Different graphic and web design projects require different design elements and patterns are just one of them. They can be used as a background or foreground in various situations, depending on your needs. You can even use a pattern that you’ve created yourself to add a personal touch to your work.
Today, I’d like to share 20 pattern tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator that you can use in your future designs. The best part about these tutorials is that you can set your imagination free and customize each pattern as you like. From nature-inspired patterns to more abstract themed ones, there’s plenty for you to choose from. Some of these tutorials require 2-3 hours of your time but it’s definitely worth it.
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Create a Summer Underwater Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You can channel your excitement for summer with this adorable summer-inspired underwater seamless pattern that features cute marine animals.
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Design damask patterns for wallpaper and homewares. Steven Bonner is an expert in repeating pattern. In this lesson, he guides us on how to create a damask pattern in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Quick Tip: How to Create a Quick and Easy Diagonal Pattern. Creating diagonal patterns can be a bit of a challenge but with this manual you’ll be able to do it easily.
Geometric Pattern in Illustrator. Take a look at this tutorial if you’d like to learn how to create a simple vector geometric pattern in Illustrator. You can play around with colors to customize this too.
Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create quirky repeating patterns. Create a repeating pattern that looks like a map with Illustrator. This tutorial is quite long and time-consuming, but the beautiful end result makes it worthwhile.
How to Create a Spring Floral Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. This spring floral pattern would make a classy background for a wedding blog. Follow the tutorial if you’d like to recreate this.
Adobe Illustrator & InDesign tutorial: Design a geometric pattern for a poster. This awesome vivid abstract pattern seems like a tunnel to nowhere. By the end of this gudie, you’ll know how to turn it into a retro poster.
Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Use Illustrator’s Live Trace to create a vector pattern illustration. This pattern is totally mind-blowing. The tutorial uses the method of tracing photos to create this surreal and endless pattern.
How to Make a Quick Kawaii Candy Corn Pattern for Halloween. Who says Halloween has to be over? Use the Pen Tool, the Blob Brush Tool, and Pattern Options to create this sweet candy corn pattern.
Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Master Illustrator CS6′s new Pattern tool. In this guide, you’ll see how to use the Photoshop CS6 Pattern Tool to make repeating elements inside vector scenes.
Creating geometric patterns in Illustrator. Geometric patterns are still pretty trendy. Follow this tutorial to create a colorful cube pattern.
Create a Sweet Honeycomb Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. This honeycomb pattern looks realistic doesn’t it? Maybe you should try it out for yourself…
Illustrator tutorial – How to create diagonal seamless pattern. There are many uses for a diagonal pattern, so this is useful for any kind of graphic design project.
Create an Abstract Geometric Background with AI & PS. You can create this simple abstract geometric background with ease using this tutorial.
How to Create an Easy Geometric Aztec Pattern in Inkscape. This manual will show you how to create an Aztec inspired pattern in Inkscape.
How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design. In this tutorial, you’ll learn the process of creating an amazing geometric gradient pattern in Illustrator and Photoshop.
How to Create Web Pattern with Custom Shape in Photoshop. Use Photoshop custom shapes to create this interesting pattern.
Create a Colorful Geometric Pattern in Photoshop. Here’s another cool geometric pattern in this collection you can try out.
Quick Tip: Create a Complex Pattern by Nudging Smart Objects. Master the repeating pattern technique with this cool tutorial. It showcases how to create the complex pattern using smart objects and the nudging technique with your arrow keys.
How to Create a Bright Geometric Circle Pattern in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial will teach you how to create a geometric circle pattern in Illustrator.
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