Available for download: free Victorian flourish vector pattern
By Ars Grafik
This free seamless vector pattern is of a Victorian flourish and is available for download. It’s a floral wallpaper pattern, but it’s not a rip-off of other vector patterns out there–this one is 100% made by me.
It was all done in Illustrator, and is meant primarily to be used as a starting point in Illustrator–however, I’ve also included a PNG image so you can use it as a pattern in Photoshop as well. Or, save and load the swatch in Illustrator, then take it into Photoshop for additional manipulation. Use the expand function + magic wand tool in Illustrator to change colors, or change the blending in Photoshop to achieve the same effect.
***Read this Before Downloading Patterns***
The file is an .ai file, so you can access the vector patterns in several ways. The easiest is just to download, unzip, and open the file in Illustrator. However, if you do only this, the patterns won’t be saved into your Swatch Library AND the file will look blank because it’s only meant to call up the swatches, so check in your swatches palette first before getting really frustrated at downloading a freaking blank Illustrator file.
To access the patterns all the time and in any document you’re working on in Illustrator, download and extract the file, then drop it into Illustrator’s Patterns folder. In Windows, this is in your C: drive under Program Files => Adobe => Adobe Illustrator => Presets => Swatches => Patterns. This way, the vector patterns will be part of your swatch library and you can call them up anytime. To locate the patterns, click on the drop down menu on your swatches palette, then select Open swatch library, then hover over User Defined….
There are so many ways to use these patterns—the possibilities are endless! You can use Illustrator’s Magic Wand tool to select and change specific colors within a pattern, add backgrounds, effects, and more.