Create a geometric pattern in Photoshop

Patterns provide an excellent opportunity to add additional texture and depth to the design. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a colorful geometric pattern.

Final image:

Part 1. Setup

Step 1

Create a new document. (File – New) (File> New)any size. I created a document with a size of 1280 x 1024 pixels, because I will work with large-sized figures.

Step 2

Enable feature Binding (View – Binding) (View> Snap).

Now turn on the rulers (View – Rulers) (View> Rulers).

Step 3

Open the palette Samples (swatch) and set in it the colors shown in the screenshot. Thanks to this, you can quickly switch between the desired colors.

Part 2. Create and place shapes.

After the new document is created and the desired colors are selected, proceed to the creation of the original pattern.

Step 1

Choose a tool Polygon (Polygon Tool) (U) and click on the right side of the document.

Create a 200 x 200 pixel polygon with 8 sides and click OK.

Step 2

Reduce the opacity of the “Polygon 1” layer to 50%.

Change the shape fill on the “Polygon 1” layer to # 33cdc7.

Step 3

Holding the keys Alt + Shift, move Polygon 1 slightly to the left of the original shape until it overlaps it.

In the same way, copy the shape 2 more times (Polygon 1 copy and Polygon 1 copy 2).

Step 4

Change the parameter Fill “Polygon 1 copy” layers on # 1d7471, “Polygon 1 copy 2” on # 5ccdc9 and “Polygon 1 copy 3” on # 009b95.

Step 5

Holding the key Shift, select layers with “Polygon 1” to “Polygon 1 copy 3”.

After the four shapes are highlighted, hold Alt + Shift drag them to the left, aligning them with the previous ones.

Step 6

Place all 12 pieces in the “Blue Group” group (Ctrl + G).

Place the “Blue Group” so that the figures are located from one edge of the document to another.

Step 7

Holding the key Alt, Copy the group with the figures by dragging it up and slightly to the left:

Rename the group “Blue Group copy” to “Orange Group”.

Step 8

Inside the “Orange Group” group, change the color of all the shapes to the orange shades that we set earlier in the Swatches palette: # ffb173, # ff7100, # ff9540 and # bf6f30.

Step 9

Hold key Shift and place the group “Orange Group” above the group “Blue Group”. A group with orange shapes should slightly overlap the group with blue shapes.

Step 10

Select both groups with shapes and drag them to the bottom of the document:

Step 11

Select both groups with shapes and hold down Alt + Shift, drag them so that they overlap the repeating pattern. Repeat this action until you fill the entire document with the pattern.

Step 12

Fill the background layer with # d5f7fc, then create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) over all groups and fill it with color # 152907. Name this layer “Subtract”.

We are almost done:

After the pattern is created, it needs to be converted to a Photoshop texture.

Step 1

Choose a tool Rectangular Marque Tool (M):

Highlight part of the pattern, as shown in the screenshot:

Step 2

Create texture (Editing – Define a pattern) (Edit> DefinePattern).

In the dialog box write the name of the texture:

Step 3

Create a new document. (File – New) (File> Newa) any size. I created a 2000×2000 pixel document.

Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) and fill it with any color.

Step 4

Apply style to this layer. Overlapping pattern (Pattern overlay).

In the dialog box of this layer style, select the pattern we created and click OK. The layer will be filled with this pattern. If you did everything correctly when converting a pattern to a texture, then it should turn out to be seamless. If this is not the case, go back to the document with the pattern, make adjustments and again convert part of the pattern into texture.

Final image:

Transfer: Slutskaya Svetlana

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