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Seamless 2

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SEAMLESS 2 FAQ, Q, ANYTHING PAGE

Download Seamless Adobe AIR app Available for Windows, Mac & Linux
The above link changes, it's always the latest version . if your trial period is over, try downloading again
NB: You need Adobe AIR to install Seamless

Collecting SS information I find

On this page:


Definition & abbreviations
Importing shapes
Vector Editors & Online tools
Shareing shapes
ABOUT COPY-WRITE AND USING IMAGES
Links
Pattern contests

Related links
Seamless Basics
Also check out seamless discussions in the forums



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Definition & abbreviations



Alphabetically:
  • Pattern
    A fusion of template and palette. Distinct from template.
  • Pattern creation window (also, PCW)
    This is the screen you see when you go to colour a pattern, and the first screen you see after a successful save in theTCW. This is where a template creator should ideally always add the tag 'template' to ONE of their coloured versions, so that it will come up associated with their name, if someone does a search for templates. Ycc2106 has a great tutorial on tags here.
  • Seamless (also, S1)
    The online template creator.
  • Seamless Studio (also S2)
    The offline template creator, still in Beta.
  • Template (Previously called an 'invisible pattern.')
    These are what we actually create in Seamless, and they (and their tags!) are visible and searchable only in the Pattern creator.
  • Template creation window (also TCW)
    This is the first screen you see when you have saved a template in S1, or uploaded one with S2. The tags you enter on this first screen (where you cannot re-arrange or change the colours) are only usable inside the PCW search field. As such, tags here should only be simple descriptors, or a short version of your username. There is no point to adding the tag 'template' here.


    AI = Adobe Illustrator

    pattern colorizer = This, confusing because the button says "create a pattern"

  • Importing shapes

    (initially written by Prax - maybe slightly outated)

    Using Vector Editors
    Create each shape separately in a file, then:
    Save as > SVG (scalable vector graphics)


    Useful Tips:
  • It appears that 'stroked' shapes don't work properly, so avoid using the stroke function.
  • Complicated shapes will require the use of Illustrator's Pathfinder tool; if you are unfamiliar with it, it's worth a google. :)
  • You can actually save details from the templates you made pre-Seamless Studio. Below any template that you've created, there is a 'save as svg' option. I've used it to extract a shape I created in an old pattern (a fleur-de-lis), cleaned it up and imported it as a new custom shape


    Where are the file patterns?
    In Mac all the patterns you made are saves in ../Documents/SeamlessPro/
    I advise to save them yourself so you can rename them and make them easier to find for editing
    If they don't have names, I think you'll have more chance finding the file you want searching files by date

    Anyone know where they are in Windows?
    Maybe in the invisible files?
    ../Documents and settings/Programmes/ seamless pro/
    or something like that?

  • SHARING SHAPES


    I hope we'll make a common shape library =)

    eSnips.com let's you share any kind of file format
    EDIT: BUT DO NOT INSTALL THEIR DOWNLOADER!! - It's hijacked!

    PraxWaves_Test

    >> praxspiral.svg



    If anyones interested, here are the shapes I used in this pattern (worked for the 1st Seamless beta test)
    Leafs_[t]

    leaf.svg
    leaf2.svg

    ABOUT COPY-WRITE AND USING IMAGES


    UPDATE: OFFICIAL BLOG ARTICLE HERE

    Any website with a copywrite © sign means that all the content is protected and require to ask permission.
    In short: If you don't see something like 'FREE VECTOR SHAPES' - 'ROYALTY FREE PHOTOS' ... better avoid using

    See also the CL Terms
    Copyrights & Licensing 101: The Basics

    Note that a template set to "All rights reserved", will not show up in the pattern colorizor - nobody can colour it

    COLOURlover (aka Darius, Ambassador of Love & CEO) wrote here:
    No matter what the license provided, it's always nice to credit the original creator in the description.

    OOPS! DELETED PATTERNS!


    Copyright infringed patterns get deleted, for now they will be replaced with 'OOPS'

    Example:
    There used to be a pattern using this image as source:

    Skull Headphones Cigarette by ~pleasenojunkthanks ©2007-2011

    Don't forget to help!

    *How To Help Us Beta Test*

    Once you've had a chance to play with the app, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback.

    Just copy and paste the text below into a love note to COLOURlover or email to love@colourlovers.com and send it along with your thoughts:

    =======================================
    Seamless Studio Beta Feedback
    =======================================
    Your name:

    Your occupation:

    Operating Systems tested:

    Seamless Studio Feedback:
    ----------------------------
    * Describe any problems encountered during installation:

    * Describe your initial impressions of Seamless Studio:

    * What features/tools, if any, did you find to be confusing or difficult to use?

    * What new features do you like most about Seamless Studio?

    * What do you think could be improved?

