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Where has scale option in the pattern fill box (in Photoshop) gone?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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The scale option in the Pattern Fill box isn't showing any longer?  Does anyone know why, is it a bug or has it been removed from Photoshop?   

 

This is what i'm looking for:

charlottel29538615_0-1698251557107.png

 

This is what i'm getting:

charlottel29538615_1-1698251589105.png

 

Any help appreciated.

Thanks 😊

 

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Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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Hi,

You can have what you are looking for by choosing "create a new fill layer" or by clicking on the symbol (the circle black and white) at the bottom of the layers panel. Then you have to choose "pattern" as your option.

I hope it can help you.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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Sorry, I don't think I was very clear in my post, but i'm looking for the scale option so I can play around with the size of pattern in the fill area. 

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Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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If you follow the steps, you will see the window 'Pattern Fill" you are looking for. In this window, you are able to modify the angle and the scale of the pattern.

If you want to modify something after creating the fill layer, you have to double-click again on the icon of the pattern in the layers panel. This action opens again the "Pattern Fill" window with the angle and scale options.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2023 Oct 26, 2023

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Thanks so much!  I was looking in the wrong place, and you have reminded where I get the scale option!  

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Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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Those are two completely different features.

 

Your first screen shot shows the Pattern Fill dialog box, which you get when you create a Pattern Fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Pattern, or by choosing Pattern from the Create a  New Fill Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel). A Pattern Fill layer can be edited and revised at any time, and it offers the Scale option.

 

Your second screen shots shows the Fill dialog box, which is what you get when you choose Edit > Fill. This is usually not the preferred method for a number of reasons. One is that it doesn’t have the Scale option, as you noticed. It also paints rendered pixels, so unlike a Pattern Fill layer, the pattern is permanent once applied so you can’t edit it other than doing it over.

 

Editable, scalable patterns are available in other parts of Photoshop where patterns can be used, such as the Pattern Overlay layer style (Layer > Layer Style > Pattern Overlay).

 

So if you want to have the Scale option, apply a Pattern preset through a new Fill Layer or Pattern Overlay.

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Oct 26, 2023 Oct 26, 2023

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You're right, I was looking in the wrong place.  It's been a while since i've created a pattern in PS.  Thanks for the help! 

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Jun 07, 2024 Jun 07, 2024

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Either select "create a new fill layer" or click the symbol (the black and white circle) at the bottom of the layers panel to get what you want. Following that, you must select "pattern" as your choice.
I hope it's useful to you.

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