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

Wallpaper Pattern

A repeat pattern on a two-dimensional plane. Same as surface pattern. There are exactly seventeen (17) types of wallpaper patterns. See wallpaper groups. Similarly, there are seven (7) frieze patterns that correspond to seven types of linear patterns.

Example(s) of Wallpaper Pattern
A part of the Artlandia panel for creating wallpaper
The Artlandia symmetry panel lets you choose any surface pattern.
Used in Artlandia SymmetryWorks, Artlandia SymmetryShop, and Artlandia SymmetryMill.
An example of a wallpaper pattern design created in SymmetryMill
A wallpaper pattern design created in Artlandia SymmetryMill. See how »
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Create wallpaper patterns in SymmetryMill (FREE) »
Creating patterns of the 17 wallpaper groups (SymmetryMill Help) »
More examples of wallpaper patterns »
Basic Symmetry Operations (symmetry lingo for designers) »
Figuring out the Type of Symmetry (step-by-step instructions) »
Stevens, 1981 »
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