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The easiest way I figured out is probably this: Draw a figure. Select the pattern from Fill and Stroke ("Füllung und Kontur"). Click Extensions > Colour > Replace colour .. (should be something like Erweiterungen > Farbe > Farbe ersetzen in German). Enter the hex code for your desired colour. Another way: Select Edit >> XML Editor. Expand svg:defs >> ...


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Use the Polar Grid Tool. This is what it's for. Tap the ↑ arrow on the keyboard while dragging to add rings. Tap the ↓ arrow while dragging to remove rings. Tap → or ← arrows to remove or add dividing lines.


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I'd start by use the brush to scribble with some different colors that you'd like. Then we can use Filter → Pixelate → Mosaic... to turn it into some nice squares Then we can do a Skew transform (Control + T on Windows) Tweak and crop as necessary to get the size and angle you want


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These images are called illusory motion, and curiously enough, there's still no solid explanation for them (there are strong theories, though). Some visual scientists think it has to do with fixation jitter: involuntary eye movements that give the illusion that objects near what you're fixated on are moving. Others think that when you glance ...


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With a bit of boolean operation trickery this is a pretty easy process. Just take a set of the hexagons you have there, create a rectangle that matches the orange one I've got in the image above (make sure the corners snap to the appropriate points on the hexagons), and then use the intersection tool to get rid of everything outside of the rectangle. That ...


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(BTW - nuns also made illuminated manuscripts...) Very interesting question. I have studied old manuscripts for years, and there are a few things to keep in mind; either as explanations or as interesting anomalies. I think a general history of illuminated manuscripts might also be interesting, but that would be a different question. Vellum and ...


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Select all Choose Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork Click the Edit tab at the top Click the Link colors icon in the middle of the window Move the color wheel indicators or.... Set the sliders to Global Adjust and then adjust the sliders


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A very similar question was asked not long ago: How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? The one you provided is a little different with some wavy lines added. I was able to create something pretty close by doing the following: Step 1: Create a document with the desired size and color Step 2: As per the answer in the linked ...


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Method one - works with any shape. Create a no-fill, no-stroke rectangle and place a $ sign in the middle of it. $ sign must be on top of the rectangle. The amount of space between the $ sign and the rectangle edges will determine the spacing between the repeated $ signs. Drag all that to the Brush panel and choose Pattern Brush when asked. Then click OK ...


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You should search Guilloché (Guilloche) if it's not digital smoke you looking for.


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Jack's right - once they're created they're stuck like that forever. Like when you get that stupid "Macarena" song stuck in your head at a wedding. What you can do, however, is create a copy of the pattern, edit it, and add it as a second version. Create an empty square canvas (you'll have to adjust the size depending on the pattern) and fill it with the ...


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Create the largest one. Then create the smallest one via Edit > Copy (Ctrl/Option+C) -> Edit > Paste in front (Ctrl/Option+F) -> scale down. Then select both objects, go to Object -> Blend and select specified steps.


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As you have already selected the correct answer, this is for anyone who want to know the exact steps. Create your smallest circle using the ellipse tool, then create your biggest circle around it (copy the smaller circle then press ctrl+shift+v to paste in place and hold shift to scale up (On PC)); highlight the two and choose Object > Blend > Make ...


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In the pattern library popup, when you click on a pattern, the tooltip should tell you what dimension it is. Start a new document with this dimension, and fill using the pattern. You should end up with a non-repeated image of the original pattern size.


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The trick is to work with the outer edges of the image so they wrap around. One way is to take your tile and use the Offset filter (under the Filter > Other menu) and offset it by half the tile's pixel dimensions. Once you do this, you can use your clone and touch up tools to eliminate the seams. and either use it as-is or offset it again by half.


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Open image in Photoshop Go to Filters > Other > Offset Adjust vertical offset so that the image seam is in the middle of the image Use the liquify tool to seamlessly connect the ribbons together Fail miserably Consider trimming all excess whitespace, and use background-size: contain instead More info on the background-size property


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You need 2 pattern brushes - one for the diamonds and one for the hash marks. When you create the pattern brush for the diamonds you want to ensure you select "Approximate Path" for the fitting method. This will prevent stretching and distorting to fit the path. Fitting method for the hash marks isn't as critical. This is a quick mock up.....


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It'll take some tweaking to get the result you want, but you can achieve something similar using the Crosshatch filter: Step 1: Start a new document with a layer filled the color of your choice Step 2: Create a new layer, fill it with black, add noise with Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise... Step 3: Add a Cross Hatch filter to the noise: Filter -> Brush ...


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Create a new document Select the Ellipse tool (U) Hold shift, and click+drag out your circle Select the Move Tool (V) Alt+shift drag the circle layer. This will duplicate the layer, and keep it aligned while you drag it. Repeat step 5 as many times as you'd like. Select the Crop Tool (C) Select the bottom half (or upper half) of the circles, and press the ...


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I'd use Inkscape's calligraphy tool to draw the curve, if I were you. It's way easier, and more powerful than anything you'd get with GIMP/Photoshop. If you really have to use GIMP: You can use curves (somewhere in the toolbox). Draw a curve (preferably without anti-aliasing). Make the thickness something large enough. Now, select the curve using the ...


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This is a basic run down. There are a couple areas which require some choices and trial and error, but this should give the basics. Create a new square document. I used 500x500 pixels. And add a series of horizontal lines distributed evenly. Note: the document does not have a line across the bottom edge. The bottom of the canvas ends where that next line ...


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I found this that might be of help: Create rotated tileable patterns As you mention, there's math involved that is way beyond my understanding, so I'll only bring some of the principles that have to do with designing it. Basically, the 'solution' would be: Take an unrotated, tileable texture that repeats horizontally and vertically. Tile it to a large ...


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1.) The Pen Tool. You could use a brush but it's not required. You could simply draw paths then use the Width Tool to create the subtle variations. I wouldn't use a brush to draw though. You could apply a brush after you've created the path with the Pen Tool though. 2.) No You don't really need a tablet. The Pen Tool is basically click, click, click, ...


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Usually, I do something like this programatically using Mathematica, but let me give you a fast way for Photoshop. 1. Create a small empty image, say 40x40 pixel 2. In the first column, you make every 5 pixel black, so that you end up with something like this: 3. Now you press the button for the selection tool a bit longer and you choose the tool ...


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FREE - One of the best resources for free and paid retro from the 50's through 70's is Tack-O-Rama. Plenty of clip-art, fonts and tiles for backgrounds


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Weighted graphics on the ends of a line; the thicker/longer an arrowhead or oval is at the end of a line for the more people going in that direction. Colored ends at a line, say red and blue to make a purple with a given color representing a direction, and the mix showing which direction people went. Full red or blue being all one direction and purple being ...


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have a look at this online tool: http://bgpatterns.com/


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If your lines should perfectly align to pixels, then you must choose a spacing that's a divisor of 32. This leaves you with line-spacings of 2, 4, 8 and 16. And since 1 pixel is occupied by the line itself, your possible "blank" lines between your lines are 1, 3, 7 and 15.


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It looks like some noise with lines to me. While I didn't match it perfectly, this seems pretty close. Left = original, right = my version. Step 1: Fill and noise. Fill with a dark grey, chosen from the original, then add some noise (Filter > Noise > Add Noise). You only need a few percent of noise, and monochrome noise is probably best for something like ...


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OK, I think I know what's the problem here! Some times the handles are out of the document. You should double click the pattern to show all the handles available, then check the two handles attached to the origin point. Normally the origin point is at the center of the shape but sometimes Inkscape save / remember your work-space session preferences. This is ...



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