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The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns

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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.

Photoshop pattern2

Carbon Fiber3
A carbon fiber pattern.

Photoshop pattern4

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

Photoshop pattern7

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

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern9

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

Photoshop pattern11

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

Photoshop pattern13

Charcoal Demask14
One seamless pattern.

Photoshop pattern15

Victiorian Dreams Textures
Ten textured patterns of different variations.

Photoshop pattern

Paisley16
A set of eight stylish paisley patterns.

Photoshop pattern17

Checkered Patterns18
Three different patterns featuring a checkered design.

Photoshop pattern19

Different Texture20
A swirling flourish pattern.

Photoshop pattern21

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

Photoshop pattern23

Spiderman Pattern24
One tileable metal pattern.

Photoshop pattern25

Patterns from DesignSpice
A set of 10 repeating blue patterns.

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern27

Scanlines100028
A set of 21 transparent patterns of scan lines.

Photoshop pattern29

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

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern31

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

Photoshop pattern33

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

Photoshop pattern35

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

Photoshop pattern37

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

Photoshop pattern39

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

Photoshop pattern41

Micro Patterns42
A big collection of 54 patterns.

Photoshop pattern43

Vector Patterns44
Twelve attractive patterns in this set.

Photoshop pattern45

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

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern47

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

Photoshop pattern49

Cards Pattern
Eight different variations of the pattern are included.

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern51

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

Photoshop pattern53

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

Photoshop pattern55

Seamless Patterns
Six different patterns to choose from.

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern57

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

Photoshop pattern59

Lace Patterns60
This set contains 19 seamless lace patterns.

Photoshop pattern61

Noise Patterns62
Ten seamless noise patterns for adding texture.

Photoshop pattern63

Brick Texture Patterns

This set includes eight brick patterns.

Photoshop pattern

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

Photoshop pattern65

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

Photoshop pattern67

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

Photoshop pattern69

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

Photoshop pattern71

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

Photoshop pattern73

Patterns #2274
A set of 30 colorful patterns.

Photoshop pattern75

Spring Fling76
This set includes 36 pink and green patterns.

Photoshop pattern77

Stripes Patterns78
A set of 30 disturbed stripe patterns.

Photoshop pattern79

Line Patterns80
This set contains 25 colorful patterns of lines.

Photoshop pattern81

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

Photoshop pattern83

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

Photoshop pattern85

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.

Photoshop pattern88

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

Photoshop pattern90

BgPatterns91
A fun and useful tool for creating your own JPG file to use as a repeating pattern.

Photoshop pattern92

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

Photoshop pattern94

COLOURlovers95
COLOURlovers has a great collection of user-submitted patterns for downloading in PNG format.

Photoshop pattern96

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/732-Skull-Patterns
  2. 2 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/732-Skull-Patterns
  3. 3 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/647-Carbon-Fiber
  4. 4 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/647-Carbon-Fiber
  5. 5 http://punksafetypin.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Patterns-Pack-05-63696436
  6. 6 http://punksafetypin.deviantart.com/
  7. 7 http://punksafetypin.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Patterns-Pack-05-63696436
  8. 8 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_6.htm
  9. 9 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_6.htm
  10. 10 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/988-72-Hexagonal-honeycomp-patterns
  11. 11 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/988-72-Hexagonal-honeycomp-patterns
  12. 12 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/871-Skulls-and-Hearts
  13. 13 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/871-Skulls-and-Hearts
  14. 14 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/865-Charcoal-Demask-Seamless-
  15. 15 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/865-Charcoal-Demask-Seamless-
  16. 16 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/55-Paisley
  17. 17 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/55-Paisley
  18. 18 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/46-Checkered-Patterns
  19. 19 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/46-Checkered-Patterns
  20. 20 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/766-Different-Texture
  21. 21 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/766-Different-Texture
  22. 22 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/608-Scanline-screentone-patterns
  23. 23 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/608-Scanline-screentone-patterns
  24. 24 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/465-Spiderman-Pattern
  25. 25 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/465-Spiderman-Pattern
  26. 26 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_10.htm
  27. 27 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_10.htm
  28. 28 http://shankonator.deviantart.com/art/scanlines1000-28926957
  29. 29 http://shankonator.deviantart.com/art/scanlines1000-28926957
  30. 30 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1012
  31. 31 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1012
  32. 32 http://aeiryn.deviantart.com/art/Textured-Stripes-6-patterns-58683430
  33. 33 http://aeiryn.deviantart.com/art/Textured-Stripes-6-patterns-58683430
  34. 34 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Floral-Photoshop-Patterns-89785528
  35. 35 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Floral-Photoshop-Patterns-89785528
  36. 36 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Tiles-Photoshop-Patterns-10527621
  37. 37 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Tiles-Photoshop-Patterns-10527621
  38. 38 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Animal-Prints-PS-Patterns-37342057
  39. 39 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Animal-Prints-PS-Patterns-37342057
  40. 40 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/grungy-dirty-photoshop-patterns
  41. 41 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/grungy-dirty-photoshop-patterns
  42. 42 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/Micro-Patterns-74512283
  43. 43 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/Micro-Patterns-74512283
  44. 44 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/Vector-Patterns-76584539
  45. 45 http://basstar.deviantart.com/art/Vector-Patterns-76584539
  46. 46 http://colourgallery.deviantart.com/art/Dots-and-Stripes-Patterns-76735990
  47. 47 http://colourgallery.deviantart.com/art/Dots-and-Stripes-Patterns-76735990
  48. 48 http://toybirds.deviantart.com/art/Floral-Patterns-01-48817016
  49. 49 http://toybirds.deviantart.com/art/Floral-Patterns-01-48817016
  50. 50 http://melemel.deviantart.com/art/Handmade-paper-pattern-set-86405485
  51. 51 http://melemel.deviantart.com/art/Handmade-paper-pattern-set-86405485
  52. 52 http://camilak3.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-50319495
  53. 53 http://camilak3.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-50319495
  54. 54 http://ademmm.deviantart.com/art/web-2-0-Pattern-Collection-72334096
  55. 55 http://ademmm.deviantart.com/art/web-2-0-Pattern-Collection-72334096
  56. 56 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ig/Photoshop-Patterns/Wood-Pattern-Textures.htm
  57. 57 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ig/Photoshop-Patterns/Wood-Pattern-Textures.htm
  58. 58 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ig/Photoshop-Patterns/scpatterns2.htm
  59. 59 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ig/Photoshop-Patterns/scpatterns2.htm
  60. 60 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/lace-photoshop-patterns
  61. 61 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/lace-photoshop-patterns
  62. 62 http://photoshopninja.com/2006/11/noisepatterns-vol1/
  63. 63 http://photoshopninja.com/2006/11/noisepatterns-vol1/
  64. 64 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1028
  65. 65 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1028
  66. 66 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1022
  67. 67 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/patterns/id/1022
  68. 68 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/fire-photoshop-patterns
  69. 69 http://www.obsidiandawn.com/fire-photoshop-patterns
  70. 70 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_3.htm
  71. 71 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_3.htm
  72. 72 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_7.htm
  73. 73 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/glifticpat200_7.htm
  74. 74 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-22-89358517
  75. 75 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-22-89358517
  76. 76 http://zinzibar.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-CS2-Spring-Fling-55120489
  77. 77 http://zinzibar.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-CS2-Spring-Fling-55120489
  78. 78 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-17-77996234
  79. 79 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-17-77996234
  80. 80 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-26-100023979
  81. 81 http://crazykira-resources.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-26-100023979
  82. 82 http://melemel.deviantart.com/art/Bourbon-Stripes-pattern-set-95475356
  83. 83 http://melemel.deviantart.com/art/Bourbon-Stripes-pattern-set-95475356
  84. 84 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/886-Patterns-of-hearts-and-boxes
  85. 85 http://www.brusheezy.com/brush/886-Patterns-of-hearts-and-boxes
  86. 86 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/qt/installcontent.htm
  87. 87 http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creating-custom-pattern-in-photoshop/
  88. 88 http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creating-custom-pattern-in-photoshop/
  89. 89 http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/creating_patterns_in_photoshop_cs2/
  90. 90 http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/creating_patterns_in_photoshop_cs2/
  91. 91 http://bgpatterns.com/
  92. 92 http://bgpatterns.com/
  93. 93 http://www.stripegenerator.com/
  94. 94 http://www.stripegenerator.com/
  95. 95 http://www.colourlovers.com/patterns
  96. 96 http://www.colourlovers.com/patterns
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  1. 1

