I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck.
I’ve even tried using the automated tool inside the G’MIC plugin in GIMP.
This is the single bucket I am starting with:
This is the result I’m trying to achieve:
I need the buckets to line up when tiled.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
- Create a selection around the upright bucket.
Edit > Define Pattern
- Create a new layer in the document you want the pattern applied to.
- Fill the new layer with any any color and then set the layer Fill opacity to zero
Layer > Layer Style > Pattern Overlay
- Select the bucket pattern you just defined, and click OK
Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object
- Rotate the pattern smart object layer
If you find after rotation that your pattern does not cover the entire document area, simply double-click the smart object pattern layer and increase the canvas size in that document.
Unfortunately Photoshop offers no ability to rotate patterns. Hard to believe. That’s a feature that should absolutely be implemented but until it is this workaround has been good for me. There’s no real reason to create a pattern at a specific angle in this case. It’s often easier to simply apply a straight pattern, then rotate the layer or smart object.