Hexagonal Triangular Grid Mosaic in Photoshop

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I make a hexagonal grid in Photoshop from regular equilateral triangles.

I then extend the technique to demonstrate how to make a hexagonal (triangular) mosaic without the use of special plugins or anything more than the standard Photoshop square mosaic tile filter.

I plan to use these techniques in conjunction with the 17 Wallpaper Group Plane Symmetries of programs like Artlandia Symmetryworks, TileBuilder, or Xaos Terrazzo to make even more elaborate pieces.

Triangular-Hexagonal-Mosaic.jpg

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Shawn Hargreaves has an interesting approach to hexagonal mosaics: he makes a Photoshop displacement map that fools every pixel in a hexagonal region from getting its color from the same pixel. I prefer an area average to a single pixel sample - that way a fleck of noise can't influence a whole hexagon - but the results look pretty good, and I like the ingenuity of the idea.

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Hi, Joseph

We corresponded a while back about Terrazzo, etc, via MetaFilter. Just got an email alerting me to some software you might enjoy knowing of/playing with, here:
http://www.hypatiasoft.fr/Folder_KnotsBag/Pages_HTML/KnotsBag_A.html

and here:
http://www.hypatiasoft.fr/Folder_SeamlessMaker/Pages_HTML/SeamlessMaker_A.html

Best wishes; enjoying your postings hereā€¦
dpc

Looks good; I'll check it out. Thanks for thinking of me.

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