Questions about patterns, usually a repeating unit of shape, and often a small, repeating and tile-able element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification and scaling. Ask anything related to designing or altering patterns.

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How to use the 3-D scale/rotate tool to create depth in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I've a very simple rectangular shape that has been filled with a hexagon texture. I'm looking to create a sense of depth by keeping the lowermost row of the hexagons largest while transforming the top ...
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How are patterns that look like they're moving created?

Every time I see a pattern that looks like it's moving, but really isn't, I wonder what the principles are for creating such images. I suppose this is the best place on the web to get a good answer ...
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How to create the illusion of depth with repeating patterns? [duplicate]

How do I create perspective with repeating patterns? I am very much a beginner level, as noted by my first attempt to create a illustration in illustrator. However, my attempt has provided me with ...
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How to make photoshop pattern base on real word object

I want to create an pattern out of the tablecloth in the picture below (I want to replicate the stripes combined with a pseudo linen texture). I am a newbie to make this kind of thing (like mimic ...
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How to create a repeating pattern from the previously designed pattern?

I know the steps in how to properly create a custom pattern by creating a square with various color and shape differences. However, I found the hexagon repeating pattern from a movie and I much rather ...
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Is it possible to create a green poker table felt pattern with CSS?

I would like to render/generate a CSS pattern that looks something like green poker table felt or AstroTurf. Is this possible? Alternatively, would an image-based pattern be a better solution? If ...
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How can I convert to seamless pattern in Illustrator?

After following many tutorials about pattern making using pattern maker and brush pattern in Illustrator and then offset in Photoshop, I couldn't make the below image into a usable seamless pattern :( ...
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Incorporating text into a patterned background

I am working on an invitation for print and have been coming up short with a good way to incorporate text into the piece. Here is the background I am working with: What I am trying to do is place ...
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What are the “sideways triangle patterns” called?

So I've seen this pattern in the background and banners of websites, but I don't know what it's called. I want to see more examples, and learn how to do it myself (Using CS2). This website has a ...
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How to create a professional Floral Swirl Patterns

I need to know how can I do a professional Floral Swirl Pattern using Illustrator. I know I can find many vector-based custom shapes already made, but I need to create it from scratch. I need to do ...
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How can I change hue of a vector image that has many colors?

How can I change color of this vector in Illustrator? Each triangle is different. I want it to be in other color tones like brown, grey etc.
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How can I make a complex tartan pattern in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Could anyone tell me how to create the tartan design shown in the attached file? Im using Illustrator CS6
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How can I create a background pattern with small, cartoon-like, hand-drawn stencil images?

For example, in this picture (ignore the logo): I love how the background is cute and made up of small, simple images. Where can I find resources like this background, or how can I recreate it?
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Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like ...
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Cutting out a part of a field of lines in Illustrator

I made a field of lines evenly spaced in illustrator. They are grouped together. I want to cut out and paste a segment of this group. The grouped lines are parallel and the group is tilted at an ...
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How can I use .pat files in my app?

I downloaded some beautiful patterns and filled them as patterns in images. However, every image I prepared with the patterns loses its aspect ratio when it is used as background on different screen ...
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How to create a decreasing stippling or halftone effect? [duplicate]

For lack of a better name, I'm trying to create a decreasing stippling effect like this: My first inclination was that this could be created in Photoshop with some sort of filter effect. I was ...
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How can I create a wood / topographical map texture in Photoshop or Illustrator?

This is a pattern I've seen used in multiple places and I've always loved it: This site also uses it as a background texture, as well as this one. It's sort of like a fingerprint/wood texture. I ...
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How to create vector stripes in Illustrator

I made a bar graph in Illustrator using Pattern Swatches for the diagonal stripes: In Illustrator, this looks perfect and saves as a vector. However, this graph is going to be published, and ...
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Seams in Pattern - Adobe Illustrator CS6

I have read on a number of blogs that the seams that you see in Illustrator from applying a pattern to an object is due to anti-aliasing and that if you print from Illustrator that it will print fine. ...
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How do continue a pattern or style if it is in bitmap form?

I have downloaded some psd templates that I must edit. In this case, I am attempting to continue the red bar across the black area that currently divides it. It is in bitmap form, however (no layer ...
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What software can I use to design pattern for a tweed fabric?

I have experience only with Adobe Photoshop, but I'm looking for something easy to use, a program that will let me focus on the design process and testing many concepts without having to do a lot of ...
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What techniques are there to create a geometric diamond pattern in Photoshop?

