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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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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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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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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Pattern brush options

I've been playing around with the different options suggested in this question. Does anyone have any insight in the pattern brush option? I've tried using the blend tool for three different boxes and ...
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How to cut transparent objects without losing transparency in Illustrator?

I want to do a seamless pattern with transparent objects but when I cut my pattern objects lose their transparency. I have not found out why this is happening yet. Could someone help me understand ...
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Custom map terrain brush in Photoshop?

I have this antique style map: I wish to customise it by adding more land. Is it possible to create a custom pattern that represents the land? How would I add the "edge" of the land; perhaps as a ...
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Pattern in Illustrator has vertical lines when expanding

I made a hexagonal pattern, when I expand it and use the Crop Pathfinding tool, it created vertical lines inside my pattern, breaking it up into smaller pieces (which is not what I want). Is there a ...
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How to create distorted / wavy checked boxes

I'm trying to replicate the chequered boxes on the following image (sorry for really low-res) Notice how the squares distort / warp with the shape of the path. I can create the chequered boxes ...
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How to create a pattern out of grid in perspective

I’m trying to create a seamless pattern out of the grid below but cannot figure out how to do so. Whatever I do the lines don’t line up perfectly. I’m trying to keep the sample as big as possible ...
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How can I create a pattern of parallel lines that are increasing in distance in Photoshop / Illustrator?

Please see the referenced image to get an idea of what I am referring to.
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Grid and bucketfill are just off center/ have offset

When I apply a pattern with the render option or the bucketfill it doesn't completely fill the selection without being off center/ having a offset (I'm not good with GIMP terminology ☹️) I DID NOT ...
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Illustrator pattern with blend mode shows dark lines

How can I get rid of these dark lines in my pattern? They only appear when I apply some sort of blend mode to my objects. These particular objects have multiply blend mode applied to them and the ...
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Illustrator: wave background with custom defined strokes

Following this technique, I am trying to define the stroke ends of the below resulted pattern, but without luck. What I've done so far: - I've put a letter over the wavy strokes group (wave pattern ...
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Using LaTeX and TikZ with Illustrator

When using Adobe Illustrator I wish I could just program things sometimes, like I do with TikZ & LaTeX. Are there any plugins or extensions or general workflows that can help unite these two ...
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Create interactive pattern inside a shape in Illustrator

I have created a pattern and I want to use it inside a shape interactively. The pattern is filled horizontally in the image. I want it to be filled in a path along the fish's body. How can this be ...
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Using shape builder tool on a pattern

I created an asphalt-like pattern in Illustrator so I can create a street. I followed a tutorial to make the street pattern, and the shading goes up and down. So I distorted the image so it goes at an ...
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How to generate a 2D periodic pattern using a pseudo random binary sequence?

Sample Periodic Pattern I want to implement a periodic pattern which satisfies below equations: W(x + q0N0, y) = W(x, y); q0, N0 >1 W(x, y + q1N1) = W(x, y); q1, N1 > 1 where N0 and N1 determine ...
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Not so seamless pattern in Illustrator

I'm making a design for a wrapping paper and created a pattern then dragged it to my swatches window to create a new swatch. I edited the pattern and checked the"size tile to art", it came out with ...
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How to create dashed lines/arrows in Illustrator

I'm looking for help on how to create the dashed lines and arrows in the example below. In this example you can see the arrows, which follow a curved path, yet, the stripes remain in perfect "...
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Pattern Export/Preview Quality in Illustrator

I don't know how to state this problem nor to google it. I made a pattern on Illustrator, it's a quite complicated pattern, but it's ok on my preview (left) I use my GPU Preview for working default. ...
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Illustrator CS6 pattern brush stroke alignment

I am trying to create pattern brush in AI CS6, my line and corner elements are precisely aligned, but when I make swatches and subsequently a pattern brush, elements are misaligned, I check the swatch ...

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