There are things in life that could use a little repetition.

Like when you have children, how many times do you remind them to wash their hands, brush their teeth and get their dirty laundry off the floor and into the hamper?

As an artist, mastering the art of repeat patterns and borders can give you a leg up on the competition.

In the current economy, retailers are struggling, so manufacturers are struggling, and that means we artists are struggling. Everyone has to streamline and cut costs to survive.

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.

As you can see from the photo, there are a lot of products that use repeat patterns. Fabric for quilting and scrubs and clothing. Kitchen textiles. Gift wrap, gift bags and tissue paper. The list goes on and on.

I found figuring out how to create repeats, using Photoshop™, was very frustrating. All the information was not in one place. I picked up a little here, a little there… over a long period of time.

But there is good news! I have created a step-by-step, very visual, easy to reference tutorial on how to create basic repeat borders and patterns in Photoshop™. Once you master the basics, there will be an advanced tutorial that shows you how to do more complicated drop repeats. (NOW AVAILABLE)

If you want to learn more, head to my web page that will give you an overview of the repeat pattern tutorial options.

And this bears repeating as well — have a wonderful and creative day!

~ Tara

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