After I shared a fun way to turn handwriting into a font, it got me thinking about what other great online tools I use that other people might not know about. Which led me to putting together this post; the best background and pattern generators on the internet.
Pattern generators are really useful. Obviously, you can use them to make backgrounds for your blogs and websites, but there are a ton of other uses too. For example, you can use the patterns for making images, printables, your own scrapbook paper - loads of stuff! Using free online generators is much easier and faster than fiddling around with Photoshop, trying to get your edges to match up when you tile an image.
Polka Dot Background Maker
There are a few generators online which can make spotty patterns, but this one is my favourite because it is so easy to use. Just choose the colours, the size of the dots and the spacing in between the dots and download your finished background.
This is one of the most versatile stripe generators out there. You can alter the number of stripes, spacing, colours and orientation of the stripes. The preview tool helps to determine when you've got it looking just how you want it.
Like a bit of plaid or tartan? This user friendly tool will help you to make your perfect pattern in a matter of minutes.
Fun And Fancy Backgrounds
This is perhaps the most fun out of all of the pattern generators I've found online. There are plenty shapes available to make your pattern from, and you can change the opacity of the elements and even add texture to the finished image.
Design Your Own
I stumbled across this website when looking for a chevron background maker. The tool looks really basic, but if you check out the gallery you will realize that there is a great potential for creating fancy backgrounds (if you have the talent and patience).
The last generator I am sharing creates a horizontal or vertical gradient pattern, using the colours of your choice.
Hope you have some fun with these!
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