I've always been fascinated by patterns. Over the past year I've been playing around with creating patterns from pieces of photographs. This is a fun exercise and can result in interesting, and sometimes beautiful, images.
In a previous tutorial I described how to make rectangular patterns. In this tutorial I'll explain how to make a hexagonal tile from a triangular cutout from a photograph and then show how to tile multiple hexagons to make a repeating pattern.
This tutorial is broken into the following sections:
- How to Create an Equilateral Triangle
- How to Create a Triangular Tile Piece
- How to Create a Hexagonal Tile
- How to Create a Hexagonal Tiled Pattern
- Examples of Hexagonal Tiled Patterns
GIMP 2.6.11 will be used for the main part of the work, but Inkscape 0.47 will be used at the beginning because it has a useful tool for quickly creating geometric objects.