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 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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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 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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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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How to create smallest repeatable background image from a large pattern?

My designer has sent me a background image for a website we're working on that is just diagonal lines, but the image is very large and I would like to make it as small as possible and then set it as a ...
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perspective pattern on object in illustrator

Currently I am working om a project were I need to make a pattern in perspective on an object. For this I used Envelope distort -> make with top object. For each side I made a seperate envelope ...
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How to make 3D Texture Mapping for an image?

Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to make a map or something that would allow me to apply different patterns to make images like the following: .So I have a map and I could easily ...
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Retouch an image pattern so it may be used as a repeating background

I have the following image pattern: If I repeat it as a web page background the variation in color and brightness are very visible at the tile edges. What can I do to retouch this image so the ...
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Should there be “seams” at the edge of the “tiles” when I fill using an image as a pattern in Gimp?

I want to visualize what an image(768x1024) looks like when it's scaled down and tiled. I use Gimp, so I select, ctrl-scale to something small (whateverx180), select, copy, edit/paste as../new pattern ...
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How to copy a pattern from one neck tie image to another that has a solid colour, in Photoshop?

I have a necktie with a pink solid color, that I want to use as a mockup: Source And I have a number of neckties with various patterns like this: Source How to copy the patterns from the ...
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inkscape problems exporting filling pattern to pdf

I have created a filling pattern. When I export to pdf a shape filled with such pattern I get something really different from what I see in the editor. This is an example: what I see: what I get: ...
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Photoshop: Change pattern color gives me a washed out effect

I'm trying to change the pattern color from a very light gray to a dark blue. I've used the color blending mode, but the result is a washed out color. Is there anything I can do to have a dark color ...
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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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How to draw knurling in Inkscape?

I am just starting with vector graphics, so it's simple to draw some parts using gradients and very hard to draw patterns like this one on the left: Hi-res version Besides the obvious method with ...
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How to distribute large amount of icons in Illustrator?

I want to make a design where there will be a lot of randomly placed icons. A few of them will be a different color to visually form the shade of some large object. Kind of like this effect, but ...
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How to analyze patterns in “random” color swirls [closed]

I will apologize ahead of time for my lack of expertise in this area. I have done a bit of research online about my problem but I thought it might be more prudent to ask experts. My question is ...
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How to tile a pattern in Illustrator?

I have joined two same sized rounded rectangles creating 90 degrees. Then I made 45 degrees guide and copied figure so they both can be on the same guide. Then using a blend tool I evenly ...
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How to access Photoshop pattern source file? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have access to the source file of each pattern you have inside Photoshop? A pattern is a squared piece of some artwork that is repeated according to the settings you choose. How ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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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 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 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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Make image vertically seamless?

Any idea how make this image vertical seamless..I tried lot in ps..but no result.. or..tell me..where can I found this type of images(one side designed and seamless)?
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How to create a repeating texture?

I want to create something like this: In this German tutorial, they explain how to do so in GIMP. My problem is, that I need exactly this but so that it is repeating itself. So that I have an ...
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How to place different sized circles inside a shape

How could I make something like this? I know how to place text inside a shape but not this. Could it be vector and scalable? Thanks
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Rotate as well as resize duplicated objects in Illustrator

I want to achieve a pattern around a circle. Consider the petals of a flower. I want to repeat the petal around the circle's center, with gradually increasing size. The increase in the size would be ...
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Making a square pattern background

I want to make a basic square pattern background in Photoshop. However, I'm a real newbie at it. My plans are to make a 70x70 pixel square and divide it into 4 squares - each one with 35 pixels. Then ...
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Inkscape: how to add background stripes not overlaying some objects

I am trying to draw a schema using Inkscape but I am not familiar with the software to make it as I am picturing it. Presently, it looks like that: What I would like to add is a strip pattern ...
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Avoiding overlapping text pattern

I was wondering if there is any design pattern for making overlapping text to show nicer in a scene. How my scene looks like; I have orbs with various colours and small differences in size and each ...
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Diamond pattern in digital form

I would like to get jpg, png, or similar file that contains blue diamond pattern similar to the one in the following picture: Also, I would like to know if such pattern is pattented, ir protected ...
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Triangle Pattern Background

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC. I have a background that I want to convert it into a triangle shaped pattern for example, check the tiles on this picture I have found a tutorial on how to do it but ...
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Photoshop pattern gradients

Is there any way to have two patterns instead of two colors for a gradient? I am trying to make a terrain where by the two types of ground textures blend into each other with a gradient, which makes ...
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ILLUSTRATOR: Pattern Brush Doesn't Keep Original Shape

Adobe Illustrator: I created a circle (using the shape tool and while holding down shift), and turned it into a pattern brush. Then I applied that pattern brush to another circle with the intent of ...
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How to create a pattern grid for tiles with Phtoshop

I am trying to create a pattern for tiles. So, I have a specific width and height and I want to fill it with rectangles and leave space for grout. Then I want to fill every rectangle with the same ...
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How to make patern in photoshop

I folowd the steps on internet but i then i saw that it was for older version Of photoshop: CS5 or so it didn't really workt fine then searched for the new version but I didn't find a thing to do it ...
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rotate pattern fill in Photoshop

Is it possible to rotate a pattern fill in photoshop? I need to make a maze for a project, but I can't rotate a pattern to have the right perspective. I found the vanishing point in Photoshop, but I ...
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Photoshop, dealing with objects/models as in scripting/programming environments to manage repetitive operations

I am trying to design a restaurant menu, I've decided to go with Photoshop (would you suggest something else?) but I can't find a way to work with objects (or maybe models, I don't know the proper way ...
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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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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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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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How to create perfect geometric triangle seamless pattern

I'm trying to create a seamless triangle repeat pattern like this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bakmannart/works/15661602-my-first-exploring (sorry, I can't seem to get the image to actually be ...
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How to pull specific image out with color?

Noob to Photoshop, but I've been trying to superimpose a pattern onto a specific type of design. I haven't gotten very far but this is what I have so far: What I would like is the Swoosh itself ...
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Illustrator: How to add a pattern to existing color library?

I just made a pattern that I want to add to an existing custom color library and I wanted to know what is the best/quickest way to do this. Thanks
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Get a pattern to apply on other shapes

I am trying to get the pink checker pattern to go on top of the red shapes. I have been trtried using the minus front, minus back, etc. I tried to do a clipping mask, but I might not be doing it ...
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Edit colors in a pattern from one vector

I'm having a hard time figuring this out (and phrasing it...sorry) but I'm making a pattern in AI using object > pattern > make and I space out everything the way I want except I want to change the ...
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Moire pattern when viewing vector pattern in acrobat but not in browser

I was wondering if anyone knows how to avoid vector created patterns (from Illustrator) looking terrible (a sort of harsh, jagged looking moire pattern) when viewing a saved pdf in Acrobat. If you ...
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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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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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How to randomize curved lines in Sketch to create a pattern?

I'm looking to figure out a method to automate randomized curved lines to achieve an effect similar to the image below