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that’s a video: defining and using custom patterns in photoshop

defining and using custom patterns in Photoshop

I’m using Photoshop CS4, but this works with several versions as well.

step 1: Open whatever you want to use to make the pattern,

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step 2: Copy and Paste that design into a new  document,
Black and white, or transparent backgrounds work the best.

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step 3: Select “Edit / Define Pattern…”
go do it.

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step 4: Name that Pattern
have you named it yet?

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step 5: Open the image you want to create a pattern on.
i can’t hold your hand all the time…

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step 6: Create a New Layer.
This isn’t how i would do it, but it will work for you noob.

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step 7: Layer / Layer Style / Pattern Overlay.
The WRONG way to do it is select / Fill.

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step 8: Click on the Pattern dohicky, then choose your new pattern you just made.
Now click “OK” – Did i really just have to type that?

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step 9: TADA!…nothing happened…
Yeah i know that. you have to have something for the pattern to work with.

step 9a: Fill that Layer with White.
Yes, Use the paint bucket. tool…

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step 9b: And magically…
it looks like crap… but wait, there’s more.

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step 9c: Under the Layers Menu
click the arrow by the “normal” dropdown box. then try Multiply (to leave the dark colors of the design) or Lighten/Screen (to leave the white part of the design)

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step 10: double click on the effects you put on your white layer.
if you can find it…. it’s under layers / layer effects.

 

step 11: If by some miracle you’re back to this window…
By jove, you’ve done it.

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step 12: Now adjust the Scale / Blend Mode and Opacity to your heart’s content…
Congratulations, you can read. now go try a book.

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step 13 Done Already?
Yes. yes you are, and i don’t appreciate the sarcastic tone.

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embedding a private scribd document into wordpress 2.9.1

a quick video showing how to embed a private scribd.com document into your wordpress website. This is shown when the current wordpress version was 2.9.1.

Why would i want to embed a private document to make it viewable for the whole world on my website? Because the private setting keeps the scribd document from being indexed.

Would work best with password protecting your page/post in wordpress as well.