How to access Photoshop pattern source file?
Is it possible to have access to the source file of each pattern you have inside Photoshop? A pattern is a squared piece of some artwork that is repeated according to the settings you choose. How could I get direct access to the 1 piece of that specific pattern so I can manipulate it or make it usable for web?
My goal is to have direct access to the pattern itself outside of Photoshop, like a
.jpg file or so. I tried accessing Photoshops folder and located the pattern folder but I canÂ´t see any customized pattern I created there, where does Photoshop store the patterns you create? I only saw
.pat files there. Is there a way to access directly each pattern separated as a single file?
Please someone help!
There is no direct access.
First make certain Tool Tips is on in the Preferences.
Now, bring up the Pattern selector (here I used the Pattern Overlay Layer Style), and hover your cursor over a pattern until the tool tip pops up....
You'll see the pixel dimensions of the tile there. In this case 400x400px.
Now create a new document at those dimensions and fill it with that pattern. You'll have a single tile of the pattern which you can then save as any image format you want.