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Creating a pattern

You’ll begin by defining a new pattern for your project.

1.
In the toolbox, select the Rectangular Marquee tool (). Then, drag to select an area of the water between the right end of the rowing shell and the wake. Make sure that your selection includes only water and that it does not include any of the wake behind the passing motor boat.

2.
Choose Filter > Pattern Maker.

3.
Under Tile Generation in the Pattern Maker dialog box, click the Use Image Size button.

4.
Click Generate. The Pattern Maker image area fills with your water pattern.

You can click Generate again to create variations on the pattern. Then, you can use the arrow buttons at the bottom of the right side of the dialog box to review the different patterns and select the one you want to use. However, for the water image, these will probably be quite similar.


5.
Under Tile History in the lower right area of the dialog box, click the Saves Preset Pattern button ().

6.
In the Pattern Name dialog box, type Water, and click OK to return to the Pattern Maker dialog box.

7.
In the Pattern Maker dialog box, click Cancel to close the dialog box without replacing the image with the Water pattern.

If you clicked OK instead of Cancel, the Pattern Maker dialog box would replace the entire image with the new pattern you’ve just created and saved. Replacing the image is not what you want to do, so Cancel is the correct button to click.


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