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Are you ready to delve into the world of mesmerizing geometric designs?

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of crafting an eye-catching repeating geometric pattern using Adobe Photoshop. Get ready to unlock your creativity and learn how to make your own unique patterns that can be used for various design projects.

Setting Up the Canvas and Initial Design

Let’s kick things off by creating a new file in Adobe Photoshop. Follow these steps to set up the foundation of our geometric masterpiece:

1. Open Adobe Photoshop and create a new file with the dimensions of 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels.
2. Ensure that the resolution is set to 300 pixels per inch, and the color mode is set to RGB.
3. Set the background contents to transparent and click on the \”Create\” button.

Constructing the Base Ellipse

Our design journey begins with a central ellipse that forms the core of our repeating pattern:

1. Select the ellipse tool by pressing Shift + U or by right-clicking and choosing the ellipse tool.
2. Click on the canvas to create an ellipse that matches the canvas size (1200 pixels by 1200 pixels).
3. Center the ellipse using your preferred method. You can use our helpful Photoshop Actions for Pattern Design to expedite this process.

Creating Layer Copies for Variation

To generate the repeating pattern effect, we’ll create copies of the ellipse layer and adjust their sizes and opacities:

1. Duplicate the ellipse layer by pressing Command (or Control) + J multiple times until you have four copies.

2. Modify the sizes and opacities of the ellipse layers:

  • Top layer: Resize to 25% using Command (or Control) + T and adjust opacity.
  • Second layer: Resize to 50%.
  • Third layer: Resize to 75%.

Refining the Design

Let’s refine the design further by removing portions of the ellipses and creating a dynamic composition:

1. Highlight all ellipse layers and rasterize them.
2. Select the second layer from the bottom and use the Marquee tool (M) to select the circular portion.
3. Right-click and choose \”Layer via Cut\” to create a new layer with the cut selection.
4. Delete the unnecessary layer to reveal transparent pixels.
5. Repeat this process for the top layer.

Assembling the Pattern

Now, it’s time to assemble the repeating pattern using smart objects:

1. Select all ellipse layers, right-click, and convert them into a smart object.
2. Create a repeating pattern using a Photoshop action or by going to Edit > Define Pattern.

Applying the Pattern

With our pattern defined, let’s apply it to a new canvas:

1. Create a new file with dimensions of 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels and a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.
2. Use an action to quickly apply the pattern to the new canvas.

Customizing and Exporting

You can easily customize the pattern’s colors and background:

1. Adjust the pattern’s scale and position using the pattern fill layer’s settings.
2. Change colors and background as desired using color fill layers.

To export your masterpiece as digital scrapbook paper, follow these steps:

1. Go to File > Export > Export As.
2. Choose the desired format (e.g., JPEG) and adjust quality settings.
3. Click \”Export\” to save your creation.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully mastered the art of crafting a captivating repeating geometric pattern in Adobe Photoshop. This versatile technique opens up a world of possibilities for creating stunning designs that can be used for various projects, from digital scrapbook paper to eye-catching visual elements. Unleash your imagination, experiment with different colors, and watch your patterns come to life!

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to explore further and experiment with various design elements.

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