Select the Aztec master 1 layer copy it and paste to a new document.
We're almost there but we have to do one more thing first. Increase the Canvas
Size to double the width of your current image - ensure the image is placed to
the right and knock relative sizing off - you should get something like
now select the Aztec pattern on it's own - copy and paste it back into a
new layer - flip it horizontally and move it across to the other side of the canvas -
finally invert the duplicate layer like so:
Now we have our basis for the Aztec pattern.
Now we have to duplicate this pattern a few times to prepare for the polar
coordinates filter. So similarly to before - increase the canvas size to a suitable
multiple of the current image width and ensure the original is placed on the left hand
side. So for instance if you wanted say 12 of these patterns to form the final
hull Aztec you would multiply your current image width by 12 for the new canvas size. The
end result should look like this.
Now we simply copy and paste this pattern 11 times across this canvas till
we get this result..
This now is the basis for the Aztec pattern for the polar filter which we
Filters - distort - Polar coordinates
but before we do this we need to ensure the image we will run the
filter on is "square"; as a rectangle the polar coordinates filter will merely
return an elliptical result - which naturally can be handy for elliptical trek
so prepare the image by re-sampling it to a suitable square size like
this...in this example mine was 5200*5200
now I've found that the polar filter tends to dislike images greater than
4000 pixels in width - so re-sample to something like 3800 - retaining the
proportions and then run the filter.- your result should look like this..
Now that the Aztec pattern is done you can re-sample it down to a more
respectable size for the image map of say 2000x2000.