January 15, 2013
in Freebies, Others
I just recently learned how to make repeating patterns in Illustrator. It’s easy enough in Photoshop, but there was a different technique involved when making patterns in Adobe Illustrator. With the help of Google and some tutorials online, I tried making my own tiling patterns from bits and bobs from my previous illustrations. I now wonder why I didn’t make an effort to learn how to do it sooner!
I’m offering a free download of four tiling repeating patterns, the result of my first efforts at making repeat tiles in Illustrator.
They’re great as Twitter backgrounds, like how I have it on my Twitter profile. Just make sure to turn on the Tile Background option (it’s under your profile’s settings >> design). You can also use it as a desktop wallpaper (if busy desktops don’t bother you or your desktop is immaculately-free from icons and folders)– there should be a “tile” option in your wallpaper settings so that the single image repeats itself on the screen.
These repeating tiles are free for PERSONAL USE only. In exchange, please do not remove the discreet WEDGIENET.NET watermarks on the images. Not only is it a bit of self-promotion for this site (as an artist– and I use the term loosely– we all appreciate extra eyes on our work), but it also acts as an extra step against commercial theft which tends to happen when anything is offered for free, especially with something as versatile as a repeating pattern (because it can be used for anything– fabric, notebook covers, gift wrap, etc.).
Click here to download tiling pattern 1 (flower pot)
Click here to download tiling pattern 2 (tea time)
Click here to download tiling pattern 3 (hello bird)
Click here to download tiling pattern 4 (popsicles)
I hope you enjoy these backgrounds, and I’ll try making more every now and then :)