Monthly Archives: April 2017

Pattern Making on Autopilot: Pattern Explorer in SymmetryMill 2

Wouldn’t you want to sit back and relax while somebody makes all kinds of patterns for you? With SymmetryMill 2, you can! Just start the Pattern Explorer and let it run. Stop any time you see something interesting. But don’t worry about missing a beat. All the intermediate steps are recorded and you can replay them, like a movie, or browse frame by frame and select the best.

Starting Pattern Explorer.
Starting the Pattern Explorer.

Continue reading Pattern Making on Autopilot: Pattern Explorer in SymmetryMill 2

Make That Perfect Seamless Pattern: New Blend Modes in SymmetryMill 2

When it comes to making seamless patterns, there can’t be too many tricks up your sleeve. SymmetryMill 2 adds dozens of new blend modes to your arsenal and lets you customize boundaries between neighboring units in your patterns exactly to your liking.

You can choose among many blend modes, such as Normal, Enhanced Average, Dissolve, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Inverse Color Dodge, Lighten, Screen, Overlay, Soft, Hard, Vivid Light, Glow, Freeze, Heat, Difference, and Composite.

Normal blending, Dissolve blending, Soft Color Burn blending, and Soft Color Dodge blending.
Examples of Normal, Dissolve, Soft Color Burn, and Soft Color Dodge blending.

Continue reading Make That Perfect Seamless Pattern: New Blend Modes in SymmetryMill 2

Get More Patterns out of Your Images: New Filters in SymmetryMill 2

You often want to tweak your patterns to make them look just so. In SymmetryMill 2, you can do that with a rich collection of image filters:

  • Adjust Colors
  • Sepia
  • Polaroid Color
  • Reduce Colors
  • Sharpen
  • Pixelate
  • Add Noise
  • Dot Screen
  • Symbol Screen
  • Cross-Hatch Screen
  • Emboss
  • Blur

Image filters
Applying filters to tweak your patterns.

Continue reading Get More Patterns out of Your Images: New Filters in SymmetryMill 2