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Chapter 3. Drawing and Masking > Create Seamless Tiles - Pg. 74

HACK #16 Create Seamless Tiles H A C K Create Seamless Tiles Hack #16 #16 Create tiles that mesh seamlessly more easily than you might think. Even nonartists can create repeating tiles using very basic techniques. Throughout this book, I try to emphasize that you don't need to be an art expert or a music major to create compelling content. Here is a hack that artists and mathematicians alike can appreciate. It shows you how to create graphics that can be used in creating synthetic art [Hack #15] . Negative Space The principle for creating tiles that mesh seamlessly is surprisingly simple. Start with a uniform grid of rectangles, squares, triangles, or hexagons, as shown in Figure 3-8, and modify each tile into something more interesting.