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Fading Dots from Earl Kreins on Vimeo.
In addition, you could use the pattern you created and use the Pattern Stamp Tool. However, this would give you 1/2-inch dots in the Pattern Stamp. You might want to create a new pattern with smaller dots. Start with a new document that is 0.5 x 0.5-inch square. Set you grid for Grid Line every 0.5-inch and 8 subdivisions. And make your pattern like this.
Then you could use the Pattern Stamp Tool with this dot pattern and get something liker this.
You could even get better control over your dots by using the Opacity and Flow sliders in the Pattern Stamp Tool Option Bar.
For some more interesting things you could do, you could change the Blending Mode in the Pattern Stamp Tool Option Bar.
You can also use the Free Transform and transform the dots. Maybe, even Warp the Free Transform. All kinds of things you can do.
To see how you can use the Pattern Stamp Tool with textures, visit my blog tomorrow and see my Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen entry for November 1, 2011.
That's all for now.