12 Free Repeating Pixel Patterns for Photoshop

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Repeating patterns are a great resource to add detail and texture to any website or interface design. Download this free pack of 12 pixel based patterns, including diagonal lines, dots, and tessellating shapes for use in your future design projects.

Pattern swatch previews

Diagonal lines pattern
Diagonal lines pattern pixel patterns
Diagonal lines pattern pixel patterns
Grid pattern pixel patterns
Grid lines pattern
Grid lines pattern
Dots pattern
Dots pattern
Dots pattern
Zig zag pattern
Cross hatch pattern
Diagonal zig zag pattern

All the patterns are contained within a Photoshop .pat file. Select the Fill tool then change the drop-down box from Foreground to Pattern. In the pattern selection box click the small options arrow and select Load Patterns. Once the pixel patterns have been imported, they can then be used with the Fill tool, or along with layer style effects such as Pattern Overlay.

Download the Photoshop pattern file

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Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design trends, inspiration, design freebies, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

54 thoughts on “12 Free Repeating Pixel Patterns for Photoshop”

  1. These pixel patterns are a game-changer for creating seamless backgrounds. I’ve struggled in the past to achieve a seamless look, but these patterns make it so much easier. They’re definitely going to save me a lot of time and effort.

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  2. Thank you for providing such a quality post. First of all I must mention that the images used in these post are perfect. Everything is so clear and you see the patterns in use and the pattern itself. Very nice explained. Thank you for these free Photoshop patterns. I am grateful. Continue on rocking with these quality posts. Cheers!

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  3. thanks! they look very nice

    Ive created a pattern-creator-webapp for some experiments:

    https://blackwoolgames.com/patterncreator/

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  4. Thanks for these patterns! As simple as they might seem, some of them are actually not that simple to make. And they're quite effective!

    They've inspired me to create a set of line/simple shape patterns too. For all those interested, you can find them on: https://slootenweb.nl/30_free_and_simple_patterns/
    I think they complement these pretty well.

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  5. Oooorrr Ya'lls could just make your own and choose your own color. But having a nice starter list is a good thing to bounce off of.

    Too bad PS sucks at real live feedback on creating them without having to keep creating them from a selection in the menu list and reopening the layer style to assign.

    Someone write a plugin that creates a realtime view of a tile. THAT would be something.

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  6. You must have been reading my thoughts. I've been looking for this. Specifically the dots pattern, I wanted to use it for a specific layout and here it is along with all the other goodies. Thank you. This it truly dope.

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    • To change the colours you would ideally use them along with Photoshop's blending modes. For instance you could set the pattern to Multiply, then place a red fill over the top set to Screen (or something along those lines!)
      You could also use the Pattern and Color Overlay options in the layer styles window.

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      • I just press ctrl (pc) & layer tbumbnail to load a selection then choose fill bucket with new colour. Use opacity or fill % to adjust if needed with blend modes.

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