How to install photoshop Patterns

This quick and easy tutorial will show you how to load your newly downloaded Adobe Photoshop compatible patterns. (.pat files)

Step One
Download the compressed zip file, unzip the contents and save the .pat file to your chosen directory. This can be any folder on your computer but we have chosen to save ours to the installation folder Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X\Presets\Patterns on Windows OS (where X is the version number for your version of Photoshop - ver 7, CS3 etc)

Step Two
Open up Adobe photoshop and activate the Paint Bucket Tool (G)
how to install photoshop patterns

Step Three
Set the source area for fill to be Pattern
how to load your photoshop patterns

Step Four
Click the down arrow to open the pattern picker. Click the small arrow in the top right hand corner and select "Load Patterns..." from the drop down menu. Find the required pattern, click Load and you're done.
Install Adobe Photoshop patterns

Your new patterns are loaded and ready to be used. They will be appended to the end of your pattern library list so you may need to scroll down to the bottom to find them.