    Sweet!

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  2. 2

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

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  3. 3

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

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  4. 4

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

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  5. 5

    Those are fantastic. Thanks for compiling.

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    myPhotoshopBrushes

    February 12, 2009 7:27 pm

    Great collection, thanks for adding patterns from our site.

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  7. 7

    beautiful collection….

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  8. 8

    Wow, great collection. Bookmarking!

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  9. 10

    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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  10. 11

    Most of these are not very good.

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  11. 12

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

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  12. 13

    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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  13. 14

    Christopher Jack

    February 12, 2009 8:15 pm

    Pretty nice collection, thanks!

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  14. 15

    I liked the photoshop tutorials. Thanks

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  15. 16

    Nice collection, is that Stripes Patterns link really working?

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  16. 17

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

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  17. 18

    Very nice collaction I like it…:)

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  18. 19

    Wow, excellent collection, thanks! :)

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  19. 20

    incredible source!

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  20. 21

    More freebies…. Nice !!

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  21. 22

    Very useful, where do you get all that stuff! ;-)

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  22. 23

    thanks for this collection. That what i was looking for.

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  23. 24

    this is great! I love reading the news and using the stuff of smashing magazine!

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  24. 25

    File not found on the “stripe patterns” link.
    Nice collection.

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  25. 26

    They look beautiful but is there a way to convert pat files to png?

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  26. 27

    An awesome post as usual.

    These patterns would really serve my small purpose. But, I wish their creators to be highly proactive as these things are superb.

    Thanks for sharing these.

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  27. 28

    This is a nice collection!

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  28. 29

    Oğuz ÇELİKDEMİR

    February 13, 2009 1:10 am

    “Stripes Patterns” link doesn’t working, could you please fix it?

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  29. 30

    … and thank You! :)

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  30. 31

    jumi Promotional Products

    February 13, 2009 1:30 am

    nice

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  31. 32

    great links!

    thanks for sharing …

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  32. 33

    Thx! Beauty pattern!

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  33. 34

    Really nice collection! Thanks ;)

    Does anybody know where to find more WOODEN PATTERNS?.. Thanks for help!

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  34. 35

    Nice collection. The tuts are usefull too! Thanks.

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  35. 36

    More, more, mooore! Excellent stuff, again :)

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  36. 37

    acida dulcinea

    February 13, 2009 6:07 am

    great! thanks a lot for the recollection!

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  37. 38

    neat!!!

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  38. 39

    In the voice of Chandler from Friends….. Could Smashing Magazine be any more useful??

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  39. 41

    K10K has a nice gallery of pixel patterns that you could have included as well:
    http://www.k10k.net/pixelpatterns/ If you haven’t, you should check them out.. :)

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  40. 42

    Finally, thx. :)

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