The Pattern Stamp Tool
This is a tool that we're going to change to work in a different way than usual. I'm just getting it set up with default settings just a moment to do so. All right, we're going to go to a different tool that few people use but has some interesting features in it. You have the normal clone stamp tool, and if you click and hold down on it, there's a second one called the pattern stamp tool. The pattern stamp tool is usually not the most exciting tool in the world. What happens with the pattern stamp tool is you literally paint with a pattern at the top of your screen in the options bar there's a little sample of the pattern, this the default one. And if I click here, I should have other patterns. You remember how we loaded in some patterns, like different burlap ce and all that? Because we did it with our brushes? Well, they load throughout photo shop anywhere where you have those patterns, I go to the side menu, and there should be some other, um, choices in here as well. Natural patter...
ns. I'm just going to use patterns toe, add mohr and see if we can get just some weird stuff in there. This is he brought all sorts of, uh, okay, optical check board so now when I just paint here's what happens instead of painting with my foreground color in a normal fashion, it's just going to paint a repeating pattern that's all it does right doesn't sound all that exciting, although if you get some interesting patterns, it can look ok is long as their seamless, so they look like they belong. I could go over here and, uh, choose maybe some tiles, some wrinkles here we have a nice little woven. That kind of stuff doesn't look overly useful, though, right? Well, there is something that could make this quite different there's a little bitty check box up here called impressionist if I turn it on instead of jj blatantly painting with that pattern, it will just be influenced by that pattern where the colors that it chooses to paint with will come from that pattern and kind of a random fashion still doesn't look to be all that interesting, though, does it? Well, let's make it more interesting why not select all for whatever a picture you're working on? Go to the edit menu in defined that picture as a pattern the entire picture, so I just did a select all of whatever picture I'm working on I went to the edit menu and I chose to find pattern and I'll give this a name now it's going to be painting with this picture and it's never going to have a chance to repeat itself because the patterns so big that it doesn't have room to repeat itself make sounds let's create a new layer now and I'll even just turn off the original and if I have impression is turned off too soon and see what it does, I'm gonna go to my pattern the very last one should be the last one I defined that's what I'll choose is my source and now you see how would just paint with my picture it's like a pattern it's just so big it's never had a chance to repeat but if I turn on impressionist now it's not going to blatantly paint with my picture he's just going to get colors for my picture so you see these colors these air based completely on the picture that's in there because there was blue sky up here down here I think there was some green stuff see how it comes in green and over here there was some other stuff so it's getting a little bit interesting but our brushes pretty darn boring brush, isn't it? So why not just go to your brush presets in? Why not go through here and see if there any brushes that look interesting and some of these will be brushes that are the type we haven't talked about yet, but we'll get into the settings for them. They'll start looking more interesting, and if we're not sure where to paint, just turn on that picture that's underneath, take it. And if it's not called background double, click on it and just lowered so opacity so it barely shows up. So now it's painting from the pattern that I defined, the pattern I find is the picture and I can see a hint of the picture so I can see where I might want to paint. And I could somewhat start creating some of the look of that painting. Does that make sense? And in the end, I could just turn off the bottom layer and end up with the end result we need to do is just find interesting brushes to use to make this look better. Okay, so this is one idea, but then we'll move on to a different one that you might find even cooler. Ok, s o we gotta brush set up. The main thing is we're in the pattern stamp tool we selected all went to the edit menu, chose to find pattern and that's what? This brush is being fed.