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Tessellate Pattern Design

Tessellate Pattern

Origins of Tessellate Pattern

This pattern design started as an idea to interlock a series of only four-sided shapes together. Making the shapes as random and un-alike as possible created an intricate pattern with the pattern repeat hard to see.

Black and White First

The first design was simply alternating black on white, which had a retro Mods-like op-art vibe. I liked the design but thought it needed to have something extra. I created a blurred vertical line in Photoshop that could be used to make shadows and highlights in the design.

Creating the Shimmer Effect

Using the burred vertical line – which I call a flash – I created a shimmering effect of gentle folds. It was achieved by adding a series of transparent layers of vertical flashes, positioned above the background layer. Experimenting with each of the blending modes, I found 50% hard light was the ideal setting. When viewed large the effect isn’t all that obvious. When seen from a distance, or scaled smaller you can see the soft folded shimmery effect.

Buying My Designs

My designs are sold through Contrado, based in the UK. Visit my Shop Page for more details. If you would like this design to be specifically added to the shop for you please contact me.

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