in this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to create a brick wall pattern in photoshop, and with that, you can download our project file as well, also you will find some premium pattern for free.
when you’re creating a brick wall pattern, the document setting can be played a very important role, because in such a situation every pixel matters. so I take A4 size with 100 resolution and make sure the square canvas is selected. for convenience choose black color for the document.
As I said before, in this situation every pixel counts, we need to be 100% accurate, to be 100% accurate we need the help of rulers. to find rulers go to the view from the menu bar and choose the new guide layout. once you click on it, a dialog box will appear. to create an accurate brick wall pattern this is the perfect guide layout.
Here you can see, we have 4 columns and 5 rows, that’s all we need to make a perfect brick wall pattern.
now take rectangular shape tool.
now draw a shape like that.
in the properties panel does these settings, let me explain what I did here, first, I change the wall color with any bright color, then also change the stroke color, you can customize these settings at any time. and for the stock thickness, i go with the 2 pixels.
and just make sure the inside stroke is selected
make a two duplicates of the shape by pressing ctrl+j. And align the shape like the pictures shown on the top.
But when you zoom in between all these shapes. you will see the horizontal line and vertical line have now become 4 pixels. but we only need 2 pixels.
so we have to push all the shapes one pixel inside with the arrow keys.
Done, we have merged them successfully
but still, there is a problem. We only need this part to make the brick wall pattern, and not only that, we also have to make sure that all the corners have only one pixel left from the outside.
First, take the rulers and place them between two pixels. you can do it accurately by holding the shift key and move the rulers to the next pixel, it will automatically stick with next pixel if you holding the shift key. Do the same with all the corners.
now select all the shapes and add them to the group.
Then take the Rectangular Marquee Tool from the toolbar.
and make a selection by sticking with the rulers.
and if it does it stick with rulers, then right-click and choose transform selection. now you can easily fix the selection.
then click on the mask icon to hide the extras.
we have to do one last thing before saving them as a pattern.
go to the image from the menu bar and select trim.
this will crop all the transparent areas.
now let’s save it as a pattern. to do that go to the edit from the menu bar and choose define pattern, give the name for the pattern and that’s it.
to find your shape, go to the window from the menu bar, and choose shapes.