Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Patterns with Shapes
Supplies: my sample pattern which you can get Here

This tutorial will teach you how to use patterns in combination with layer styles on shapes.

1. Start by opening up a 400 x 400 transparent image.

* We're going to be using an egg shape for this tut. If you did the tutorial right above this one, you should still have your oval/egg shapes available in the shapes box.

2. Click on the second to last egg and draw out your shape.

3. In the Layer Styles box on the right, load my SK Darker Pink Shiny Egg.asl style and apply it to your egg shape. You should have this:


4. Next, open up SK Dots.jpg from the zip.

5. Go up to the Edit tab, then down to Define Pattern. Give your pattern a name and click OK.

6. Click on the Layer Styles button at the bottom of the layer palette ( the grey circle with the letter f in the middle). Choose Pattern Overlay.

7. Uncheck the box on the left that says Colour Overlay. You can't use both a pattern and a colour overlay at the same time.


8. In the Pattern Preview box, click the down arrow and find your dots pattern and double click to select it. I have my scale set at 91%, but you can play around with it to make your pattern bigger or smaller.


9. To save this as a new laye style, while in the Blend Options, click on the New Style button and give it a name.


10. Then go to the Edit tab, then down to Preset Manager. From the drop down box, select Styles.

11. Find your new style, click it once to highlight it, then click on the Save Set button. Give it a name and save it to a folder on your PC.

* To save just your newly made pattern, follow steps 10 and 11, but choose Pattern instead of Styles.
posted by Shawna at 6:38 PM | Permalink |


  • At March 28, 2008, Blogger Maria

    Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

  • At March 28, 2008, Blogger Jody

    WOW! I feel like I am in heaven! How can I thank you for posting all these absolutely wonderful tutorials!!!

    I am going to use all my free time working with your tutorials. I am so excited about this. THank you so much.

  • At March 28, 2008, Blogger Shawna

    Glad you like em Jody :) Any questions or help, just ask.


  • At March 29, 2008, Anonymous Lori

    Great tutorials! You have made my day Shawna!

  • At April 02, 2008, Anonymous Monika

    Thank you so much for posting these tutorials! They help a lot and I've learned pretty much everything from online tutorials. I truly appretiate it! It saves a lot of time, instead of trying to figure out things myself! Thank you and hugs!

  • At May 28, 2008, Anonymous KoKo

    Hi Shawna, I'm trying to learn photoshop so thanks so much for your wonderful and easy to follow tuts. And all your psp tuts also.

  • At June 17, 2008, Blogger nite

    you are so awesome!!! thank you so much for these wonderful tutorial and samples and actions and plugins. You are so generous. lots of stuff here i have wondered how to do. thank you for sharing so much.

  • At December 21, 2008, Anonymous Tish

    Thank you, Shawna. You make PS easy.

  • At March 19, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous

    Thank you for another great tutorial.