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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Tiled clones with trace
« on: July 29, 2011, 07:57:10 PM »
I am not sure how the following could be used for a background pattern but I am sure a few talented members will come up with some great ideas. All I can think of is squares to give a mosaic look or the letter X to give a cross-stitch look. I think some designs would look good if a filter was added after cloning. If you try any projects, save often and do not have too many images on the one page.
For the first example I drew a square and then cloned. 

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For the second example I imported a butterfly silhouette and then cloned.

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Here are the setting to use if you wish to try this yourself. Try it will many different shapes and to get a totally different look add a coloured mat behind the finished design.
Don't forget to unset colour or trace will not work.

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The next example is only showing part of image traced and it is the reason why I started playing with the settings for tiled clones using trace. I saw an image on the internet and I decided I would like to try to duplicate the effect. Original image can be seen here http://ffffound.com/image/8cb92738c4bc7 ... bc4493c234 It is an eagle image consisting of triangles. I am not taking a screenshot and posting it here incase the owner of the image objects.

So I drew a triangle and changed symmetry setting in tiled clones and this is my result. Please note this was a two step process and if anyone would like a mini tutorial please let me know and I will get it done.

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I then went on to try something different. I used the same image and the same triangle but I changed the selection used in Symmetry to see what happened.
- I used the Trace setting as shown in the screenshot at the top of the page
- I did not make any changes in the Shift tab.
- Symmetry setting shown beside each example.

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An old video I created last year to help someone change a photo to a cross stitch diagram. It shows how to change setting to trace an image.
[youtube:1wn1lvps]EATIRux2P7I[/youtube:1wn1lvps]
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Re: Tiled clones with trace
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 03:55:54 AM »
Ooh, Carolyn, this is yummy!!  Thanks for showing this and, yes please, if you can do a tutorial, I for one, would love it!

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Re: Tiled clones with trace
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 08:42:29 PM »
This is so cool, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Tiled clones with trace
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 04:24:42 AM »
Debbie here are the steps I used to create the image using triangles.

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Here are the settings I changed for tiled clones. Settings only need changing in the Symmetry and Trace tabs.

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Here is a screenshot showing how the project looks at this stage. Please note - I did remove the photo to make it easier to see the tiled clones.

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Delete the original triangle to unlink the clones. Place the next triangle in place (the black triangle in the screenshot) and repeat tiled clones with the same settings.

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Screenshot of the finished project.

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After a bit of trial and error I did find the triangles had to be cloned one at a time. I found I ended up with an entirely different design if I grouped them first then cloned. There are no rules so feel free to experiment.

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Re: Tiled clones with trace
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 04:30:11 AM »
Thanks for this, Carolyn, it looks really good!  I shall enjoy having a go & will post something when it's finished.

Debbie
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