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Chainmail pattern

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I created this pattern using Illustrator and Photoshop CS5 for this picture. I was so happy with the results, I thought I'd share it with the community.

Pattern set should work with most versions of Photoshop, and includes five sizes: Tiny, Small, Medium, Large and Huge. Background is transparent, so it can go over any background without fuss.

If you're using Photoshop CS2 or above, I recommend using the Warp tool to help shape it to an area (like a soldier wearing chain mail armor).


If you do use this pattern, I would love to see the results! It's not required, however.

The only restriction is that you can't redistribute or claim the pattern as your own. You do NOT need to credit or link me if you do use it.
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Do you have this in an ai. file? I use illustrator and cant seem to open a PAT file
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No, I don't, sorry. Not as a pattern. I drew the original shapes in Illustrator, but the parts that make it seamlessly repeat and pattern were all done in Photoshop.
bertjandejong's avatar
if the 6in1 one version patern is done can you please sent me a copy i need to make a chainmail for my boss and she wants the name of her business on it but i need to figur out how many rings of each color i need and i only can do that if you are done with the 6in1 patern version AND DONT WORRY I WON'T POST IT ON DA OR SOMEWHERE ELSE only need it as quick help and if posible a bmp where i can just cut and post the patern until it is done and i need to be able just to use bucket logo in paint to fil the color in one ring

If you can help me and the chainmail is done when i made it (the Realy One Not The Patern) i wil add the link to your patern help and i also post it in a group so there is a big change that there are going to be many people to see it and your patern to ^^

and i wil make more paterns and if you need any help you can allways try any of the paterns i make ^^ in realy chainmail ofcourse
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I never did the 6in1, only the 4in1 and I haven't been able to make it into a good pattern yet - there's some errors in it. Plus, I'm out of town at the moment. I only intend to do the 4in1; the 6in1 is a bit much for me to want to tackle, honestly.

I mean, I did do a finished 4in1 pattern, just not one good enough for me to want to post on DA. If you want, I can send you that. It might have to wait until Sunday though; I'm not sure this computer has my patterns on it.
bertjandejong's avatar
oke wel if you can make a realy smal one of 6in1 that is just good enough for my to be able to make the chainmail for my boss

just only the texture and that i am able to copy it as mathc as i wan't and when done i wil sent ja it back if it looks good with out color

i realy need it and i suchs in pixel art most time wel in those things

if the rings are damn close together i dont care as lon as i can count the each ring color i need and than it is good ^_^ and if it is a little bit ugly that aint any problem it is just as prototype and not as finishing product

o and i have new rings so watch me and you may vind new weaves

o and i have a site i can get tge weaves of XD

but please do help it dont need to be perfect i only need to find how many rings in what color i need ^_^
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no, I'm not doing the 6in1; it's not the size of it - I have to do it all in Illustrator first at the same size and it's the interlinking drawing and disconnecting it into a proper linking pattern that's tough. Size is irrelevant. The 4in1 is proving bothersome enough that I'll be fine just with that when it's done.

I checked and I do have the 4in1 patterns on here. If you can use that, I can send them to you. Otherwise, I got nothing. :\
bertjandejong's avatar
oke than i must find somewhere else

wel thank you ^^
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thank you

i am now making a gitar strap for a friend and the weave is a CIR sheet

[link]

that is the site you can find some prety hard and nice weaves ^^

hope you find beter details there and some damn nice weaves
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Oh, that's neat! Bookmarked it, thanks. :)
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bertjandejong's avatar
lol this patern is not an known one wel i dont know this one

but wil try it out soon

and the paterns i know are 4in1 and 6in1
TheDalishRanger's avatar
I based it off an actual photo close-up of chainmail links, but I'm hardly an expert on the subject myself. Perhaps I'll make alternatives in the future with different link patterns. Thanks for the information. :)
bertjandejong's avatar
i can get ya an patern of 4in1 and 6in1

if you add a link to the origenal of my chainmails than go ahead and look between my versions and make something of it and if you need any help with it just sent me a note
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Cool, I'll check them out, thanks. :)
bertjandejong's avatar
oke but please do givce a link to my chainmail art that is the only thing you need to do and you can ask and take the patern of any of my chainmail maybe i can make an patern with some colors in ruf shape

IF YOU NEED HELP WHIT IT

and i always wanna help that is just who i am XD
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Don't worry, I always give credit where it's due. :)

I started a pattern with a 4in1 version, but because I have some commission work going on right now, it might be a little while before I get a final version up on deviantART.
bertjandejong's avatar
oke if you need any help like an beter photo or something else just ask me and i wil make sure it wil be on DA
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Nah, it's good - your 4in1 and 6in1 sample was good enough; I already made the basic chain link in Illustrator. When I get the chance I'll work on converting it into a pattern in Photoshop - that's the trickiest part, because you have to crop the area right so it repeats at a similar point and looks continuous. I might not be able to get it perfect, but as long as I can get it in a pattern that flows naturally at a distant view, it'll have done its job.
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Hey, I've used you pattern over here : [link]
Thank you :hug:
TheDalishRanger's avatar
:) Glad you found it helpful!
Cah3thel's avatar
I did, believe me, I did XD
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