7. Painting (2): Clothing Patterns



[1] Adding patterns with images

First, I made two flower patterns.

With the [Darker pencil], I made a rabbit, cherry, and flower silhouette patterns.

These patterns were placed in the new “Pattern” layer.

I placed the patterns by copying and pasting from the “pattern” layer.

1. I placed the pattern layer above the clothes layer.

2. While selecting the pattern layer, I clicked [Edit] →[Transform] →[Free Transform] and adjusted the angle and size to make it look more natural. I also adjusted its position. The pattern doesn’t need to fit inside the clothes.

3. Once the shape is set, I either click [OK] in the dialog box or [Confirm current transformation] icon in the [Tool Property] palette. (The pattern’s colors are temporary)

4. If the pattern is overlapping in the same color, I select and delete the protruding part with the [Auto Select] tool → [Selection for referred layers].

* I will deal with the colors that overlap outside the different colors later.

5. I added the other patterns.

As the number of layers increase along with the patterns, I select and merge all the pattern layers by right click →[Combine Selected Layer] once I’m done.

6. For the overlapping patterns, I select [Clip at Layer Below] on the pattern layer.

I did the same for two other flower patterns.

[2] Adding hand-painted patterns

I drew the collar pattern with the [Rough pencil].

Doing the same for other parts, I finished adding patterns.

[3] Color adjustments

I changed the pattern’s color to better match the clothes.

After locking the pattern layers’ transparent pixels, I painted with the [Pencil] tool.

I added a color gradient to the kimono with [Blend] →[Blur].

A matching gradient is added to the pattern as well.

I repeated this process and changed the entire color of the image. The colors are either picked from the image itself, or selected to match the base colors I set in the beginning.

I added hand-drawn patterns to the rabbits.

I used the [Decoration] tool →[Ruled line] →[Dotted line] and [Dashed line].

The clothes’ pattern is complete.

The layers currently look like this.



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