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Desktop Wallpaper: Apple Picking

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Desktop Wallpaper: Apple Picking

A few weeks ago, I went out apple picking with my husband and our dog. We went to the Hood River Fruit Loop, and it was a most idyllic day, with beautiful blue skies (a rarity in October in Oregon). I was inspired to make a new repeating pattern, which I added to the Spoonflower shop, and I wanted to share it here as a desktop background as well. You can grab the file at the bottom of this post. (I threw a pear, and Roofus thought it was a tennis ball. When he ran to catch it, he was...

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Photoshop Tutorial: Repeating Pattern Tile

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Photoshop Tutorial: Repeating Pattern Tile

Today I created a new fabric pattern for my Spoonflower shop, and I decided to create a tutorial along the way. I have adapted this method of making repeating pattern tiles from information I've found at a variety of sources, so none of this reinvents the wheel, but it is my own little method that might help some other folks get into pattern design.

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