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November 30, 2003
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This second Flash Movie on the making and use of grid patterns in Photoshop 7 is considerably larger than my last tutorial. It is in fact 7.59 MB but is nearly 10 min long. I have tried to take my time and go slowly so that it would be easy to fallow. For what it is worth it has been compressed down from 44 MB of the original .avi.

Large file size not withstanding if you are a beginner have an interested in learning how to create patterns, make a grid and link layers you may want to view this.

Please be forewarned that this movie was not produced in Hollywood or even by the NAPP help desk. It was made by yours truly right here at home on a dark and rainy night. :)

Last but not least, a large part of the brushes seen in the image I have chosen to use in my example were made by the beautiful and talented Annika von Holdt and can be downloaded form her site. [link] or you can view her page here at DeviantART as well. [link]

Any and all comments welcome.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

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loopylasslaura Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful! Thank you so much! :D
BigF101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a good tut, but I can hardly hear it.
Yeah, The video is old and was uploaded here back in 2003. Sound and technology has changed and gotten better since then.
oODevAOo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
thx for the tut. ^.^ it help me a lot now i can use pattern too
Origa21 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
your tutorial is helpful and i like it how you go show and sometimes repeat a step because, but it would be nice if there was like a pause button because personally i would like to follow along with what you show and then it's be easier to remember it, for example the shortcuts, right after the video is over i forget if it was alt a or alt c or ctrl n you know? and i wouldn't want to rewatch the whole thing agian to see this one part i missed..i suppose i old always just write it on a piece of paper while i'm watching heh, bu ti'm jsut saying if it is possible that you can add like a pause or even a fast forward/back button then that would be just awesome
thanks again for the tutorials
I have often wanted to include controllers for the movies and I do in fact make them but they are bound to the movie by HTML. for the controllers to work it takes a total of five files and DA will only allow me to upload one per deviation.

I use the SWF movies because they make for much smaller file sizes plus I am aloud to upload swf files to DA but not other formats like quicktime witch are against the rules.

Sorry :(

Thank you for the comment and lease have a wonderful day,

CursedSoul0001 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
This is really helpful, thank you!

I have a question; is there anyway that you can change the color of the blocks instead of the space between them?
Yes there is.

You can crl+click on the grid thumbnail in the layers pallet. This will create an active selection. Then invert the selection and fill it with the color of your choice.

If that answer isn't good enough just drop me a line and I'll be more precise.


Happy day,

CursedSoul0001 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
All right, thank you very much!
Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2005   Digital Artist
Bah! I've been meaning to go to the kitchen to grab some snacks but here I am still watching your tutorials (this is the third one today) and now it's lunchtime already. Always something handy to learn in Photoshop =P A great tutorial. If I didn't see this I probably would've used a more longer approach.
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