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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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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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Pattern from polygon on layer in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects, and I am trying to create a polygon tile with hexagons (a honeycomb-like pattern) on a shape layer, in a manner similar to the pattern fills in Illustrator. However, as I ...
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Avoiding unwanted object boundaries when using pattern brush

I'm wanting to add a selection of objects to create a pattern brush. I can create the pattern brush fine but one or more of my objects get an unwanted square bounding box when I apply the pattern ...
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How do I create alternating patterns in illustrator using halftone effect and phantasm version

Closed up Halftone Pattern I have created using Phantasm As you can see, the patterns I have created are consistent and I was wondering if it's possible to make it non-consistent? (But the shape ...
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How Can I Create a seamless vector pattern or brush that wraps around a snake?

How would I be able to emulate this snake's scale pattern that maintains shape throughout the curves? I can go in and hand draw the face afterwards but as of now I'm pretty stuck on a solution ...
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What is this geometric pattern called and how to construct it?

I am wondering if the design in this image has a name? Also does anyone know a mathematical way to construct this with circles, arc etc? I am interested in 2d construction technique although 3d would ...
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Illustrator: Pathfinder tool not letting me erase?

On my first pattern I was able to trim the edges by selecting everything and then pressing shift + M while holding alt but now it's not letting me. Everything is unlocked and ungrouped. What's going ...
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Illustrator - pattern not saved when reopen AI and PDF file

I make several patterns by open jpeg file on illustrator and drag the photo into the swatches box and 'save swatches' out of it and then I saved all of them as 'Save Swatch Library as AI' now I ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...