says “Define Pattern.”

Step 4:  Create an entirely different document by placing the size of the document and afterwards by clicking the word that says “Create.” My document size:

  • 3000 pixels wide
  • 2000 pixels high
  • 300 dpi

Step 5:  On the Upper Toolbar, Click on the tab that says “Edit.” THEN, scroll down the Edit menu and click on the tab that says “Fill.”

Step 6:  From the Dialogue Menu Arrow Click Down and Click on the Pattern Option.

Step 7:  Scroll Through Your Pattern Tiles Until You Find the One for This Document and then, Click OK.

Step 7:  Scroll Through Your Pattern Tiles Until You Find the One for This Document.

I used  the duo versions of the font Amigirl to create the above poster.

Jacki Kellum Focus on Fonts – Amigirl Font

Check out this post about similar font duos.