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After following many tutorials about pattern making using pattern maker and brush pattern in Illustrator and then offset in Photoshop, I couldn't make the below image into a usable seamless pattern :(

It is the complexity of the "wave" shape that makes it difficult to achieve; most other tutorials and questions here in Stackexchange talk about simple/square patterns.. this one is different.

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Any suggestions?


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Create the wave at a 90° vertical or horizontal.... that will be much easier. Then you can rotate the pattern when it's applied to an object (Photoshop can't do that). –  Scott Dec 17 '13 at 23:58
Unless you can make a pattern then rotate it as Scott suggests, making tiles with rotated/diagonal images is much more complicated than if they are straight. See How to create a pattern or tiles from rotated elements for some detailed explanations on why –  user568458 Dec 20 '13 at 16:30
Thanks guys for the comments. The thing is I have this image as a base, and I want to convert it to a seamless pattern without having to create the waves from scratch I already tried duplicating a curve line in AI, but it failed to create a seamless pattern :( –  numediaweb Dec 23 '13 at 12:22
Did you try doing as Scott suggests? –  JohnB Dec 23 '13 at 15:47
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