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Realistic Mexican Tiles with light dirt

by robokitty Posted 16th Jun 2009 at 6:57 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2009 at 2:59 PM by robokitty
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A non-vector type Mexican / southwest tile pattern for everyone. I'm not a fan of the squeaky clean look, so I added light dirt to one of the layers. The dirt is connected to the "blue" layer in the original color of these tiles. They're also meant to look handpainted and a little more grungey & realistic.

It was a total PITA to make this into a usable, non-eyeball destroying pattern, so I hope you all enjoy it.

4 colors in the palette. Located under Tiles & Mosaic.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy & Hysterical Paroxysm for the nifty program and tutorial.

In-Game Category: Tile and Mosaic

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Test Subject
#2 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 8:11 PM
wow very nice pattern. it will be perfect for a future sim home
Test Subject
#3 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 8:12 PM
This looks great... very realistic- I bet it looks awesome in game. Can't wait to find out! !Muchas gracias!
Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 9:02 PM
Wow. This is very freaking pretty.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 9:24 PM
Lovely 2 Thumbs Way Up!
#6 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 9:30 PM
Test Subject
#7 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 10:45 PM
Oh gawd, my grandmothers house, get it away!! D=
Eminence Grise
#8 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 10:46 PM
Wow beautiful! I can see how the color separation on that must've been a real challenge :O

LOT of tiles like that where I live, in Southern California.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Jun 2009 at 10:59 PM
Awesome job, looks like that would be a very complicated pattern to work with too..great work!
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 1:12 AM
Very nice!! They look so familiar. I may have seen at least one of those out somewhere...
Field Researcher
#11 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 2:30 AM
wow thats wild,
Q.. how many bottles of aspirin did you go through, just to make them all?
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#12 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 4:29 AM
Nice work! (eyeball destroying...)
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 8:03 AM
This is fantastic thanks a lot. well done
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 9:49 AM
I am hugely impressed with this pattern! You did a fantasic job. I can't wait to do a kitchen with this style.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 11:02 AM
Gorgeous, thanks alot!

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Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 6:37 AM
I just love this pattern! Thanks!

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but if you play your cards right, that kind of thing doesn't have to stop there
#17 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 9:47 AM
This is absolutely fantastic.
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 4:29 PM
very fancy pattern! thanks!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2009 at 4:15 PM
I really love these - obviously took A LOT of work. Thank you so much!
Mad Poster
#20 Old 3rd Jul 2009 at 4:49 PM
Great pattern! Great for my mediterranean/southwest type houses - which I really miss from sims2. Thanks!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 3rd Jul 2009 at 8:54 PM
Oh wow! This must have taken so much work. I love the different colors and patterns. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 13th Jul 2009 at 4:30 PM
Wow very pretty
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 7:40 PM
This must have took ages, great job.
Test Subject
#24 Old 8th Sep 2009 at 7:54 PM
Thank you VERY MUCH!!!! I love mexican tiles!!! In sims 2 I used to make my own, but now I don´t know how to make them.
Pleeeaaassseeee..... Could you make some more??? For example a pattern containing one of each tile??
Field Researcher
#25 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 1:39 AM
Yaaay. I live in California. I, on occasion, vaguely and half-heartedly attempt to recreate local architecture in The Sims. This shall come in handy on just such occasions. (Although I admit that these sorts of tiles are more Mission-y than local-stuff-y. Still, they're cool.)

(Also, they can probably be repurposed for some variety of 11th-16th Century architecture... Or something...)

Anyways. They are funky. Thank you, and yay.
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