I know I sound like a broken record, but once again I will sing the praises of these Dover books with CD-ROM. There are almost unlimited uses for these images for anyone who is creative. For the time being, I am using them on my website, and of course to create lively and unique wallpaper for my desktop, but I know I will find many other uses for them in creative endeavors.
These collections of "repeat patterns," of which there are several, are probably my favorites, and you will find them all over my website. This one has fabric-like patterns, which of course can be changed and manipulated through the Dover Design Manager program ad infinitum.
Here are a few examples from the collection, including different ways you can manipulate the image. First you see Image 003, Organic: Plate 1, Flora-Cream, that has been resized, blurred and the gamma correction adjusted, making it suitable for a background.
This is Image 029, Organic: Plate 5, Galaxy-Cranberry, resized and swirled. With all of these different features, you decide to what degree you want to change them. I could have swirled this one only slightly, or completely.
The next image is 049, Organic: Plate 9, Tropical-Green, resized, then with noise added. I like the noise feature. It gives the image a textured effect. The spread feature creates a similar effect, but also blurs the image.
In this one, called Clearlake-Taupe, Image 146, Plaid: Plate 25, I have totally changed the colors by adjusting the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) sliders.
And lastly, here is Image 184, Rug: Plate 31, Navajo-Cranberry that I have resized and rotated, then adjusted with the mosaic feature. Keep in mind that you can combine as many of these features at once as you like, to create something totally different than the original. And there are many, many other design features included in the program, so the possibilities are unlimited. I just enjoy playing with them, then save the ones I really like for future use.
The image below is 068, Geometric: Plate 12, Tapa-Navy, and the background image for this page is 016, Organic: Plate 3, Paisley-Aqua.
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