Claire Richards
Project Officer

Tessellation Photoshop Collage

Project Published 6/3/15 Last updated on 5/21/19

This project introduces tessellations as a design tool and vector patterns as tools for selecting areas. Using the 'Similar' tool under the selection menu. It is useful for introducing students to Layers.

This project uses advanced search tools in Google Images to find creative commons images.

This project is an opportunity to look at tessellation, geometry and the links between art and STEMs. An research element could be to find regular (one shape) and semi-regular (two or more shapes) tessellations in traditional decorative patterns and folk art.

I have also included a link to Tangrams and have a more advanced activity that uses action scripts.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Content Standards
Australian Curriculum
Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making


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yvette Worboys

Posted on 8/15/19 12:26:46 AM Permalink

​Great resources thanks for sharing

William Cortez

Posted on 6/3/19 2:33:48 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing. This is impressive.​

Jessica Campbell

Posted on 12/5/18 8:18:59 PM Permalink

​this would be interesting to try with vector shapes and masks!

Craig Gundlach

Posted on 6/20/15 11:41:19 PM Permalink

Thank you for sharing this resource!


Jae Choy

Posted on 6/20/15 4:51:09 AM Permalink

I really enjoyed your visual explanations, however, there was no sound, even when I went on Youtube to view your video. I would like to hear your tutorial.


Claire Richards

Posted on 6/30/15 3:05:47 AM Permalink

Hello Jae, the videos are still a work in progress experiment with no sound, I'm going to put lost of captions and subtitles. Claire

imran khan

Posted on 6/5/15 1:29:46 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing its awesome

Fred Benitez

Posted on 6/4/15 3:10:27 PM Permalink

This is awesome, thanks!

Claire Richards

Posted on 6/4/15 8:31:00 PM Permalink

Glad you like it Fred. I had a look at your Illustrator Alphabet Book Project. A great way to make learning the basics in Illustrator interesting.

Adobe Education

Posted on 6/3/15 3:03:11 PM Permalink

Claire Richards

Posted on 6/4/15 8:29:24 PM Permalink

These other resources look great!