Updated: September 10th, 2014
100 amazing cloud patterns for Adobe ® Photoshop CC CS3 CS5 CS1 CS2 CS6 7 CS4 14 13 12, psp, Elements, GIMP, Painter and others. Many different cloud patterns for Adobe PS and others are included in the set such as sketchy, gray, rough, outlines, solid, cartoon and many more. All by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. The cloud patterns for Adobe PS and others can be used to create items for sale. The cloud patterns for Adobe PS and others are in PAT and PNG.
Commercial use, Royalty free
PAT & PNG
Seamless tiles for any size of work
100 amazing cloud patterns for Adobe ® Photoshop, elements, psp and others PC and MAC OS X. Commercial use cloud patterns for Adobe PS and others, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. PAT and PNG
100 cloud patterns for Adobe ® Photoshop, psp, elements and others. On buying the clouds seamless patterns set, you receive the download link to the patterns along with documentation about the installation and basic use of the cloud patterns as well as a serial number for any future updates and also a gallery. PAT and PNG.
Cloud patterns - opening and loading patterns in Adobe PS
The cloud patterns set can be opened in a variety of ways. The PATs are opened via the patterns palette in Adobe PS. The PNG (or JPG) files are opened via the open command in Adobe PS or via the place command (so the designs can be used as layers). The pattern files can be located anywhere and can be accessed in Adobe PS from any location; though the PAT are best used via the presets patterns folder. All the cloud patterns are seamless tiles for any size of work.
Cloud patterns applying in Adobe PS ?
You can apply the cloud patterns purely as layers, as pattern layers, via the scripted pattern fills, fills, pattern stamp brush layer styles pattern overlay, bevel textures etc. You can also use the cloud patterns PNG images as a source for brushes, displacement maps and more. Each of the pattern tools mentioned here also have many different options so the cloud patterns can be applied as is but they can also be modified in 1000s of different ways to create many different and unique cloud pattern designs in Adobe PS and PS Elements. For example, the new scripted patterns feature can apply the cloud designs as random fills, along paths, in spiral designs, brick fills, cross weaves and more and even those different options include many different settings such as scaling and rotation and color and brightness settings
Cloud Patterns in video timeline in Adobe PS
You can use the cloud pattern designs in video timelines. Create a new Photoshop layer and then apply a pattern overlay via the style menu command to that layer and then go to the timeline (found via the Photoshop window menu) and twirl open the options for that video layer such as position and opacity and (layer) style. Click the style enable button (a little timer icon) and you can apply keyframes for the PS Styles to the cloud Photoshop pattern. You can change the scale etc of the pattern applied over time. As you can add multiple layers with different blending modes and opacities, you can create ever changing and more complex pattern animations (though I have to say, it is never going to be Adobe After Effects as the layer style dialog does slightly get in the way of the creative process as you have to display the dialog each and everytime you want to change the cloud Photoshop pattern overlay). Once you have created the video animation (and you can add multiple layers as well as multiple keyframes so it might take some time), you can then render the video or save the file as an animated GIF. It would be lovely if Photoshop offered some quick and easy presets though for the video timeline for text / layers as in After Effects.
Cloud patterns - layers in Adobe PS
If you open the cloud PNG images via the place command in Adobe PS you can use the designs as basic layers and the layers can be combined and merged and blended in 1000s of ways using the powerful blending modes (lighten, darken, normal, difference etc) in Adobe PS and PS Elements. The cloud patterns can also be used as layers in Adobe PS via the layer menu fill layer command and these also can be combined in millions of different ways. The layers can be used to create ever more complex pattern designs as well as even more amazing unique patterns for use in Adobe PS (as well as other applications). With the cloud pattern layer, you can even scale the designs (the fill command can also be applied to a layer so the cloud patterns can be used with the new scripting features)
Cloud patterns - scripted patterns in Adobe PS CC
The latest version of Photoshop CC now uses the patterns in even more stupendous ways. To use the CC pattern features in Adobe PS, go to the edit menu and fill command and select the pattern option and select a pattern (preferably one with transparency otherwise you will see square pattern tiles in the end result) and then select a scripted pattern option such as random fill or symmetry. You don't have to use the scripted patterns, you can leave the check to off and just generate the standard patterns. With the earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop CC you could still use the patterns but with the latest version you get a dialog and a preview of the pattern which means the cloud patterns can be manipulated in a vast number of ways such as scaling setting a minimum and maximum for the cloud patterns as well as changing the color variance and brightness variance and rotation and also the density and as the cloud patterns can be seen, a whole lot easier to create stunning designs. You can also apply the cloud patterns to layers which means you can build up ever complex symmetry patterns, random fills, cross weave patterns, brick fills etc
Cloud patterns / pattern general help
You can find more about Adobe Photoshop patterns via the main site Adobe's help section - such as how to define patterns etc, not particular specific to clouds though. About.com is also a very useful source of help relating to patterns and presets. Deco / scripted patterns' help can be found on the Adobe site (as well as this site) and the cloud patterns for Photoshop work well with those. You can find out more about paintshop pro patterns on the corel.com site
Cloud videos for Adobe PS and others
You can find a lot of information on the Photoshop / psp patterns etc via our graphicxtras video channel on youtube.com. All the patterns for Photoshop videos are by Andrew Buckle. If you have any questions about the cloud patterns for Adobe PS and others, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two on the subject.
Cloud patterns for Photoshop and convert to PS Styles
You can also use the cloud Photoshop patterns via the layer style menu and the powerful pattern overlay menu command. You can also use the patterns with the stroke section in the layer style dialog. The cloud Photoshop patterns can also then be saved as permanent styles ASL format for future use