In this lesson you will learn how to create a three-dimensional seamless texture with geometric elements.
1. Creating a document
I will create a new file with a size of 600 x 1000 pixels.
Move on View – Snap (View – Binding) to activate the binding.
Then View – Show – Grid (View – Show – Grid).
Now the working canvas should look like this:
2. Creating a geometric element
Activate Rectangle tool (U) (Rectangle) and draw a square as shown below (color # e1e1e1). The position of the element does not matter.
Activate Direct selection tool (A) (Partial selection).
Grab the two right nodules and move them up, as shown below.
Double-duplicate the element (Command / Ctrl + J) and place copies as shown below. Make sure there is no gap between the elements! Turn off the grid to check.
Rename these layers.
Select all three layers and duplicate by dragging on the icon Create a New Layer (Create New Layer) on the layers panel.
Rename the layers.
Select all three layers “Left Side …” and go Edit – Transform – Flip Horizontal (Editing – Transformation – Flip Horizontally).
Place the item as shown below using the tool. Move Tool (V) (Move).
Activate Direct selection tool (A) (Partial selection) and change the color of the left elements to # c2c2c2.
Select the top row of elements, then duplicate them and rename them.
Change the color of the elements to black and place as shown below.
Activate Direct selection tool (A) (Partial selection) and remove the nodules in the uppermost corners of the outermost elements, as shown below.
3. Texture creation
Group all layers.
Duplicate the group so many times to cover with elements a small area of the working canvas.
Activate Crop tool (C) (Crop) and cut out part of the texture, as shown below.
4. Saving a new texture
Cut a piece of the texture, press Command / Ctrl + A to select the entire document, then go Edit – Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern).
Enter the name of the texture.
Now we can fill the document with our new texture. Create a new file of any size (3000 x 3000 pixels are used in the lesson). Click Command / Ctrl + A to select the entire document.
Then go Edit – Fill (Editing – Fill).
In the drop-down menu, select Pattern (Pattern), then in Custom pattern (Customized pattern) find our texture and click OK.
The entire document should automatically be filled with texture.
If at the stage of creating the texture element you did everything correctly and there are no gaps, then the work can be considered successfully completed. Otherwise, you will have to redo everything.
Author: Grant Friedman