Creating a Repeating Watercolor Floral

In this video I share my process for turning a watercolor floral into a 32cm halfdrop repeat using the new Adobe Textile Designer Extension for Photoshop. I recently learned these techniques from the talented Sherry London, who shared this process with our Lab members. Lab members can find the tutorials here.

In the second part of the video I use the new Object Selection tool in Photoshop, which is amazing! I then turn all these motifs into smart objects and build out my repeat using the new Adobe Textile Designer Extension for Photoshop.

As you can see, I spend a lot of time tweaking my motifs and making sure that I am avoiding unintentional lines within my layout and repeat. I included all of these minor changes to show you just how much work goes into each repeat.

Using this new extension makes me feel a bit like an old dog learning new tricks, but I can see how useful it will become to my workflow. If you would like to learn more about creating high quality repeating patterns you can get started with this free video training. 

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