Currently trolling the fjordsJacob Lysgaard is the studio of the award-winning designer by the same name. We craft ideas, identity systems and design at the tangent between art and commerce across all mediums. Work with us
Do you like patterns? We do! If you have ever worked on making seamless patterns, either for a simple website background or some crazy wallpaper for example, you have probably come up against some trouble with photoshop. It’s really hard to get your head around how to make them tile beautifully without visible seams, and you can forget about previewing them as they would appear, repeated.
Both I and my brother Ola work with making seamless patterns in Photoshop quite a bit So over time, we have developed our own tools both for making and previewing them. It can be really hard for beginners to make seamless, tiling patterns that look OK when they are repeated over and over again. So here’s a little something to help!
The toolset, aptly called The Lysgaard Brothers’ Amazing Pattern Gizmos 3000, contains these two things:
- Ola’s photoshop action that (smartly) duplicates stuff around your work-surface to make your seams truly invisible. This is a must-try if you work with patterns at all.
- Jacob’s Browser Preview Gizmo, that lets you see how your pattern will look repeated, as you are working on it. So as you are working on your pattern in Photoshop, you can continually check how it will look repeated in different sizes in a browser window.
There is a Readme included in the download folder that will explain in more detail. But rest assured, it’s really easy to get going and will make your patterns much more badass. And in half the time, I bet.
Don’t be afraid to leave us a comment here on the site, and show us what you make using it! I’ll include a gallery of what different people have made with it below the download button for you to see.
I made these small & quick drawings of classic game consoles as a small part of a large project for Den Kulturelle Skolesekken, a cultural programme for primary schools in Norway. Lots of fun, despite my shoulders telling me otherwise! And a fun diversion from my other recent projects, like the Apache design and making that crazy pattern generator.
I wish I had more time to spend on these, it’s easy to lose a few hours to just drawing cooling grills and screen glares over and over again. So let me know if you need some vintage hardware drawn!
Making merch is one of the most fun things I ever do; nothing beats seeing something you made on a T-shirt of a random passer-by.
These coffee cups have been in our shop for a little while, but I got new samples sent just now and boy, are they looking good. Go get yours! The photos feature my wonderful Korg Volca Bass as well as my chalkboard full of the secret plans.