Back in August 2008, I created an eBook tutorial about how to create repeat borders and patterns in Photoshop™.  When I wrote it, I told the reader that this would be the first of 2 tutorials.  The second would be a more advanced technique called a “half-drop”.  I told the reader they REALLY, REALLY, REALLY needed to master the basic techniques so they would be ready to roll when I got the second book done.

sidebar-halfdropsWELL… the half-drop repeat book is ready!

If you already have the first book, Basic Repeat Borders and Patterns, and you have read and learned the information, you are ready to go for “the Sequel”.  If you are new to repeat patterns, start with the first book or save some green and get the “combo pack” that has both books together.

If you can provide quality art, in a format that is easy for a manufacturer to use, you save them money. Saving your clients money is one way to stand out from the crowd.  I found figuring out how to create repeats, using Photoshop™, was very frustrating. I couldn’t find all the information I needed in one place. I picked up a little here, a little there… over a long period of time.

What I have done with these books is created a very visual, step-by-step guide to repeat patterns… without all the “extra” Photoshop™ stuff… just what you need to get the job done.  If you are like me you are busy, wearing many hats in your business, and need to cut to the chase.

“But what is a basic repeat pattern vs. a half-drop?” you ask.  Good question!
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With a ‘basic’ repeat pattern, you created a section of art that gets repeated vertically and horizontally and can go on indefinitely.  It’s like laying basic tiles on a floor, lined up evenly.

repeats-halfdropgridA half-drop is a little more sophisticated… instead of lining your tiles up evening, you stagger them.  What is the point of that?  It makes the repeated pattern harder to pick out with an untrained eye and adds more ‘visual interest’ to the pattern.

Learning and understanding the techniques for a basic repeat will make stepping it up a notch to the half-drop techniques an easier process.

To learn more about the eBook tutorials, click here, and you will go to the repeat pattern overview page of my website.  Then you can decide if you want to learn about an individual book or the “Combo” offer.

Have an incredible day – here’s to your success!

~ Tara

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