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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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How do I make this kind of noise grunge effect in Illustrator?

How do I make this kind of noise grunge effect in Illustrator? Have tried Pixelate effect but does not look good. Thank you in advance for your answer!!
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How to generate wave line patterns in illustrator [duplicate]

I have tried using the blend tool and the envelope warp tool. but I don't think you are able to make the twisting line pattern line the first one below. Any suggestions ?
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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What pattern resembles maps of the CMB?

Maybe an odd question: How would you describe a pattern resembling maps of the cosmic background question? Say if the green/yellow/red were cast to white and the darker blues to white. I feel like “...
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How to convey Medieval hair/fur in a 2D icon-style composition

I am working in adobe illustrator to create a icon in svg format. The icon is supposed to be a young male lion, and the style is supposed to be Medieval (a design for a Medieval shield crest or ...
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How to create evenly spaced grids in Inkscape?

I would like to create a pattern of rectangular/circular grids with specified spacing from their center (that is supposed to defines the pixel pitch in my pattern). I am able to make patterns with a ...
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How to rename a pattern in Inkscape

I created a pattern in Inkscape but its name is not really meaningful. And when there are more patterns in one document, it will be hard to remember which one is which, since there is not visual ...
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How to give a realistic 3D perspective to a 2D oval shape with zig zag effect pattern

Hello all, I am a illustrator noob who's trying to punch above it's weight too soon. I am trying to draw an oval park which has an oval fence around it. The fence should follow the motive you can see ...
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Color responsive patterns in GIMP?

When using the Bucket Fill tool in GIMP, is it possible to create a custom pattern which will be responsive to the current color choice the way a custom brush (when made correctly) will respond to the ...
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How to go from zig zag to wave

Trying to replicate the image pattern below. I am currently using a long rectangle shape and adding anchor points which I can then get the zig zag in areas I want but not sure how to smoothly go from ...
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How can I create a tile perfect fitting seamless pattern tile of an irregular watercolor photo shape that overlaps on the tops part in Photoshop?

I need to create a sort of brick by column perfect fit SEAMLESS PATTERN TILE of this watercolor image of mine for a print.The round part above goes on top in the tiling, vertically speaking and on the ...
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Name for Stripe Pattern & Implementing It in PhotoShop or Illustrator

I'm looking for the name of this style of striping, as well as how I might go about implementing it as, say, a vector mask. See below the image for additional thoughts. Specifically, this striping ...
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Is there a specific name for a concentric dots pattern in a circle?

There are examples of it in many industrial products, like the radio speaker below (the circle pattern in the top left corner): 1959 Portable Transistor Radio and Phonograph (model TP 1) (MOMA ...
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How can I convert this pattern into seamless tillable pattern in Illustrator?

How can I convert following pattern into seamless tillable pattern in Illustrator 2017? I want Final pattern to look like the following image, but tileable. EDIT I have got answers which do not fit ...
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Use a dot pattern on a shape without clipping the dots in Illustrator?

I made a dot pattern which I would like to use in different shapes without the shape clipping the dots I'm looking for some smarter solution than just manually making sure that the shape does not clip ...
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How to create warped ripple/wave effect?

I'n trying to recreate an effect similar to the background of this post on Dribbble: I don't even really know what to call this effect, but it reminds me of the Twilight Zone and old black and white ...
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Creating PS pattern stamps with transparent backgrounds

I am designing fabrics for a clothing producer. In the past I made pattern stamps with transparent background without having to clean the background away myself. Does anyone know a way to make a ...
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Create an infinite background wave pattern

I need to adjust this background wave image to an infinite pattern. When the background repeats in the x direction the lines need to be integrated in a way that only looks like a single image, not ...
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I'm curious about this pattern, Name and how can I do it with photoshop?

I see this pattern around for a while now and I don't know what Its name and if there any tips how I can do it using a filter or something?
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Remove image from background and make pattern

I made some images on the Assembly app on my phone and have now moved them to my computer to edit in inkscape. How can I remove them from the background and make a repeat pattern?
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How I can make people collage in custom shape?

How can I make a similar-looking collage automatically with a vector output? I am open to any software, web application or plug-in.
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Illustrator pattern swatch: graphic appears three times

I have artwork of a locomotive and a wagon, and I want to create a pattern brush out of it: First, I create a pattern swatch using "Object > Pattern > Make". Then I get a pattern swatch that contains ...
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Inkscape Pattern Along Path places the result somewhere else

I have a path and the pattern. When I do Extensions > Generate from Path > Pattern Along Path, it quite works, except the result goes to somewhere weird offset and scale - i.e. it is (not) ...
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Generate colorful streamline pattern (using FOSS)

I found a very interesting pattern, which I would like to recreate: Source I tried to start with the RGB-Noise filter of Gimp, but didn't get a comparable pattern so far. I understood, that there ...
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How do I create a circle graphic pattern in Illustrator?

How is a multiple circle pattern like this created in Illustrator? How can I create the circles with cut outs and then filled with color? I started by making a bunch of circles one on top another, ...
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How do I align multiple pattern brushes?

