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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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I am not 100% sure how to edit the patterns in Photoshop that come with Photoshop but here is a tutorial on how to create your own patterns so you might can take one and then re-create it, maybe?

Hope this helps.

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Pull out your paint bucket tool or the Edit > Fill command and change the fill mode to Pattern. Pull down the list of available patterns and hover your mouse over the one you want to modify. A popup should appear listing the exact pixel dimensions of that pattern swatch. (If the tooltip does not appear, hold the ctrl key).

Create a new document (File > New>) and set the size to the exact same pixel dimensions you read for the pattern. Now fill this new document with the pattern via the paint bucket or fill command.

Edit to your heart's content, then choose Edit > Define Pattern to save your new pattern into the pallette.

To generate a .pat file for later use, choose Edit > Presets > Preset Manager, and export your pattern presets.

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