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How to edit the Photoshop patterns?


Question

I wonder if there is a possibility to edit the source image of the patterns from the preset manager in Photoshop. On right click on a pattern the only options are Delete Pattern and Rename Pattern.

2015/07/14
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7/14/2015 12:06:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Once they're created they're stuck like that forever. Like when you get that stupid "Macarena" song stuck in your head at a wedding.

What you can do, however, is create a copy of the pattern, edit it, and add it as a second version. Create an empty square canvas (you'll have to adjust the size depending on the pattern) and fill it with the pattern (Shift + F5, select "Pattern"). Make your edits and save the file (in case you don't get it 100% correct). Select the entire canvas (cmd + a), go to the "Edit" menu, and select "Define Pattern..."

2015/07/14
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7/14/2015 12:06:00 AM

Here is what I do:

  1. In current PSD, get to your pattern selector: mouse over desired pattern and wait -> it will list the dimensions of that tile
  2. create a new PSD at those dimensions
  3. fill with same pattern

Now you can edit and preserve the original wrapping.

2014/11/10