Questions tagged [patterns]

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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Inkscape Pattern along path generate repeated outline and not fill

New to Inkscape, I want to make a "binary film reel strip", so I found a film slide SVG in publicdomainvectors, and want it to repeat on a path. I drag the SVG on the canvas select and copy ...
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How can I select a pattern for bucket fill in GIMP?

When I select bucket fill I cannot find an option to select a pattern on GIMP 2.10.24 I remember being able to do this previously but can't do it now. Does anyone know how to select a pattern for ...
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How to plot a plate with a specific wavy pattern with Adobe Illustrator?

Can anyone please help me with plotting two kinds of wavy plates using Adobe Illustrator. What in my mind are something like this. The first one is a plate with sinusoidal pattern and the second one ...
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Is there a tool in Inkscape to “un-bend” a circular path to be straight?

I know there is a way to map an object with a rectangular area along a path in Inkscape (see Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc) I would like to do the reverse: draw a path, and maybe give ...
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Fully stretching pattern

I defined a simple pattern that consists just of vertical lines that repeat with a specific distance. Now I want these lines to always stretch from the top to the bottom of the element that uses it as ...
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How to replicate this effect (Illustrator distortion envelope)

I am trying to replicate a distortion effect that is seen on a raster image in Illustrator. The Illustrator distortion tool comes quite close to the desired result, especially when creating the ...
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How to Photoshop several fabrics and finishes onto several images

I am creating a website for a furniture manufacturer. On the product detail page they want the image to change based on the fabric and finish choice the customer makes. They have multiple products all ...
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How to create a wavey swirl pattern like Nike Vaporknit patterns on their jerseys

Need help in recreating this wave swirl pattern on the jersey. Its subtle due to being the texture of the jersey. It is Nike's NextGen Vaporknit NextGen Vaporknit nike website Images here:
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how to make this pattern/effect

I was wondering whether there is a tutorial for making this effect; I'm referring to the dashes inside the dark purple container. Didn't know what to write in google to find something like that.
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Distribute spacing by a specific amount is not working correctly

I am creating a lot of small circles and then I tried to ditribute them evenly using the "Distribute Spacing" and then selecting on the "Align to Key Object" by selecting on one of ...
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Illustrator scaling custom pattern, can see vertical lines from the pattern box [duplicate]

I've created a repeating pattern, added to swatches, filled a square with it at 100% pattern scale and exported the square as PNG - that worked fine. Then, I scaled the same pattern in the same shape ...
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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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How to create a pattern that does overlap the boundary

Working with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator I need to create a pattern that fills within the boundary of a polygon but doesn't clip the individual objects that make up that pattern. My ...
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How to cut pattern on overlapping A4 for print on 100% scale?

I am a beginner to Adobe Illustrator, and I am trying to make a pattern for my leather making. I have made the pattern on a big artboard and then created multiple A4 artboards and I am trying to fit ...
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Illustrator: How do I fix this inner corner issue with my custom pattern brush?

I've been trying to make this fairly simple knot however I cannot seem to make the inner corners no matter what I do. I tried everything, here's what happens: There's that weird gap. God only knows ...
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Inkscape> Isolate seamless repeat from cloned tiles

I recently found out about the tiled clones tool in Inskcape, so I've been tinkering with it a bit. Is there any way to isolate the seamless repeat out of a pattern? I attached an example below. I ...
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What is the difference between Poly Art and Cubism?

I have had some people tell me that Poly art isn't really an art style. They also refer to it as Cubism. The reason for my question is why do they call it Cubism when Picasso for my understanding of ...
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Inkscape custom pattern - scaling and adjusting issue (or bug)?

So I created this custom pattern #2548 like shown below, and applied the pattern to a plain circle. Instantly when applying the pattern to the circle, it is applied like five times bigger than it was ...
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“Actually” filling a shape with a pattern in Illustrator

I am trying to "actually" fill a shape with a Pattern in Illustrator. When I create a shape, then use the Window > Swatch Libraries > Patterns > Basic Graphics > Basic ...
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Can't go in layers when in pattern editing mode in Illustrator

I am wanting to fill this path with a different colour. I have made it into a repeat pattern so I am in tile mode. It didn't allow me for some reason to live paint bucket fill the shape. I tried to ...
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How do I create a see-through “lint” effect in illustrator?

I want to create a see-through grainy "lint" effect. I've tried all the builtin filters in Adobe Illustrator, but nothing comes even close. This image shows what I'm looking for. (The ...
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Position repeat tile in illustrator CS6

Can I position a pattern repeat tile within a shape like you can with the repeat tile in photoshop?
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shapes disappearing when repeat tile is made

repeat tile issue I've attached a video of an issue I am having with vector/path/shapes disappearing when I make a repeat tile. Its confusing I feel to explain so the video would help to clarify my ...
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Seamless Tri-polygon

Is it even possible to make a seamless tri-polygon in photoshop? I've tried (please see the following) but it didn't turn out well. The color of the picture can simply be a base color, no gradient is ...
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Inkscape - How to fill a shape with this specific pattern?

