migrate custom patterns

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Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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I need to migrate my custom patterns to a new machine.  I don't find them located in the presets\Patterns folder nor with the  presets manager export/import tool. Any idea where photoshop is storing them? I am running PS 2022 under Windows 10.

 

thankx for any help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

It should be as simple as having Preset Syncing enabled in Preferences, and an Internet connection.  I have not tested it myself, but that's how I understand it to work.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/nz/photoshop/using/sync-presets.html

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If you ever saved the pat-files Photoshop stored them where you pointed it to, likely 

My mistake, this would be the path for file »Patterns.psp« – the Patterns in the Patterns Panel. 

Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html

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Sorry, copied the wrong line: 

Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Presets\[feature name]

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unfortunatelly they are not stored there.

I did a quick test on the new machine:

  • made a selection in any image layer
  • create a pattern from this selection in the menu 'Edit-Use as Pattern' (might be slightly different because I use a french localised PS)
  • you are prompted for a name but never for a location where to store the pattern
  • using a find '*.pat' on %user%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\    I located a new pattern under %user%\

AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Creative Cloud Libraries\LIBS\6827749550DC67C40A490D45_AdobeID\creative_cloud\dcx\49366ac0-b57e-4c71-ae60-5b9aaef1ca91\components\00d0acd4-b654-4cf5-863e-a58467d76d3d.pat

 

At best I will import all of them from the location on the old machine and then clean the unwanted and duplicates in the pattern manager tool. But I would prefer a easier export method.

 

 

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Just select them all in the Patterns Panel and »Export Selected Patterns«. 

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I don't find them located in the presets\Patterns folder nor with the  presets manager export/import tool.

Patterns are available under Edit > Presets > Import/Export Presets – naturally they have to have been saved at one time and the pat-files need to reside in the proper location. 

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thank you for spending time on this issue.

Only the patterns in %user%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Presets\Patterns do appear in the list. I made a test by dropping a pattern in that location.

 

But meanwhile I solved the problem with the Creative Cloud syncing option (see other reply by Trevor Dennis).

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It should be as simple as having Preset Syncing enabled in Preferences, and an Internet connection.  I have not tested it myself, but that's how I understand it to work.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/nz/photoshop/using/sync-presets.html

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Preset Syncing was activated on the new machine. But on the old machine in PS V23.4.2  the option was not even present in the preferences while it was present but not activated in PS V22.5.8 (yes I have multiple versions installed). Strange but activating it in PS V22 made it also appear in V24. And as expected I can now access these custom patterns on the new machine.

 

Thank you.

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