I could not install Illustrator, the application I needed the most to create patterns in a circular path (AKA a mandala). So I had to figure out a way to do it in Photoshop alone. It worked. So my process was forced to change — which is a good thing in the long run. Here is a little practice image I made with the new process.
“Stained Glass Mandala”
ljgloyd (c) 2016