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How to Create and Apply Five Essential Patterns

By Liz Ness  ·  November 20th, 2012

Patterns can be used for all sorts of projects, from birth announcements to unique photo borders. Liz shows you how to make your own basic patterns and then how to apply them in multiple ways!

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13 Replies to How to Create and Apply Five Essential Patterns:

  1. James

    November 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Excellent tutorial, I learned so much from it. Tiling and Patterns were always a mystery to me, thank you very much for this.

  2. Raymond

    November 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    For me, it’s a very clear tutorial, very useful. I’m sure I will use these techniques with photos of my grand children. Bravo !

  3. Don

    November 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Another excellent tutorial and once again I come away with ideas for my projects. Thanks for continuing to offer tutorials that aren’t necessarily tied to one version of the program.

  4. Boots

    November 24, 2012 at 6:49 am

    This is an excellent tutorial! I learned so much from a very simple, easy to understand and follow video. Many applications of these techniques. Great! Thanks!

  5. Louise

    November 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Am having trouble viewing the video. It says Windows Media Player can not play this video. I tried following the cheatsheet and find that when I click the bounding box off in step 6, the entire image disappears. I’m using Elements 10 and 11 with Windows 7. So, now, I guess I’m needing some help to figure out what I’m not quite getting right. If you have information as to getting the video to play, I would also appreciate that information.

  6. James

    November 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Download the video, that’s what I did. It is an exfellent tutorial.

  7. Werner

    November 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I really enjoy your tutorial. Thanks so much.

  8. Shannon

    November 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Thank-you for this educational tutorial! I never would have figured this out without you showing me. There is so much more to learn; keep them coming!

  9. Tony

    December 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Hi-
    Loved the video. I do have two questions– 1) how do you change the color of the pattern itself? I see where to change the background color and you refer to changing the color of the pattern (from black) but I can’t find it. And 2) in the last example you showed (the card with the baby), how did you frame the text box and make the background opaque? Can’t find how to do either so if you could share the answers, would greatly appreciate!
    Thanks!

  10. Judy

    December 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Wonderful tutorial Liz. Thank you. This type of tutorial teaches something that can be used in so many ways,

  11. Barbara

    January 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I really enjoyed this video. However, I was hoping to learn how to make the pattern with the colors shown on your introduction. Is there a trick to coloring the pattern or just coloring individual sections?

  12. Wanda

    March 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Really enjoyed this tutorial. Very useful

  13. Eric

    April 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I found this tutorial fun but have a problem! When I was using Elements 10 it worked perfectly now I have changed to Elements 11 when I pull out the custom shape in the blank file it appears on a layer mask. When I then select the move tool or click on the green tick mark it disappears.
    I can only assume that the settings are wrong in 11 somehow. Cn you help?
    Allan

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