Just a quick note about a class coming up on Monday August 17 (that’s just 1 week!). I have had a lot of requests for exactly this topic, so this class is really designed by you: creating seamless repeats from your artwork. The idea is that we will take your art, whether it is a texture or a drawing or a painting and we will learn 4 or 5 different techniques for making it be able to tile seamlessly. What does that mean?
Here is a pattern that is not seamless. You can easily see the edges of each repeat tile. It looks like a set of playing cards set side by side.
This is the seamless version of that tile. I copied and flipped the peacock and added in extra feathers so it disguises the edges of the tile. You can’t see the edges of the rectangle, but it is still just one rectangle repeating over and over.
This is a complex version. We will try different techniques in class from really simple (mirrored repeats) to learning a tiny bit about the healing brush and clone in Photoshop. You can register for class at Textile Center’s website. Hope to see you there.