How to Create Stunning Patterns with Artlandia SymmetryWorks 5
Artlandia SymmetryWorks 5 is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to create beautiful and complex patterns with ease. Whether you are a professional designer, an illustrator, or a hobbyist, SymmetryWorks 5 can help you unleash your creativity and produce stunning patterns for any project. In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and use SymmetryWorks 5 to create amazing patterns in minutes.
Downloading and Installing SymmetryWorks 5
To install SymmetryWorks 5, you need to run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to choose a destination folder for the plug-in files and enter your serial number. If you don't have a serial number, you can use the plug-in in the trial mode for 30 days. The trial mode has some limitations, such as only one symmetry type per session and no editing of saved patterns[^1^]. To unlock the full version, you need to purchase a license from the Artlandia website[^2^].
Using SymmetryWorks 5
To use SymmetryWorks 5, you need to launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document or open an existing one. Then, you need to select an object or a group of objects that you want to use as a motif for your pattern. You can use any Illustrator object, such as paths, symbols, blends, images, text, etc.[^4^]. Then, you need to open the SymmetryWorks panel by choosing Window > SymmetryWorks.
The SymmetryWorks panel has several buttons and options that let you control the appearance and behavior of your pattern. The most important ones are:
The symmetry buttons: These buttons let you choose from 17 different types of symmetries that determine how your motif is repeated and transformed in the pattern. You can change the symmetry type at any time with a click of a mouse.
The insertion mode button: This button lets you draw new objects directly into your pattern. When you draw an object in insertion mode, it is automatically added to your motif and repeated according to the chosen symmetry.
The replicas button: This button lets you create live copies of your motif that are linked to the original one. When you edit the original motif, all the replicas update automatically. You can also apply different transformations and color reversals to each replica.
The layouts button: This button lets you choose from various layouts (or pattern templates) that define how your motif is arranged within a repeat unit. You can also create your own custom layouts.
The control path: This is a special object that defines the boundaries of your repeat unit. You can use it to resize, rotate, or move your pattern interactively.
With these tools, you can create endless variations of patterns with different symmetries, colors, shapes, and effects. You can also export your patterns as Illustrator swatches or save them as files for later use.
Examples of Patterns Created with SymmetryWorks 5
To give you some inspiration, here are some examples of patterns created with SymmetryWorks 5 by various artists:
- A geometric pattern with p6m symmetry by John Langdon.
- A floral pattern with p4g symmetry by Laura Coyle.
- A tessellation pattern with pg symmetry by Alain Nicolas.
- A guillochÃ pattern with p31m symmetry by Artlandia.
- A harmonic growth pattern with p3 symmetry by Artlandia.
As you can see, SymmetryWorks 5 is a powerful and versatile tool for creating stunning patterns in Illustrator. If you want to learn more about SymmetryWorks 5, you can visit the Artlandia website[^2^] or read the user guide[^5^]. You can also try it for free for 30 aa16f39245