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12 December 2003, 06:42 PM
hi all,

i have a brick wall texture and would like to make it seamless. doesn't painter have some special feature to help with this?



12 December 2003, 11:57 PM
There is no 'silver bullet' to creating seamless tiles in Painter. There are however a couple of tools that make it a little easier. Wrap seams and wrap edges are two of these. Of these two rrap edges is the most help, this allows you to paint off of one side of the tile edge and continue onto the opposite side with the same stroke. This makes edge matching a breeze. Wrap seams allows you to position the tile seams anywhere you wish, a help but not as much as wrap edges. Check 'em out. mokba

12 December 2003, 04:56 PM

In the Painter 8 User Guide, read Chapter 4 Using Textures, Patterns, and Weaves, the section named Using Patterns, sub section named Editing a Pattern Tile.

You can open your existing texture image and treat it as a Pattern when editing it, then capture it as a Paper (texture).

To learn about capturing a Paper, read the Painter 8 User Guide, Chapter 4 Using Textures, Patterns, and Weaves, the section named Using Paper Texture, sub section named Capturinig Paper Textures.

If you're using another Painter version, look up these sections and sub sections in the Index and/or Table of Contents.

Good luck,

12 December 2003, 06:23 AM
We posted a brief tutorial on painting seamless surface materials, in this case "concrete", using Painter's captured brush feature.

The captured brush approach lets you do more exotic things with textured materials. This one is basic, but it's a good starting point.

The tutorial includes a script (which can only run inside Painter). It paints the texture for you, but you can use the script controls to walk through the process.

I don't know that the tutorial has a lot to offer pros here, but others might give it a look. The PDF explains the script set-up and how to paint it yourself. The brush is included.

Use the Tutorial page link in the menu frame. There's a click-through license, but the tutorial, brush and stuff are free. (It is a commercial Painter site, however).

Have fun.


12 December 2003, 05:11 PM
thanks all! :thumbsup:

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