File conversions

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by camerongood210, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. I am new to Photoshop CS2 and I have a quick question. Does anyone
    know how to convert a JPG file into a PAT file. I am trying to fill an
    area with this JPF file, but, as far as I am aware, I can only fill an
    area with a PAT file in Photoshop CS2. If someone knows how to fill a
    defined area with a JPG file, or if you know how to convert this JPG
    file into a PAT file, I would very much appreciate the help.
    camerongood210, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. camerongood210

    Mike Russell Guest

    Select the image and use the Edit>Define Pattern... menu item to make it
    into a pattern. You can then use it with the paint bucket tool in pattern
    mode to fill an area.

    The .pat file is used to save your patterns and load them later. You don't
    need a pat file just to fill an area. Be careful about defining large
    patterns and leaving them in the pattern palette. Delete them when you are
    done using them. Otherwise Photoshop loads them at startup time and large
    patterns can use up a fair amount of memory.
    Mike Russell, Aug 23, 2006
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  3. camerongood210

    Kingdom Guest

    wrote in
    No, you don't fill with files, .pat files are where patterns are stored.

    You need to learn the basics.

    Go get some

    photoshop tutorials beginers

    in Google
    Kingdom, Aug 23, 2006
  4. camerongood210

    Aaron Guest

    But when you actually search, spell "beginners" properly, or take
    Google's spelling suggestion, unless you only want to read
    Photoshop tutorials written by people who can't spell.


    "Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems
    good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the
    rest." -- John Stuart Mill
    Aaron, Aug 23, 2006
  5. camerongood210

    Kingdom Guest

    Good advice hee hee.
    Kingdom, Aug 23, 2006
  6. camerongood210

    tacit Guest

    Using the Paint Bucket tool often leads to unexpected trouble, because
    the Paint Bucket tool is not a fill tool like it is in other graphics
    programs. The Paint Bucket tool will stop when it reaches an area that
    is not the same color as the area that was clicked on.

    Photoshop has no fill tool. Instead, you fill in Photoshop by hitting
    Alt-Backspace (to fill with foreground color) or Shift-Backspace (to
    fill with a pattern or change the fill mode).
    tacit, Aug 23, 2006
  7. Photoshop has no Fill Tool, but it does have a "Fill' menu. The
    advantage of this menu over the key commands is that you can choose any
    color, also a color that isn't the forground color right now.
    Johan W. Elzenga, Aug 23, 2006
  8. camerongood210

    tacit Guest

    Yep. And Shift-Backspace is an easy way to bring it up. :)
    tacit, Aug 25, 2006
  9. Of course, but as very few people know or remember all the key shortcuts
    that Photoshop offers for its menus, I thought it was a good idea to
    point out that Photoshop may not offer a tool for filling, but it does
    offer a menu. A menu you can always find, a key combination you have to
    Johan W. Elzenga, Aug 25, 2006
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