Repeating background patterns and images, patterns such as these can be used for a host of things such as a web page backgrounds, or adding that extra detail to a containing block, adjust the visibility and you’ve got a great new look for some thing that would normally look quite plain.
Here you’ll find some tutorials on how to create your own patterns and some resources to download patterns.
Below are a few sites that have huge collections of background patterns for you to download and use for free.
Squid Fingers Patterns
Everyday Icons Patterns
k10k Pixel Patterns
Make your own patterns online
Make you own custom patterns online and downlaod them, or use someone elses as a base for you own creation.
A collection of useful tutorials on how to create repeating background patterns of your own.
- Ps Hero Complex patterns pt1 – Creating complex patterns pt1
- Complex patterns pt2 – Ps Hero Creating complex patterns pt2
- Design Sponge – A Nice example of how to repeat a complex pattern
- Digital Arts – How to create a complex pattern illustrator swatch
- Tutorials 2.0 – Creating a tiled background in Photoshop
- Youtube Tutorial – Easy video tutorial on creating a tileable background image
Other Resources about patterns
- Textures and Patterns Design Showcase – Smashing magazine shows web sites that use background patterns, massive show case
There’s probably a lot more sources out there and id love to know about them, so if you’ve seen any awesome pattern sites or tutorials on how to create patterns feel free to leave a comment where they can be found and ill add them to the list, hope this has been useful.