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.
This list just features 22 resource sites and several very well written articles with premade pattern collections, it was very interesting for me to write this article, I am hoping it will be interesting reading and useful resource for bookmarking.
DinPattern ( ~120 patterns)
SquidFingers ( 158 patterns)
Did you know there are huge collection of free patterns as well?
Alice Grafixx (609 patterns)
Pattern4U Kollermedia (174 patterns)
Noqta Dromoscopia (33 patterns)
TileMachine ( 130668 patterns)
Really huge collection, a lot of old patterns, but in the bunch I found many useful ones too, there are also pattern maker.
EveryDayIcons ( ~100 patterns)
Ava7Patterns (~ 1000 patterns)
Many creative patterns, also mouse over evil ladybug, kill the fly for extra fun – beautiful website.
Site hasn’t been updated for a while, but still many beautiful patterns can be found there.
Deviantart is everything related to art, of course there are big collections of patterns!
Design and all those advertisements aren’t quite welcoming, but still a lot of patterns there.
Another great pattern collections:
Nice picks from DeviantArt, big collection.
Beautiful picks from Deviantart.
And of course how could I miss the ultimate collection with Photoshop patterns from SmashingMagazine.
Nice and very fresh collection from VectorDiary.
And little add, Ronald from Naldzgraphics also compiled nice pattern list which I feel is suitable for including in this article.
Here You go –
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