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Penrose Tile 2

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This tile pattern was made using Penrose Tiler, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Penrose Tiler is a free program you can get here---> [link]
The penrose tile was created, then exported to Illustrator as a PostScript file. Then to Photoshop.
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Loki7z's avatar
Ca a du demander beaucoup de travail!
SloanyBear's avatar
very talented!
vlacruz's avatar
Great work. It reminds me of the old toledan tiles
parrotdolphin's avatar
Thanks, do toledan tiles have islamic designs?
vlacruz's avatar
Yes, the most known have islamic origins, but include also castellan motifs
Snufke's avatar
Wonderful Mandala. The link to Penrose Tiler does not appear to be working, but I'll find it.
parrotdolphin's avatar
Well, just in case, and because there are other penrose tile apps out there, here's the guy's website: [link]
And here's a direct link to the program (zipped): [link]
Snufke's avatar
Thank you, found it. It looks pretty basic at first glance, you must have done some nifty photoshop work on it! I'd be interested in some technical detail on how you achieved this actually, just the overall approach.
parrotdolphin's avatar
I exported from Penrose Tiler to Illustrator as an EPS (post script) file. In Illustrator, I made all the strokes black and increased all the stroke width. This gives you a plain black line art base. Then I took that into Photoshop. Keep a layer as just the lines. Duplicate the layer. Then I did a lot of bucket fills on all the parts - that's the tedious part. Then I think I just copied the bucket filled layer a few times. And the line art layer too. I used some "Difference" mode layers and just played around. There's a base green layer at the bottom of this one. Hope that helps you. :)
deluge's avatar
this is awesome it captures and stimulates the eye while it is also soothing
parrotdolphin's avatar
Thanks! Thanks for all your comments. They are appreciated!
Funygrl's avatar
These tilings are wonderful! I love the color scheme of this one especially! :thumbsup:
parrotdolphin's avatar
Thanks, glad you like it. :)
16stepper's avatar
Hey! These are very cool! Thanks for the great links, too.
parrotdolphin's avatar
They are fun to play around with.
16stepper's avatar
I've been wanting to get Bryce, but no money, so I'm extremely grateful for the pointer to POV Ray. :excited:
parrotdolphin's avatar
Good luck if you use it. It helps to know a programming language, because that's how you use it - you write scene files that are kinda like a program.
16stepper's avatar
Oh no! Well..... I've always said I wanted to learn a programming language. We'll see if that's just all talk now...
parrotdolphin's avatar
Hee hee, good luck!
golem1's avatar
Makes me think of Muslim architecture.

I assume there's no limit to the variety of patterns that could be generated this way. If a tiny sample of that variety were graven on the walls of buildings and dug up by archaeologists thousands of years from now, what would they make of us? Marvelous age we live in....
parrotdolphin's avatar
That's funny you should say that because I somehow got led to Penrose tiling when I was investigating Islamic art. It looks similar to me too. You are right, there's no limit to the variety of patterns that could be generated this way. Of course they all have the same sort of look to them.
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