Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns are incredible designs created with simple shapes. And you can use these patterns for your backgrounds, laptop skins, or any graphic design project. Learn how to create a simple geometric pattern using Adobe Photoshop and shape tools in this quick video below.

Need some patterns to add to your resource kit? Try out this selection of patterns from the video, all from ThemeKeeper Elements.

How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern in Photoshop

Start with a canvas of any size. Set up a selection of your favorite Color Swatches for your pattern’s theme. Here I’m using the following colors: #eb9c4d, #bac9a9, #f3ffcf, and #f2d680.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Select the Polygon Tool or the Custom Shape Tool (U) to create a triangle shape at 100 x 100 px. Use the first orange color for the triangle and place it in the upper left corner.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Hold Control-J to Duplicate the shape three more times. Change the colors according to your theme, and then add a copy of the first triangle to the end of your row. Use the Crop Tool (C) to crop the canvas to the sides of the first and last triangles.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Select all the shapes and Duplicate them. Create a second row of triangles underneath, positioned to the left of the first row. Then use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to select your pattern and go to Edit > Define Pattern to create a new pattern.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) set to Pattern to try out your new design.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern

Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Want to learn more tips and tricks for creating cool pattern designs? Check out the following tutorials below:

  • Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern
    Patterns
    Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Seamless Patterns
    Kirk Nelson
  • Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern
    Patterns
    How to Create and Apply a Tropical Seamless Pattern in Adobe Photoshop
    Yulia Sokolova
  • Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern
    Patterns
    Create a Seamless Fantasy Floral Pattern in Adobe Photoshop
    Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov
  • Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Simple Geometric Pattern
    Adobe Photoshop
    Create a Houndstooth Pattern in Both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
    Mary Winkler

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on
ThemeKeeper Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60
seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments
what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained
in 60 seconds!