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Teacup Software Releases PatternMaker 1.0 for InDesign

Powerful new design tool for Adobe InDesign (December 01, 2004)

Teacup Software's PatternMaker 1.0

Teacup Software's PatternMaker

Teacup Software today announced the release of PatternMaker 1.0, a powerful new design tool for Adobe InDesign CS. Designed by page-layout guru David Blatner, the PatternMaker plug-in brings high-quality PostScript patterns to InDesign. Each of the fifteen native PostScript patterns in PatternMaker are completely adjustable, allowing users to tweak, modify and reinvent each pattern into endless variations.

Features for the PatternMaker include:
-- A unique set of adjustable parameters for each pattern, so that every pattern offers its own set of design possibilities.
-- A simple user-interface centered around a single, dynamic palette that updates as different patterns are selected.
-- Integrates with native InDesign effects -- drop shadows, feathering, skewing, scaling and any other transformation can be applied to the graphic pattern itself, not just the frame containing the pattern.
-- All patterns are in native PostScript, so all designs can be output at any resolution on both PostScript and non-PostScript devices.

PatternMaker offers new possibilities for backgrounds, texturing
David Blatner worked closely with Teacup in the design of PatternMaker to meet what he sees as a long-standing need. "In the old days, we had rubdown and cutout patterns," he said. "They were a pain to use, of course, but it was great to have patterns that were ready to go. With the PatternMaker, you have all the advantages and none of the inconvenience. On the one hand, you have these great backgrounds and textures ready to go for you without any tedious hand-design work. On the other hand, each pattern is totally adjustable, so you can tweak and mold it to get some amazingly creative effects."

"We're very excited about this plug-in," comments Teacup president Lawrence Horwitz. "It's an incredibly versatile, powerful design tool, but really simple as well. With David's help, we've created a plug-in that feels natural and comfortable for people to use. We've already seen some beautiful designs that people have come up with using PatternMaker."

Pricing and Availability
The PatternMaker 1.0 for InDesign CS retails for $99.95 and is available for download and purchase from Teacup's web site, It requires InDesign CS on either Windows 2000 and higher or Macintosh OS X 10.2 and higher.

About Teacup Software, Inc.
Teacup Software, Inc. is focused on creating simple, elegant solutions exclusively for Adobe InDesign. In addition to its ready-made plug-in products, Teacup also offers consulting services for custom plug-in development for Adobe InDesign. In both its consulting and development work, Teacup is dedicated to doing the extra work it takes to create products that are transparent and easy-to-use. Teacup is always looking for ways to simplify, simplify, simplify.

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