graphicxtras.com > Checkerboard patterns for Photoshop CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 Elements inc. lines, checks, jazz, dots
Works with: Photoshop, Elements
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free
Checkerboard patterns for Photoshop gallery (#3) 200 Checkerboard patterns / Seamless tiles for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 2014 and PS Elements only. Many different images are included such as dot checkerboard patterns and spots and jazzy and extreme and thin presets are included.
Standard PAT and can be loaded via the presets panel. Many different sizes of resources are included in the set. They can be re-colored, modified, distorted, warped, effects applied and more. NO PNG files are included so the items cannot be directly used in other apps such as PSP.
All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Commercial use, all royalty free, world wide use. Use them to create textures, logos, posters, textiles, backgrounds, fashions, hats, etc.
On purchase of the checkerboard patterns, receive the PAT files (seamless tiles) along with documentation and gallery and serial
The set can be opened in a variety of ways. The PATs are opened via the presets panel in Adobe ® Photoshop ®. The PAT are best used via the presets patterns folder. All are seamless tiles for any size of work. You can also double click the PAT file as well as right click the PAT to open the item. You can also load them via the load / replace commands on the presets panel
You may find the checkerboard fonts of interest and use and can be used in PS and PS Elements and PSP etc
If you open the PNG images via the place command in Adobe ® Photoshop ® you can use them as basic layers and the layers can be blended in many different ways using the powerful blending modes (multiply, overlay, hue, saturation, lighten, exclusion, darken etc) and also opacity in Adobe ® Photoshop ® and PS Elements. They can also be used as layers in Adobe ® Photoshop ® via the layer menu fill command using the transaparency in the tiles these can be combined multiple times as well as shifted and more. The fill content command also allows for scaling of the set but sadly not rotation nor can the items be distorted freeform (unlike in tools such as the superb manga Studio)
They work fine in the new scripted features of Creative cloud (found via the edit fill command). You can use them with the random fill script feature, spiral as well as brick fill and cross weave, symmetry and you can modify the color (randomization) as well as the scale and rotate. You can also combine the end results (if multiple layers) and also use visual effects as well as re-color. The scripts are a great new feature of the application and it is such a pity that they are tucked away in the edit menu fill command when they really should have a prominent location in the filters menu. They are really good, check them out. With the most recent version, some of the scripts have been moved out of the edit menu and now in the filter / render menu
You can change them in many ways. The key thing is to determine the size of the artwork tile and this can be done by hovering over the tiles in the presets panel (many are 1000 x 1000 etc but you can never be certain - it would be great if the preset panel added that information). You can then fill the same sized document with the tile and then you can proceed with any modification of the image. If you want the item to remain seamless then you will have to avoid any damage to the edges of the tile. You can add a selection around the center so any effects etc are added to the center of the tile. You can also add other elements such as custom shapes and perhaps dabs as well as placed objects but again avoiding the edges of the image. You can also add adjustments such as re-coloring the items such as via the hue and saturation / photo filter / channel mixer etc. Sadly there is no swatch editor tool (as in Illustrator) so all the editing has to be done manually. The end result can then be redefined via the edit menu and the whole panel can be saved as a new or replacement for the original PAT file.
You can find out more about the tiles via the youtube channel 'graphicxtras' such as how to load them, how to combine them, how to use them, how to use them in scripts / deco scripts, how to export them, how to use them in Adobe ® Photoshop ® styles and buttons etc and much more. If there are any questions, please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, youtube etc)
As the set is not supplied in PNG format but in PAT, you will have to use tiles created using the tools. As mentioned above, you can simply hover over the item in the presets panel to find the size of the tile and once you have that you can create a document with that size and fill it with that tile. You can export the result to a PNG format file and then open the PNG file via the gradient tool in Affinity Photo as well as fill new layer. In both cases, select the bitmap option and then use the tile to rotate and scale etc. You can also combine the layers in millions of ways and use effects and adjustment layers