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Whenever i have tried making tiny patterns, like 10 x 10 pixels, only things that i have ever been able to make look good is only diagonal lines. Other than that i have no idea. I suppose it has go to do something with painting principles like how we perceive tiny light and shadow (up/down,inside/outside). I hope made this question clear enough.

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could you add example images of two kind: a) looking good, and b) fails to look good. it would make the question more clear. –  naxa Nov 4 '13 at 17:39
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Looks good is a very subjective description...

I like to make connecting lines so the end result looks woven. I also keep keep colors to a minimum, typically just 2 or 3.

Why don't you start by collecting a few samples that you like, then recreate them with a few small touches of your own?

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nice advice.... –  Muhammad Umer Dec 22 '12 at 0:24
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