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Contents Tool Factory IT System Create a Repeating Pattern
Grade: K-12
Required products: Tool Factory Painter
Instructions
Tool Factory Painter contains the perfect feature for creating tiled images and wallpaper. Through this function you can create many unique backgrounds!

Step 1 - Adjust the page view so that you can see the entire page (See page view tutorial).

Step 2 - Add a painting to the page and then make a fill around the painting to create a background.

Tile a Painting
Step 1 - On the Menu bar click Tool Factory Painter>Tile. The painting will now be copied four times.

Step 2 - On the Menu bar click Tool Factory Painter>Tile again as many times as desired. For each copy of the painting currently visible three more copies will be added each time you click the Tile button.

Step 3 - If you want to create a repeating pattern where the images are inverted you need to click the Tile and Flip option instead of just Tile.

Wallpaper
Step 1 - Paint something on the page.

Step 2 - On the Menu bar click Tool Factory Painter>Wallpaper. This will add twenty-five copies of all the images on the screen.

Wallpapers and tiles are a great way to create a backdrop to paint on.
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