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Welcome to the graphicxtras.com site where you can find 1000s of wonderful plugins / presets / brushes / pattern swatches / gradients / custom shapes / seamless patterns / decorative EPS fonts for use in Photoshop, Elements, psp, Affinity Photo, Illustrator, GIMP, Indesign, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, PaintStorm Studio, Painter, Clip Studio Paint, Krita and many more. 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.

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How to use crenellate filter / effect in Illustrator added September 2017

How to create victorian paper marbling in Painter added September 2017

How to create a voronoi in Photoshop added September 2017

How to create a color spray in Photoshop added September 2017

How to use the behind and clear blending modes in Photoshop added September 2017

How to create random noise / pixels in Photoshop added September 2017

How to use the fragment filter in Photoshop added September 2017

How to use gradient mesh in Illustrator added September 2017

How to mask shapes in Photoshop added September 2017

How to save custom shapes sets CSH added September 2017

How to disable live shapes in Photoshop added September 2017

How to create halftone / screen images using bitmap mode added September 2017

How to create linear spiral in Illustrator added September 2017

How to create a checkerboard pattern in Photoshop added September 2017

How to create blurred noise / grain background in Illustrator added September 2017

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Photoshop Custom Shapes

Illustrator Symbols

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Seamless pattern tiles

Filters for Photoshop, psp etc

Decorative eps / font shapes

Illustrator Swatches / patterns

Illustrator brushes

Textures

Illustrator Graphic Styles

PSP Shapes 

Painter image hose / nozzles

Painter paper grains / textures

32,000 Photoshop gradients

Displacements / textures

Photoshop styles / layer effects

Illustrator plugins

Firework symbols

Flash symbols

Links to all our products

Multiple amazing products such as Illustrator symbols and Photoshop custom shapes

You will find many different products on this site such as Photoshop custom shapes, Illustrator symbols, Illustrator patterns etc. These are often very loose terms as many of the Photoshop custom shape sets contain the CSH Photoshop shapes format as well as EPS vector artworks (often the original source material for the vector shapes) and so the Photoshop custom shapes can also use the same designs in other applications such as Krita, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo etc. Illustrator symbols and swatches also sometimes contain the EPS formats as well as the standard AI files (and these also can be often imported into other applications and used as standard paths as well as sources for patterns).

Super amazing brushes for most applications and can be used as patterns and layers and images in countless ways

The brushes sets and patterns sets are fairly universal as they often contain the standard ABR Photoshop brushes format as well as Photoshop patterns PAT as well as PNG format files (or JPG or EPS) and they can be used in countless applications such as Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, Pages, PaintStorm Studio, Krita etc as well as being interchangeable in terms of brushes and patterns and textures and displacements as well as layers and image artworks. The PNG format is a raster format and they are variable in size. If the set has the same artworks in EPS then the brushes as well as patterns can be used to the maximum size allowable for the application and this does vary from app to app such as Photoshop and 5000 x 5000 etc.

Fonts / EPS sets are universal and can be used in all applications and can be used to any size

The font sets are the most universal of them all. The font sets are not standard typefaces in that the characters / glyphs in the fonts are all decorative vector designs for any size of work. It is probably easiest to access the artworks in the font typefaces via the glyph panel in applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator though not all applications have that luxury. You can use the glyph panel to scan through all the artworks and then use the decorative design as type or in many cases convert the artwork into a native format file such as a custom shape or brush stroke or pattern. The font sets also generally contain the same vector artworks in EPS format and they can be import or opened in many different applications and if not then you can find many free EPS vector conversion to JPG applications on the web.

Illustrator plugins and Photoshop / PSP plugins for the most wow effects around

The filter sets for Illustrator are now sadly a little old as the format changed for the plugins with CS6 and they have yet to be updated for use with CC 2017 though you should note that I am adding freebie plugins on the site for use with CC 2017 such as a spiral tool that can be used via the Illustrator toolbar. The plugins for Photoshop are only for the PC. Developed the 'Andrews Filters' years and years ago and the new set are a modification of much of the original plugin ideas. The plugins are for use on 64bit and 32bit version machines as well as in many different applications such as Photoshop, Painter, PSP etc. The plugins include many different effects such as blurs, paint effects, distortions, sharpening, smudging, color effects etc. Beyond the basic core effects, the plugins also include output options such as applying the blur effect and outputting the result only to the red channel or the inverted red channel or embossed effect or adding grain and noise into the result and more. The result can also be modified in the plugin such as using the effect as a source for a sepia effect or blur or painting effect instead of just applying it to the image and the result of the sepia or blur can also be mixed with the image. The Photoshop plugins also have a number of channel manipulation features so the effect can be intensified in the red channel to the detriment of the green channel. The plugins also now include millions of additional gradient generation features which can be blended and merged into the end result to create all kinds of unexpected and colorful artworks. You can use the plugins in selections. You can use the plugins in separate color channels. You can use the Photoshop plugins with actions as well as scripting. The Photoshop plugins also can be randomized in countless ways to create many unique results. You can also mix the plugin effects with other tools such as the excellent Nik Plugins etc.

