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Picked upload! Faded & Filthy Florals (Retro)

by robokitty Posted 18th Jun 2009 at 6:53 PM - Updated 21st Jul 2009 at 3:58 PM by robokitty
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ok, I'm going a little pattern crazy. Here's a set of 5 floral or floral-ish patterns for you alls. This set is inspired by all the horrible, dated wallpaper I stared at all day in my youth.

All of the wallpapers have light "dirt" included somewhere, and its color can be adjusted to give either a dirty, faded, or burned look to the wallpapers. Unfortunately, the dirt layer on most of these is not it's own separate layer, so it changes with the color of design. I tried to stick the dirt on the layer that made the most sense for the most common color choices, so most of the dirt layers are on the "leaves" layers. I thought about making clean versions of these due to that limitation, but the dirty ones look so rad that I thought "why bother?"

All patterns have 4 colors and are located under "Fabrics." You can pick and choose which to download or just grab them all.

rug - Baroqueish
armchair - Granny's Kitchen
wallpaper - Total Modness
bed - Seventies Monster
loveseat - Stock Flowers

Check out the recolors for more variations on what the dirt looks like.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy & Hysterical Paroxysm for the nifty program and tutorial.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
rbk_fffloralsALL.rar | Description: All patterns 1.21 MB 14,096 18th Jun 2009
rbk_ffbaroqueish.rar | Description: Baroqueish 249.4 KB 1,406 18th Jun 2009
rbk_ffgranny.rar | Description: granny's kitchen 249.5 KB 1,270 18th Jun 2009
rbk_ffmodness.rar | Description: total modness 255.4 KB 1,092 18th Jun 2009
rbk_ffseventies.rar | Description: seventies monster 274.2 KB 1,208 18th Jun 2009
rbk_ffstock.rar | Description: stock flowers 210.4 KB 1,149 18th Jun 2009
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In-Game Category: Fabric

Tags: #faded, #realistic, #floral, #flowers, #grunge, #dirty, #filthy, #retro, #vintage, #aged, #worn