Updated: August 22nd, 2014
1000s of royalty free downloads of brushes, shapes, patterns etc for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 2014 Elements, Illustrator, PSP, Microsoft Word, etc - all extended license, commercial use. New products + freebies + tutorials added weekly. PC and MAC OS X. Purchase securely using Visa, Mastercard, PayPal etc in many currencies.
Fonts for all applications : Fonts & EPS
Use the preset / resources to create cartons, chocolate boxes, ceramics, fabrics, textiles, posters, mugs, mousemats, record covers, books, adverts, videos, surfboards, notices, hats, shoes, t-shirts, fashion items, bags, packaging, frames, documents, displays, pens, kindle covers, iPad covers, playing cards, etc
10,000 Brushes for PS and Elements
One of the most popular sets on the site. All are in 6 ABR format and can be used with CC (creative cloud) as well as CC CS6 CS5 CS4 etc as well as elements 12 - 1 and the standalone versions of 14-6. The set includes many different ABR files and they can all be loaded into PS and elements via the presets folder. You can load all the designs via the tools in the toolbox such as the art history tool, clone tool, blur tool, burn tool, dodge tool, stamp tool and many others. They are mixed sizes and include scratchy, ink, pencils, distorted designs, gradient , stars, spirals, abstract designs and many more. As with all the sets on this site, you can use them to create millions of different designs on the PC and mac. All for commercial use brushes collection set for PS and elements
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Creative Cloud 2014 CC.1 Update August
A few changes to this, most of them of no use to me as I have no access to the 3D menu but they sound really great if you do. Two new filters have been added to Photoshop such as 'normal maps' 'bump maps' generation in PS
Creative Cloud 2014 CC - June 18th 2014 update
All the swatches, brushes, vectors etc work exactly the same as before - the only difference being that PS has even more wonderful features (and a few removed items) to use them with. Likewise, Illustrator. The latest features (of interest to me) are the new additions to the blur gallery (path blur and spin blur) as well as the generate color LUT (via the export command) and the excellent new alignment features as well as the focus area. There are quite a few minor updates included such as improvements to the strokes palette such as 7 displayed latest selected items. There are also a few updates to the font menu which allows for easier preview of the fonts as well a searching for the fonts you have (especially useful if you have a long list of fonts - though in my case, only 200 which looking on the web is probably quite a small number. Illustrator has a few nice new additions such as curve path feature though I have to say I am still fairly cold on the new rectangle live shape feature (perhaps I am just not seeing any real need for it). Will be adding more videos on the subjects as and when.
CC PS 14.2 / AI 17.1 Release - January 2014 update
Yet another new update of the creative cloud, and this release offers a whole load of new treats (and things to learn) for users of PS and AI. All the presets such as the vector designs, etc work exactly the same as they always have since the early versions. 14.2 introduces a load of new 3D features (none of use for me at present without a 3D printer) as well as perspective warp but the tile features and scripts in 14.2 are a major improvement for me such as the new path option, trees, picture frames feature (though not really tiles as far as I can see, they are still pretty good). I have already created a number of videos on the subject of the tiles as well as some of the other new features in 14.2. Literally millions of amazing designs can be created with the new script / interface and now the scripts no longer need to be edited (saying that, they are now particularly difficult to edit as the code has been increased dramatically). Illustrator 17.1 comes with some really nice round / live corner features as well as some lovely drawing and path manipulation features and they make creating paths a real breeze. More can be done I am certain but this a really nice addition to the toolbox. Talking about toolboxes, one really handy Illustrator 17.1 addition is the custom panels which means you can now really avoid the main toolbox all together and create your own tool sets which can be useful for quick access to certain tools (pity it is not possible to set up multiple copies of the same tool on the toolbox with different preset settings - now that would be useful). Great new release and definitely worth downloading from the creative cloud. I haven't noticed any issues with plugins either which is always a relief. I had to re-install my copy of PS to install the update but that is probably a result of a mess of changes by me over time or something but other than that, this update has been fine.
You can find even more information about PS via the wiki page with details about the versions and also information about the tools, what items were added and a potted history of the wonderful application. To find out about strokes via the Adobe site, check the modify brushes section
Commercial use / CU4CU
You can use any of the designs on this site (once purchased) in virtually anything such as logos, packaging, creating items for sale, web pages, web sites, packaging, adverts, videos, mugs, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper, skateboards, surfboards, posters and much more
Animal presets etc
There are many are different animal sets on the site. Most of the animal sets are based on 3D renders so the designs include sketch designs, realistic, cartoon animal designs, woodcuts, illustrations and many more. The animal sets are spread over different preset categories such as tiles, strokes, vectors etc. The animals were all created using Poser and Daz (in some cases) 3D applications. The animal sets include cats, dogs, bears, cows, panda bears, dinosaurs (who knows if they are realistic or not), panthers, insects, (made up of cockroaches, beetles, spiders etc) and many more.
