How to Create & Repeat Patterns Designs in Procreate (Step-by-Step)
This is a step-by-step guide to how you can easily make pattern repeats directly on your Ipad using Procreate. And as long as you make sure your canvas size is large enough nothing is stopping you from using your pattern designs made in Procreate in a professional setting.
It may look like many steps, but I promise they are all simple and fast to learn!
Start by drawing your pattern design in the middle of the canvas, leaving empty space around all the edges. Then make a new layer that you fill with a solid color, this will help us when we move the layers around since Procreate’s transform tool need the canvas to be filled to work the way we want it to do.
6. Move the second group
Now make your second group visible and move it downwards the same way you did previously. It will magically snap in place. But thanks to the solid color layer we can also see that there is no gap or overlap between the groups. Had there been a gap we would see a stripe of the background color peep through, and where there is an overlap it would show a darker color stripe where it overlapped because of the opacity on the colored layers.
12. Shrink and copy
First, make a copy of your pattern layer so you don’t accidentally change it!
Then take your copied pattern layer and use the transform tool and shrink it to a fourth of its size. Duplicate your layer and move it to the right, and merge the two layers and then duplicate to move that copy down
Now the pattern design is complete. You can export it from Procreate and use your repeated pattern.
Keep in mind that if you plan on using your pattern make sure to make the canvas size big from the start!
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