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Popular Pattern Types: Half-Drop Patterns

In the half-drop pattern, motifs are shifted halfway down the side. You can create such repeats with the Simple shift symmetry , by dragging the left or right side of the control path vertically, when the mouse pointer changes to the vertical shear cursor .
You can also use the Half-turn symmetry to create half-drop repeats in which every other motif is rotated 180°.
You will typically use both horizontal and vertical blending to create seamless half-drop patterns.