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Adobe Illustrator 9 - Tips n Tricks for Graphic Designers and Desktop Publishers

Lots of readers write, on a regular basis, asking about the various aspects of generating seamless background patterns and tiles. While I thought everyone already knows this, I decided to address it this month by digging out the patterns article I wrote several years ago for Photoshop Tips & Tricks. Problem is, I can't seem to find the article. Besides it was for Photoshop 2.5.
__ Little has changes, aside from the fact that there are two dozen utilities online now that create pretty good backgrounds. If you want to do it yourself in Photoshop, here's how:
__ First get the image you wish to use for the texture. Here we just scanned in a piece of blue jean denim. (Imagine me standing by the scanner with my pants off... no, don't!) Actually someone asked a while back for a denim background, so here it is. (I'll post the fruits of our labors along with this article.)

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