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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    @Phil—

    Using Live Copy is a terrific way of quickly making variations on a tile that is set up properly, and thanks for suggesting this, Phil!

    Here's an example; you have to be careful about using the Shape Builder and the Ersaer on a Live Copy that has a shadow, and I don't see where you can specify that the Live Copy lands precisely on top of the original, but none of this is a deal-breaker. All you do after Arrange>Live Copy, is select the two of them, Ctrl+Shift+L, align centrally, and you're good to go.

    Try experimenting with the attached Xara file. You need the Pro version.

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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    @ Gare: At last I had an opportunity to follow your destructions. Once I got hold of the idea of the transparent bitmap copy resized as a repeating tile over the cheese & tomato it was easy. Thanks, Gary.
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    Default Re: Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    @ Bob...Tastefully done, Sir! (my destructions?!)

    I created a 1961 counter top pattern, as long as we are on a kitchen theme here.

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    @Frances—the tapestry is BEAUTIFUL. Continue along these lines, I recommend. It's by far the m ost elegant and multi-purpose tile you have going on this thread!

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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    I made these repeating mosaic seamless tiles by using Spray for Xara, nothing to techy but they work fine as seamless tiles, not sure to what use though

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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Hi Sygg—

    No bitmap is an island. I can think of a use for your tile right away, just not in Xara.

    It would make a great bump map for a snakeskin texture!

    Hey, try thin with a decent sized copy and Xara's Live Effects bump filter.

    -g-

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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    I once rented a flat in Cheltenham and the kitchen wallpaper was a bit like the attached, only more garish, think primary yellow orange and purple (this was the 1970s). Needless to say we ate in the dining room. Inspired by Gare's interlocked circles, I made a variation of my own for this. The .xar file is attached.
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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Hi Gary,
    not to sure what you mean with "thin" anyhow I tried the bump map and the result I got was rather snake like, although I doubt the colour. I've uploaded the xar. file in case anyone wants to adapt this or find use for it.

    Stygg
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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    @stygg...

    My mistyping. Try this with...

    It looks very nice. Click here to watch "SnakeSkin:The Motion Picture"

    Hey, there are a lot of uses for a seamless tile. Stygg's would also make nice panels for a leather-working brochure.

    -g-
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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Better late then never I've heard.
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    Default Re: May 2012 Tutorial - Create Seamless Patterns in Xara Designer Pro X

    Very nice Bill.

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