Photoshop shapes and brushes and patterns and plugins / PSP / Affinity Photo / Illustrator Royalty free

 

Welcome to the graphicxtras.com site where you can find 1000s of wonderful plugins / presets / brushes / gradients / decorative EPS fonts. You can also find many free samplers, tutorials, videos, etc. All by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle, commercial and personal use, full extended license, all royalty free use. For PC and MAC Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Affinity Photo, Illustrator etc.

 

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Video tutorials on Photoshop ® and others

If you want to find out more about Photoshop shapes, about Photoshop brushes, Affinity Photo brushes etc as well as how to use the items available on this site, please check out our video tutorials Youtube.com video tutorials, all of them by this site. There are now over 1900+ videos available on Photoshop and psp and others

 

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Commercial use

You can use all the items on this site to create items for resale, you can use them to create anything you wish

 

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News : Affinity Designer for Windows released

Been using Affinity Designer for ages and ages on the mac and it is an amazing vector program. It is now also available for the PC, Affinity Designer for the PC Well, what do you get with this amazing program ? No subscription to Creative Cloud and I guess a lot of people will like the sound of that. Not only that, you will get a super powerful tool that really makes vector work a pleasure. There are numerous features in the application such as decent pixel control as well as a lot of raster tools (though not as many as I would like); adjustment layers and blends that work in near real time and are a joy to use; decent workspaces that can be set up to work in the way you want; decent brush tools that are very flexible to use; a wide range of shape tools (certainly a whole lot more than Illustrator); decent print tools; superb layer effects; artboards; symbols; it is super fast and a whole lot more. It is also a very cheap application to buy as well. You can also purchase a copy of the latest guide to the application which can be found on their Serif website or can be purchased on Amazon (search for Affinity Designer Workbook).

 

OK, so what would I love to see in any new version of Affinity Designer, I would love to see a first rate trace tool, perhaps a trace persona where a range of different tracing styles can be added such as in Corel Trace but just one that really makes a good clean stab at a trace of an image (I have given up many times with Adobe Illustrator when it comes to the trace). Would love to see a few more of the effects transferred over from Affinity Photo such as the mirror and deform features but as a vector effect.

 

There are now a number of new affinity photo tutorials sections on the site

 

Illustrator tools

Tutorial: How to use the wrinkle tool in Illustrator ? You can find out more about the tool via the graphicxtras site (along with all the other tools in Illustrator such as Polar grid tool) via our tutorials on Illustrator deformation tools as well as via Illustrator wrinkle tool basics (youtube)

 

Tutorial : How to load multiple styles into Photoshop

You can find 1000s and 1000s of styles on the web for free and then download them from a variety of websites (always check the license, of course, that you can use them in your commercial work) but once you have 1000s of the ASL files and you want to load them all into the application in a single go, how can you go about that in Photoshop CC 2017 2015 etc, it is very easy simply by going to the ASL files and selecting loads of them and then right click and select the open command and then select the correct version to use and then go ahead and load them into the styles panel. Once you have them all loaded, you can then go to the styles panel in Photoshop and then save them to a new bigger ASL file containing all the items in the panel. If you want to check out how to do this then please check out our youtube video created on the 18th November 2016 by this site Youtube video of loading multiple styles into Photoshop

No time limits

There are no time limits on the use, no usage limits, world wide use

All are by graphicxtras.com

All the resources on this site are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle

Requirements

Please check the requirements. Most of the items work on the PC and MAC. Most work with the latest releases as well as the older versions of Photoshop etc. Please note that the plugins are for a specific version set and applications

For Corel ® Painter

There are a few resource sets available on this site. The PNG files do not work with the tool directly as the app uses 24bit only, so if you do wish to use the PNG files then you will have to convert them from 8bit to 24bit etc but there are some nozzles sets (the nozzle sets were my first created sets anywhere) as well as grains The format of the nozzles and grains has changed over the years and the presets are in the older format but they are still supported by version 2016. The plugins for the PC available on this site work fine with the 64bit version of the application

Photoshop ® gradients

Gradients are probably an area of Photoshop and Elements that seems to be totally overlooked. Checking out the tutorials on the subject on the web, there seems to be a dearth of details and examples though I would suggest that you check out the Youtube.com graphicxtras channel for 100s of tutorials ideas on how to use them. Gradients, for me, are one of the most useful and creative features, along with custom shapes, in Photoshop as well as in PS Elements. The Photoshop gradients set is a useful toolkit for many great designs as you can use them like a vector design with any size of document or artwork. You can use them in multiple ways such as via the gradient tool and via the layer style dialog and layer fill as well as the standard fill (sadly there is no deco script feature for gradients as with patterns, perhaps that is one for the Photoshop CC 2017 CC 2018 ?). Of course, you can always turn the result of any gradient combination into a pattern and then use that in the deco scripts feature via the edit menu (not ideal but it is a workaround)

Photoshop styles

A really powerful feature of Photoshop has to be the layer effects which is a combination of gradients as well as bevel and glows and shadows and strokes. It is perhaps not as powerful as the Affinity Photo approach to the layer effects and I have seen even more features added in other apps. With the latest CC 2017 / 2015 release, even more features have been added to the dialog which can be found via the layer menu and via the styles panel. The Photoshop styles are stored in ASL format files and can be loaded into PS and PS Elements and use with any layers such as shape layers and type layers and basic raster layers. With CC, you can also use them in combination with other features in PS such as smart objects and adjustments. The styles can be used with 3D shapes etc

Textures / displacements

Many different sets are available for Photoshop and other applications in PSD format - our displacement maps sets

Illustrator plugins

A key set of plugins available on graphicxtras.com for use in Illustrator CS5 CS4 CS3 etc and includes grids, zoom, contour effects and many more

Contact details

E-mail : support@graphicxtras.com. Telephone: (+44) 1622 688 375

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Company producing plugins and shapes and brushes and patterns etc for use in Adobe ® Photoshop ®, Illustrator, PSP, After Effects and others. As well as production of tutorials and other material