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Seamless Tiler Programs

MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Member Posts: 4,625
edited August 2011 in General
Both are free.
years ago I used this program 20/20, it's great for making seamless tiles. You can download it, link below and there is a little tut on how to use it. You can use your own photos to make a tile, say maybe of a pet, flowers etc. or just a small section of your photo.

http://txhartnsoul.150m.com/tutorials/tiles/tiles.html

Here is another great tut, halfway down starts the 20/20 part of the tut. http://www.don-guitar.com/tiletut.html

I have not used the program below.
Second program: http://www.imagelys.com/index.php and Tutorials: http://www.imagelys.com/doc/html/tutorial/index.html

Thought maybe these would be helpful to someone.
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Comments

  • AndyAndy Administrator Posts: 4,579
    that 20/20 program is awesome... just tried it out
    I don't often test my code... But when I do, I do it in production.
  • DianeMarshDianeMarsh Member Posts: 162
    So does this work with any backing paper jpg? I haven't really got into the textures in MTC mainly because I am still struggling with the print and cut with the Gazelle....I am getting close, but not quite close enough.
    Diane.....Southampton.U.K. Www.keepforevercards.blogspot.com
  • pigtailpatpigtailpat Member Posts: 1,515
    I'm not sure I understand, why is a seamless background desirable in conjunction with .mtc?

    Thanks!

    Pat
    Cuts with Gazelle, PNC with silhouette.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 6,849
    edited August 2011
    When you import a texture/pattern to fill your vector image, you want it to be able to repeat that pattern throughout your image without showing a seam.

    Have a look at Deb's thread here:

    http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/18298/#Item_10
    Sandy McCauley
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  • neldanelda Moderator Posts: 11,637
    I'm not sure I understand, why is a seamless background desirable in conjunction with .mtc? Pat
    Both of these shapes have tiles/texture applied to them. The one on the left is seamless, the one on the right is not. You can see why seamless is better.
    image
    Also, if you print your own digital paper, seamless gives a better result.
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  • pigtailpatpigtailpat Member Posts: 1,515
    nelda - thanks! Queen of visual helps again.

    This really clarified why seamless is helpful. Thanks so much.

    Pat
    Cuts with Gazelle, PNC with silhouette.
  • debzdebz Member Posts: 3,310
    Both are free.
    years ago I used this program 20/20, it's great for making seamless tiles. You can download it, link below and there is a little tut on how to use it. You can use your own photos to make a tile, say maybe of a pet, flowers etc. or just a small section of your photo.

    http://txhartnsoul.150m.com/tutorials/tiles/tiles.html

    Here is another great tut, halfway down starts the 20/20 part of the tut. http://www.don-guitar.com/tiletut.html

    I have not used the program below.
    Second program: http://www.imagelys.com/index.php and Tutorials: http://www.imagelys.com/doc/html/tutorial/index.html



    Thought maybe these would be helpful to someone.
    I downloaded 20/20 to give it a try. I was making these by hand and it was hard because I had to make sure the image lined up correctly when I was done. I was basically dividing the image into 4 equal squares and then sticking each piece in the corresponding corner to get the seamless effect.

    Deb http://krapikreate.wordpress.com/ Cutting with 24" KNK Maxx, Silhouette SD, Expression, Cameo, and Zing Team KNK Designer
  • MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Member Posts: 4,625
    20/20 is a great little program that is quick and saves you time when you're in a hurry. You can make a tile from just about anything. For those with graphic programs you can use gradients, other filters along with gradients, shapes, PSP tubes, brushes from Photoshop etc. Just play, but be warned they can be addicting, LOL

    You can make tiles within your graphics programs also, but most times I found using this program so much faster. Plus, it has a couple extra features.


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