Patterns made with Repper take on the aesthetic and colors of its source image. This means choosing the right source image is key to getting the kind of pattern you are after.
In my experience, you can't always predict which images will work well as a source, so try lots and see what works for you. I find the exploration and unexpected discoveries are what makes Repper so rewarding to use. Over time, you will develop your own intuition about what to look out for in your source images.
Regardless of whether you use your own images or you base your patterns of existing artwork*, here are some ideas to get you thinking about the breadth of possibilities.
*If you use other people's work, make sure to check the copyright or creative commons license that applies to the imagery.
Repper can create some pretty elaborate patterns by itself. If you want to take it up a notch, use a pattern as a source image, and the effects get beautifully intricate.
Source image from [rawpixel.com](https://www.rawpixel.com/image/428471/free-illustration-image-goldfish-adult-coloring-asian](https://www.rawpixel.com/image/428471/free-illustration-image-goldfish-adult-coloring-asian))
You can also take a pattern you made in Repper and load it back into Repper again:
1st pattern from source image
2nd Pattern from 1st pattern
Website like the Rijksmuseum have online collections of public domain artworks that you could you as a basis or inspiration for your pattern designs.
Here I took a textile design from 1719 (!) and turned it into a Octagon tiling. I used the Black & White effect to turn the yellowish original scan into a high contrast and monochrome pattern
Source image from rijksmuseum.nl
Tip: Combine the Color Adjustments and Duotone effect to turn your ornamental pattern into any color 👇