The Artlandia SymmetryShop plug-in is all you need to create professional pattern designs in Adobe Photoshop. This plug-in instantly turns a selected part of your artwork into a pattern and then lets you interactively change the pattern and adjust its parameters. You can even make changes at a later time, for example, when a client requests refinements.
No, the plug-in makes all the necessary transformations (rotations, reflections, and so on) for you. The seventeen symmetry controls in the SymmetryShop palette allow you to choose the pattern type and convert between different types with a click. The plug-in also has the Layout list that lets you create many popular repeats (drop, grid, spot, gradation, and others), also with a click. To see how this works, click here or here and press the Show How button.
Yes, SymmetryShop keeps your original art intact in a separate layer. You can add objects to your original art, or you can edit it in any other way you like. Then simply update your SymmetryShop.
Every SymmetryShop pattern has a dedicated element, called the control path, that you can interactively edit with usual Photoshop tools. The plug-in will automatically rebuild your pattern to reflect your edits.
Absolutely. You can easily create patterns with interlocking unitsjust as you can clip repeating units and stack them together as simple blocks. Click here for an example.
Yes, you can create any number of pattern fills while you are working in SymmetryShop. Just click the Export button and your pattern will be added to the pattern presets. To see how this works, click here.
Of course. You can use the entire image or select a part of it as a motif.
Yes, the plug-in fully supports both vector shape and smart vector objects, as well as editable text (type layers). See examples here. Also, if you work mainly with vector art, you may want to check our popular Illustrator plug-in, Artlandia SymmetryWorks, which specializes in vector patterns (and lets you combine vector and raster images in your patterns too). Here is a comparison chart of the plug-ins.
Yes, SymmetryShop patterns are saved as usual Photoshop files and your customer will be able to see and print your art without the plug-in. You can also export your patterns from Photoshop in a variety of image formats, for example, TIFF or GIF.
Yes, SymmetryShop saves the exact tile with your artwork as a channel. You can always open your file, apply the SymmetryShop Tile selection, crop, and get the exact rectangle that seamlessly tiles the plane. You can also create a Photoshop pattern preset and use it as a pattern fill.
Yes, you can easily crop a SymmetryShop pattern down to exactly one rectangular tile. Then simply export the file from Photoshop in, say, JPEG format.
Absolutely. SymmetryShop has the built-in drop and brick repeats. You can easily make the half-drop, quarter-drop, and other fractional drop repeats. It is equally easy to create other popular repeats used in textile design.
The plug-in comes with a detailed user guide, which introduces all the built-in layouts. Also, many pattern design terms are defined and illustrated in the Artlandia Glossary of Pattern Design. Specifically, here are the definitions and examples of "repeating patterns" and "seamless patterns".
Yes, you can create both surface patterns and borders with SymmetryShop. Click here for an example.
Easily. Kaleidoscope is one of the available symmetry types.
The shipping version of SymmetryShop works with Photoshop CC 2014 and later versions. Please contact us for instructions on installing in Photoshop CC 2017. For earlier versions, starting from Photoshop 7 and including Photoshop CS6 and CC, we provide SymmetryShop 3, which is included with your purchase of SymmetryShop 4. See System Requirements for details.
Yes, you can download the free demo version here.