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I'm trying to create a repeating 'Turing' pattern using PhotoShop and Illustrator, following an online tutorial. Having pasted my pattern form PS to Ilustrator, I'm attempting to apply image trace as per the video instructions, but every time I do the tracing result appears to 'shift' slightly, meaning the pattern does not repeat seamlessly. My image trace settings are as per the tutorial (included in screenshot), anyone able to tell me what I'm doing wrong?

 

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You're doing nothing wrong. The image will always shift when tracing.

You will now have to expand it and then use the pattern editing mode and perhaps you will have to go in and change locations of anchor points. I have watched that tutorial as well and I just don't think this is possible without any detail editing. That's just not how Illustrator works.

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Turing pattern tracing result

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I'm trying to create a repeating 'Turing' pattern using PhotoShop and Illustrator, following an online tutorial. Having pasted my pattern form PS to Ilustrator, I'm attempting to apply image trace as per the video instructions, but every time I do the tracing result appears to 'shift' slightly, meaning the pattern does not repeat seamlessly. My image trace settings are as per the tutorial (included in screenshot), anyone able to tell me what I'm doing wrong?

 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

You're doing nothing wrong. The image will always shift when tracing.

You will now have to expand it and then use the pattern editing mode and perhaps you will have to go in and change locations of anchor points. I have watched that tutorial as well and I just don't think this is possible without any detail editing. That's just not how Illustrator works.

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I don't believe it is possible to create a seamless pattern with image trace.

You will probably have to make some adjustments to the vectors.

Try Object > Image Trace > Expand an use Object > Pattern > Make to create and adjust the tile.

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You're doing nothing wrong. The image will always shift when tracing.

You will now have to expand it and then use the pattern editing mode and perhaps you will have to go in and change locations of anchor points. I have watched that tutorial as well and I just don't think this is possible without any detail editing. That's just not how Illustrator works.

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Thanks for the replies, here's the tutorial I was watching, the author doesn't seem to make any further adjustments to the pattern after expanding, so I'm still confused.

 

https://youtu.be/eKLki6-gynU

 

 

Today I'm going to show you how to create a series of detailed, organic patterns, which have become generally known as 'Turing Patterns'. Based on the resear...

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If you don't believe me, just ask him.

 

And if he still tells you he didn't edit them then you might want to download his patterns and inspect them closely and you will see: they are just not precise.

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