Preset shapes for PaintShop Pro .. all in standard PSPshape format (oh, not to forget picture tubes and frames etc)

The PSP / PaintShop Pro Preset shapes were some of our earliest sets and they are all in pspshape format. The sets are basically font sets so instead of developing more PSP presets, you can just use the font sets as a great source for near infinite vector psp shapes. You can quickly convert from the font design into the native PSP preset shape by right clicking the font shapes. The font shapes can then be quickly saved to a PSP shape via the file export preset shape command. You can then add gradients as well as patterns and textures to the psp preset shapes and also layer effects to the artworks. There were TUB or psptube sets available and these are still available via our shareit pages but the tubes are no longer available from this site.

Corel Painter - Nozzles and grains for one of the most powerful applications around

Related to the TUB sets, there are also many Painter nozzle sets available on the site and these can only be used in Corel Painter (as well as Photo-Paint). The Painter nozzles are all accessed via the nozzle / image hose tool. The colorful artworks can also be converted for use as brushes in Painter as well. The Painter nozzles are all in RIFF format but you can also quickly convert them to PNG and TIFF formats and then use them as new brush strokes as well as Painter grains and pattern sources.

Many of the tools on this site can be used in other applications such as the excellent Clip Studio Paint, Firealpaca, PaintStorm Studio etc

Many of the artworks in the sets can be used in tools such as Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Clip Studio, Krita, PaintStorm Studio etc. In most cases the artworks are not in the native formats so they have to be imported and then converted within the tool but many of the tools have batch processes or just have an automatic conversion feature. Sets with PNG and EPS artwork can be used as a great source for brushes as well as displacement maps and patterns etc. You can also modify those designs so if the design is supplied in black, you can generally just add a color to the artwork via adjustment layers or an effect and then use the artwork in red or blue etc and you can also add effects in Affinity Photo etc to modify the design before using the presets and resources as a great source for brushes and patterns. None of the artworks on this site are cast in stone so they can be modified and combined and re-colored to add a new touch to the artworks

Tutorials on Photoshop, Illustrator, PaintShop Pro, Krita, PaintStorm Studio etc

Krita tutorials

Photoshop brushes tutorials 

Photoshop textures

Photoshop gradients tutorial 

Photoshop patterns tutorials 

Photoshop custom shapes tutorials 

Photoshop styles tutorials 

Photoshop plugins / filters

Illustrator symbols tutorials 

Illustrator swatches tutorials 

Illustrator graphic styles tutorials 

Illustrator plugins tutorials 

Illustrator brushes tutorials 

General graphics tutorials 

Fonts and eps shapes tutorials 

General Photoshop tutorials 

Affinity Designer tutorials 

Affinity Photo tutorials 

General Illustrator tutorials 

Adobe Fuse tutorials 

Corel Painter tutorials 

Flame Painter 3 Pro

PaintStorm Studio tutorials

Photodonut tutorials

Rebelle (Escape Motions)

Tutorials on features of Photoshop and Illustrator

You will find a vast amount of information about Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo, PaintStorm Studio etc on this site. Many of my tutorials used to be solely about Photoshop and Illustrator but as with many others, I have been exploring many other products that do some tasks infinitely better than Photoshop, though I still find Photoshop is the perfect all rounder product it still does suffer from a number of issues such as brushes and also a lack of updates in areas such as effects. Clearly the developers of Adobe products have been adding more and more great features with each release and so much so that they have had to add tools such as the search feature in Photoshop CC 2017 giving access to all the new tools as well as to many tutorials but some areas are still (for me) still neglected. I guess Adobe get a lot of feedback from their customer base and they will push in the direction from that feedback as well as adding new features that they think will be appreciated. The displacement / displace feature is a favorite tool for me but it has not been updated for quite a while such as the dialog or the features of the displacement maps. I find it slightly baffling that After Effects can add zillions of features to each and every plugin as well as tools such as FxFactory and Red Giant Universe and yet Photoshop struggles to add many new plugin features. Anyway, in the mean time there has been a huge growth of some great products and I have been adding tutorials on those over the last few years as well. Another issue for Adobe has been their subscription model. I am not a mega fan of the subscription model from any company but it does prove useful for some. Adobe also have a tendency to keep pushing their Adobe Stock Photos (in nearly every part of every application) and I guess they see it as a real area for growth. I have a few of their photos and they are decent quality but I am not a professional photographer or work in agencies etc so I have no idea how they are received in those. I really quite like the designs but for a few issues mainly around the licensing such as quite often I am never really sure how I can use the licensed Adobe Stock Photos. I would love to use the Adobe Stock Photos on my website and combine with effects and brushes and drawings etc but I have never been really that sure what details I have to add to their Adobe Stock Photos (often the fields are empty and short of having to go back to the site to re-check the details, who knows what to put on the image or even where as that information is rarely added unless I am just not seeing it).

