Repeating seamless patterns: definitions, free samples, links, and how-tos


The part of a design that appears to be farthest from the viewer and behind the objects of interest. Can be a solid color, texture, random objects, or another pattern (patterned ground). Also called ground. Opposite of foreground.

Example(s) of Background
An example of a design with a patterned background
A design with a patterned background created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.
An example of a guilloche background created in SymmetryMill
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