Graphic Design : How to edit vector pattern files in Illustrator

Thanks to Adrian Bidea of VectorPack.net for sending in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, with tips on editing pattern files in Adobe Illustrator. Quite often some of the problems involved with Illustrator patterns is getting them to fit the overall scene correctly. You either have to rework the pattern, or create a new one. This tutorial will make life much easier.... December 31, 2013

Artlandia Brings SymmetryMill to Google SketchUp for Live 3D Pattern Texturing

As you know, Artlandia is one of our favorite developers of software for Illustrator and Photoshop. And, all along, it's been a nasty relationship between Adobe and Google Sketchup. But now, Artlandia's awesome new plug-in makes Artlandia's cloud-based pattern design editor SymmetryMill available as an interactive texture editor in Google's SketchUp! March 21, 2013

Organic book nominated for the Designs of the Year award 2013!

Kapitza's Organic book has been nominated for the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year award 2013! -- 'The Oscars of the design world' showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. February 25, 2013

$2000 Worth of Design Resources for YOU

Our partner MacApps Sales and InkyDeals have come up with this super-duper deal to celebrate their first birthday -- you get a HUGE birthday bundle of design resources -- until Christmas Eve
Get $2799 Worth of Design Resources for only $49! December 16, 2012

Building patterns has never been this easy

For years, we've talked about the powers of Artlandia's powerful and fun pattern design software. Now they have launched an awesome new web application for making and sharing repeating patterns -- online! In your browser! It's called Artlandia SymmetryMill, and if you ever use or need patterns in your graphics, you want to try this! October 1, 2012

The remarkable world of patterns

Designing patterns is difficult because of the intricate demand to detail, and the level of skill required to visualize how the finished pattern will evolve. Let's look at some accomplished pattern designers and see their secrets ... April 30, 2010

Backgrounds: Monochrome, Patterned

When a reader posted this sample to the Photoshop 911 forum, we decided to help out with a tutorial. Here we'll walk you through the steps required to simulate the art for this hockey team. It's easy and works in all versions of Photoshop and Elements -- utilizing a patterned, monochromatic background with the subject highlighted with a glow. August 1, 2009