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Metal mesh patterns

Mar 23, 2011, 16:45
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Metal mesh patterns
Does anyone know of any good metal mesh patterns for GIMP similar to those that are made by Axertion?

Thanks.
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Mar 23, 2011, 22:43
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
(Mar 23, 2011 18:26)ofnuts Wrote:  You can load Photoshop patterns in Gimp:

http://registry.gimp.org/node/11003

Thank you for the response.

I installed the plugin and re-installed the patterns that I want, but when I go to refresh the patterns in the patterns menu I get the following error:

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Failed to load data:

Fatal parse error in pattern file 'C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\patterns\Meta Mesh Patterns (pack 1) - by Axertion.pat': Unknown pattern format version 65536.

FYI, I am running Gimp ver. 2.6.8

Do you know what's going on here?
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Mar 23, 2011, 23:04
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
Hey just looked into this, and it isn't that simple Ofnuts
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Mar 24, 2011, 02:56
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
With the plugin installed, you can drag-and-drop the PS .pat file onto the GIMP UI.

It will open as layers.

Copy a layer, and paste as new image.

Save as GIMP pattern file - .pat

Save in the GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\patterns folder. (Windows)

Restart GIMP.

It should then appear in the Pattern window,
and be usable with the PaintBucket tool.
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Mar 24, 2011, 15:58
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
(Mar 24, 2011 02:56)Tardigrade Wrote:  With the plugin installed, you can drag-and-drop the PS .pat file onto the GIMP UI.

It will open as layers.

Copy a layer, and paste as new image.

Save as GIMP pattern file - .pat

Save in the GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\patterns folder. (Windows)

Restart GIMP.

It should then appear in the Pattern window,
and be usable with the PaintBucket tool.

Brilliant! And simple as everything. Thanks for your help, and thanks to anyone else who posted.
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Mar 24, 2011, 23:00
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
While I was playing with this I found a slightly simpler variation on what Tardigrade posted. Follow his instructions up to copying the layer, but then instead of Paste As -> New Image, just use Paste As -> New Pattern. A dialog box comes up where you can give the pattern a name (I used MetalMesh01, MetalMesh02, etc.) Gimp takes care of saving it in the right format, to the right folder, and even refreshes the Patterns list for you so its ready to use without having to restart.

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Mar 24, 2011, 23:13
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
That's much simpler. Thanks. Smile
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Mar 24, 2011, 23:14
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RE: Metal mesh patterns
(Mar 24, 2011 23:00)Virago Wrote:  While I was playing with this I found a slightly simpler variation on what Tardigrade posted. Follow his instructions up to copying the layer, but then instead of Paste As -> New Image, just use Paste As -> New Pattern. A dialog box comes up where you can give the pattern a name (I used MetalMesh01, MetalMesh02, etc.) Gimp takes care of saving it in the right format, to the right folder, and even refreshes the Patterns list for you so its ready to use without having to restart.

I'd already followed tardigrade's steps, but I'll use this for future patterns. Thanks to both of you for the tips.
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