Pat­terns

photo fi t In­tro­duce pat­terns to your art via pho­tog­ra­phy

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Corel’s Pat­terns is a nifty lit­tle iPhone app de­signed specif­i­cally for cre­at­ing re­peat­ing, tiled pat­terns us­ing pho­tos you’ve taken with your de­vice’s cam­era. If you’re any­thing like us, you’ll have of­ten no­ticed in­ter­est­ing ob­jects or tex­tures while you’re in the great out­doors, and Pat­terns is a great way to in­cor­po­rate these into your art.

Once you’ve taken a pic­ture you can crop and ro­tate it to a square frame, then use blends to hide the edges, and ad­just bright­ness, lu­mi­nance and con­trast. It’s in­cred­i­bly easy to use and you can turn mun­dane im­ages into in­ter­est­ing tiled pat­terns. Your pat­tern can then be emailed as a PNG im­age or a CorelDRAWspe­cific FILL file. An­other cool fea­ture here is a com­mu­nity where you can share your pat­terns, and vote other pat­terns up or down, a bit like In­sta­gram or Pin­ter­est.

You’re a lit­tle limited in what you can do with the pat­terns once they’re in your cre­ative soft­ware of choice, and there aren’t any ran­domi­sa­tion op­tions for cre­at­ing large-scale tiles. But you can still use it to cre­ate tex­tures for cloth­ing or ob­jects, and the fact that it’s free makes it even bet­ter.

This psy­che­delic pat­tern was cre­ated us­ing an im­age of a round speaker that was tiled, blended and colour ad­justed.

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