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Five Various Patterns ~ Grunge to Retro to Kids!

by insidious_glamour Posted 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:04 AM - Updated 28th Jun 2009 at 2:40 AM by insidious_glamour
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Thanks to HP, MetalKat, and Delphy ... I've finally been able to wrap my brain around making custom content! Here are five patterns from my collection ... I tried to grab ones that I hadn't really seen or felt were under-represented. These all work well in any of the categories, from clothes to furniture to walls!

Here's a preview .gif that I can't believe I actually figured out how to make ... the nicer hi-res images are below!

Included are:

"Retrometry" ~ A retro-geometric pattern, binned under geometric.

"Rockin' Paisley" ~ I haven't seen enough paisleys and I love them, so here's my version. Binned under abstract.

"Simple Dove" ~ I mostly use this one for clothing, but it makes a dramatic focus wall or interesting upholstery, too! Binned under abstract.

"Grunge Flowers" ~ This is my attempt to make a vintage wallpaper. Instead of dirty, I tried to make it look worn. I really like it on clothing and upholstery. Binned under abstract.

"Flower Pop" ~ I love this one for kid's clothes, furniture, and walls. Binned under abstract.

I've never actually done any graphics editing or anything like this before, so this was a huge (but fun!) challenge for me. The pictures at the bottom are labelled so you can pick and choose what you like from the .zip file. Please enjoy! I'ma go play my game now (^_^)

Patterns in different colors:

And Retrometry in different colors:

Additional Credits:
Delphy for his pattern packager and HP and MetalKat for their super awesome best tutorials.

In-Game Category:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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Test Subject
2nd Jul 2009 at 1:16 AM
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Test Subject
#2 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:55 AM
i love these patterns! specially the bird one -- thank you so much
Field Researcher
#3 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:07 AM
I like these a lot. I love the paisley (although I agree that an additional smaller print would be nice) and I've been looking for more cute cartoony florals that didn't look too...cute and cartoony. I don't normally like prints with images of animals but the bird one is cool also. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:40 AM
I love these patterns, especially the flowers, thanks!
#5 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 3:16 AM
Really pretty. I love them all so much!
#6 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 4:52 AM
These are great! I love the Retrometry one and the Dove one they are beautiful! Great job!
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 5:41 AM
These look great! I can't wait to use them in the game.
#8 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 11:12 AM
Thanks, just what I was looking for, definitely having these in my game
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 11:54 AM
They're all very cool, I especially love Retrometry and Grunge Flowers! And the Dove is very unusual.

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Test Subject
#10 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 1:21 PM
Nice! I really love these =)
The bird one makes me think of Ikea, I don't know why, but it's a good think 'cause I'm a fan of Ikea stuff haha! Hope they make an expansionpack.. ^^
Anywaaaaaaay =D I love these, thank you!

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Mad Poster
#11 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 2:59 PM
Absolutely love the birds and the paisley. Thanks so much!!

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Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 5:48 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 6:00 PM
Gorgeous, I love you!
Wiki Wizard
#14 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 7:23 PM
Oh these are lovely! Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 8:29 PM
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 3rd Jul 2009 at 4:54 PM
very beautiful patterns! thx!
Forum Resident
#17 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 3:01 AM
I love these. Thanks!
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Aug 2010 at 9:58 PM
I like these patterns... *Hits download button compulsively*
Test Subject
#19 Old 15th Jun 2016 at 3:11 PM
I love these patterns and find myself using them often =D