Pattern Fill/ perspective problem
There were a couple similar threads posted about this issue, but they were for much older versions of Photoshop, so I wanted to post a new thread and get some advice on this for CS5. Here's my problem: I've got a drawing of a house that I'm trying to put a brick pattern on. I know how to create the pattern fill, scale the bricks, and put the pattern down. No problem. What IS the problem, is that part of the house is at an angle away from the camera, and I'm needing to change the perspective/direction of the pattern fill on that section, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it! I've tried the transform tools but it doesn't work. I've even posted on the PhotoshopGurus forum and even they haven't been able to answer this question. I'm sure someone has figured it out and I would love to hear the solution. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply. Nobody has even ventured to try and help yet. I'm afraid it's not working, though. Part of the problem is that I have to be able to do all this will a fill layer, so I can scale the bricks to the size they need to be. It won't even let me do a mask layer under those circumstances, so I have no idea what to do from here. I did try it without using a pattern fill layer, just doing it normally, and it did seem to work (although I couldn't scale anything) and I couldn't see the pattern on the actual house. I could only see it in the mask layer black box section on the side. Anyway, I hope I'm making sense. Let me know if you have any further advice.
Jason, Welcome to the Café.
Perhaps use Filter>Vanishing Point.
Here is a video tutorial by Russell Brown.
CS2 Vanishing Point Tutorial
Hope that helps.
Edit: Here is another video tutorial that may help you with Vanishing Point and the brickwork.
Photoshop Vanishing Point by Katrin Eismann
Last edited by KRB; 07-29-2012 at 01:24 PM.
You were right. The perspective filter (and some masking) was exactly what I needed. Thanks a lot for pointing me in the right direction! Take care