Photoshop: Pattern maker request

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I am requesting pattern handling between Illustrator (pattern maker) and Photoshop (web design) to, for example, ease front end dev production.
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Chris Cox

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Photoshop and Illustrator have completely different concepts of patterns.
What exactly are you requesting?
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Hi Chris, thanks for your quick reply. My end goal is to be able to export ready made patterns for use on the web. Illustrators new and very much improved pattern design feature lets you work with non destructible objects thus getting non destructive and scalable tiles.
I might not be up to speed with pattern handling in Photoshop. The only way I know to create patterns is to use the Offset filter and then save the flattened layout as a Defined pattern. From the pattern library there seems to be no way to edit the individual pattern design.

For me as a "cross media" designer, working Illustrator-PS-web, I want to begin with making a print quality design and then apply the design to the web with minimum hassle and margin for errors, through Photoshop. I guess I'm looking for something similar as the smart object handling that allows editing vector objects in Illustrator. -But accessed in the pattern editor.

Disclaimer: I do not do patterns like this very often and there might be better ways of doing it these days. I just could not find an obvious way to handle it. Hope my ramblings make any sense.
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Photoshop uses pixels for patterns. Illustrator uses vector patterns that tile as vectors, but don't always align as pixels. There is no reliable way to get Illustrator patterns as tiling Photoshop patterns.