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How to repeat automatically seamless pattern in Photoshop?

Well you can actually make it a pattern in Photoshop. With the tile open, select all and choose Edit > Define Pattern. Then it's a pattern just like all the other built in Photoshop patterns. If ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

This is for GIMP Start with something like an A5 canvas size Create a new brush like this Create a new Paint Dynamic preset, and set the matrix as follows Increase the size of the brush as you like,...
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How do I create this circle pattern in illustrator?

Select the overlapping shapes and use Divide in the Pathfinder palette to chop the shapes into pieces: That will look something like this: Then select the appropriate pieces and use Unite in the ...
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How did Escher make his tesselations?

With a pattern. In this case a 3 axis grid (triangular). Once you know what to draw on each piece, you need to repeat this. You can have and use sub-patterns or smaller ones to be more exact. These ...
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Create dotted circles in Illustrator

You could script something to generate these but it's easy enough with a couple of circles, depending on the level of control and precision you need. This is just a bunch of concentric circles with a ...
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How do I create this circle pattern in illustrator?

You can't really have solid shapes like that overlapping above and below different parts of the same shape. What I normally do is simply duplicate the shape. You then have one for the "behind" parts ...
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Illustrator: how to fill shapes with a 45 degree line pattern?

Use a pattern... There are a bunch of line patterns loaded with Illustrator by default (Open Swatch Library → Patterns → Basic Graphics → Basic Graphics Lines). You can use them as a ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

Here' my approach for Gimp: Used an interesting photo with colours I liked Source: Wikimedia - New York Times Square Chose a region of interest from this photo Increased saturation, contrast, and (...
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

To create such organic looking shapes, it's IMO best to use some randomness as a starting point for your design. Thankfully some design tools (e.g. Photoshop) come with a handy "Clouds" ...
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Random pattern generation in Illustrator

I started with creating a circle (50pt diameter) and using a few lines and the Shape Builder Tool, I broke it into 4 equal pieces: Then used Transform effects (Effect → Distort & Transform → ...
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How can I create a pattern of parallel lines that are increasing in distance in Photoshop / Illustrator?

Use Blend and Clipping Masks! Make a text by text tool and write anything! Press P to select pen tool and draw simple line (you can use line tool too). Remove Fill and Give Stroke to the line eg. 4px....
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

If you follow your own link and scroll a bit down, it's explained and exemplified how the patterns were made. It seems that the patterns are in fact closeup photographs of Poison dart frogs. So you ...
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How to create a repeating texture?

Creating a seamless repeating pattern is relatively easy. The easiest way to show you the concept is with a quick example. I am using Photoshop—but the concept is what is important. It is best to ...
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How do I move a pattern swatch once I've applied it to a shape?

I assume you built a pattern and applied it to an object. To move a pattern inside an object, select the object using the Selection Tool (V). Hold Down the grave accent (backtick) key `, and click ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

First you need to make sure the line with the arrow is a single closed path. After you have drawn a line, added the arrow pointer, click Path > Stroke to path. Using the Select by Nodes tool N, ...
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Creating a striped line in Illustrator

Pattern brushes are probably your best bet. Draw a single segment of your repeating pattern. That'll be used for edges (i.e. between points) and a corner piece (I've just used a solid square). You ...
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Creating a striped line in Illustrator

About the only way to do this is via patterns. Either a pattern filled shape, or a Pattern Brush. For a pattern brush, the set up isn't too difficult.... :) The difference between @Cai's brush and ...
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Illustrator: how to fill shapes with a 45 degree line pattern?

You can create a Pattern Swatch and use that pattern as a fill. I would start with what you have already, with two specific notes: Make a perfect square as your background. Space the diagonal lines ...
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Is a teaser with no image still a teaser?

A "teaser" is typically defined as anything which entices the viewer to look further (or keep watching in the case of multimedia) without actually giving away the "offer". Coming ...
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Inkscape: Can not get "Pattern Along Path" feature to work as I need it

In Inkskape there are two different plugins to be used to put a pattern along a path: Pattern Along Path Live effect: Path... Path Effects... +... Pattern Along Path, to be applied as a Path Effect: ...
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How to create this pattern?

Be aware there is an optical illusion taking place due to the shine of the metal making it possibly appear that there are 2 center points in the pattern. There aren't. What follows is far from ...
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How to make pattern-dithered bitmap (halftone) style pictures?

That is not ascii art. It is called a pattern-dithered bitmap (halftone). I did a quick image search a found the source for your cropped art that has more pixel detail (see below). I made a very ...
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