Are you a little bit obsessed with textures and patterns? Are you always the one pointing out ‘that cool pattern there’ or ‘this pretty texture here’? I know I am, and if you’re here in the Pitter Pattern blog I’m guessing you are too.
I went on holiday to Colombia (my native country) last summer and while I was there I took many photos of gorgeous surfaces in the wild, and I thought I could share some of them with you… So in this blog post you’re getting 17 free textures that you can use to enrich your surface pattern designs!
You can use these textures in many ways, for example:
- Make them seamless in Photoshop and use them as a background for something (check this video for instructions: How to Turn a Photo into a Seamless, Tileable Texture in Photoshop).
- Image Trace them in Illustrator and use all of it or a portion as part of a design composition. Once traced you can colour and/or edit them whatever way you want (watch this video for more info: Convert jpg to vector using Illustrator & Photoshop).
- Or you can convert them to bitmap textures in Photoshop and bring them into Illustrator to spice up your vector designs/pattern motifs!
This last example is one of my favourite ways to use cool textures in my designs, so I will be showing you step by step how to do this in next week’s post, so stay tuned…
These are the previews of the free textures that you will be getting in your download file:
The files are JPGs, 2448x2448px at 300dpi, so they’re suitable for hi-res printing. The download files are not watermarked.
You may use them for personal and/or commercial projects. The only thing I ask is that you don’t redistribute or sell them as they are, that’s all… They’re meant to inspire you and help you create gorgeous stuff!
If you do use them on your projects I would love to see the end result. You can share them with me via Instagram, just tag me @republicofhappy, or hashtag your image with #PitterPatternTextures.
Remember to check next week’s post for a little tutorial about how to convert these textures to bitmap images, and use them to enhance your surface designs by adding a new level of interest!
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