Found some great Photoshop patterns and don’t know how to use them?
No problem. I will show you a simple way how to install them in Photoshop. So, let’s begin! (For a larger view click on the images.)
I will be using my Pretty Pastel Patterns to demonstrate.
First of all, you’ll need to download them and save them on your computer. Sometimes patterns will come in ZIP format (like these ones), so you’ll need to unzip them first. You can identify Photoshop patterns by their .PAT file extension.
Create a new document in Photoshop. Mine was 1000×1000 pixels.
To install Photoshop patterns you’ll need to:
Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Pattern. On the New Layer window click OK. That will open a Pattern Fill window. As you can see, it immediately loaded a pattern which you already had in Photoshop.
On the Pattern Fill window click on the small arrow on the right side of the pattern preview box and then click on the “flower” on the right side and choose Load Patterns.
Browse to the folder with the patterns you want to install, open it and click Load. And that’s it! You can make it bigger or smaller by playing with the scale percentage.