I cannot figure out how to go about making a pattern similar to this one: I know it must be relatively simple but I cannot wrap my mind around creating a consistent repeating pattern. thanks!
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How can I make a Tartan Design in Adobe Illustrator

I generated on the internet this tartan design: Now I want to get this design as a vector graphic built in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a trick to get 45 degree lines on the squares? Or does ...
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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Is there a way to edit en existing pattern in photoshop [duplicate]

I opened a new file and created my pattern, selected all and defined pattern. Then I closed the file without saving it and then used the pattern - great. Now is there a way to make changes to that ...
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How to make a line in illustrator with $ signs

The behavior I'm looking for is similar to how one can make a path line dashed. Except, instead of being dashes, I'd love to make it show $ signs. Thanks for your help!
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How to fill shirt patterns into a shirt silhouette with realistic form “twist”?

I currently have xxx amount of patterns that I want to apply to a shirt silhouette. My challenge is that I naturally want to apply the pattern with realistic "twist" and form on arms, collar etc. So ...
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How to create a pattern or tiles from rotated elements

I have a geometric pattern – say, a cross: Which I want to repeat with some overlap and tile … easy: The blue square marks the 100×100 px unit tile. However, here comes the catch: I want to ...
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Using a pattern to cut out areas from a group of shapes in Illustrator

I have an image that's been image traced. All I want to do is cut out horizontal stripes out of the image. Since I want to cut out a lot of evenly spaced stripes, I thought the easiest way would be ...
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How do I drain this pattern of color to add it?

I'd like to add the below leather pattern effect to the bookmark I have made below that: The bookmark is simply white pixels with some layer effects added. How do I "drain" the texture of colour ...
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How to edit a closed shape drawn by Path Tool in GIMP?

I created a custom shape with custom pattern with the following steps: Drawing the border lines with Path Tool Making a closed shape by Selection from Path Selecting the closed shape with Magic Wand ...
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How to make a noise/paper background in PS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create this grunge texture effect How can I achieve this kind of background in Photoshop? Seems like a noise/paper pattern.
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How can I color a pattern in Inkscape?

How can I color a pattern in Inkscape without creating a custom pattern? I guess this should be possible. But I can't manage this :-( I draw a square. --> I get a square filled with a color (green). ...
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How can I make a 30 degree pattern?

I would like to make a simple line pattern rotated at 30 degrees, but no matter what I try I can't make it repeat itself without the lines being cut. Is this possible to do?
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Can I stroke a line with a pattern in illustrator?

I have a diagram with many colour-coded lines and a key to which colour means what: red line = electricity cable; blue line = gas pipe etc. This is inaccessible for colour-blind people. I would ...
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I have a Photoshop .pat file, but I don't have Photoshop

I bought some textured patterns I'd like to use in an iOS app I'm developing, but they're in .pat and .mxp formats. I don't own any of the Adobe apps (Photoshop, Fireworks, inDesign, whatever). Can I ...
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Do most web designers make their own textures?

I'm a web developer by training who is branching into UI/UX design. One of the things my design work lacks compared to experienced designers is subtle use of texture, such as on these sites: ...
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Scaling Pattern Fills in Inkscape

I would like to give an object a striped fill, where the stripes are thin and dense. I chose "stripes 1 : 2" from the Pattern Fill menu but the pattern was too coarse. Online help suggested that after ...
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How can I create tiny pattern-tiles that repeats well in Photoshop?

Whenever I have tried making tiny tiles for tiling, like 10px x 10px in size, the only thing I have ever been able to make well is diagonal lines. I suppose it has something to do with painting ...
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Can I resize the texture pattern that applied via Illustrator graphic styles?

Can I resize the texture pattern that applied via Illustrator graphic styles? And if not, is there any workaround to achieve this?
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Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the Mountain Lion background pattern?

Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the OS X Mountain Lion background pattern? I am referring to this commonly used background pattern:
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How to create a fabric pattern with wavy lines

I would like to create a fabric pattern, like this one: I'm not very experienced in graphic design. Could somebody please explain how to create a fabric texture and overlay a wavy line pattern in ...
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How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do so many app menus get that finished textured look? I'm still a beginner, but I really like this texture and have been trying for hours to recreate it. Question: ...
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Creating Patterns in Illustrator CS5

I'm trying to follow this tutorial to create an iPhone from scratch in Illustrator. I'm onto step 18 and cannot seem to create the pattern needed. My problem is this, after creating the layout of ...
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How to specify a repeating pattern for textile printing

I've tried searching for an answer to this, but I have no idea what terms to even search for. I'm creating the artwork for a repeating pattern that is going to be printed on a large quantity of ...
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How can I create a circular zig-zag pattern?

I'm trying to create something that looks like this: I can do the blue lines easily enough but I can't seem to get the grey 'circular diamonds' right. No matter what I do, be it a diamond shape ...
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Problem opening pattern file in photoshop cs5

Pattern: Link to pattern. I downloaded this pattern from the internet but all the included patterns show as blank tiles in preset manager. Any tips on how to get these to show? (I have ...
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What is the name/type of this pattern?

This is a pretty popular background pattern in web/graphic design and I'd love to find different but similar variations of it. What would I search for to find such patterns?