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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Frank, my apologies for the misunderstanding. It's now clear that your first jpeg is composed of the second one. I took the first one to be the tile.
    Guy -

    I love these tools

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Mike did a 50s pattern or two previously, I like some of that period art style, so here's my tribute today; you can download a png of it—I used the Shape Buidler tool to do the calligraphic lines, but aligning them wasn't as easy as one would think.

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    —g
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  3. #33

    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    A little bit of flower-power created in version 8. The shape builder tool is pretty cool.

    What I did in the attached XAR file is to "paint in" the color under the flower outline using the layer below the outline, so the colored in areas would be hidden by the outline. I can see this being a big boon to me.

    The 3 screen shots show the PNG files that are below two clipped group variations.

    I am up to eight, and I'll do four more for a choice of what to include in the ZIP Gary will put up on XaraXone.

    Take care, Mike
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  4. #34
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Would it be cheating if I told you which ten of yours I'll pick?



    Hey, this offer is open to everyone. Gimme ten I like, I'll put them up forever on the Xara Xone's freeware page.

    -g-

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Mike, I slummed it, and offer another way, similar to what you proposed:

    You put a layer on top of your drawing layer, and then every color shape you add, you do in Transparency>Stained Glass blending mode.

    The Xar file attached used a drawing I stylized, filtered and then saved as a bitmap. Then the shapes on top are all Stained Glass. Which is fine only if you don't mind duller colors in areas that are not white on the bottom layer.

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    —Oooh, the colors, —g
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    that one I like a lot Gary - is it dull, or just 'pastel' ?, and the composition is great

    good tiling one and all
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Thanks handrawn—

    Technically, chromatically, I'm not certain the effect is either dull or a pastel. "Stained Glass" is simply a renamed "Multiply" blending mode, which in photography is based around the real world subtractive color model. The result color is always darker than the color you begin with. So it's not a perfect solution for coloring in a B&W drawing, but it's interesting.

    If anyone would like to more than a sensible person would (!) on the subject of Xara's Stained Glass mode, there's a well-written paper on it >>>here<<<.

    Keep on posting, folks! Let's see if we can top the number of views we had back on January's tutorial!

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    here is one I did to quickly replace the butt ugly desktop image that comes with windows 7 on my new pc.

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    My current Xara software: Designer Pro 365 12.6

    Good Morning Sunshine.ca | Good Morning Sunshine Online(a weekly humorous publication created with XDP and exported as a web document) | Angelize Online resource shop | My Video Tutorials | My DropBox |
    Autocorrect: It can be your worst enema.

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Here is another one, this time I used bits and pieces of my Rhododenrons drawing and tried to artfully arrange them. I have also included the .xar file for the Daisies tile.Click image for larger version. 

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    My current Xara software: Designer Pro 365 12.6

    Good Morning Sunshine.ca | Good Morning Sunshine Online(a weekly humorous publication created with XDP and exported as a web document) | Angelize Online resource shop | My Video Tutorials | My DropBox |
    Autocorrect: It can be your worst enema.

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    You could use Live Copies so that as you edit an object on one edge the one on the opposite edge automatically updates.

    And going further than that you could set up a 3*3 array of live copies of the whole tile design, so that everything you do in the centre tile automatically repeats all around and all the edge overlaps are done automatically. However, I've just tried that and it doesn't quite work. This needs a bit of thought...

    Phil

 

 

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