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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Halftone raster effect, rounded pixelation in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate a similar style to the image below in Photoshop, but unfortunately there are some issues I can't solve. Maybe someone can help me out? This looks like a pixelated image with ...
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Creating a periodic mesh of equilateral triangles for laser cutting

I'm trying to create something similar to this in Inkscape: I want to laser cut a similar pattern out of a piece of plastic to use it as a grating. While I know how to create an equilateral triangle, ...
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Blur Only Part of Line / Edge in Illustrator

I found a graphic that I like on Adobe Stock: Basically, I'm wondering how to re-create this graphic in Illustrator. I understand how to create a gradient from left to right, or even a shape with ...
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Software for coloring geometric patterns

I am trying to colour geometrical patterns similar to the one attached here. Any suggestions which software I can use for this purpose? I am making these patterns in Geogebra and it offers to export ...
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Making an image with thicker lines in a pattern

How can I make something in a line complex pattern with thicker (or vice-versa making something with thinner lines in a thicker pattern)? For example, taking a star (full star or only the outline) and ...
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Editing a pattern in Illustrator

I have a tiled pattern in Illustrator which appears in the Swatches. It's a simple pattern of wiggly line segments with black strokes and no fills. I want to edit this pattern so that the lines are ...
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Making artwork seamless in pattern editing mode - Adobe illustrator CS6

I am making a repeat pattern with some paths I turned into organic shapes that I traced over an artwork. It is however quite a lengthy process to make it seamless repeat tile in pattern editing mode ...
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Link artwork to repeat pattern tile illustrator CS6

Is there a way to link artwork to a repeat tile? Say if I want to exit out of the pattern and work on the original artwork or do I have to go into pattern editing mode everytime I want to make changes?...
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Envelope distort effect warps shape but not pattern fill-illustrator CS6

I am in the middle of following a tutorial on making a pattern tile. I have created a pattern and now filled it in a box. I now want to warp it going to object>envelope distort>make with warp. ...
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How to create a tileable natural stone texture?

How can I make below natural stone wall tileable ? Preferred solution would be to generate above wall in GIMP, but using a photo and making that tileable would also be acceptable-
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How to create a wooden slat pattern in GIMP?

I need to make a texture for a 3D model of a house. Parts of the house are covered with wooden slats, like this: How can I recreate the area circled in red in GIMP ? I have tried to do this by ...
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Using a pattern to cut out below rectangle

I have pasted a link to an Illustrator file below where I am trying use the pattern on top to cut out the blue rectangle below. So the outcome is that what you see as black becomes transparent (cut-...
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Transferring a shape on a path?

I need to make the following shape into a rail track. I've already pre-made the track However, the only method I know and can find on the internet is using Blend and then replace spice, however that ...
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I tried colour blend mode to create a gradient like in the picture, in Illustrator and Photoshop too, but the output was not like that. If anyone knows how to create this kind of design in Photoshop ...
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Adding a fill to the repeat tile Illustrator CS6

Is it possible to create a fill inside the pattern editing mode without having to put a shape behind it? I know there is the alternative method of adding a fill after you create the repeat tile in the ...
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Grouped Shapes / Outlines (Almost) Disappear After Creating Pattern?

I've selected a bunch of shapes and outlines for a pattern. I've gone to Object > Group, to group them all together, dragged them to the swatches panel to create a new swatch, and then after double-...
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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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