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Tile Pattern Seamless

Feb 23, 2013 8:46 AM

I want to tile this as a pattern, if I follow the traditional off-set routine I will destroy the clean pattern as so commonly found on pages such as; this. I'm hoping someone can help ? Probably another way, I once again have forgot

 

http://i.minus.com/jb2pngDMAnrExg.jpg

 
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    Feb 23, 2013 9:43 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Use the Marquee tool to drag out a rectangle with opposite corners touching similar features of each element. In the case of the above image, this would be about 545 pixels square. Crop, and then do the Offset technique.

     

    If you don't need the variation, you could just use a fixed-size Marquee of 91 pixels square, placed so it only covers "Unvaried" elements, and then Edit > Define Pattern.

     
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    Feb 23, 2013 6:58 PM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    The marquees I tried to describe would be like these:

     

    Pattern-Marquees.jpg

     

    With the smaller marquee, you don't need to do any touching up to make the pattern seamless:

     

    Hatch.jpg

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 9:39 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Target your original image layer, draw a 91 px square marquee then do Edit > Define Pattern. Now use the new pattern definition as a fill.

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:42 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    You are not doing what I said. If you did then you wouldn't be messing around with offsets and cloning.

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:48 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    But that's what I did in the second image I posted, and it came out fine

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:59 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    StrongBeaver wrote:

     

    You said draw a marquee that is 91px then define pattern, that is what I did. On a new canvas "edit > fill" there are seams in the fill.  Post #4 demostrates this.

     

     

    The seams you show in reply #4 look like you're using Offset filter after already seamlessly filling a layer with 91 x 91 px tiles. If you are, then why? If you are not then post a screenshot of the Edit > Fill dialog containing the pattern tile just before pressing OK.

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 11:51 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Your pattern tile is far bigger than 91 px square! Both Semaphoric and I instructed you to make it 91 px square.

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    It should look like so:

     

    patternFill.gif

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 12:02 PM   in reply to conroy

    tile.png

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 12:44 PM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    Does the selection marquee you get look like it's 91 pix square? Maybe you have "Add to selection" checked, or something?

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 12:48 PM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    I don't know why you're failing to create a 91 px square tile.

     

    Target source image layer.

    Rectangular Marquee Tool: Fixed Size, W = 91 px, H = 91 px.

     

    Screen-shot-2013-02-24-at-20.46.55.png

     

    Click on document to create marquee. Drag inside marquee to move marquee to desired location.

    Edit > Define Pattern.

     
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    Feb 24, 2013 1:10 PM   in reply to StrongBeaver

    StrongBeaver wrote:

     

    I got it working a few posts back.

     

    Eh? Your previous post seemed to say that you couldn't get it working. Seems like this thread is a waste of my time.

     
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