I'm not sure if I've found a bug or if I'm missing something so I figured I'd ask here first. I'm using Illustrator CC on Windows. My goal is to create multiple pattern brushes that align on a path, ...
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Fill a shape with random layout of rectangles

I would like to know if there is a way to generate layouts like on the picture below. What I would like to do is create a few different ones like this, but each should be different and unique. Each ...
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How to replace colors with BW patterns in a SVG file?

Using Adobe Illustrator (or is there any other Software?) what is the way to replace all occurrences of a given color with a BW pattern for a SVG file? I also have a small word cloud using Arial font ...
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How to apply colour pattern in pixel art?

In the image below (which I found on the internet), take a look at the different patterns that are most visible in the gradating colours of the sky and the buildings: What would be the simplest way ...
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How to create this dispersion effect on a shape?

Does anyone know how I can create this effect in Illustrator on an already designed circle shape? For example, I have a gold coin I created and I want to apply this kind of like dispersion effect to ...
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Pattern help for wedding name cards [closed]

I am a super beginner in illustrator and have gotten as far as the picture attached. I am trying to make name cards for my wedding from the graphic I have created. My question is, can I create a ...
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How to generate procedural/algorithmic vectors?

I'm trying to find tools to achieve this kind of patterns and looks that seem procedural or algorithmic. So far, the only way i think i could achieve this kind the results is tweaking with the blend ...
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illustrator: when making a pattern with a symbol instance the link is lost

if i create a symbol, then use that to make a pattern any changes to the symbol are not reflected in the pattern. Is there a way of keeping this link. Is there any way to keep this link with patterns?...
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View / save pattern transformation (Illustrator)

I have a pattern in Illustrator. I have transformed the pattern (scale, rotate, etc.) within an object. The pattern is only transformed within that object. The parent pattern remains the same. I ...
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How do I move a pattern swatch once I've applied it to a shape?

I want to create patterns/images within an image in Illustrator E.g. smaller triangles within a large triangle. I’ve tried to create a swatch with the smaller images and then chosen the larger image ...
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How could i do that? Illustrator? Photoshop?… or both?

The other day I found these illustrations of one of my favorite artists (Yone Kazuki) and I noticed the circles that were behind. As a kind of Sun and I would love to know how to do that kind of ...
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How to repeat automatically seamless pattern in Photoshop?

Let's say I already have a seamless pattern. For example this one: I'd like to quickly repeat it 4 times. So the result would be: Is there any automated way to do this in Photoshop, instead of ...
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What is the difference between a website Style Guide and a Pattern Library?

As per the question, I am currently trying to identify a clear difference between a Style Guide and a Pattern Library within the context of Web Design and Development. Logically, I feel I have an ...
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Create an overlapping pattern brush that lines up evenly where the brush intersects

I am very new to Illustrator (know Photoshop well) and have watched many tutorials but still don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have a square with two lines that intersect between it, making a grid. ...
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Should I design pattern with snap to pixel on or off?

I am designing a pattern for my company. It will be used on for print on paper, clothes etc AND as a pattern on my web site and other digital media. I have not much knowledge about designing. ...
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Why do I get this dialog when I open the pattern editor in Illustrator CC?

I created a pattern and dragged it to the swatches panel. Now I keep getting this dialog every time I double click the pattern in the swatches panel to open the pattern editor mode. A clipping mask ...
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Use part of pattern

I have created a pattern and added it to the swatches. I am designing clothes and I want to use a part of the pattern as a print. How can I extract/isolate a part of the original pattern in ...
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Illustrator: how to select all elements below a shape

I'm trying to take a pre-drawn shape, move it into position over a number of smaller elements, and select all of the elements it covers so that I can change their colour. It would be not unlike ...
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What style is used in the background of this illustration?

I'd like to recreate the white, black and red background used in this poster. I prefer using Illustrator.
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Help me create interweaving texture

I'm trying to create interweaving Spiderman 3 movie inspired black costume texture as seen here 1:25-1:27 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=85&v=h87zZ_0AneU I'm trying to create ...
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Can I distort a pattern that I have created in Photoshop in a circular way?

Can I apply any pattern that I have created in Photoshop in a circular way as if the pattern itself was emerging out of the centre of the circle? I tried to scale, distort, add filters and everything ...
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Creating strokes in Illustator

could you please advise me what could be the best and quickest way to create these kind of (blue) strokes / shapes: If they're made with brushes, what type could they be? I tried creating these ...
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How would you achieve the color of the pattern?

I have the stock image of paisley floral but I am trying to achieve this color of the pattern:
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Triangle Pattern Background in Freeware

I am a webpage creator and I´d like to give my webpage a nice graphical twist by using traingle-patterns in the background. I´ve seen this on many other webpages before (for example this one) and I ...
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What do I need to manipulate in GIMP to follow these specific color patterns I'm working with?

I am using GIMP and my images are appearing darker in an app I'm using, specifically OOTP 18. For example, my blue #0054a4 displays as a darker blue #003184, when I need it to appear as blue #004295 ...