Sunday, April 02, 2006

Pattern Design

A pattern uses the same elements over and over. Patterns are one of the oldest forms of decoration. Anything can be a pattern: dots, stripes, or cherry pie! We made these patterns by drawing simple pictures many times on one sheet of paper.

To give our patterns a printed look, we gave them colored backgrounds in Photoshop. To do this, we scanned them and selected the white backgrounds with the "magic wand" tool. Then we picked colors that look good with our drawings. You can also make patterns in Photoshop by copying one image over and over again. Patterns by Hannah, age 9; and Ruby, age 7.


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