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How To Create Repeating Texture & Pattern Images

Repeating background images are safest method of styling up your website background other than a plain old CSS background color. Websites are viewed in all types and sizes of browser these days, so a repeating background ensures the whole of the user’s screen will be filled with your design, unlike a static image that can often end up being cropped off or lost in a sea of flat colour. Let’s take a look at how seamless or repeating textures and patterns can be created in Photoshop.

Anyone who’s followed any of my tutorials or seen my work before will know how much I love using textures in my design work. Textures really help add a tactile feel to an otherwise flat and digital design. Open up a texture file and crop it in Photoshop to exclude any marks that would stand out when repeated.

Go to Filter > Other > Offset then enter a figure in the Horizontal and Vertical fields that’s half the dimensions of your image. My texture file is 800x800px, so I enter 400px in the fields.

The offset filter will show obvious lines where the file is repeated, but these can be blended in using the Healing Brush. Hold ALT while selecting a sample area, then draw over the lines with a soft brush. Photoshop will disguise the hard lines to blend the four corners together.

Give the new file a test in a new document by duplicating and butting up the copies against each other. You should be left with a seamless file that doesn’t leave any obvious gaps.

Repeating pattern files are also a popular choice for website backgrounds. Patterns come in all shapes and designs, from vintage wallpaper to simple stripes like these. Whatever pattern you’re creating the same simple steps apply.

Zoom in and pick a focal point on the design, in this case it’s a point in the design where the pink line changes to yellow. Drag out a marquee until you reach the same point elsewhere on the design.

Crop the image to size then make duplicates to check whether the file tessellates and creates a seamless pattern.

Pixel patterns have been popular in web design since the early days of Photoshop designed table layouts. They really help add subtle detail to your website background or page elements. Create a new document at 3x3px.

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Thought I'd give a different view (sortof)

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I think I understand what you are trying to DO with these images, but the problem is, it's not really working because photoshop uses very specific algorithms with it's filters, therefore, no matter WHAT you do, the pattern is going to look the same. And unfortunatly for you, it is recognizable to everyone else in the art community who uses photoshop (which is pretty much everyone these days)
And when something "looks" photoshopped, it's looked down upon. Why? Because we all know how easy it is to press a few buttons and create some interesting effects on an image. It's then, no longer art because you are allowing a program to add textures and contrast for you, which is in essence, cheating

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Photoshop tutorial to create this background effect?

Is there a photoshop tutorial for replicating the type of effect used to produce the "red swirly background" on this page? (I'm not talking about the floral prints, just the red background on that image.)


Note: site takes forever to load cause of java scripting,

red swirl effect,
you say the shape of the swirl, and not pattern within, you could mask that area or outline with pen tool and convert, then place as overlay to pattern the apply to photos, also could design in illustrator, then open in photoshop later,

How to create desktop backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop?

How do you create desktop backgrounds.. such as this one Photoshop. I'm only assuming it is made in photoshop.

Just wondering how you get all the patterns and stuff, and the birds and the white dots.

Or does anyone know of any programmes that are better for creating things like this?


I'm sorry, but uninstall photoshop now if it's installed and stay the hell away from it.

Photoshop - how can I create these types of things?

I just got Photoshop CS4 and want to know how I can create things similar to these:

you know, blending/the layering ect!
I'm a bit clueless and am dying to learn!

That's really just a cut and paste over text. There is a background with the text and the color pattern. Then there are two separate cut and pasted pictures ....the larger one on the right and the smaller one where the guy looks like he's sitting on the text.

That is the first pic. The next is likely similar simple techniques.

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