I've created a repeating tile pattern in Illustrator that I hoped - when saved to swatches - I'd be able to access and use in Photoshop. I've realised this is not possible (via swatches)
The pattern is a repeating hand gesture icon with a transparent background. I want to use this over layers filled with solid colour (so that the pattern is visible).
I've been playing around with different ways to transfer and use this pattern in Photoshop while preserving the quality of Illustrator.
One way I've tried is to copy and past the pattern straight from Illustrator into Photoshop. This preserves the vector format. However, this then means pasting multiple copies of the pattern from Illustrator onto the Photoshop document and lining them up so that they are a repeated pattern. Time consuming!
The other method I've tried is creating the pattern in Photoshop (using the original hand gesture icon and creating the pattern in the same method I used in Illustrator), and adding it as a pattern overlay to a layer. Here is the finished result:
As you can see, the pattern is pixelated. I understand that Ps uses Bitmap, and Illustrator vector, but is there any way to create a pattern in Photoshop that won't reduce the image quality? I want to use the pattern overlay option as this allows me to scale the pattern after placing it in the document.