Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pattern 112

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Still wanting to homogenize my colors more, I am trying some other ideas.  It seems that if I apply multiple filters and apply the Offset Filter in between, I can achieve a more fluid pattern.  Here are the additional steps I took to create this one.

Step 1 - Create a new 4 inch by 4 inch file at a resolution of 300.

Step 2 - Using the Paint Bucket Tool fill this square with one of your previous 'watercolor' patterns.

Step 3 - Use the Smudge Tool and swirl around the pattern so as to obscure the repeats.

Step 4 - Now use another filter to change the pattern more and alter the colors at the same time.  Filter -> Render -> Difference Clouds.

Step 5 - Now the edges of the file have been altered and it will no longer tile seamlessly so this needs to be fixed with the Offset Filter.  Filter -> Other -> Offset.  Since this is a 4 x 4 inch file at 300 ppi, the horizontal and vertical offsets need to be set to 600.  (Divide 4 in half and then multiply by 300.)

Step 6 - Use the Smudge Tool again to remove the 'seam' lines though the horizontal and vertical centers being careful not to alter the edges.

Step 7 - Save this as a new pattern and see how it repeats in an 8 inch square.

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