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If you're on a Mac you should check out PatterNodes, it's an app for making custom patterns using a parametric interface that makes it very easy to tweak the result and make something subtle, but your own. http://www.lostminds.com/content/product.php?patternodes


The most difficult part of pattern creation is finding the proper pattern tile. You essentially have to examine what you see to figure out the smallest area possible which is repeating. When you try and create a tile which is too large you can easily run into alignment issues. For example, in your art, the circles are of varying sizes. Some are larger than ...


In Photoshop, using Filter > Other > Offset can help with seamless tiles and textures. Put in values for horizontal and vertical that are half the size of the texture you're trying to make into a tile.


That is called a seamless texture. There is no quick way to do it. The least time consuming way of doing it is to grab one that already exists :) But if you need to do it with your texture, I personally like grabbing half the image, put in a new layer and move it to the other side, so right and left corners are touching on the middle of the frame (that ...


This is a result of the .pdf viewer you use, there is nothing wrong with your image. Each and every .pdf viewer is absolutely horrible at previewing .pdf files that aren't optimised for display on screen. Print-ready cPDFs are the worst offenders: areas with drop shadows (as Henrik notes) get an outline, and vectors that touch each other regularly get a ...


My guess is that the PDF if doing something with the text when you have the drop shadow effect on the text. It will probably go away when if remove the drop shadow. Will it give you any different results if you save your PDF as another PDF standard (there are some to chose from when you save your file from Illustrator)?


the easiest way would involve doubling the height of the image, copying and transform flip vertial and put it above it but that does mess with the pattern abit giving it that mirror look. you can also google for seamless pattern photoshop which will have you duplicating the layer and positioning it 50% and feathering between them. the problem is you have a ...


Here is what I do: In current PSD, get to your pattern selector: mouse over desired pattern and wait -> it will list the dimensions of that tile create a new PSD at those dimensions fill with same pattern Now you can edit and preserve the original wrapping.


It's called argyle. It's been around since the 1500's and has no restrictions on it.


The basics, however, are to create the pattern, then select it and drag it into the swatches pallette (or use Object > Pattern > Make). In order to make the seams more seamless, you can resize the artboard to the appropriate dimensions and export just the artboard portion. In this case, I'd guess you can just resize the artboard to surround one of the ...

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