logoPatterns for Photoshop

Updated: August 22nd, 2014


1000s of patterns / seamless tiles for Photoshop CC CS6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 PSP Xara etc including PNG and PAT designs all for commercial use including spirals, hearts, embellished designs, abstract, animals, truchet and many more

  1. 1,080 super tiles

  2. 2,900 Mixed tiles

  3. 3D

  4. Abstracts

  5. Antique tiles

  6. Arrows

  7. Black / white tiles

  8. Blurred rings

  9. Borders

  10. Butterflies

  11. Cats

  12. Checkerboard

  13. Chevrons

  14. Chinese

  15. Christmas / Xmas

  16. Circles

  17. Clouds

  18. Contours

  19. Cross / religious

  20. Diagonals

  21. Diamonds

  22. Dinosaur / t-rex

  23. Dogs

  24. Dots

  25. Easter eggs

  26. Elastic stretch

  27. Female faces

  28. Flowers

  29. Frames

  30. Greek

  31. Grids

  32. Heart / love

  33. Jumble star mix

  34. Letter / text

  35. Metaballs

  36. Mixed tiles

  37. Nutcracker

  38. Outlines

  39. Polka dots

  40. Rings

  41. Rose petals

  42. Rosettes

  43. Shields

  44. Snowflakes

  45. Spheres

  46. Spiral scrolls

  47. Stars

  48. Steps

  49. Stripe lines

  50. Surfaces

  51. Swirl / flourishes

  52. Tartan

  53. Truchet

  54. Turtles

  55. Weaves

Patterns for Photoshop and Elements and psp and gimp seamless tiles


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


You can fill the patterns for Photoshop (as well as psp) using the powerful magic wand tool and fill the design with different greens or blues or other colors. You can also re-color those designs using the adjustment layers such as color lookup etc

3d patterns for Photoshop and elements text design seamless tiles fill


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


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

Corel Painter



Adobe Illustrator

3D Studio Max


PaintShop Pro X6 - 8

Microsoft Word


Apple Pages



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 design shows the petals tiles from one of our earlier sets. The design was applied using a small scaling setting in the new layer fill.

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


Another design 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 the design in red, green or filled with a gradient etc

contour block pattern - black and white dotted design 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 design for use in PS as well as psp and other applications

gradient pads patterns in Photoshop - highlight pyramid design spark


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

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 format and converting

If you are using Photoshop patterns in PAT format then to convert them from PAT to PNG to BMP is impossible, there is no conversion tool but you can export the design. 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 files for Painter - Capturing tiles in Painter as starting point

Early versions of Painter could not load PNG files so to capture the PNG file as a file requires an initial step, converting the PNG file into TIFF or JPG etc. The reason I mention PNG files being that most of the sets and brush sets on this site include the designs in PNG.

Capturing tiles in Painter

OK, once you have the PNG files 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 files 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 files that are included with the arrow sets (most sets contain the PNG files, some contain only PAT and some only contain PNG). The arrow sets all contain the tiles as PNG format files. You can open the PNG files 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.


letter photoshop patterns in Photoshop using antique text upside down alternating pink color


The design can be made up of X designs, cats, books, abstract designs and much more - they can also be made up of word art / text as above. You can also re-color the design as well as apply effects and much to create millions of unique variants from the fill.

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 files for use in PS) but they can also be used in most other applications as the sets generally also contain the PNG format files - sources for the tiles - and they can be loaded as tiles in many other applications such as Paint Shop Pro, Xara, Indesign, 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.


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 design for the text (in this case, the tile is from a 3D themed set) or a more abstract design. You can also then combine with PS plugins and more or just add more layers


pattern layer with scale 25% and dialog showing the star pattern design in Photoshop


Access the tiles in numerous ways in PS, you can also access the designs via layer menu new layer fill command. You can scale the tiles as well as align the PS presets as required. As layers, you can also combine the various tiles included in the set via the different blending modes for the layer - it is a pity that the fill doesn't include the blending mode and opacity on the fill dialog

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.


star patterns over multiple layers to create a drop shadow in Photoshop in blue


The tiles can all be used as is but you can also combine the fills across multiple layers. Many of the presets in the packs include transparency so you don't need to use blending modes such as darked (as below) but if the layer has no transparency then you can always use blending modes such as darken or lighten or difference to blend multiple layers (as below)

patterns duplications and the layer panel with the two layers and the blue pattern in Photoshop


The layer panel above in PS - duplicated layers

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 apply 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


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 design as well as new colors

snow flake patterns for Photoshop and elements CC CS4 CS2 etc


Snowflake design for PS and elements as well as Christmas

Free sampler download: (PAT and PNG format) for PS, PSP etc

Three free tile designs - star + cat + letter tiles in PNG format and PAT format. The free tiles for PS etc are for commercial (CU4CU) use, 500 x 500, color, 300 DPI. The free PAT files for PS etc can be loaded via the presets palette in PS and elements; load the PNG files via the file open command as well as adding the PNG files to the patterbs folder of PSP and other applications. Any questions, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com. The free tiles for PS etc are for PC and MAC OS X (and the PNG files can be used on other platforms such as LINUX). The designs can be used in PS, PS Elements, PSP, Pages, Microsoft Word, Photo-Paint and others Free sampler download