Create a Cool Korean Circle Pattern in Illustrator

I’ve been quite interested in Korean designs and patterns for some time now. I’ve also been hoping to incorporate some of the best Korean patterns into my designs. However, there seems to be a real lack of Korean design resources out there, so I decided to make my own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a cool Korean circle pattern like those found on many Korean traditional buildings and clothes. This is one of the coolest patterns I’ve found in Korea, so it was a lot of fun making it in Illustrator. I found a similar pattern here, and if you want to see more great Korean patterns, I encourage you to pick up this book all about Korean patterns.

Well, let’s begin.

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Different Input and OS languages on your Mac

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Wow. As opposed to Windows XP, Macintosh continues to be a breeze as far as usability is concerned. Recently, a few friends asked me how to enable Korean keyboard input on their new Macs (I helped convince one friend to buy his). Since I’ve done this a number of times (and had a number of requests for help), I decided to make a blog post about it.

From what I remembered, Mac OSX comes installed with most every language by default, and adding language input or even switching OS languages is as simple as a few button clicks. In fact, there is a trick necessary if you only want a mono-lingual install of OSX in order to save some hard drive space (as opposed to WinXP’s default mono-lingual install that requires a different trick to change languages). However, it wasn’t until I went back in to my own system to check things out that I realized exactly how simple working with different languages is. Below are step-by-step instructions for how to enable different language input, and how to change OS languages completely.

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