Artlandia on Tuesday introduced SymmetryWorks 4, a new version of its plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. It costs $229.
SymmetryWorks 4 helps designers create repeat patterns — surface, textile and quilt patterns, for example, stationery borders, designs for interior decoration and more.
New to the version 4 release is expanded support for replicas — live copies of selected objects. You can now add and remove objects from replicas, and support has been enhanced for all-over and tossed repeats. A new multi-replica feature has been added for auto-generation of replica copies, and spirals, mosaics, gradations and other arrangements in patterns can be edited. New capabilities let you create optical, moire and other special effects, and much more.
SymmetryWorks 4 works with Adobe Illustrator 8.0 through Illustrator CS2. It’s also available bundled with Artlandia SymmetryShop for $419 — a companion product for Adobe Photoshop.