I am on my second day of a great Photoshop class at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London with the fabulous Manu Hecht. I already learnt some cool Photoshop tips and tricks and I thought I will share it with you all!
Photoshop Tutorial: Creating a Full Drop
This tutorial is useful for textile/surface designers who are trying to make their own patterns from a specific design
A drop means dropping the design below
For a drop, it easier to start from a jpg, png or merged layers
Png could be better because it will be transparent (if you saved it that way)
Using a jpg might cause design problems
Create new empty layer from the new layer icon. D
Double the canvas size for that new layer
Canvas size double and make the anchor (original design) to the top left to organize the work
Make a copy of the original design
Offset the design accurately.
Filter > Other > Offset
Set the horizontal which is the movement to the right. I moved mine to half the canvas size.
Also set the vertical which is below to the right. I also moved it half.
Now you created a full drop
Note: if you use a jpg the background colour might be an issue, so just fill the layer with that background colour you have to match it