When I see interesting natural patterns in the real world sometimes I will take photos of them with my phone and upload them to my Flickr account… today I finally found a great tutorial on how to make seamless background images from the patterns. Here is the tutorial.
I have seen other seamless background tutorials but this one seemed to make the easiest job of it.
I tried it with two different images and learned that the initial photograph quality will have a big result on your final product. Changes in color and light from one side of the image to the other side of the image become very obvious when these opposing sides are matched together at the seam.
I then went on an M.C. Escher tangent and found this cool site detailing interesting points of his life and art.