Sources for Blog Backgrounds

Sources for Blog Backgrounds

Seamless Backgrounds & Pixel Patterns
If you’ve ever searched the web for cool seamless backgrounds you’ve probably encountered a tonne of sites littered with the same images that have been floating around since 1998. Maybe they were cool then, but they’re pretty ugly and out dated now. To help take the frustration out of searching, I’ve put together a list of resources with quality backgrounds that will give your blog a more professional look.

ThemeGrrl’s Favs

+ COLOURLovers – Thousands of free patterns

+ Squidfingers – Beautiful seamless patterns

+ DinPattern – Quality free patterns for personal and professional use

+ Ava7 Patterns – Fantastic collection of patterns organized by color and pattern shape.

Pixel Patterns

+ Pixel Patterns – Massive collection of over 900 pixel patterns

+ Hot Pink Octopus – Free pink backgrounds

+ Pink Pixel Patterns – from Blinding Light

+ Pattern4u – Free patterns for personal and professional use.

Background / Pattern Generators

+ Tartan Designer – Create tartan backgrounds or download from the gallery.

+ Stripe Generator – Create stripey backgrounds or download from the gallery.

+ Pattern Cooler – Nice collection of free backgrounds for blogs which features a cool online editor so you can change the colors and size of the patterns.

+ RepeatXY – Large collection of patterns that you can modify with an online editor.

Other Fantastic Resources

+ The Fat Strawberry – An original collection of seamless background patterns for personal and commercial use.

+ Background Labs – Nice collection of seamless background patterns organized by color.

+ Flickr: Pattern Design Pool – 82+ patterns.

+ 21 Seamless Chiyogami Backgrounds – Very cute selection of Chiyogami backgrounds (Japanese patterned papers) for personal use only.

Grunge Backgrounds

+ 10 Grunge, Rusty, Dirty Tileable Textures from PhotoShop Road Map

Pattern Tutorials

+ Creating Patterns – Learn to create seamless backgrounds in Photoshop

+ Tutorial on Creating Pixel Tiles from Project Seven

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