For this tutorial we were shown the method of Tiling. A technique used specifically for texturing on Maya.
So in order to make the pattern repeat successfully, we learnt tools like 'offset' and how to make the patterns in the image blend in well. Also we were shown how to use things like the Marquee tool to cut, copy and paste over any blemishes to make our tile more repeatable.
This is the original photograph I used:
This was after it became a tile, once the offset had been made, I then had to edit the seam line that ran down the middle by pasting over it with the clone bruch and copy and pasting certain bricks over the line.
This is what it looks like when the tile is repeated over and over again.