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Basic Tiling by Cyangmou Basic Tiling by Cyangmou
Short and slim basic explanations how infinite loopable textures or basic tiles work.
Don't went in depth to explain how to do textures.

feel free to post feedback/questions in the comments

If you want to go a step further and learn more about how to connect various tile textures check out this tutorial by Pix3M

Metatiles - In a Nutshell by Pix3M
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Does anyone know why my GraphicsGale does not have the tile option in the preview? I cannot figure out why
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
don't know.

But maybe your version of GG isn't actual.
I also don't know if that's supported in the free test version, that could also be the case.
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
It was just out of date. I didn't realize there was a newer version.
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No-Ones-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial! I am just beginning with pixel art and I never even thought of tiling.. I should try it out sometime! ^^
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BirdyCrossing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
....TIL Gale has a tiling feature LOL

But anyways, this is extremely helpful, thank you for sharing! I always had trouble with getting tiles to line up perfectly, so I'll definitely keep all this in mind for the future :D
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
For some reason my version does not have that option and I cannot figure out why. It is the paid version as well.
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AzKai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
You gave me some ideas on how to make my tiling even faster! Thanks :) Great work as always, Cyan!
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iftikhar110 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Very good!!!!
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FinoRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!, thanks mate! really ;)
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NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen many sizes for isometric tiles, but does any size work well? Like 80x70?
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
80x70 won't work for iso tiles.
It's important that the edges are 2:1 pixels and that you have an odd number of pixels in the middle of the tile, to guarantee sharp edges, if you are drawing a box or a cube.
The templates I provided in the tut are the ones I'd use.
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NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, and would tiles like these work? sta.sh/017zpliov5wn
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
yeah, iso cubes. they work, but you need to have them overlapping ofc.
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NeoZ7 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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Phantosanucca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I've actually heard that tiles are 8x8 pixels.
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Cyangmou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
yeah it's also possible to have 8x8 tiles, it wasn't uncommon on the SNES, but there is a vast variety of tiles.
However there were also games on the SNES which used 16x16 pieces (4-tile square metas) because that's much faster to map in an editor.
In fact you could use every size or shape you want, but if the tile is to small you get limited with the amount of pixels. If the tile gets to big it might take to long to craft a single one.
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Lanasy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely resource!
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Banished-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thank you very much for this helpful tutorial!
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0shawn0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, definitely helpful!
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Titan303 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
/very good!
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ThisIsEllian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT. THERE IS A TILE FUNCTION IN GRAPHICSGALE?
HOLYSHITHOLYSHITHOLYSH---

Thanks.
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I was surprised by this as well. But when I checked in my software, the option wasn't available even though it is the paid version.
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ThisIsEllian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When was the last time you downloaded it ? It took me years to realize the software is still being updated, and the version I downloaded last week had the tile option...
(paid version as well)
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Ah that was it. I didn't realize it was being updated regularly either. Thanks, I wouldn't have realized.
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ThisIsEllian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the updates are worth checking, I was using a 3 years old version prior to that and...
Woah it's so much better, especially how the different tool windows are handled/snapped now. :)
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plexcom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Yes I had the same reaction when I downloaded the latest version yesterday. I was surprised at how much had improved. I was previously running version 1.9something. I'm glad to see they are continually improving the software.
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frankiller Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial!
By the way, there is a program called pyxel, aimed for pixel art that lets you create tiles in seconds! Be sure to check it out
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Frankzo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Damn, thanks alot for making this tutorial. :)
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