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  1. Default Making "Patterns"

    I've been experimenting with making patterns, but when I close PSE, they disappear as a choice. Is there a procedure for saving patterns that you make?

    Also when making patterns, is there a specific formula for putting an element (such as a flower) on a transparent background document? I've tried making a "wallpaper" pattern, where you put a flower in the upper left hand corner of the transparent document and put a copy of the flower in the lower right hand corner. What I want to know is what size do you start with for the transparent document (I used 2" x 2" to make the pattern to apply to a 12x12 page because I thought it needed to be divisible by 2 to lay evenly on the 12x12 page). Or, do you just have to experiment and try it out?
    Olive
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    Yeah, we had a really great tutorials back in 09 on offset repeating patterns. They are no longer available in the store. I refer to them often.

    If you go to the blog and search for patterns, there are a couple of nice ones there. I've copied links to two of them that may be of interest to you.

    http://digitalscrapperclasses.com/fr...tterns-el.html

    http://www.digitalscrapper.com/blog/dst-pattern-pop/

    Here is some additional info from Adobes site:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-el...libraries.html

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-el...about_patterns

    Here is what I do.... I start out with a 2x2, transparent, 300 ppi also.

    For an Offset Repeating Pattern
    • Open the element you want to repeat
    • Create a 2x2 inch, 300 ppi transparent document.
    • With the Move tool click and drag the element onto your new document. Press Shift as you let go
    of the mouse to place the element in the exact center of your document.
    • Press Ctrl J (Mac: Cmd J) to duplicate the elements layer.
    • Check the image size by going to Image > Image Size and note
    that a 2x2 inch document is 600 pixels square. You’ll use half
    this number in the next step. Close the Image Size window.
    • Choose Filter > Other > Offset. Enter 300 pixels for horizontal,
    and 300 pixels for vertical. Check “Wrap Around” and click
    Okay.
    • Choose Edit > Define Pattern. Name your pattern, and click
    Okay.
    Doris
    PS CC , PSE 15, Nikon D90, Nikon D300, Canon G5X, Canon Pixma-100
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    Thanks, Doris ... very clear instructions. What about "saving" the pattern to the PSE program?
    Olive
    Photoshop Elements 7
    Win 7
    Epson Artisan 1430
    Epson Stylus Photo R380

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    Just go to your preset manager>Preset type>patterns. It'll be your last pattern. Just click on it, to select it, and click save as set.

    Here is info on the preset manager:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-el...libraries.html
    Doris
    PS CC , PSE 15, Nikon D90, Nikon D300, Canon G5X, Canon Pixma-100
    Windows 7 (64bit), Laptop Windows 10 (64bit), Internet Explorer

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