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Learn how to create a repeating diamond pattern in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial I will walk you step by step how to first create a diamond shape and then turn it into a repeating pattern in Photoshop.
Photoshop is a great graphic design tool that you can use to create repeating patterns. Check out the video below on how to create a seamless repeating diamond pattern.
How to Create a Diamond Pattern
First, you will need to create a new document. The dimensions I use are 400 px by 400 px with resolution set to 300 dpi, RGB color mode with a transparent background.
To create the diamond shape first use the rectangle tool and create a square. If you hold shift, click and drag out your rectangle it with maintain equal sides on each side to form a square. Make sure your rectangle has a fill of black and no stroke.
Next, you will want to rotate your rectangle. With the move tool selected hover near the bottom of your shape and you will see the rotation icon appear. Start rotating your rectangle and the transform panel will appear at the top. Type in 45 degrees.
Align you diamond shape to the upper left side of the canvas and just hold shift and drag out until you fill most of the space. To get a more narrow diamond go to Edit > Free transform path. This will bring up the transform tools where you can click on one side and drag it in to make the diamond more narrow.
Next, in the layers panel use Cmd/Ctrl and click on the icon for your diamond layer. This will cause the diamond to be selected. To crop it down to your shape go to Image > Crop and it will size it down to the selected area.
Define your Pattern
To see the repeat of your diamond pattern go to Window > Pattern Preview to turn on pattern preview mode. This will let you see your pattern in larger scale. To save your pattern in Photoshop go to Edit > Define Pattern.
Next, open a new document to test out the new pattern. I like to use the dimensions of digital scrapbook paper 3600 px by 3600 px at 300 dpi.
In the layers panel add a pattern adjustment layer and select your new pattern. You can change the color of your pattern by using a color fill layer and using a clipping mask for your pattern layer.
More Photoshop Pattern Tutorials
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- How to Create Diagonal Stripes in Photoshop
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