What Is a Repeat Pattern?


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In graphic design, a repeat pattern is a software-generated pattern that can be tiled and does not repeat or overlap itself. Repeat patterns can be generated in Illustrator or Photoshop.

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What Is a Repeat Pattern?
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Repeat patterns can be geometric designs, fractal simulations or simple seamless graphics. They are often used as background graphics, either for a desktop wallpaper on a personal computer or as a wallpaper on a website. In Illustrator, the function is found at Object > Pattern > Make tiles selections of a graphic to generate a repeat pattern. In Photoshop, fractals can be generated using the Ellipse and Gradient tools to create a repeat pattern.

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