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I wonder if there is a possibility to edit the source image of the patterns from the preset manager in photoshop. On right click on a pattern the only options are Delete Pattern and Rename Pattern.

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you can create your own pattern but you can not edit after creating them... –  Jack Aug 19 '11 at 9:47

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Jack's right - once they're created they're stuck like that forever. Like when you get that stupid "Macarena" song stuck in your head at a wedding.

What you can do, however, is create a copy of the pattern, edit it, and add it as a second version. Create an empty square canvas (you'll have to adjust the size depending on the pattern) and fill it with the pattern (Shift + F5, select "Pattern"). Make your edits and save the file (in case you don't get it 100% correct). Select the entire canvas (cmd + a), go to the "Edit" menu, and select "Define Pattern..."

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The problem with this is getting the pattern to wrap perfectly. It would be nice if there were a way to open the pattern in a separate document with the correct dimensions. –  Moss Aug 20 '13 at 1:24

choose paint bucket tool. in the top menue where it says "foreground", change to pattern. Select the pattern you want to edit, then hit the clog wheel on the right side to edit/delete the pattern. Hope this helps

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Can you explain how the fly out menu allows you to edit a pattern? –  Scott Mar 21 '13 at 17:34

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