Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add a Subtle Pattern as a background to a page on my website?
Of course! Watch this tutorial to learn how to add a Subtle Pattern to your website.
If I use Subtle Patterns for my personal website or commercial project, do I need to credit it?
Yes. Please credit Subtle Patterns using a comment in your HTML or CSS code. CSS Example:
/* Background pattern from Subtle Patterns */
Can I use the patterns in themes I make and sell on ThemeForest or similar sites?
Yes, but please credit Subtle Patterns in your theme description or source code.
Can I use Subtle Patterns in commercial projects?
Yes, but please link back to Subtle Patterns in the project.
Can I publish Subtle Patterns for download on my website or blog?
You can link to Subtle Patterns, but not directly to the patterns.
Can I make CSS3/coded versions of Subtle Patterns?
Yes, but please link back to the original pattern (ex: http://lea.verou.me/)
If I make a new pattern based on a Subtle Pattern, can I publish it as my own?
Please credit Subtle Patterns for any patterns you make that are based on a Subtle Patterns.
Can I use Subtle Patterns for my print projects?
Yes, but please make sure the resolutions are satisfactory before printing.
Are Subtle Patterns available as Gimp/Pixelmator files?
Not at the moment.
Can I change the pattern color?
Sure can! Watch this tutorial to learn how to change a Subtle Pattern color.
Does Subtle Patterns have a JSON feed?
Yes. You can find it here.