graphicxtras.com > Horseshoe brushes patterns for Photoshop, PSP, Elements CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 inc. lucky, curved
Works with: Photoshop, Elements, PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Affinity Photo, PSP, CorelDRAW etc
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free
Horseshoe brushes for Photoshop gallery (#233) 200 Horseshoe brushes / Strokes for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc and Elements and PSP and most graphic applications. Many different and unique items are included in the set such as rounded horseshoe brushes, rough designs, distorted, abstract and many more
PC and MAC. They are amazingly easy to use and apply - the set is supplied in both ABR for ease of use with PS as well as PNG format so they can be used with countless other apps. You can re-use them 1000s of times in your projects, you can re-color them, warp them, you can export them, you can apply effects / filters to create millions of variations of the same items, you can combine them (again for millions of new items that can be used to create ever more unique items).
Commercial use, all royalty free, all world wide use, no credit is required. All the are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle and they can be used to create logos, books, mugs, hats, fashions, textiles, fabrics, ceramics, scrap booking, web pages and much more
On purchase of the horseshoe brushes set, you receive the PNG and ABR files as well as actions and gallery and serial and notes
How to open the curved strokes ?? Very easy. There are, as with most things relating to PS, can be opened in a number of ways. You can double click the ABR file, you can right click the ABR file and then select the app (which may or may not be PS). Another option is to use the presets panel and use the load / replace commands to select the ABR. You can also do the same with the edit menu preset manager. You can also, in some versions of PS, open them via the file open command
You may find the horseshoe fonts of interest and use, you can use them in PSP and Pages and Microsoft Word etc
They are even easier to use than the ABR files, you can open them via the file open command as well as double click the PNG file or right click and select the correct app. Once loaded into PS, you can then define them as a brush stroke via the edit menu but also you can define them as a pattern.
You can use them as is, you don't have to change them. The set is supplied with the source PNG files so you can rotate the items, you can scale them, you can take two items and combine them (or four or five or more). You can also take any of the items and then add additional paths to the items as well as use the various tools in PS to subtract or reduce the dabs. You can also take any of the items and add blur effects, camera raw filter effects, filter gallery effects, third party plugin effects and many more and create variants of the existing sets - though in that case, the key thing to avoid is to change the white around the edges of the strokes to another color as then the strokes will have an unsightly edge in any brush work. You can also record any changes made to an individual item and save those as an action and that action then can be applied, via the batch process, to all the PNG files in the set. The set actually includes a set of actions that add blurs etc ot the items (and this can be used if you wish). You can also create new strokes by using them over and over to create more abstract artworks and then using the define command on that. You don't have to use all of the source material as a fragment of the artwork (PNG file) can be used as a great source for many variants as well. You can also add other resources to the mix such as colorful pattern tiles as well as displacement maps to create an even greater range of unusual and unique strokes and these can be added perhaps via the layer fill content command in PS and can be used with blending modes or opacity
Or glass distortions and textures. Yes, they can be used as is but they also are a wonderful source for all kinds of displacement maps etc. You can take the PNG file and open that and then just save as a PSD file and then use the items as a source for distortions in the displace filter / glass filter / texturizer / conte. You can also use the dabs and create a PSD file perhaps made of one or two dabs or far more complex layouts and then save it and then use that with the displace filter etc. The key thing to remember if you want a nice seamless displacement is to avoid adding the dab across the seams. If you create a document 1000 x 1000 say and then add multiple dabs (you will have to change the size of the stroke via the presets controls as many of the items are approx 1000 x 1000 - so to create a more complex layout set them to 300 x 300 say) and then use the offset filter found in the filter menu set to 500 and -500 to shift the origin and you can use multiple dabs (in different grayscale colors) to create a truly unique distortion / displacement map file. The same files can also be saved to PNG for use in PSP and you can add all those files to the displacement maps / texture etc folders. There is no equivalent folder for PS so you can add them to any folder but just make it a memorable and logical folder for the maps. You can also save the results to the creative cloud libraries with the most recent version of PS and this means the set is readily accessible from that even though you will still have to copy the item to a folder in PSD format (sadly, the creative cloud libraries are not a source for any of the effects but hopefully that will happen)
The set comes with the items in ABR and PNG format files. The PNG files can be used as is and make a great source for layers as well as images in their own right as well as a source for patterns and more. You can use part or the entire item as the image. Access them via the file open command in PS or use the Place linked or place embedded command. You can do much the same in other apps such as PSP, GIMP, Photo-Paint, Sumopaint, Logoist etc. The one advantage of the PNG format (as well as being accessible in most apps) is that the original colors are maintained hough many of the strokes are in black, some are in red as well as other colors. As a placed file, you can also use the item as a smart object and you can add smart filters as well as adjustments etc to the item (as well as layer effects) and these are still editable at a later point. You can also save the smart objects to the creative cloud libraries for future use (be great if there was a quick save to the creative cloud feature - so you could add all the PNG files as floaters / images for future projects). The smart filters etc are also saved to the creative cloud libraries