Benefits of Photoshop and how to create a custom pattern in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop has always been the go-to tool for many around the globe when it comes to digital poster creation or design. The popularity of Photoshop has ascended to a level where it is now an extremely marketable skill. Having experience of using Photoshop on your CV is now a valuable asset in the eyes of companies. It also allows you to do freelance work for others. Of course, learning the trade tricks is no easy feat and requires patience, time, and dedication. Let’s take a look at why it garnered so much popularity and some quick steps in Photoshop to create a pattern.
Benefits of using Adobe Photoshop:
Have you ever looked at one of your photos and thought, “Yeah, it looks good, but the lighting looks a little off”? Or have you ever thought about adding a ghost to the background of your friends’ photo in an attempt to prank them? Well, Photoshop allows you to do things in both extremes, the simple and the difficult. In Photoshop, you can perform simple edits such as editing lighting, blur, etc., or you can go into full expert mode and change the entire photograph to something entirely different. Either way, both edits would not be possible without software such as Photoshop.
There are two different versions of Photoshop, one designed for beginners and more casual editing while the other is designed for experts and professional editing. Learning Photoshop as a beginner will take some time, and at first, you may find the number of options overwhelming. However, with constant practice, you’ll find yourself navigating the menus with ease. If you have a keen eye for art and design, then you should learn Photoshop as it allows you to create gorgeous digital art from scratch. Posting your art on your website or social media handle can act as a portfolio when you apply for companies that need social media marketers and designers.
Now Photoshop comes with a caveat, and that is it is a pay to use software. However, many free alternatives have a similar UI to Photoshop. Of course, this alternative software won’t be as efficient as Photoshop, but they should be good enough to handle most tasks. There are designing apps for smartphone devices, too, but these are for mostly only basic editing work.
Creating a pattern:
Now let’s quickly go over the steps involved in creating custom pattern in Photoshop:
- In the latest version of Photoshop creative suit, you have the option of adding predefined patterns.
- First, choose the layer from the panel. Select the area where you want to fill the pattern.
- Select edit -> fill. Select “pattern” from the user drop-down menu.
- Now you have multiple options. You can select a pattern from the default list of patterns. Or you can create custom patterns to import and replace the default patterns with.
- Once that is done, add any extra effects to the patterns if you wish.
- Select ok, and you are done.
And that’s how you create your own pattern Photoshop.