Patterns actually can be found almost everywhere – in print design, web design, graphic design etc. For example if you use pattern in web design, just set CSS repeat-x-y and you’ll get beautiful background,but image will be very small and page load time will be much faster. There are very big variety how you can use and implement patterns, but the fact is – free resources – like patterns, brushes, shapes are big time savers. Of course it’s better to create your own stuff, but sometimes you receive project with fast deadline and you need everything to do fast and this is one of the solutions.
Here I love to gather good resources, specially because I know that having a solid library to count on is really important to every designer. Today I will show you few free patterns to give your next project a nice and subtle touch. From backgrounds to specific areas of a layout, patterns can add a lot of personality to a design, so check them out.
BgPatterns is a tiny web app for making background patterns in a few clicks. It was created mostly for fun and experimentation.
- Wood! Wood! Seamless Tiling Patterns (adobephotoshopsecrets.blogspot.com)
- Simple Design Ideas for Stunning Layouts (shutterfly.com)
- Are You a Pattern Mixer, Matcher or Both? (apartmenttherapy.com)