Video:Photoshop Pattern Stamp Toolwith Don Schechter
Photoshop's pattern stamp tool lets you paint with a pattern in one of the Photoshop libraries or with a pattern that you create. Learn how to use the pattern stamp tool to edit your photos.See Transcript
Transcript:Photoshop Pattern Stamp ToolHi. I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today, I am going to show you how to use the pattern stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop CS2. This tool will let you paint with a pattern in one of the Photoshop libraries or with a pattern that you create.
Photoshop Project for Pattern Stamp
First, open up Adobe Photoshop. If you have a picture you want to draw on, CLICK File / Open and select your digital picture.
If you want to start with a blank page, CLICK File / New. Here you can give your new picture a name.
You can specify the width, height and resolution of the picture.
You can decide between different color mode options and what the background will look like. Here you can chose between white, another color, or a transparent background. These presets work for me, so I'll just click 'OK.'
Find Photoshop Pattern Stamp Tool
On the left side of the screen is your toolbox. The pattern stamp looks just like a stamp. But be careful.
There are two types of stamps the clone stamp and the pattern stamp. Click and hold down the mouse and make sure you choose the right one.
Photoshop Pattern Stamp OptionsNear the top of the screen are options for this tool. Here you can choose the size of the brush, how hard or soft the brush is and what kind of tip to use.
Photoshop Pattern Stamp ModeThere are a lot of options you can play with for mode. Mode stands for blending mode. Normal works for me.
Photoshop Pattern Stamp OpacityYou also have options for opacity, the flow of the brush, as well as airbrushing.
Photoshop Stamp Pattern Picker
Click here to open the pattern picker. You can choose any one of these patterns by clicking on them.
You can also click on this little arrow to choose another set of patterns. With this list you can also reset your pattern lists, load patterns you have created, and save a new pattern set.
I'll load the color paper set. When I click on any set it'll ask me to either append this new set to the current set or replace the old set with the new one. I'll click okay to replace sets. Now I'll choose a pattern. Let's see what this looks like.
Photoshop Pattern Stamp Final TouchesIf I go back up to my options I can click on impressionist to give my drawing a softer look.
Photoshop Pattern Stamp Undo TipsFinally, there's one last box to check, 'aligned.' If aligned is checked then if you release the mouse and then start painting again, it remembers where you left off.
Let me erase my picture and show you. See? If I uncheck it and draw a little, release the mouse and draw over it, see how it overlaps? There is a lot you can do with this one tool.
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