For a few days I’ve been having a “photoshop shapes” phase. With shapes in Photoshop you can create very nice vector patterns. Photoshop provides a lot of shapes (among them the heart, as it is used in the pattern above). You can however create additional shapes with the pen tool, as I did in the above example as well. I had to get used to doing it in a slightly different way than in my vector program, Inkscape.
The pattern above is a work in progress. I’m not altogether sure about the colours, and I am also not quite decided whether to add two additional triangles on the lower side of the big heart. The important thing here is that I learnt how to do it.
And I learnt another thing: That it can be quite interesting to sit down and draw patterns with pencil and paper, and come back to photoshop and try to create them digitally. Actually I’ve got some scribbles which I’d like to convert to a digital pattern…