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Best Background Patterns & Generators

Best Background Patterns & Generators

Every decent designer gets tons of use out of their best background patterns. Slick website backgrounds and realistic Photoshop images both require quality seamless textures. Start your collection with the best!

The concept of texture occasionally gets lost on modern designers. The truth is, there are a finite amount of ways to add visual interest to a design project and texture should never be overlooked. Interesting background patterns can turn a generic site into a masterpiece in the same way that proper lighting makes or breaks a photo. It has nothing to do with the focal point, it unifies. It creates visual cohesion. That's why we've chosen to show you the best resources on the web for finding these small wonders. Clear out a folder and bookmark these generators, cause you'll see the amount of polish they can provide your projects almost immediately.

Background Patterns and Seamless Textures

If you're looking for the perfect seamless textures, your typical image search just won't do. With the links we've included below you'll have access to the best background patterns on the web. Just pop a folder in your image library, then all you need to do is click and drag.

More of the Webs Best Background Patterns...

CSS3 Pattern Generators and Gradient Generators

If you'd prefer that your website background be CSS based or more of a pattern then image, Pattern generators are the perfect way to go. By using code to build your background patterns, you'll minimize your loading time and (when done correctly) still get that "texture-y" feel.

More Handy CSS3 Pattern Generators...

Basic Repeating Background and Radial Gradient CSS
body {
    background-image: url('image.png');
    background-repeat: repeat;
body {
 background: radial-gradient(ellipse at center, 
#7abcff 0%,#60abf8 44%,#4096ee 100%);

These resources should get you an incredible start building your background patterns library, but if you have any suggestions on additional resources please shoot us a message. As always, thanks for stopping by and if you've found this post useful, feel free to share it with any of the social buttons below.

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