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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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?
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How can I make patterns visible when I am using A4 size layers in gimp?

I have this small problem that anytime I wanna make a good quality design in A4 the bucket fill of patterns is hardly visible. How can I make patterns adjust to the size of the layer? For ...
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waves, tide minimal effect.. some ideas on to improve a attraction “hotspot”

Some advise is wanted from you great guys and gals on the below image. the idea is to represent a "hot spot" of "waves" where your eyes are drawn into. This concept makes you feel like clicking the ...
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How are simple textures like this made?

I've realized that simple textures like the one used on this site: ..add a lot to the look of a page. How are they made though? I'm not very experienced in Photoshop, but I can't imagine what tool ...
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How can I fine-tune my tile pattern to make it seamless?

I'd like to create a seamless pattern from the image below: I can cut out a rectangle and attempt to tile it but it doesn't quite line up: I know photomerge works really well for creating ...
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Where should I start learning the skills required for creating textures and patterns?

I am a software engineer but I also like becoming a good graphics designer but I don't know where to start. I especially like mastering the skills necessary for designing textures and patterns but I ...
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Replicating a pattern in Photoshop

How would I go about replicating it in Photoshop, possibly with a different background color than this gray-brownish one? Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, ...
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Generate Parallel lines in Pixelmator

I need to generate parallel lines with gap of 18px in Pixelmator for the purpose of baseline. Is there any quick way like transform in Illustrator or pattern in PS? Is it possible to generate guides ...
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Acorn - Creating Tiling Texture From Scratch?

How would I go about making a simple, tiling texture with Acorn for Mac? Is there a tool, or a function or something I can't find, or can it not be done with such a simple application? If you know of ...
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Pattern File Does Not Function Properly in Adobe Illustrator CS5

So I learned Adobe Illustrator CS5 (Say 10%). I have these two files which I downloaded from the net. They are patterns files for animals skins. The first file is named "Animals_skins.ai" and is ...
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Change colour of pattern file

Can Photoshop pattern files be used so that the colours in the pattern are changed? If so, can you tell me how I do this with this pattern file in Photoshop Elements and/or Adobe Fireworks? (I don't ...
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Printing non-Pantone colours

I am wanting to get a design printed on cotton laminate. Is it possible to get non-pantone colours printed? Everyone I've spoken to so far says yes but then says maybe not. I can't get a straight ...
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Photoshop effect shape tweening

Which is the faster way to replicate this effect in Photoshop with those light green squares having a shape tween to little dot?
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How to create decorative borders for ebook / website use with fantasy theme?

How would I create a border with a pattern, be it some celtic knots or gem-like pieces, that could be used as a border in websites or ebooks? I'd like to simulate materials like gems, gold/silver, ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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Filling object with pattern in inkscape

I've figured out how to fill a rectangle object with a bitmap pattern: File->Import. To import the pattern file Then, select the pattern and do Objects->Pattern->Objects To Pattern And finally, ...
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Tiling seamless diagonal lines

I'm working on a tile-based game, and I'd like to have diagonal lines for (32x32) tiles. The problem is, whenever you tile them, they look like this: How do I make it seamlessly tile?
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How to edit the photoshop patterns?

I wonder if there is a possibility to edit the source image of the patterns from the preset manager in photoshop. On right click on a pattern the only options are Delete Pattern and Rename Pattern.
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Haltone pattern within InDesign

One of QuarkXpress features I used a lot in the mid-nineties was the ability to apply an halftone pattern to any bitmap import. It was unbelievably effective when printing black&white graffiti ...
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What's the best way to create a subtle, barely noticeable texture? [closed]

Using Gimp (or other free software), how would I go about creating a subtle, "mild" texture, like the green in the header at forrst, or the gray in the background of the backbone.js home page? Those ...
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Where do I find free 1950s patterns?

Does anyone know of a source for 50s patterns?
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How is this radial pattern done?

I've seen this pattern done in a lot of images but have no clue how it's done. I'm pretty sure it's not done line by line considering how perfect it always looks regardless of the image. Here's a ...
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Is there a name for abstract pattern with lots of parallel lines and subtle curves?

Sort of like a spirograph? Like that old Mistify screensaver for windows. I feel like it shows up a lot as an abstract shape in the background of things. Trying to think of the best way to make one ...
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How can I create a half-circle patterned background in photoshop?

Have a look at this website: http://owltastic.com/extras.html - in particular, look at the topmost part of the page. You can see a small background the bottom of which forms half circles. The same ...
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How to graphically represent customer flow in indoor environments?

I'd like to know how can I represent human streams and paths in indoors facilities. Where to are people moving? How do they move and in which proportions? Something like Aaron Koblin's Flight ...
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What layout and interface elements work well for a control panel-style app?

I'm working on a web-based app that's similar to a control panel, with lots of different settings and features to configure. The challenge is making it easy for users to find what they want without ...
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Tutorial on how to create a flowing thread

I'm looking for a tutorial to create wavy flowing threads. Like this: I'm open to tutorials in Photoshop, GIMP, or any freeware image manipulation program. We have a copy of PS. I'm not sure if ...
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How to find a texture for a background image for website?

I am looking for a texture pattern for an image that is similar to the one Path.com uses: https://www.path.com/images/about/bg.gif I want a similar image pattern so i can use it as a background ...
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Exporting a Pattern to Image in Photoshop

I am designing a website and in the background I am using a pattern that is done by somebody else. Now while slicing, is there anyway to find and select the exact dimensions of the pattern that the ...