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All American Gal - The Pattern Stamp Tool

photoshop basics Feb 12, 2020

Hello everyone, in this tutorial, we're going to play around with the pattern stamp tool!

While it's a tool that doesn't receive the love and recognition of some of our more popular Photoshop utilities, it is, in fact, incredibly useful when it comes to creating embellishments and textures for our clothing and subjects.

I wanted to make something that was grungy and vintage. I started my edit off with this image below and went from there.

We grabbed some clothes from my closet and had a photo shoot on my deck before I finally picked this one to edit. Once I got into Photoshop, I started changing up a few things, added fur to our vintage coat, and added some more details to pull it all together in this tutorial.

The main focus of this tutorial is the pattern stamp tool. I'm going to add some texture to the gloves. To do this, I found a sample I liked that was feminine but still gave me a feel that fits our mood.

In Photoshop, we're going to save our pattern before using the clone brush tool to "paint" it onto our gloves. I use the soft light filter, so I have a better sense of what it'll look like once completed. I go through exactly how to input your patterns and brush them on in my premium membership.

Make sure you have the pattern you want to be selected before you start painting.

Have fun with it and be as creative with texture as you'd like!

After I have my pattern painted on, I'm going to hop over to my Adjustments section and apply "Selective Color" to my canvas. It can be kind of tricky to navigate and get the consistencies right, so check out how I tweak everything to get my image looking as realistic as possible on my premium membership.

I thought it would be fun to make it more of a patriotic mood, so I repeat the process to paint in flags on her goggles. Play with the opacity on each of the layers and burn/dodge to get your piece looking just the way you want it.


That's all for now! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to check out the full video included in my premium membership!

Happy Editing!

Tara Lesher

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