Adding more and more tutorials on Affinity Photo, etc and many other products - it is not just the Creative Cloud tutorials

Anyway, that is a roundabout way of saying that I am also really interested in many of the other products that are now around such as Krita, PaintStorm Studio, Clip Studio Paint, Photo Donut, Rebelle, GIMP, Sumopaint, Affinity Photo, Expresii and so on. Some of these products have been around for a while but they really still have never been as sought out or as studied (for tutorials) as Photoshop so I will be adding a lot more tutorials onto my site as well as tutorials onto my video channel for graphics on graphicxtras. Please let me know if you want to find out about a particular area of the applications above and I will add more tutorials. I don't have each and every version of those applications and some are not as good as Photoshop and the creative cloud and they write over the earlier versions so a full study of the tools such as Krita and the different versions is just not possible. Luckily Photoshop does allow for the keeping of the earlier versions (I would love to see a section for the really old versions of Photoshop such as Photoshop 6 though I suspect installing that on OS Sierra etc will be tricky (even High Sierra).

Step to step tutorials and learn how to use many features in the applications - always updating the tutorials as well as adding new ones

All my tutorials generally include some images of the work in progress and also I try and add the steps for Photoshop, PSP, Affinity Photo etc though if you find the steps confusing or in error, please let me know and I can then re-go over the steps to make them clearer and perhaps fill in additional information. Sometimes it is so easy to assume that everyone knows about adjustment layers or custom shapes or brushes etc and just casually mention them in a really confusing way. I am also trying to add tutorials to show steps on how to create arrow designs, how to create embellishment designs, how to create checkerboard designs etc to match the products on the site so you can see some of the steps to the creation of the tools that I have added as products on the site. Many of the products on the site are at their core very basic artworks such as arrows and chevrons etc but many include many embellishments. The various steps for the tutorial are slightly different from the usual text and all the steps are numbered.

How were the products on this site created ?

Many of the products on this site started as vector designs and were originally developed in Illustrator (different versions of Illustrator as well as with many different mixes of plugins such as the excellent Astute graphics sets but also many other vector plugin sets such as the Metacreation KPT Vector effects set and how I would love to see that set resurrected). Illustrator is probably my number one favorite product for creating designs and from there all the artworks can be placed in tools such as Photoshop, Elements, PSP, Affinity Photo etc Another great thing about using Illustrator is that the artwork remains still editable years later and the points can all be re-worked and cleaned up in numerous ways to create even more designs for use in Photoshop etc. The Illustrator artwork can also be used to any size so all the brushes and the patterns etc can be created 10,000 by 10,000 etc and also can be re-generated for different devices such as 4K 5K 8K 12K etc as well as different density devices. In recent years I have started to use other vector products but sadly there are still too few of them but Affinity Designer is fast becoming another favorite tool along with Affinity Photo. The only thing I find lacking in Illustrator (for my purposes) is animation but the results of any designs can also be exported to tools such as After Effects. I would love to see more features for comic production in Illustrator through I am moving more and more to Clip Studio Paint and Rebelle and Krita for any comic work as the tool sets fits well for comic creation

Freebies and samplers

Please feel free to download our sampler sets and freebies, all are for commercial use

Freebies and samplers for your projects such as brushes, shapes etc

 

The artworks in the free section cover a whole range of different artworks such as free brushes, free patterns, free gradients, free shapes etc. In many cases the artworks are in PNG format so they are not in the native brushes or patterns format such as ABR or PAT etc. The artworks can be used in all your projects. You should note that they are all stored in zip files and they can be downloaded and unzipped by using a number of tools such as unzip and stuffit expander.

Commercial use, royalty free use for all our designs

You can use all the items on this site to create items for resale, you can use them to create anything you wish. You can use the brushes and shapes etc to create t-shirts, book covers, record covers, illustrations, basic logos, shoes, phone covers, exercise book covers, trousers, pants, hats, pens, etc

No time limits

There are no time limits on the use of any of the resources on the site, no usage limits, world wide use

All are by graphicxtras.com

All the resources on this site are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle. All the artworks have been created over the years by me using a variety of tools such as Illustrator and Poser and Photoshop with a little Affinity Photo and Designer in the mix.

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 and that you may find the plugins that work well with Photoshop CC 2017 will not work well with Photoshop CS4 etc (I have no idea how many are still using those versions but then again, I still have Photoshop CS4 installed along with my CC 2017 as I always find it useful to go back to the earlier versions to remind myself of any changes and how the product worked back in the day. You will find that most of the older brushes and shapes sets on the site have older format ABR files as well as old CSH format. That should be fine with Photoshop etc but if you attempt to use the ABR files in Affinity Photo etc you will find that they need the latest format. I am in the process with each update of the sets to update the versions to the latest Photoshop ABR etc as I assume that most people are now using the later versions than Photoshop 6 (I still have the occasional question about Photoshop 6 so I guess there are still a few using that but then again I still notice Windows 95 turning up in logs occasionally as well). That is the reason why I generally include PNG and EPS formats as they can be read in all versions and a quick batch process can be used to create the new set. You can simply create an action that includes the task of adding the brush via the define brush command or define pattern and closes the file. Once you have that action then you can use the action in the file menu / batch process and process all the files in a particular folder. Once you have all the files saved to the panels, you can then export the ABR etc formats and then use those in other applications such as Affinity Photo. Personally, it is just as easy to load the PNG into Affinity Photo and save that as a new Affinity Photo brush.

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Updated: September 2017