In this tutorial, Sara demonstrates the pattern tool in Illustrator CS6 and later.
Pattern Tool in Illustrator CS6 © Sara Froehlich
If you have ever tried to create a perfectly tiling pattern in Illustrator, you have known the frustration of trying to line up the pattern with grid lines, snap to grid, and snap to point. It will try your patience! Thanks to the Pattern Tool introduced in Illustrator CS6, those days are behind us forever! See how easy patterns can be with Illustrator.
• Pattern Tool in Illustrator
© Ian Pullen
As a graphics and photo editor, GIMP does not have the degree of flexibility in its text tools as you would get with a desktop publishing
app, or even a vector-based graphics editor like Inkscape
. Ian shows you how to work around some of the type editing limitations of GIMP in his most recent tutorials.
• Adjusting Text Line Spacing and Letter Spacing in GIMP
• Adjust Spacing Between Pairs of Letters Using GIMP
See more GIMP Resources and Tutorials.
Download several sets of free brushes and shapes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. These shapes and brushes are based on Christian symbols and include crosses, doves, fish, stars, and many more Christian objects and symbols. Perfect for your Easter projects...
• Christian Cross Brushes
• Christian Dove Brushes
• Christian Stars Brushes
• Christian Symbol Brushes 1
• Christian Symbol Brushes 2
• More Christian Cross Custom Brushes
• Christian Cross Shapes
• Christian Symbol Shapes
• Christian Fish Shapes
• Christian Star Shapes
• Christian Dove Shapes
• Christian Assorted Shapes
• More Christian Cross Custom Shapes
This week's graphics challenge theme is Textures
. Textures are all around you. Soft and smooth, hard and edgy they come in all shapes, sizes, and well...textures. This week we have some starting images for you to explore and create a new image with. Use at least two of them on their own or with something else, we'll let you decide. Have fun!