I want to copy the style of this technical map of a racetrack with Inkscape, but I don't know how to fill a shape with: the bigger and uniform blue dots and the smaller and more diverse blue/green ...
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How to increase line pattern density in Inkscape?

I would like to have a square with diagonal hatching in Inkscapae 1.0. I followed the instructions in the question Create hatching in Inkscape: I created a slanted line in the desired color and ...
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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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What is this geometric pattern called?

What is this background pattern called?
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How do I create this icon/pattern in the circle?

I am fairly new at using Adobe Illustrator. I am trying to recreate this pattern in the circle but have no luck in finding answers to make it. I've already created the circle and the star except for ...
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Pattern making tool illustrator. Adding fill to background tile

Is there a way to create a background fill for a repeat tile while editing a pattern making mode in illustrator?
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Creating a pattern of irregular shapes in Illustrator like the default WhatsApp background

I'd like to take a collection of shapes and distribute them into another shape in Illustrator to get the effect similar to the WhatsApp background. I could swear I saw a video or article from Adobe ...
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Using object to select other objects, Illustrator

This question appears to be asking what I am asking, but the accepted (and only) answer does not seem to address the OP's (or my) question. Is there a way to use one object or group of objects to ...
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“Transform Patterns” doesn't work

Following this explanation to scale a pattern down in Illustrator 2020 doesn't seem to work. To reproduce: Create a New Document, draw a Shape, apply a Fill color, select a Graphic style, right-click ...
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How to achieve this halftone-like background?

Attached is an image with a distinctive comic books style background. How would you achive that for a large project on Illustrator?
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How to create custom Patterns that can be applied with Value and Density in Adobe Photoshop?

I am looking for a guide or tutorial that will show me how I can create Custom Halftone or Patterns that will change density based the darkness and lightness of an image. I found two tutorials online, ...
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How to change recurring pattern across image in Gimp?

I have this image in Gimp: Each red square has the same width, height, color and layer. I want to make all red squares half blue like this: To do this I'd make the first square half blue then copy ...
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Pattern tool in illustrator

I am having a lot of frustrations with this pattern tool in illustrator! As opposed to repeat tiles in photoshop I find it a less intuitive process. The first issue I encountered was that my ...
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Pixelated patterns in Photoshop

I've created a repeating tile pattern in Illustrator that I hoped - when saved to swatches - I'd be able to access and use in Photoshop. I've realised this is not possible (via swatches) The pattern ...
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Solid ended dashed line on Inkscape

Using Inkscape 0.92.4, is there a way to have a dashed line of whatever length in which both ends have the drawn part of the pattern? Like the length of the dashes varies a bit from the one chosen to ...
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How to animate/make a gasoline spill pattern?

I'm trying to create/animate patterns like this, rainbow colors arranged in a gasoline spill pattern: I know you can do some chromatic abherration alterations using smudge tool in photoshop, but how ...
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Illustrator - how to create a Pattern Brush that overlaps itself?

I'd like to create a brush of some kind in Adobe Illustrator that I can use to create the effect of a monster truck tire-track in the mud. I'm close to what I want but I cannot get the pattern to be ...
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How to create a diamond pattern with random fill colours and stroke?

Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.
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How to create this pattern of hexagon parts in Inkscape

What is an easy way to create this pattern in Inkscape? https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/set-decorative-card-cutting-square-pattern-788812207 So far using Creat Tiled Clones I have been ...
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Photoshop, actions or script - create and use pattern

I would like to create a pattern and use that pattern in the same action, but when I go to use fill with pattern, the last manually selected pattern is the one that is used - even if that pattern has ...
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Repeat a bokeh light pattern the most naturally in Photoshop

I have the picture below [hide the face of the subject for anonymity]. My aim is to fill the under left side of the picture with the upper bokkeh. What would be the best way to do it with Photoshop ...
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Is there a way to create a brush working as a pattern?

I have a pattern that I use to draw arbitrary-shaped curves like this: To achieve that I create a layer filled with my pattern and a blank layer, then I "draw" my line erasing the second one. A brush ...
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Show name of custom patterns in GIMP

I'm creating a set of custom patterns with GIMP. When I import them I would like to have their names below the filter field, as the default ones have: However, GIMP only shows a #1-like string: I ...
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What printer offers the best quality?

I am not sure if this is the best place to post this but it seems like the best from what i've found. I need to print stickers for identifying my company assets and I'd like to put security features ...
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Plugin for creating noise / texture patterns?

I am looking for a plugin that will help me creating noise/texture patterns. I have included a few images for reference. Do anyone have some ideas in mind? Thanks.
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How can I describe this pattern found on the back of a playing card?

(I asked this question on English.SE, and the consensus appears to be that it is too narrow, so I should ask on Graphic Design. Hence, I am copying the question here.) I am trying to write a ...

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