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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 make a rust backround image?

I‘m trying to make a 1:1 rust/abstract background image in Photoshop. I have tried it, so far, with Filter > Render > clouds + different clouds + curves. The picture below is an example:
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How to create this kind of seamless random dot pattern?

I recently found this dot pattern. It seems like the dots' sizes are at random but it still claims to be seamless. I believe it was done by some sort of halftone effect on a gradient or something? I ...
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How can I revolve a hexagon growing pattern in a circle? (Reference in description)

Been trying to achieve this hexagon pattern, but luck so far. I have tried to use blending modes and also making a brush out of the pattern but keeps coming out very irregular. How can i approach to ...
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Creating a geometric path

Edit: I did not want to conflate the question with unnecessary details, but from the extended comments, it seems some additional info is in order. I would like to create a path that ultimately can be ...
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Help creating a tie pattern in Illustrator

I'm trying to replicate the pattern of F. Scott Fitzgerald's tie from "Midnight in Paris" in Illustrator. I thought it would be easy enough, but have tried a lot of things with the white ...
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fill pattern postion not same with pattern position

I created a pattern which is 4in x 1in. I added it as a pattern. In another layer, I draw a big rectangle and fill with the pattern. Unfortunately, the fill in pattern was not the same position with ...
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Complex Gradient Pattern

I'm in love with this pattern. Multiple gradients with a sort of CRT monitor-come-print control strip pattern, that also works in gradient. https://www.hingston.net/work/soph-x-hingston-studio/ Can ...
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a Small Line when exporting a Seamless texture [duplicate]

Hi everyone this is my first post so im just gonna tell the problem here : Everytime i export this image either in PNG or Jpeg Format theres always a Line on the box i dont know where it come from ...
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Pattern along Path appears to be broken in InkScape 1.1

In InkScape 1.1, I have a pattern of a laurel (created with Interpolate and then path -> combined) and a circle (no fill, just border and object to path) that I created as shown... When I select ...
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How do I create a selection from a pattern or a fill layer in Photoshop?

I am trying to create a selection from a pattern. I created the pattern, then a fill layer, now I have this: What I am actually trying to achieve is to delete lines from a picture. The solution I ...
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inkscape pattern re-name

I have no problem using the XML editor of Inkscape 1.2, since it's well-explained, but when I rename the pattern, the image I've imported goes blank, and also the list of patterns goes blank ...
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How to make custom halftone effect with more than one pattern?

I've only ever seen this done on one project, I can't remember the name or where I saw it but I did take a screenshot because I loved the idea. I want to put a halftone/bitmap effect on an image, but ...
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In what program I can draw scheme as on the picture?

What software can I use to draw similar circle schemes? The radius increase should be fixed for each subsequent circle. All 'X' should be aligned diametrically and be rotated to fit orientation.
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How do I "rasterize"/finalize a grid repeat in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created this brick pattern in Adobe Illustrator using Object > Repeat > Grid. I want to tell Illustrator that I'm done using the grid/repeat tool, and that I'd like to be able to edit each ...
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How can I change the highlight color in Illustrator's pattern editing mode?

Somehow the highlight color in Pattern Editing Mode has been set to yellow for me. I'm having considerable difficulty seeing selections unless I place some random dark-filled object behind everything.....
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Pattern Preview in one axis only

In Photoshop, the pattern preview mode in Photoshop displays both the horizontal and vertical axes, but I only want it to be horizontal only. Is there any way to achieve this? Offset is just too ...
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How to mimic string/thread art with vectors in illustrator?

I'm designing a wall mural for an office and have to do an illustrator mock up of a string art wall similar to this: Does anyone know how to achieve a similar effect? I tried searching all kinds of ...
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Is a teaser with no image still a teaser?

I usually expect a teaser to have some kind of multimedia content like an image or a video or an audio preview. Pretty much like a media-object . But is a teaser still a teaser, if there's no ...
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Fill an object in Figma with a stripe pattern

I want to apply some stripe pattern like this to an object in Figma: So far I found this plugin, but it does only allow to create a rectangle that has a linear gradient with many alternating colors. ...
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Aligning a pattern to connect in Illustrator

So I have been trying to search it on different platforms, but there is no answer to it. And I am sorry if I am not using the right search terms. I am creating a 23.5 cm × 4.5 cm sticker in ...
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How to use the same gradient independently for selected areas in PS?

I have patterns and I want them be with the same gradient, but when I chose gradient it applies to all selected areas as a whole. And gradient is scattered to all selected areas. On the image u can ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

Basically, I want to draw this: to represent some pressure distribution over a surface. I have tried this video tutorial and this page, but this is what I get: and ...
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How can I color a custom pattern in Inkscape?

When I go to fill and stroke -> fill -> pattern how do I select a color for the pattern? Selecting a color removes the pattern and vice versa. Even when I precolor the region with the correct ...
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How do I pattern fill a region in inkscape?

Basically the way paint bucket can fill a region with color I would like to do that except fill a region with a pattern. Crossposted here Not the same as this as I'm only filling a region not an ...
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How would one describe stacked diagonal patterns

What is the best way to describe these type of visual patterns of diagonals stacked on top of each other? Is this a type of style or pattern with a proper name?
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How to create complex gradients in Figma?

I would like to use this CSS pattern in my Figma project but I stuck. So far, I have not found a description for implementing such a complex pattern. Is this even possible in Figma? Or is it just ...
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How would you achieve this punk/distressed aesthetic? [closed]

I came across this poster online and I absolutely fell in love with the kind of blend of different textures coupled with this grunge aesthetic, do you have any idea how to recreate those effects ? I ...
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How do I create this line effect in Illustrator?

How might I go about creating a wave pattern like the attached reference? I used the blend tool to create the series of lines and the profile tool to get the changing width in the stroke but I don't ...
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Creating CMYK Halftone dot patterns manually in illustrator?

Is there a way to create this style of halftone dot patterns in illustrator manually? Using the color halftone effect breaks it down into simple black and white dots and turns it into a raster image, ...
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Trouble with distributing space between diagonal rows

I'm trying to space out these diagonal rows evenly, but I have failed to accomplish this, since they seem to take random positions every time I use either Horizontal Distribute Space or Horizontal ...
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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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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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