Sell graphicxtras presets
You can, if you wish, sign up and sell some of our products via your site or blog or FB or .. well, it is quick and easy to signup. Any questions, please let us know. All the sale transactions are handled by secure shareit.com. They also handle the payments and send the money onto your bank account. It is 20% of each and every sale. Which I think is pretty decent. You can do as much or as little as you want. If you want to use some of the designs on these pages, please feel free to copy them and tweak them to use them with the shareit.com links Signup page for Abneil Software Ltd / shareit.com.
We now have 900+ videos showing the installation and use as well as tons of creative and useful hints and tips on how to use the resources on this site as well as related material. All the videos are by me / educational videos. Please check them out via graphicxtras as well as graphicxtras1 (mainly shorter tutorial videos)
The videos on presets etc includes a lot of information such as how to install the presets / fonts as well as how to apply them (such as via the toolbox) as well as how to combine the presets or blend them or how to re-color the presets / fonts etc as well as how to create the fonts and how to delete the items. The videos also include many additional pieces of information such as about layer masks, transparency, 3D layers, how to transform designs, how to create crosses / polygon designs and much more. The videos are on youtube though there are also a few videos available via vidmeo as well. The videos are generally short (well, they are now - some of the older videos are a lot longer and perhaps the sound was not as good as it is now).
Zazzle / Cafepress - t-shirts etc
You can find many of our products on Zazzle as well as Cafepress.com, you can also use our presets etc to create new items for Zazzle and Cafepress
Adobe Creative Cloud
Most of our products work fine in the Adobe Creative Cloud, CC & CC 2014. If they worked fine in CS4 CS5 etc then they work fine in CC. The Photoshop plugins however only work in the PC 32bit version. The AI plugins on this do not work, they only work in CS5 CS4 etc
Seamless tiles / Patterns
They are often in two formats, PAT and PNG (or JPG) so they can be used applications such as PS, Elements, PaintShop Pro X6 X5 X4 X3 X2 etc as well as GIMP, Xara, Painter and others. You can use them as tiles but they are also great sources for images as well as strokes and displacements and others. The set designs are all seamless tiles and can be used to create designs of any size though if you use a small tile, a large document will result in a lot of repeats of the tile. The sets include Nutcracker Christmas, truchet, stars, flowers, metaballs, cats, dogs, spiral designs and many more. They can be used in PS in many ways such as via the layer menu new fill layer command (very useful as the tiles can be combined as well as re-scaled). They can also be used with the powerful stamp tool as well as via the layer effects / styles dialog as an overlay, stroke tiles as well as textures in bevels. With the more recent versions of PS, they can be used with the custom shapes as fills and as strokes (which can be combined well with the layer styles). With the most recent version of PS, you can now also use the tiles in more amazing ways with the deco script feature found via the edit menu fill command. Creating designs using symmetry fills, brick fills and more. With the deco script option, it really helps if the tile has transparency as the transparency means the presets can be layered on top of each other instead of being displayed as a single square dab. Many of the sets on this site contain transparency patterns so you can use them for amazing designs with the deco script feature. Patterns
Filter factory plug-ins and code / freeware - 1000 filters
Probably not many people remember the plugins that I created back in 1995-1996 or so (in Nijmegan, Holland mainly), I had them tucked away for quite a while. The Andrew's filters plugins were generally stored on the Steve's desktop Photography site (excellent site by Steve Fisher) but as the plugins probably can't run (I haven't checked for a while) I have decided to release the code set for all the 1000 filters. Please feel free to use the coding in any development of plugins, apps, etc as required. There is a short license included such as who created the code. Use at your own risk (means we are not supporting them any more!) They are non-exclusive so they can be used by anyone. No time limits etc. The zip file contains the code in the text file format and an AFS format. Hope you find them of interest and any link back to this page source is always welcome. Please download the file and use the code as required. I still occasionally dip into the ideas and code myself and use some in my latest plugin tools as well. Please note that the layout and naming convention might be different from how you remember them as I had a different setup from Steve's site Filter factory plug-ins and code / freeware - 1000 filters
Illustrator plug-ins / plugin / tools
