Mirrored Repeat Patterns
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words for. ::: Georgia O'Keeffe :::::
Using Mirror Symmetry in a Grid
Take one of your modules from the previous assignment. Select all then copy and paste four times.
Increase the canvas size by 200 percent
Layout your modules into a four tile repeat pattern.
Now mirror image each tile to the one across from it. Click Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical. One tile needs to be flipped both horizontally and vertically. Here's what it looks like:
Now, flatten the layers down.... Layer>Flatten Image
Select all>Edit Copy>Edit Paste... paste 3 more copies.
Increase canvas size again 300 more percent. Image>Canvas Size.
Here are the cloned 4 part modules arranged on the new canvas.....
Try Variations... layout the original tile so a differnt edge is mirored. Try inverting or reversing white for black to see how positive and negative space reverse... (Ctrl-I). What about alternate tiles reversing? What else can you imagine?
As always, make prints of all your efforts and save them in your design portfoli
|Mirrored 4 way module|
|Reverse alternate blocks (ctrl-I)|