-- Updated -- : June 29th, 2016
Works with: Photoshop, Elements, PSP, Indesign, Pages, Illustrator, GIMP, After Effects etc
Format: PNG (+ Most ABR)
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more
FREE: FREE samplers *
100 Spiral brushes for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS3 CS1 CS5 CS6 CS4 7 6 Elements 2014 PSP Painter GIMP Xara, etc
The spiral brushes set includes tangled and textures, embellishments, mirrors, art nouveau, tiles and many more.
PC and MAC OS X.
They can also be used as a layers and normal images as well as be used as smart objects and used in video timelines and more.
300 DPI - hi-quality designs for your work
The spiral brushes can be modified, distorted, effects applied, layer effects applied, exported and much more.
Commercial (CU4CU) use. Use to create items for sale such as books, logos, documents, web pages, adverts, videos and much more. All the artworks in the set are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle
On buying the spiral brushes set, you receive the ABR and PNG along with documentation and a gallery and a serial number for any future updates.
All the sets below are also the same price and all are for use with Photoshop, PSP, GIMP etc. The sets all include the sets either in PNG and / or ABR (varies from set to set), all 300 DPI, and all are for commercial use. To see the items included, click the gallery links.
You can find all our videos via the graphicxtras channel on youtube as well as via the excellent TipDesk.com. You can find the videos about how to load, how to install them, how to use them with adjustment layers, how to combine with the new CC libraries, use with smart objects, how to use with the art history tool, how to clone, use with the pattern stamp, how to merge them, how to use with 3D, use in channels, use in different image modes, how to tweak, how to use in Affinity Photo, how to add the strokes to layers, how to modify them, how to use visual effects to them, use in PaintShop Pro etc.Any questions, please e-mail us.
All the tutorials are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle
You may be interested in spiral fonts for use with other apps such as PSP and Word etc
CC Creative cloud + CC (2015 2014) CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and elements 14 - 1 and standalone 16 - 6
PaintShop Pro X8 X7 X6 X5 X4 etc
3D Studio Max and many others
You can use them as commercial / personal projects, you can use them to create new items that can be used in turn as new strokes for sale etc (CU4CU). You can use them to create logos, books, documents, web pages, scrap booking, textiles, adverts, mugs, plates, posters etc. Literally you can do virtually anything with the sets. You do not have to add any credit and you can use them without time limits and you have world wide use.
The only thing you haven't got is exclusive rights to the set, these are all non exclusive.
The resources are supplied as PNG files as well as the standard ABR files in most of the sets. The PNG files can be used as spiral brushes but they can also be used as other resources such as patterns and tiles and displacements and other resources (bump maps etc). You can load them into many applications as a source for a pattern (as well as strokes).
A really excellent application to use if you are creating comics and other illustrations is the powerful Clip Studio Paint (recently renamed from Manga Studio to confuse everyone) and you can bring the PNG files in as patterns by opening the PNG file and then going to the edit menu and register image as material command. You will then see a panel marked 'material property' and you can give the material a name though it will already have selected the file name. You will also see a material image as well as other options for paper texture and brush tip shape (which is also useful) and you will also see other options for paste option such as scale up down 'adjust after pasting' as well as tiling (repeat which is useful for patterns) as well as tile direction and also overlays for signs etc as well as a location to save the materil in the panel such as monochromatic in the case of many of these designs but you can choose anywhere and you can also add some search tags to make the search a little easier.
To use in the Clip Studio paint, you can drag the material over as a new layer and then you can scale and rotate it and if you display the tool property panel and you can also use free transforms which can create even more amazing tile effects. You can also rasterize the layer and then use effects such as blurs, mosaics etc to modify the tiles in 1000s of ways.
You can also pre-edit the PNG tiles and then define them as a tile so you can then have a blurred spiral brush as a perfect tile etc
The ABR can be loaded into Adobe ® PS by double clicking the ABR and this loads them into the current panel along with all the previous presets. You can also right click the ABR and then select the open command (it is probably the same as the default setting but you can never be certain as the association can be changed by other applications). The ABR set can also be placed into the presets folder of Adobe ® PS and elements and then they can be loaded quickly via the right side menu of the panel by name. You can also use the right side menu load / replace command to load and replace them in the panel. You can use the Adobe ® Photoshop ® preset manager found in the edit menu to do the same. If you change your mind, you can also just select the reset command and re-load all the default items.
The PNG files (if included) can be quickly added to the panel via the define command found in the edit menu and you can also then just save all those items (as well as any variants) to a new ABR file.
Once loaded into Adobe ® Photoshop ® and elements, the spiral brushes can be selected via the panel and used with most of the preset tools such as clone tool, art history tool, history tool, smudge tool, blur tool, dodge tool and others Install / Load Photoshop Brushes Tutorial
The PNG images need to be opened via the open command in Corel PaintShop Pro ® and then select the tools and display the presets panel, you will find the commands to save the current selection as a custom tool. If you are using Corel Painter, load the files and then use the preset controls and capture dab to use the images in Painter. You can also use the PNG images as a source for amazing hoses / nozzles in Painter If you wish to use them in Affinity Photo then you can load them via the file open command but to use as strokes, simply go to any of the current artwork used by the various paint tools and edit one of those or perhaps duplicate an existing one and then add one of PNG files to the nozzles. Remove the existing one and then modify the jitter / sizing / spacing etc as required for your new item.
You can use them in RGB single composite image but you can also add them to the separate channels such as the red channel and green as well as the blue etc or just totally ignore a particular color channel or just add it to one. Select the channel via the channels panel.
You can also do the same with the channels in CMYK and LAB etc and add the strokes to the cyan and magenta yellow black etc and that is done via the image menu to convert them.
Use the presets in a variety of locations in the document along with different sizes and perhaps combine with a variety of effects in each of the channels such as watercolor in the red and poster edges in the blue etc. In some cases it might be easier to work with the channels in indvidual image files such as a red image and a green image etc and this is achieved by using the split command and that is also useful if the plugin does not allow for work with a single channel. You can merge all the images and strokes back into a single image via the merge command also found in the channels panel.
You can use the Innovation Plugins for Photoshop with the Red channels and green etc