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david lincoln brooks
Preset PATTERNS are really only useful if they're seamless... How best to achieve this..?
on Nov 9, 2013 at 11:38:41 pm

Ive been trying to create my own preset Patterns, the library patterns that can be used to paint with or superimpose in Layer FX upon a layer (Pattern Overlay).

I'm noticing that such patterns are really at their most useful...when they are seamless.

Your patterns are necessarily rectangular, since you have to select with the Rectangle Marquee in order to make DEFINE PATTERN active.

So... what's the best way to make a preset Pattern candidate that's absolutely seamless, so it can be tiled or painted with, without the viewer seeing the telltale seam?


Thanks, David Lincoln Brooks


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Danny Thompson
Re: Preset PATTERNS are really only useful if they're seamless... How best to achieve this..?
on Nov 15, 2013 at 3:02:29 pm

The offset filter is the key to making repeating patterns by hand.

Build the center of the pattern, then use the offset filter with values that are 50% of the canvas dimensions. Then proceed to fill out the center again. Repeat with different configurations until you've covered up all the visible seams and gaps.


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