Because of Web 2.0 trend, patterns is kinda gaining back its popularity. But indeed, patterns will really enhance the beauty of a website. Besides to used as web design, patterns also can use as desktop wallpapers! I’m not saying those Windows ugly wallpaper patterns, but here, I compiled a list of 4 websites that provides free and nice patterns.
Squidfingers / Patterns
K10K Pixel Patterns
Brusheezy Pattern Collection
The Inspiration Gallery
If you intersted to know how to make a pattern in Illustrator, you can read this article by Bittbox. While in Photoshop, it’s simple too. Just create a graphics that you want to make as pattern, then go to Edit > Define Pattern will do the job. Thanks.