General FAQs

Do you accept custom commissions?

Only for certain projects. Fill out this form for the application process to see if you qualify.

Not offering individual personal commissions, I created pattern templates and Photoshop brushes so you can empower yourself to learn to create them on your own. 

I’m just too busy for one-off projects. 

What kind of projects do you take on?

Creating pattern collection projects, licensing for retail products, event/experiential/space design work that need artwork.

Working with big brands, licensee companies or agencies.

Projects that have an impact or provide direct business exposure.

Can you help me with my project? I’m a freelancer, small business owner, or have a small e-Commerce shop in creating t-shirt designs (products).

Sorry, I don’t have time. You’re welcome to check out my YouTube video tutorials here, or take my Skillshare courses to learn how to create digital tie-dye t-shirt designs on your own or hire a freelancer on Fiverr.

You’re also more than welcome to submit topics on how to create certain designs and I will be more than happy to create a tutorial video on my YouTube channel or if you have suggestions for course ideas, please feel free to reach out!

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Some Questions below that I’ve answered on Graphic Design, Pattern Making, and Photoshop tips.
How do I save a pattern in Photoshop?

Assuming you have a document open, you can save the pattern as a JPEG or file format of your choice by going to file > Save As, name your file, and then choose what type of file you want to save it as.

How do you create a pattern in Photoshop?

It depends on what you are trying to create.

Are you trying to create a pattern from scratch?

If so, do you have your artwork ready to go in Photoshop? You can import PNG files into Photoshop or import artwork you’ve created from Adobe Illustrator.

Create a new document, Square is best. I recommend starting at 10 in by 10 in or 2500 px by 2500 px at 72 DPI in Photoshop. You can also start with an 8×10 sized document in Photoshop. I have a beginner course on Skillshare that you can check out with a 14 day free trial here.

You can rearrange your designs in separate layers, move them around the canvas until you are happy with the design. You can also cut the design by using the marquee tool (M on the keyboard shortcut) by selecting the piece you want to cut and placing the artwork (cut into two separate layers) such as this:

Pattern Making 01 - Photoshop - The Gypsy Goddess

You would drag the marquee tool over the part of the artwork you want to cut, then press Command +C (Ctrl on a PC) to copy then press Command +X to cut. From here, go to Edit in the menu and choose Paste > Paste Special into place so that you don’t get a broken seam. Make sure you also have the Snap to Guides clicked on by going to View > Snap on, or Snap to Guides. When you do this and drag the pieces, they will retain the position. You can also repeat this process horizontally on the left and right side of the square.

Once you’re happy with the design, you can go to Edit (Menu) > Define Pattern. You can then test the pattern by creating a new document, for example a 37 in by 37 in square at 72 DPI. Double click the background layer, then double click the layer again to bring up the layer styles. Choose Pattern Overlay, choose your pattern, and then you can increase or decrease the size of the pattern repeat.

Pattern making 02 - Photoshop - The Gypsy Goddess

You should have a seamless repeat pattern that you can use to print onto products, etc.! For a more detailed step by step tutorial, check out my YouTube video here. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Happy creating!

How do I make a seamless pattern in Photoshop?

You can create a seamless pattern in Photoshop quite easily!

First, create a new document with the dimensions 2500 px by 2500 px at 72 DPI. We want to create a pattern as a square so that we can repeat it seamlessly in a bigger document.

Then create layers and add your artwork in separate layers. Whether they are illustrations (vectors from Illustrator or PNG files from a software program you created). You can drag in your work into your new document by using the Move tool (V shortcut on your keyboard). Then rearrange your artwork into the layout and design of your choice.

Once you are happy with the design, you can go to edit > Define Pattern.

You can test out your pattern by creating a new document of the size of your choice, for example 25 in by 25 in at 72 DPI. Double click the background layer to unlock the layer. Then double click again to add a layer style, choose Pattern Overlay. From there choose the pattern you just created, adjust the scale by sizing up or down to get the desired results. And voila! You just made your very first pattern!

If you would like to see a more in depth tutorial, check out my video tutorial on YouTube here.

Create a seamless tie-dye pattern in Photoshop - The Gypsy Goddess