Create an Illustrator Texture From a Photograph

Textures play such a huge role in surface pattern design that I thought I'd start a series of posts on how to generate or create them. This first post shows you how to use one of your photos to create an Illustrator texture that you can put into multiple images, use...

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Welcome to the world of prancingpixel!

Prancingpixel is me, Sherry London. Some of you might know me from my Photoshop and Illustrator books and courses and from the Quick Tips and product reviews that I wrote for Photoshop User magazine for many years. Others of you might know me for my...

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Creating Seamless Photoshop Tiles

I am so eager for you to see this technique and to let me know if you like it. It's a way to develop a seamless repeat pattern in Photoshop in a way that is guaranteed to always be seamless and yet allow you to see the pattern in repeat as you create it. It's also...

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Starting the adventure

I hope you'll join me for an adventure in the world of repeat and surface patterns. I've been designing patterns that repeat seamlessly in Photoshop and Illustrator for almost too many years to remember (Illustrator '88 and Photoshop 1.0) and I've had a truly...

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