Friday, February 27, 2009

Beautiful seamless Illustrator patterns

I had a small project this week where I needed a seamless vector pattern, a "tiled" pattern that can be used to fill a shape in Illustrator to create a "wrapping paper" or "wallpaper" look.

My searching led me to the work of "Tolchik" on She has an amazing array of high-quality vector illustrations, backgrounds, and these amazing seamless vector patterns.

I ended up using Image 496941 for my project.

A search for "seamless vector pattern" on Crestock turned up more than 1000 patterns from other artists. What a great resource!

Crestock is an alternative to the popular iStockphoto. If you use iStockphoto, you should also include Crestock in your searches for stock photography and vector illustration.

(By the way, if you don't know how to work with pattern fills in Illustrator, see this resource from Peachpit)

1 comment:

lorraine said...

Thank you for the Crestock info, I have it bookmarked already! Peachpits tutorial is excellent. Many thanks