Updated: September 10th, 2014
1000s of patterns / seamless tiles for Photoshop CC 2014 CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and PAS standalone 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 + PS Elements 12 11 10 9 8 etc PSP Xara etc including PNG and PAT designs all for commercial use including spirals, hearts, embellished designs, abstract, animals, truchet and many more
If the set includes PNG then you can use the tiles in
CC CC (2014) CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 12 - 1 and standalone 14 - 6
3D Studio Max
PaintShop Pro X6 - 8
and many more
Converting PNG / BMP graphic files to other formats
The presets are seamless tiles and they are supplied in formats such as PNG or BMP - but what if you want TIFF or PSD or JPG ??? well, you can always convert the files. If you have PS or PSP then you can use the batch processes in those applications. GIMP is another great choice (especially as it is free). Many other applications can run through one or multiple folders to convert tile and texture files to other formats. Phatch is another useful application (free). Graphicconverter, Xnview, Irfanview .. there are many different tools all with batch processors and conversions to a wide range of formats. You can also find many online conversion sites
PAT and converting
If you are using Photoshop patterns in PAT then to convert them from PAT to PNG to BMP is impossible, there is no conversion tool but you can export the images. Place the mouse over the PAT tiles in the presets palette and you will see the size of the tile. Create a document with that file size and then use the fill command in PS and fill with the tile (or use the fill new layer command). You can then save that design as a seamless tile for use as TIFF or JPG etc. There is also a resource converter for items available on the web and that might be of use in converting resources such as presets
PNG images for Painter - Capturing tiles in Painter as starting point
Early versions of Painter could not load PNG images so to capture the PNG image as a file requires an initial step, converting the PNG image into TIFF or JPG etc. The reason I mention PNG images being that most of the sets and brush sets on this site include in PNG.
Capturing tiles in Painter
OK, once you have the PNG images and opened them in Painter. With patterns, for some reason, you do not need to select the design to capture the tile. Go to the painter palette (found via the media library / media control panels in the window menu) and right side menu and capture pattern. All the PNG images are seamless, the design will also be seamless. The capture Painter presets settings can be left as rectangle tile and bias 0. The tile has been captured and can be used as a file in Painter. You can now set the tile scale etc as well as capture additional tiles in Painter
Capturing designs in Painter - saving to patternlibrary
If you wish to permanently save the file then you have to save the captured tile to a library. Go to the libraries palette and right side menu and export library and export the captured designs. You can then re-use the Painter library at any time in the future (as long as the format is still valid).
Arrow tiles for PS and filter forge
The tiles make a great source for additional effects in the powerful plug-in tool, Filter Forge. You can find the plug-in on the filter forge site where you can purchase a basic as well as standard etc plug-in. It is currently on version 3 but it is also beta releasing a version 4. You can use PS and filter forge in combination, either using the standalone tool and / or the installed plug-in. The layers can be exported as designs which can then be re-opened in Filter forge and the end result can then be exported as a tiff or other format and then re-imported into PS as a new tile (or perhaps as a brush source). You can also miss some of those steps by simply using the PNG images that are included with the arrow sets (most sets contain the PNG images, some contain only PAT and some only contain PNG). The arrow sets all contain the tiles as PNGs. You can open the PNG images in filter forge. The original arrow tile is below (it is from the pack 49 set and is tile 80)
The same file is then opened in the powerful filter forge and this is using the grunge setting. Note that the filter might result in a non-seamless design. You could also just use the seamless tile option in filter forge and not return the result to PS. Of course, once you have this design you can then re-define the design via the edit menu in PS and then use the fill layer command to create a new layer. Filter forge is great at manipulating existing images but it also comes into its own with the creation of 1000s and 1000s of unique textures and tiles and those can then be combined with the arrow designs.
For most applications such as Paint Shop pro and others
The tiles on this page are all for use in PS and PS elements (they contain the PAT for use in PS) but they can also be used in most other applications as the sets generally also contain the PNGs - sources for the tiles - and they can be loaded as tiles in many other applications such as Paint Shop Pro, Xara, Adobe IND, Photo-Paint and many others. You can also use the super colorful exciting designs as layers in many applications as well as a source for stunning and unusual brush strokes. The tiles are in a variety of sizes all 300 DPI. They are all seamless tiles so you can use them with any size of design.
Fill command in PS
They can be loaded into PS and elements in a number of ways. The best is probably via the fill command found via the layer menu and new fill layer command. The best thing about it, you can shift the tiles as well as set a scale (though why there is no angle has always baffled me.
Use with effects
You can apply them s as is but you can also re-color them using a variety of methods such as adjustment layers and image adjustments or styles. You can also use visual effects to the tiles such as oil paint or camera raw filter or paint daub and many other filter gallery plugins. Literally millions of amazing colorful designs can be created even from a single tile