Patterns for Photoshop / Elements / PSP

Updated: May 23rd, 2015

1000s of patterns / seamless tiles for Photoshop CC 2014 CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and PS standalone 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 + PS Elements 13 12 11 10 9 8 etc PSP (PaintShop Pro) X7 X6 X5 X4 etc, Photo-Paint, Xara etc including PNG and PAT files all for commercial use (no credit, world wide use) Looking for some free patterns to sample ?

Patterns for Photoshop and Elements . GIMP / PSP

  1. 1,080 Patterns
  2. 2,900 Mixed patterns
  3. 3D patterns
  4. Abstracts
  5. Antique tiles
  6. Art nouveau
  7. Black / white
  8. Blurred rings
  9. Butterfly patterns
  10. Checkerboard
  11. Chevrons
  12. Clouds
  13. Contours
  14. Diagonals
  15. Easter eggs
  16. Elastic
  17. Females
  18. Flowers
  19. Greek
  20. Grids
  21. Jumbles
  22. Letter / text
  23. Metaballs
  24. Mixed tiles
  25. Outlines
  26. Rose petals
  27. Rosettes
  28. Spiral scrolls
  29. Steps
  30. Stripe lines
  31. Surfaces
  32. Swirls
  33. Tartan
  34. Truchet
  35. Weaves
  36. Rotated manga
  37. Cats
  38. Dinosaurs
  39. Dogs
  40. Turtles
  41. Angels (Xmas)
  42. Baubles (Xmas)
  43. Christmas
  44. Nutcracker
  45. Snowflakes
  46. Teddy bears
  47. Hearts
  48. Romantic mix
  49. Painted stars
  50. Stars
  51. Chinese
  52. Circles
  53. Dots
  54. Polka dots
  55. Rings
  56. Spheres
  57. Borders
  58. Diamonds
  59. Frames
  60. Frames embellished patterns
  61. Shields
  62. Arrows
  63. Pointed
  64. Crosses
  65. Pluses

 

dot patterns fills using magic wand in Photoshop to fill segments of the pattern

You can fill them using the powerful magic wand tool and fill them with different greens or blues or other colors. You can also re-color those using the adjustment layers such as color lookup et

Photoshop patterns also work in ???

If the set includes PNG then you can use the tiles in

CC CC (2014) CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1 and standalone 15 - 6

Corel Painter

Photo-Paint

CorelDRAW

Adobe AI

3D Studio Max

Poser

PaintShop Pro X7 - PSP 8

Microsoft Word

Publisher

Apple Pages

PhotoSketcher

Logoist

Affinity Designer

and many more

 

petal pattern in black in Photoshop as well as elements using pattern layers (using scaling)

They can be applied via the fill command as well as the fill new layer command (found in the layer menu) and via the layer menu layer effects (overlay). The above shows the petals tiles from one of our earlier sets. This was applied using a small scaling setting in the new layer fill.

Converting Photoshop patterns PNG / BMP graphic files to other formats

The Photoshop patterns 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 apps 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

 

gradient pads patterns in Photoshop - highlight pyramid  spark

Example above shows one of our gradient themed sets. Gradients are a great source for unique graphics; work that you can make as simple or as complex as you wish.

Photoshop patterns / PAT format and converting

If you are using them in PAT then to convert them from PAT to PNG to BMP is impossible as there is no conversion tool but you can export the images individually.

 

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 as a seamless tile for use as TIFF or JPG etc. Tutorial on how to copy PAT presets to PNG etc

Creating lines / background

You can use the tools in PS to create all kinds of wonderful tiles / textures etc. Simply add a rectangle shape layer and then define that via the edit menu and use tools such as random fill etc Tutorial on how to use rectangle shapes as source for tiles

Triangles Photoshop patterns

You can create all kinds of interesting artworks / tiles using something as simple as a triangle (or a couple of anchor points). How to create a two triangle tile tutorial

 

How to create a super colorful triangular tile artwork filled with random colors ? This can be a source for 1000s of different combinations of tiles. How to create a random filled triangle artwork in PS tutorial

Pyramids

You can use a similar approach to the triangle but instead of rectangles, use anchor points and smart guides - create a fairly quick pyramid artwork tile which can be re-colored in 100s of ways. How to create pyramid patterns tutorial

Photoshop patterns preset viewer

You can browse all the PAT etc files in PS one at a time. It is a little clunky to load and load etc the PAT files. A better option is a preset brower. There is a preset browser tool that can also be used to convert PAT files into PNG etc and you can also just use it as a tool to see all the items in a set - you can find more about that on the tumasoft site. It handles CSH / ABR / PAT etc - it is called the presetviewerBreeze.

 

contour block pattern - black and white dotted  with connection lines as a pattern layer in Photoshop

Another tile but this time from the pack 99 set - a contour black and white line art for use in PS as well as psp and other applications

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.

 

ripple pattern as a pattern layer in Photoshop (though elements as well) in black

Another tiled applied via the fill new layer command. Not all the tiles in the sets are B&W, many are colored. You can, of course, re-color the tile and then apply in red, green or filled with a gradient etc

Capturing tiles in Painter

OK, once you have the PNG images and opened them in Painter. With these items, for some reason, you do not need to select the artwork 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 command. All the PNG images are seamless, the result 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

 

3d patterns for Photoshop and elements text  seamless tiles fill

Presets can be applied (as above with 3D tiles) in all kinds of ways such as via layers. They can be small or huge and can be used as an abstract colorful fill as well as a more textured fill

Photoshop patterns / Video tutorials

You can use the items off this page but you can also create your own tiles via a variety of apps such as Painter 2015. Painter comes with a powerful fractal creator and it offers a range of interesting fractal features - all are seamless. In this video tutorial, the set is saved as a PSD file and then opened in PS CC etc as used in the distortion filter to create all kinds of wow glass effects. Video showing fractals in Painter into Adobe PS (youtube)

Capturing art 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 art. You can then re-use the Painter library at any time in the future (as long as the format is still valid).

Photoshop patterns / 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 file 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).

Photoshop patterns and PSP etc

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 AI, Photo-Paint and many others. You can also use them as super colorful exciting 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.

 

To use them in PSP then place the PNG files (or PNG files created via PAT files) into the presets folder set via the PSP file preferences location. Once the items have been added to that folder, they will be picked up by PSP and then used in the materials palette (along side textures and gradients) as well as properties. You can scale and rotate them (which is something that Adobe PS cannot do).

 

They are all seamless tiles so you can use them with any size of work.

 

Photoshop patterns and selections and fills can be used with text

The tiles can be used to fill layers by creating a selection based on the text transparency; the tiles can be scaled as required to create an intense fill for the text (in this case, the tile is from a 3D themed set) or a more abstract works. You can also then combine with PS plugins and more or just add more layers

Fill command and Photoshop patterns

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.

 

heart patterns for Photoshop and elements with effects applied camera raw filter

Re-colored using the powerful camera raw filter plugin to add highlights and shadows to the artwork as well as new colors - all kinds of amazing colors can be added and not just pink ones

Use Photoshop patterns with effects

You can apply the Photoshop patterns 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 daubs / sponge / chrome / charcoal and many other filter gallery plugins. Literally millions of amazing colorful works can be created even from a single tile

 

snow flake patterns for Photoshop and elements CC CS4 CS2 etc

Snowflakes for PS and elements as well as Christmas