# A Colorful Explosion

What is the process to get the final answer?

How do we get to the answer?

By TILING

Like so...

• Nicely solved. Out of interest, which software did you choose to use for the images?
– Stiv
Commented Jun 24 at 6:41
• @Stiv I'm not the answerer, but it's fairly easy with any image editor, even Paint.
– Ivo
Commented Jun 24 at 6:55
• @Stiv, if interested, I created it with Paint as well :) Commented Jun 24 at 6:56
• @Lezzup Ha, I could tell from the colour palette it was a Paint creation! :) Just wondering what folks default to for their image editor of choice when solving...
– Stiv
Commented Jun 24 at 7:02
• @stiv I used GIMP for this. Imo, Krita is better, but I'm stuck in old ways. Commented Jun 24 at 12:24

# Wrap-up: The Making Of A Colorful Explosion

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Caution: This post may contain spoilers.

Although this puzzle is relatively easy, it's a great way to hide some images or shapes. It works with every letter, image or symbol, as long as it has no holes in it. That's the reason I choose a word that didn't contain letters like A, B, O or P.

I would like to share the simple steps to create these shapes yourself. Let's say you want to create a shape that hide a nice turtle:

• Step 1. convert the image to only an outline of the image, and copy it once to the right:

• Step 2 copy both images simultaneously to the bottom to preserve the distances.

• Step 3 draw one squiggly line horizontal between the two upper turtles, and one squiggly line vertical between the two turtles to the left.

• Step 4 copy both lines to the other turtles.

• Step 5 draw a line on the outline of each turtle only on the inside.

• Step 6 remove the other outlines of the turtles, and you have your final shape :)

• I had guessed you: 1. drew the shape in the middle and a big bounding box around it. 2. made four wigglies coming out of it in the four directions until they hit the bounding box. 3. Copy and paste the thing you made 3 more times and line them up. Commented Jun 26 at 23:39
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– z100
Commented Jun 27 at 14:34