Sometimes you just need a good, simple, flat pattern in Photoshop. A plain ol’ grid, or something to give the design a bit of textural “oomph” but without the cheesiness of a full-on seamless photo. Presenting Flatterns, pixely patterns I made just for you.
You can load them in Photoshop by adding a Pattern Overlay style to a layer, then clicking the pattern button, then in the menu options (behind the little corner arrow in a circle) choosing Load Pattern. Use them in Multiply or Screen modes; or, you know, whatever.
I may add new patterns as I think of them; I’ll keep you posted. Hope you like ‘em and use ‘em!
Download Flatterns 1.1
Update: Also check out Naomi Atkinson’s pixel patterns.