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The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns

Photoshop users can save themselves a great deal of time and end up with better results by taking advantage of readily available freebies, such as brushes, patterns and shapes. With the wide variety and (often) high quality of resources available, whatever you need or are looking for is in most cases already available somewhere. The only problem is that the vast quantity of freebies can make it difficult to track down what you need. Hopefully this collection of excellent Photoshop patterns will help.

The resources featured here are all available as downloads in PAT format, which can be placed in Photoshop. In addition to this format, there is also a number of quality resources online for creating or using patterns in other formats that can be used by any program, not just Photoshop. As with any type of freebie, always be sure to check the license or requirements set by the creator.

Skull Patterns1
Two skull patterns from Go Media using an image from one of its vector packs.

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Carbon Fiber3
A carbon fiber pattern.

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Patterns from PunkSafetyPin5
This set of 15 patterns from a deviantART user6 offers more than 30 other packs of patterns.

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Grunge Pattern Set
Nine large and high-quality grunge patterns.

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Dots Pattern Set8
Eight dot patterns of various colors and styles.

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Hexagonal Patterns10
Seventy-two black-and-white horizontal and vertical patterns.

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Skulls and Hearts12
Three different gray, white and pink patterns.

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Charcoal Demask14
One seamless pattern.

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Victiorian Dreams Textures
Ten textured patterns of different variations.

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A set of eight stylish paisley patterns.

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Checkered Patterns18
Three different patterns featuring a checkered design.

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Different Texture20
A swirling flourish pattern.

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Scanline and Screentone Patterns22
A big collection of 27 different patterns.

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Spiderman Pattern24
One tileable metal pattern.

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Patterns from DesignSpice
A set of 10 repeating blue patterns.

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Zig-Zag Pattern Set26
Eight colorful zig-zag patterns.

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A set of 21 transparent patterns of scan lines.

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Patterns by Raimyu
A set of 20 patterns of different kinds.

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Squidfingers Pack30
A huge set of 108 different patterns of all kinds.

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Textured Stripes32
Six patterns of textured diagonal stripes of various colors.

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Floral Patterns34
A set of 17 patterns with different floral styles.

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Tile Patterns36
A large set of 36 patterns of tiles. Brick and wood patterns are also included.

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Animal Print Patterns38
This set includes 18 different animal-fur print and skin patterns.

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Grungy and Dirty Patterns40
Seamless, big texture patterns. There are 27 in the set.

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Micro Patterns42
A big collection of 54 patterns.

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Vector Patterns44
Twelve attractive patterns in this set.

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Wallpaper Patterns
A total of six patterns (two different sizes of three patterns).

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Dots and Stripes Patterns46
Ten patterns, four of stripes and six of dots.

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Floral Patterns48
Includes 28 patterns, plus PNG files for each.

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Cards Pattern
Eight different variations of the pattern are included.

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Handmade Paper Patterns50
A set of seven patterns (the same pattern in seven colors).

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Patterns by Camilak352
A set of 17 patterns that include stars, butterflies, hearts and paw prints.

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Web 2.0 Pattern Collection54
A huge set of 133 patterns in various Web 2.0 styles.

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Seamless Patterns
Six different patterns to choose from.

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Wood Pattern Textures Set56
This set includes 19 wood patterns with different shades and styles.

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Plaid and Checkered Patterns58
A total of 25 patterns are included in this set.

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Lace Patterns60
This set contains 19 seamless lace patterns.

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Noise Patterns62
Ten seamless noise patterns for adding texture.

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Brick Texture Patterns

This set includes eight brick patterns.

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Composition Patterns64
Five patterns of notebook paper and a composition book.

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PS Patterns Pack66
A set of three different patterns, including squares, dots and hearts.

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Fire Patterns68
A set of 20 high-resolution fire patterns.

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Chevrons Pattern Set70
A set of eight patterns of different shapes and colors.

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Fiber Paper Pattern Set72
A set of 10 patterns of different colors with a textured look.

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Patterns #2274
A set of 30 colorful patterns.

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Spring Fling76
This set includes 36 pink and green patterns.

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Stripes Patterns78
A set of 30 disturbed stripe patterns.

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Line Patterns80
This set contains 25 colorful patterns of lines.

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Bourbon Stripes82
A set of 12 stripe patterns, both vertical and horizontal, with different color combinations.

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Hearts and Boxes84
Three patterns in a hand-drawn style.

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How to Install Photoshop Patterns86
If you’re unsure how to install and use the patterns featured here, this article explains the simple process.

Photoshop Tutorial: Creating Custom Patterns87
Hongkiat has a tutorial that demonstrates the steps in creating a simple repeating pattern.

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Creating Patterns in Photoshop CS289
Veerle demonstrates how to use Illustrator and Photoshop to create a seamless pattern.

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A fun and useful tool for creating your own JPG file to use as a repeating pattern.

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Stripe Generator93
If a striped pattern is what you’re after, this tool will let you create your own any way you like it.

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COLOURlovers has a great collection of user-submitted patterns for downloading in PNG format.

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Steven Snell is a Web designer and blogger. In addition to maintaining his own blog and writing for a number of other top design blogs, he also manages an online shop that offers premium graphic design resources.

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    Very cool collection that designers can use in so many different ways. As always, Thanks.

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    Thanks SM for posting this. Excellent references. Love Squidfingers, BGpatterns and especially colourLovers.

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    Now that is what is really Ultimate!
    A great thanks for the great post

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    Those are fantastic. Thanks for compiling.

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    February 12, 2009 7:27 pm

    Great collection, thanks for adding patterns from our site.

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    beautiful collection….

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    Wow, great collection. Bookmarking!

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    great collection as usual SM, I would like to see how some of these are used in SM readers designs and layouts… anyone?

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    Most of these are not very good.

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    Wonderful collection. Nice touch with the resource sites and tutorials at the bottom.

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    That’s one amazing collection of patterns, I’m going to be downloading all night now! Keep up the good work SM!

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    Christopher Jack

    February 12, 2009 8:15 pm

    Pretty nice collection, thanks!

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    I liked the photoshop tutorials. Thanks

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    Nice collection, is that Stripes Patterns link really working?

  16. 17

    as usual .. great post .. great stuff .. tks a lot :)

  17. 18

    Very nice collaction I like it…:)

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    Wow, excellent collection, thanks! :)

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    incredible source!

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    More freebies…. Nice !!


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