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Old 08-20-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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OK, here's the crack

I have downloaded some extra patterns for PS (CS2 btw). You know the kind of thing...flock wallpaper, candy stripes...all the 'modern' background stuff. Obviously what I want to do is create an image to be tiled so that the pattern lines up but I save download time/server space. Question is, are the patterns set sizes? I have been playing with sizes for my tile 300 x 300, 250 x 250 etc. and I can't get it to line up quite right. Is there a simple answer i.e. if you apply your pattern to a square of Xpx x Xpx then it will line up or are they all different sizes?

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Patterns come in all sizes, no norm. The tricky part is to make them so they line up.
If you link to a file you want tiled, I can show you how.
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Patterns come in all sizes, no norm. The tricky part is to make them so they line up.
If you link to a file you want tiled, I can show you how.
Okay http://www.corrosiveonline.co.uk/_pr...ayout_test.htm I need this background wallpaper pattern to tile right. I have a background in Photoshop and need to find out what the right size of image to create if I want to apply the background perfectly so that it tiles. Make sense?
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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1. Open your original psd in PS
2. Set a vertical and horizontal guide anywhere on the image
3. Look at the pixel row to the right of the vertical guide. Now add a new guide to the left of the next similar row of pixels on the right side of your first guide.
4. Do the same technique on the horizontal line.

The guides should now make a square which is a perfect tiling image.

But how in gods name where you able to make your current tiling background image? Can't you just repeat that process?
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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But how in gods name where you able to make your current tiling background image? Can't you just repeat that process?
As usual Domedia...more by luck than judgement

Thanks for the method. I've got a few more backgrounds downloaded I want to try it on so will give it a go tomorrow.

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Reading my explanation now.. I hope it makes sense.. It really is logic once you get it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:59 AM   #7
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Reading my explanation now.. I hope it makes sense.. It really is logic once you get it.
I'll add to the thread if I get stuck mate. Cheers
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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found this

http://www.designshard.com/freebies/...ound-patterns/
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:57 AM   #9
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That is spot on DJ. Thank you very much

That should keep me in tiles for months!
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That is spot on DJ. Thank you very much

That should keep me in tiles for months!
Just to add to this that they state what size image you would need for each to tile at correctly, which completely answers my original question. Thanks again DJ
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