Pattern in cs6?

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Pattern in cs6?

Hi i was trying to make a pattern in cs6... But when i do it this way: Define pattern and then fill with pattern i only get a big icon not duplicates of it... What am i doing wrong? smiley

Sorry my computer went a bit crazy smiley Wrong part of the forum and dobble post... smiley

I've moved the post for you Jessica.

I'm not sure what the problem is. Nothing like that has happened to me before. Perhaps the pattern is just the size of the space you are filling, thereby not needing to repeat?

I googled and found it smiley You have to mark the end of the pattern in cs6 smiley Or else it will take all the dead space with it smiley

Learned most everything I know about Photoshop from Google. smiley

@Jessica: would you mind sharing the link you found explaining the problem/fix for those of us that haven't run into it yet? For when we get CS6, maybe as Christmas gifts... LoL smiley

That makes sense. I always trim my pattern before I fill, so there's never any white space left.

How to Create a New Pattern in Photoshop CS6
By Barbara Obermeier from Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies

In Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6, you can create your own pattern, basing it on an existing image or one you create yourself. Select a small portion of an image to build an abstract pattern or use a recognizable object to define that object as a pattern stamp. You can use anything, from a logo to your signature, as a pattern.

To create your own pattern, follow these steps:

Open the image that contains the area you want to use as a pattern or create an image from scratch.

Make any modifications to the image to produce the exact pattern that you want.

Use the Rectangular Marquee tool to select the area you want to convert into a pattern.

If you don’t make a selection, Photoshop uses your entire image as a basis for the pattern.

If you’re using a selection to define your pattern, you must use a rectangular selection. You can’t use a feathered selection of any kind.

Choose Edit→Define Pattern.

Enter a name for your pattern in the Define Pattern dialog box.

Your new pattern appears in the Pattern panel for use.

Here are some links to some different sites that have information and or videos in reference to creating patterns in CS6.

Master Scripted Patterns - A Creative Photoshop CS6 Option

Using Scripted Patterns in Photoshop CS6

Lol that was the exact same link i was reading smiley For us dummies smiley

@ Judy & Jessica: Thanks Ladies! smiley