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 background. Opposite of foreground.
Example(s) of Ground
  • An example of a design with a patterned ground
A design with a patterned background created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.
  • An example of a guilloche background created in SymmetryMill
A guilloche background created in Artlandia SymmetryMill. See how »
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