|Dress design by L|
Last week we used lino prints to create a pattern (see previous post). This week we used Photoshop to put our patterns onto different surfaces to get an idea of how they could be used.
|Robot army clothing collection by R|
- Photograph the artwork and upload it to the computer (you could also scan in the artwork).
- Open Photoshop. First we are going to make the pattern smaller. Open a new document with dimensions 50 by 70 pixels. Use view/fit on screen to make it easy to see.
- File/place and choose your photograph of the art work. Place it on the page and make sure it fills it completely (you may have to extend off the edge a little. It will look really pixelated, don't worry.
- Edit/define pattern. Give it a name if you like.
- You have just made a very small pattern based on the artwork. Next make a larger version. Run through the steps above again but this time start with a paper 500 by 700 pixels.
- Go to Google and download some outline images that you would like to fill with the pattern. We chose clothing and interior designs.
- Now open another new file, this time A4 (or whatever your printer paper size is).
- File/place and put in one of the outline drawings. Resize if needed so it fits the page.
- Click the paint bucket tool.
- In the top tool bar you will see a white box showing foreground. Change this to pattern. You will see a preview of the patterns available appear in the box next to the word pattern.
- Choose either your small or large pattern from the selection (click on the tiny arrow next to the patterns to see what you have). Fill areas of your base picture.
- At any time you can change back to solid colours by changing the word pattern back to foreground.
|Cafe carpet by L|
|Bed covers by R|
|Bedroom by L|
|Sofa by R|