I've only been playing with it a very short time, but I've already discovered some awesome filters that my old Photoshop Elements doesn't have -- namely the kaleidoscope filter and the tile filters: Eightfold Reflected etc.
Wow! A program that allows me to make intricate patterns! I love it! I may have to make a new Zazzle store devoted to repeating patterns, or perhaps just a section of my 3D Designs by Jayne store.
I'll have to see how things work out. (My day job really gets in the way sometimes!!!)
Here's the first pattern I made.
First, the original photo (resized)
And here's what it looks like with a Pixelmator filter applied (click on the image to see a larger version of it) :
The first product I used it on is a mousepad:
I also used it on an iPad sleeve.
Gold and Black Abstract Pattern iPad Sleeve by 3DDesignsByJayne
See other MacBook sleeves.
Gold and Black Repeating Pattern iphone 4 Case by 3DDesignsByJayne
Design personalized iPhone 4S case online at zazzle.com
This is so exciting for me -- I've always loved these sorts of designs but had no idea how to create them. Now I can think of a million and one uses for them - sleeves, business cards, pillows, mugs and more.
Of course, I'm a bit late getting to the party (did I mention my day job gets in the way?)
Check out these designs from the talented artists at Zazzle .
I love the colors in this wonderful mug from DriventoAbstractiona, as well as the fact that the design is much larger than the one I created (note to self: play around with dimensions when creating designs).
This mouse pad by mystic_persia really does look like a Persian carpet, with its rich red and gold coloring.
iPad Sleeves and laptop sleeves etc are another create showcase for these repeating patterns, like this lovely blue design by SticherladyMandala