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I cannot figure out how to go about making a pattern similar to this one:


I know it must be relatively simple but I cannot wrap my mind around creating a consistent repeating pattern. thanks!

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I'd start by use the brush to scribble with some different colors that you'd like.

Everyone Likes Scribbling

Then we can use FilterPixelateMosaic... to turn it into some nice squares

It is hip to square things

Then we can do a Skew transform (Control + T on Windows)

Skew you

Tweak and crop as necessary to get the size and angle you want

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okay I thought you were mocking me when I saw your first pic but this is brilliant thanks!! –  Graeme May 30 '13 at 2:25
I agree. This is brilliant. And ridiculously easy to boot. –  Lauren Ipsum May 30 '13 at 10:07

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