Patterninja is a free online pattern maker to create and download high-resolution (HD) tiled patterns. It allows you to create tiled patterns with ease by using images from the predefined graphics library of this application or by importing your own images. The resulting patterns can be later downloaded as a high-resolution SVG image or PNG image with regular resolution. Apart from downloading patterns as images, you can also embed them as data URI. To create patterns using Patterninja, all you got to do is select any image (from library or upload), move/rotate/or scale, change the image & background color as required, and set precise patterns and image parameters like width, height, zoom, etc.
It lets you add one or more images to the same blank pattern canvas which will overlap and can be customized individually. Another unique and interesting feature is that you can select different fragments of any image and then change the color of the fragments separately.
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How to Create and Download High-Resolution Tiled Patterns Online:
Step 1: First, go to the homepage of Patterninja and there you’ll see a sample pattern on the canvas along with a toolbar on the right. You can either start editing the sample pattern or start from scratch by clicking the “Create New Pattern” button on the toolbar.
Step 2: As soon as you do that, a blank canvas will appear and you’ll be able to choose a background color using the universal color picker or by entering a HEX code. The background color changer can be toggled by clicking on the second tool from the top on the toolbar.
Step 3: After you’ve selected a background color, click on the “Image Library” icon to either use predefined graphics or upload your own for creating patterns. It offers tons of predefined graphics scattered across various categories like Christmas, Neon, Cooking, and more. If you couldn’t find a graphic suitable for your pattern, then you can use the “Upload” button for using your own.
Step 4: When you select a predefined graphic or upload an image, it will automatically appear as a pattern on the canvas. You can now grab and drag the circular handle around any of the pattern item to move, scale, and rotate the image on the canvas.
As mentioned, you can also add multiple images to a single pattern canvas and then use the “Layers” feature to edit them individually. To edit any particular layer, simply click on the “Layer” icon on the toolbar and click on the layer you want to edit.
Step 5: Apart from that, you can also change the color of the image by clicking on the “Pick Colors” icon on the toolbar. The best part is that you can also select specific fragments of the image and color them separately.
Step 6: When you’re all set with the images and colors, simply click on the “Pattern Parameters” icon on the toolbar to customize the size, angle, reflection, etc. of the image and pattern. You will be able to enter the values manually in the input fields associated with each parameter.
Step 7: When you’re done changing the parameters as you desire, simply hit the “Download” icon on the toolbar. You will be able to download the patterns either as high-resolution SVG image or regular resolution PNG files. Additionally, you can also embed the patterns as data URI to use them on your websites, apps, etc.
My Final Verdict:
Personally, I think Patterninja is a pretty interesting online pattern maker that helps you create amazing patterns with ease. Your creativity with making patterns will not be wasted, as you can also download them to your PC as SVG or PNG files. The customization options make it more useful as you can get patterns as you desire.