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.
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.
I was looking for some nice resources and found some really cool online art and design magazines that provide some very interesting reading while I wasn’t working,
This post isn’t based around web design in particular and explores other areas of art and design, there are a lot of interesting ideas that can be found once you start looking.
some of them have a few links to other new and exciting websites and blogs, The work found on these sites are very artistic and inspirational and I’ll certainly be looking further into some of these, hope you all find it as interesting as I did.
Computer Arts – Awesome online tutorials as well as an inspirational gallery of work by readers.
With the release of my 300+ hi-res grunge texture pack i thought id do a nice quick simple video tutorial to create a stunning grunge background using the colours from a photo on deviant art and a texture from the texture pack,
The result from this method creates a cool background that could be used for the basis of a poster, showing off your work or as web site background etc. just add your own cool designs to the mix.
A cool background made simple, if some one could test the ipod version for me and tell me what it is like that would be great as I don’t have an ipod, and I cant preview it that would be awesome. Thanks for looking and don’t forget about the RSS feed.
Here is a free Hi-Res texture pack that i have made over the weeks for you all to download, the pack contains over 300 grunge, worn, torn and weathered textures that i have taken in and around my house with my camera,
Below is an example of what is in the pack streamed from my Flickr profile, 45 of the textures included can be seen on my Flickr see more or you can use the links below to download all 300+ of the textures.