cjmcguinness Posted April 17, 2007 Share Posted April 17, 2007 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is a very simple, straightforward use of a Distort plugin that produces a nice curved tile effect that can be used as a background as, when finished, it will tile perfectly. Moderator note: For the result shown by the author, use only the diamond gradient and finish off using the Rotate/Zoom Plugin with the tile box ticked. To create these curved tiles you will need the Waves plugin. (The Distortion and Ed-Harvry Effects plugins are optional.) - You need to start with a 1000 x 1000 square canvas (I've tried other sizes and this one produces the best results) - Make any design you wish on the canvas; not too intricate as most of the detail will be lost when we do the tiles - I put a very simple diamond gradient - Then EFFECTS > DISTORT > Dents: Scale 50, Amount 100, Turbulence 10. - Now, select EFFECTS > DISTORT > Waves: Radius 1000, X-effect 400, Y-effect 400. - Press CTRL+F to repeat the Waves - you should repeat somewhere between 10 and 20 times to achieve your desired level of detail. 10 x Waves 20 x Waves - Recolour your image by EFFECTS > ED-FECTS > Colour Tint. - You could also use ADJUSTMENTS > Curves and play with the RGB values to colour your image if you prefer. - You can now shrink your image to a size that will tile nicely across a background (Desktop or Webpage). - IMAGE > Resize: I made mine 150 x 150 This is what it looks like tiled across my desktop: You can also view this tutorial on my Googlepages Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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