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Offline Speedster

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Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« on: April 08, 2012, 10:47:26 am »
Hi guys;

Does anyone have any special tricks to creating Seamless Tiling?  I'm trying to create a "Faced Granite", from several excellent jpeg's I shot.  I brought them into Photoshop and put a bunch all over the place, rotating and blending.  Then into FilterForge for what I hoped was a seamless, and also to create a bump.  But there's still a pronounced tiling effect on KS regardless of scale, etc.

Any clues?  This would help a lot of us I know...  Jeff, how about adding tiling into your next great webinar?

Bill G

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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 02:49:55 pm »
Bill,

The best trick is to bring your image into Photoshop like you started, but then go to Filter/Other/Offset.  Enter a nominal horizontal and vertical offset value to basically 'push the edges' into the image and then use the 'Clone Stamp' to paint them out.  Afterwards I typically, enter another 'Offset' value to make sure I've blended everything adequately.

Poke around in some of the earlier tutorials and/or webinars on the KeyShot website.  Somewhere in there, our guys at KeyShot have done a nice job walking through this process a couple times.  You can also do a YouTube search on 'Photoshop Seamless Textures', and you'll quickly run across a bunch of videos tutorials covering this simple technique.
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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 03:37:20 pm »
Thanks so much for the help!
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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 12:21:48 pm »
Bill, Glad to be of help!

To Our Friends at KeyShot: 'Creating Seamless Textures' is one of the more common texture map related requests and would be a nice stand alone tutorial in your website tutorials section.  ;)  Any chance you could break out that portion from one of one of your previous webinars to add to the tutorials?

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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 02:47:23 am »
Try Genetica, brilliant program!

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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
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Re: Any clues on Seamless Tiling?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 08:16:10 pm »
seamless tiling is very simple. (In Photoshop)

1. Create your texture. It can be any size, but this example will be 8" x 8".

2. Drag guide lines to the exact horizontal center and the exact vertical center. Or use the selection tool option "fixed size", make it 4"x4"

3. Select the top left area - make a new layer with selection

4. Repeat for all 4 sections

5. Inverting - Move the two layers on the left over to the right - Repeat for right layers. Then move the bottom 2 layers to top - repeat for top layers

6. Make sure nothing is overlapping or there are no gaps.

7. Flatten image

8. Select All and create a new pattern. it will tile seamlessly.

« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 10:48:06 am by yakas »