    * Describe any problems or bugs encountered while testing Seamless Studio:

    * Would you recommend Seamless Studio to a friend? Why or why not?

    * What are the first 3 words that pop into your head when you think of Seamless Studio?

    * How often do you use Seamless Studio?

    * What other software programs do you use on a regular basis?

    * Please describe any additional comments regarding Seamless Studio:

    Seamless_Pro

    LINKS


    SS announcement Blog post
    Forum thread
    Illustrator tutorials - Youtube (some basic drawing tips)
    Templates - Works in Progress (Discuss & ask advice about your pattern design)


    Gasp found a video! Thanks a million for sharing!

    This is the pattern created in the above video:
    Wild_Thing





    miss bea heyvin wrote here
    Wanted to make everyone aware of this contest on Talenthouse. Create a fabric pattern for UK designer Issa.
    http://www.talenthouse.com/issa-design-for-the-london-fashion-house


    DETAILS:
    WHAT IT IS Issa, the globally acclaimed fashion house is inviting pattern and fashion designers to submit a print design for an Issa dress. Issa is looking for designers to bring their fresh approach, personality and vision which can easily translate into a classically chic silk Issa jersey dress. Participants should submit one print design for the chance to have it produced into an exclusive dress for Issa's upcoming seasonal line.WHO IT’S FOR Pattern designers, graphic designers, fashion designers and illustrators

    WHO IT’S FROM : Issa and Hot New Face

    HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN : Issa and Hot New Face will choose the winner from all qualified submissions* with special consideration for the top voted entries.
    *A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules

    WHAT THE WINNER WILL GET
    One winner will have their print design produced into a dress for Issa and will receive $1000.

    The highest voted submission will receive an exclusive item from Issa's upcoming seasonal line.

    WHAT TO DO NEXT : Click “Get Started”

    DATES TO REMEMBER
    Submission Deadline: October 13, 2011
    Voting Starts: October 14, 2011
    Voting Ends: October 20, 2011
    Winner Announcement: November 2, 2011

    welovecolors wrote:
    Hello Lovers!

    We Love Colors is having a really cool contest right now, I wanted to share it with you, because there are really talented people here on ColourLovers. Sorry for late notice the contest ends tomorrow (Sept 10). (Please forward to whomever may be interested, this competition is open to everyone.)


    Contest Information

    The prizes are amazing, over $500 worth, which include a Wacom Tablet, iTunes Gift Cards, Helvetica Moleskines, Pantone Mugs, Blurt.com Gift Certificates, and Walls Notebooks.

    For those of you that are not familiar We Love Colors is a clothing company that does all of our own textile coloration at our location in Miami, Florida. Currently over 50 colors and funky multicolored designs we call Splash Colors. We started as a family business 2002 / 2003 with me and my dad with our first employee my sister. My dad was a expert dyer that could create any color on fabric by blending together dyes by eye. He would hit the color dead on with max 3 attempts!!

    Our website is:
    www.welovecolors.com

    Thank you, Craig
    Founder - We Love Colors


    source: Color Forums / Please check out We Love Colors graphic design contest
    Tiandu used the Spiral shape! =)
    Tiandu163Tiandu164

    DESIGN TIPS: - praxicalidocious wrote here:

    [...] There is a great function in AI called 'scribble,' which lets you, well, scribble, all over your shapes. It is crazy awesome for breaking up big flat colours without making them too finicky about the kind of colours you use to do it.
    Iconography
    I also used it here:
    Flourishing

    It may also have been used here in this awesome design by FrommeDesigner, though I have no way of knowing for sure. :)
    mandala-2

    PATTERN CONTESTS

    Originally Sent by Chirply
    Just wanted to let you know that there's a COLOURlovers & Chirply pattern challenge going on at: http://www.chirply.com/colourlovers

    We're going to turn the pattern submissions into greeting cards, notebooks, and wrapping paper!

    Cash prizes and bragging rights are at stake :)

    COLOURlovers posted about it on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colourlovers/posts/10150360909283988
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/colourlovers/status/126399068762144768

    Submitting is simple - just have a 600x600 pixel image and a 205x115 pixel thumbnail and submit it at http://www.chirply.com/contests?contest_id=3

    Let us know if you have any questions!

    Gagan

    Moved Tiandu's comments here:
    Questions& Comments

    Here's the pattern templates I have made using Prax's spiral, and kalindy's shapes. =) (Probably will do more than one post...)
    (kalindy had shared her shapes with me privately, the link to her shapes was not up at this time...)
    Tiandu117

    Tiandu119

    Tiandu120

    Tiandu146

    Tiandu145

    Tiandu144
    More...

    Tiandu143

    Tiandu142

    Tiandu141

    Tiandu140

    Tiandu139

    Tiandu138

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