graphicxtras.com > Step (1930s inspired) patterns for Photoshop CC CS5 CS6 2015 CS4 Elements, Affinity inc. Jazz
Works with: Photoshop, Elements, PSP, Pages, Indesign, Affinity Photo, CorelDRAW etc
Format: PAT, PNG
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free
Step patterns for Photoshop gallery (#94) 100 Step patterns / Artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS5 CS6 CS4 CS3 CS2 2014 Elements PSP GIMP Xara and others that support the PNG.
They are supplied in PAT and PNG for use in countless applications. Seamless tiles. Commercial (CU4CU), all the 1930's inspired, all are by graphicxtras.com.
Buy the step patterns set and you can use them in all your commercial projects, all royalty free, all time limits etc. You can use them to create videos, web page work, artwork, materials, textiles, fashions, ceramics, posters, edges and more.
On buying the step patterns set, you receive the artworks in PAT and PNG along with notes and gallery and serial and actions
The set can be opened in a variety of ways. The supplied PNG images are opened via the open command in Adobe ® Photoshop ® or via the place command (so they can be used as layers). The step pattern files can be located in any location on your hard drive and can be accessed in Adobe ® Photoshop ® from any location. This is not always the same for use with other applications as which might require the patterns to be in a particular location. If you are using Corel ® PaintShop Pro, the artwork tiles have to be located in the patterns location which can be modified via the preferences. The PNG files can also be converted to other formats such as PSD and TIFF and JPG and used in other applications as well as used as other resources (such as displacement maps if you use them as PSDs - does require conversion)
You may find the step fonts of interest and use, you can use them in PS and PSP and Elements and Affinity Photo etc
If you open the PNG images via the place command in Adobe ® Photoshop ® you can use them as layers can be combined and merged and blended in 1000s of ways using the powerful blending modes (lighten, difference, lighter color, exclusion, multiply darken etc) in Adobe ® Photoshop ® and PS Elements. They can also be used as layers in Adobe ® Photoshop ® via the layer menu fill layer command and these also can be combined in millions of different ways and they can always be scaled and re-adjusted using adjustments and smart filters (if turned into smart objects). The layer and fill content as well as any styles / overlay can be copied to the libraries feature (if using the Creative Cloud) and the same resources can then be used in future projects and the material can also then be quickly used in Illustrator.
You can also use them via the layer style menu and the powerful pattern overlay. You can also use them with the stroke section in the layer style dialog. You can also combine the same with gradients as well as colors and also the satin and bevel effects. They can also then be saved as permanent styles ASL format for future use in your projects. You can also store the style into the libraries feature if you are using the Creative Cloud subscription. You can also convert the layered object and style into a smart object and then you can also add yet another tile overlay to the smart object along with textures and also shadows and more and this can be repeated over and over.
You can find out a lot of about them via the youtube videos from graphicxtras.com (all the videos are by Andrew Buckle). You can find out how to install them, how to modify them, how to re-color them, how to use them in Adobe ® Photoshop ® styles and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, youtube etc) and I will try and create a video or two on them. You can see some examples [Youtube] in use such as applying filters to the step patterns, the combination of layers and more.
The step patterns are just PNG images and they can be used as brushes. I say that loosely as some of them might not make that useful brushes as some of the image has solid backgrounds with the art crossing the seams (they are all seamless). Anyway, a good 80% of them would make very useful tools as brushes or provide the base for many new step brushes in Adobe ® Photoshop®
You can apply them to text via the layer menu / layer styles (pattern overlay) but you can also apply them to type by converting the type into a shape via the type menu convert to shape command. You can then select the custom shape tool and this will display the properties fill and stroke and these can also use the step patterns as a source (as long as you select the pattern option). They can also be rasterized and then filled with type via the edit menu paste into commands. The step patterns can also be just combined with text as a normal layer combination.
They are in PNG and they can be placed in the patterns folder of PSP X8 X7 X6 X5 X4 X3 X2 etc and then they can then be accessed via the materials panel (you can also use the steps as textures and bump maps etc) If you cannot locate the file location for the tiles then you will need to go to the file menu and preferences and file locations to find the tiles, brushes etc sections of PSP. You can also open the file via the open command and select a brush and select the brushes options and define them as a PSP brush. You can also export them via the file menu to a PSP picture tube
You can also convert the PNG image into a Photoshop PSD and then use them as a great source for displacement maps. The displacement maps can be used with the displace filter as well as glass and texture filter in Adobe ® Photoshop ®. Use the seamless tiles to distort text, to distort, turn images into wonderful glass effects, warp and distort shapes etc. You can also combine the glass effects via the filter gallery as well as textures via the texturizer filter.
They were initially created in Adobe Illustrator as vector graphics in most cases, the artwork was then copied to PS and saved as PNG image - some of them were also manipulated in the powerful font manipulation program, Fontlab and that was copied back to Illustrator and then to Adobe ® Photoshop.
CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6
PS 16 - 6 standalone
PS Elements 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1
Illustrator CC - 10
Corel PaintShop Pro X8 X7 - PSP 8
3D applications etc