The plugins are for use on the PC and mac OS X. They are generally for CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 10. There are no plans at present to update the existing ones to CC1 / CC7 but that might change. There are developments of plugins but they are different from the exisitng sets. The plug-ins include a wide range of different features such as manipulation of symbols, circular / windmill effects, paint on effects, spray / particle plug-in effects, grids, perspective grid tools and more. The plugins are all in standard AIP format and can be used either on the PC or MAC. The plugins need to be installed simply by adding the AIP plugins to the plugins path of AI and on startup, the application adds the plugins to the toolbox or the object menu filter. The plugins are a mix of tools and can be used to manipulate existing paths as well as add additional paths. Even though I am currently not adding plugins to my site, there are still many companies developing and adding new plugins to the application. One such company being Astute Graphics. Astute Graphics have now a number of superb plugins available and these are all available via their site. I regularly use the MirrorMe plugin from Astute Graphics along with VectorScribe, InkScribe, DrawScribe, Phantasm and others and they are totally recommended. I have also added many video tutorials on the subject of the Mirrorme plugin and VectorScribe. Personally, I think the Mirrorme plugin is probably the best plugin available (though this depends on what you wish to achieve from the application, of course) and it is the one plugin from Astute that I would love to see ported into PS as the tool would be a wonderful addition to that application. As many people are probably now using the Adobe Creative Cloud, most people are probably using a combination of PS and AI so perhaps porting the MirrorMe plugin to PS is now not such an issue. There have been many superb plugins available (many on this site!!) and sadly some that are no longer available. Until recently I used to continue to use CS2 as well as the current version as many plugins such as FilterIt, Vector Studio etc were available. I would suggest that you check out those wonderful plugins as well. animal designs, checkerboards, spirals etc
Gradients for CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 etc
Gradients are a very useful and colorful feature of the resource kit of PS and PS Elements. It is, like the custom shapes, an area that I am certain PS could do a lot more with. I would love to see more gradient types added, even a repeat gradient feature would be a nice addition to the tool. Perhaps more auto-generation gradients as well such as adding 100 gradient stops with alternating color etc. Anyway, the gradients are still a powerful feature of the application and can be used in many areas such as combined with all the other presets. You can also use the tools effectively with smart objects to create stunning combinations of color effects
Tutorial: How to use the Polar grid tool
The polar grid tool is fairly overlooked (as with the flare tool). It can be used to create a variety of interesting designs such as rings, concentric circles, slices, colorful filled grids and more. The polar grid can be combined, effects can be applied, the designs can be exported, the polar grids can be warped and transformed and much more. Read about some of the features of the polar grid tool via the article link above. Tutorial: How to use the Polar grid tool
Tutorial: How to use Flare tool
The flare tool is probably one of the more ignored tools in AI CC CS6 or CS5 etc but it a gem and really should be checked out and tried and explored. The flare tool can be found under the rectangle tool in the toolbox. It is a two part tool in that you create the initial flare and then the rings. The rings can be applied in any direction away from the initial flare (which cannot be totally removed, which I find odd - there really should be a checkbox to remove the initial flare and just leave the rings. Find out more about the flare tool via the article link above Tutorial: How to use Flare tool
Tutorial : Touch type tool
The touch type tool is a powerful type tool Touch type tool
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The other software in question are all from Astute Graphics: MirrorMe, VectorScribe and DrawScribe.
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All the various presets on this site are all by Andrew Buckle. Developer, coder and much more (ok, a little more). Andrew Buckle
Free vector textures product set - 25 textures for AI and others in SVG format. Free download. The textures are for commercial use and can be used in applications that support SVG. The SVG files can also be used on web pages / backgrounds etc. If you wish to use the textures in PS, open the designs in AI and then copy the designs via the pasteboard into PS where the designs can be used as textures, backgrounds, tiles and other presets. Free Vector dynamic textures
Free download Added March 1st, 2014. Commercial use. Load into PS by double clicking the ABR file. Once loaded, use the ABR via the tools in Photoshop and elements toolbox Free 50 Photoshop brushes ABR freebie
Free 10 PNG number designs for PSP, Indesign, Painter, Elements etc PC and MAC. The number designs are all for commercial use, by graphicxtras (Andrew Buckle). Load into Photoshop via the file open command or use file place and use as a layer. You can also then define the designs via the edit menu. Combine to create even more unique and wonderful number designs. 10 Free Number themed strokes for Photoshop etc
Free 10 heart presets for use in Photoshop, PaintShop Pro etc - all the designs are for commercial use. PNG format. Free 10 Heart PNG sampler
A selection of 10 Easter egg tiles in PNG format, you can load the PNG designs via the Photoshop file open command and use the edit menu define commands and use the designs in 1000s of ways. Commercial use. For PSP, place the PNG files in the patterns folder (you can also use them as a source for easter egg picture tubes etc) Free Easter egg seamless tiles
12 Free Easter presets in PNG format. Commercial use Free Easter egg strokes