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I know the steps in how to properly create a custom pattern by creating a square with various color and shape differences. However, I found the hexagon repeating pattern from a movie and I much rather how best to crop the hexagon so that it will tile properly.

This is the pattern that I would like to re-create for my swatches.enter image description here

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Simply define an area which repeats. Because of that gradient vignette, you should simply select two hexagons in the center of the image. – Scott Jan 5 '14 at 22:35
Should I cut off the border on each side of the hexagon so it would really be four hexagons inside a Square? – Charles Jan 6 '14 at 2:05
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You simply want to encompass an area which repeats.....

Here's how I'd define the pattern - the white area would define a repeatable tile (this is loose and rough, it would need some pixel precision refinement):

enter image description here

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Ok, That helps. I thought I needed to cut the border. – Charles Jan 6 '14 at 2:56

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