Updated: August 24th, 2015
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50 Star patterns for Photoshop CC 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and standalone PS 15 - 6 and PS Elements Painter PSP GIMP Xara etc includes many exciting retro artworks, sparks and many more. 300 DPI seamless tiles for all your works.
PC and MAC.
Includes the items in PNG format for maximum use.
Commercial use CU4CU, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. You can use them to create all kinds of amazing artwork such as logos, backgrounds, textures, packaging, 3D work, scrap booking, surfboards, leaflets and much more.
The PNG files can be converted to other formats as well as brushes and displacements or just as elements. On buying the set, you receive the download link to the tiles along with documentation and gallery and serial. Easy to use and install.
50 Colorful star patterns for Adobe ® Photoshop, psp and many other applications
The colorful tiles are in standard PAT and PNG for use in many other applications. All 300dpi, 500 x 500 seamless tiles.
Commercial (CU4CU) use. All are by graphicxtras.com. Use the items to create all kinds of work, world wide use, no time limits and no restrictions on their use.
On purchase, you receive the tiles along with the documentation and gallery and serial as well as a selection of actions.
100 Tiles for PS, PSP, Elements, GIMP Xara and others. Many different presets are included in the set for use on the PC and MAC.
Commercial use CU4CU, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Use them to create all kinds of artwork such as logos, books, adverts, packaging, leaflets, artworks, posters, mugs, hats and more - no restrictions
On purchase, receive the PAT and PNG files along with documentation and gallery and serial and actions
100 Amazing hi-impact retro tiles, all commercial use, by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras in PAT and PNG.
Super retro presets for all your projects which can be combined, can be re-styled, can be warped and distorted, they can be re-colored, blended, exported to other apps and much more.
On purchase of the set, you receive the PAT / PNG files along with documentation and gallery and serial and actions.
100 Super colorful graphics for Adobe PS and others.
All for commercial use, all are wonderful seamless tiles for your work. All are royalty free, world wide use, no time limits
Many different intense and hi-impact artworks are included in the set
In PAT and PNG format, on purchase you receive those along with the documentation and gallery and serial and actions
PC and MAC OS X (so you can use them with older versions as well as the latest and greatest OS)
Star Photoshop Patterns - opening and loading in Adobe PS
They can be opened in a variety of ways. The PATs are opened via the preset's palette in Adobe PS. The PNG (or JPG) files are opened via the open command in Adobe PS or via the place command (so they can be used as layers). The files can be located anywhere and can be accessed in Adobe PS from any location; though the PAT are best used via the presets folder. All are seamless tiles for any size of work.
Copying the star Photoshop pattern PAT for use in other apps.
If you want to use the PAT file presets in other apps, you can't. You can use the PNG files, of course. You can also take any of the presets and create a new document and then save that as a PNG etc file. Tutorial on how to copy them for use in Afffinity designer / PSP etc
Modifying the star Pattern Photoshop source tiles
They can be used as is in Adobe PS and psp but you can always edit them before use. Best to make a backup though before you do any work with the original. Edit the PNG images and use the define command (edit menu in Adobe PS) and use that as a tile. As long as you avoid the seams, any changes to the tile will remain as tiles. You can quickly add shadow effects to the PNGs as well as other paths, or re-color the tile and then define as a new item (edit menu).
You can also save all the steps to a PS action (via the action's record feature) or script (a little more complex but you can find a lot about scripting via the Adobe site as well as find many different scripts on the web) and then apply the same changes to numerous other tiles in a particular folder or different layer etc
If you open the same size of document as the tile, you can also use the layer as a source for new tiles - so if the tile is a 1000 x 1000 (hover over the tile in the palette to see the size) and the document is 1000 x 1000 or multiples of that (2000 x 2000 etc), you can also use that to define and create new amazing tiles
Star Photoshop patterns - layers in Adobe PS
If you open the PNG images via the place command in Adobe PS you can use them as basic layers and the layers can be combined and merged and blended in 1000s of ways using the powerful blending modes (lighten, darken etc) in Adobe PS and PS Elements. You don't have to use them as is, you can use them as fill content or as style overlays and then combine those using blending modes or transparency as well as combine those layers with smart flters (as smart objects) to create ever more unique artwork.
Star Patterns for Photoshop and convert to PS Styles
You can also use them via the layer style menu. You can use them most obviously with the overlay feature and you can shift and set the scale for the selected layer content. You can also use them with the stroke section in the layer style dialog (instead of a solid color or gradient). You can also use them as a texture via the bevel section. They can also then be saved as permanent styles ASL format for future use
Star Photoshop Patterns and transparency in Adobe PS
Many of the sets for Adobe PS include transparency - what use is that you may ask ?? well, you can combine them so much easier when they contain transparency. One can be placed above another and the lower down items can still be seen.
If you don't want to use the transparency, you can quickly remove the transparency (it is a lot harder to add in). You can still combine them but you will need to use blending modes such as lighten and darken and exclusion and others
You can also combine them more than once with the same tile or with other tiles and again they will all be seamless and literally millions of great artworks can be generated. You can flatten them and then use them as backgrounds, overlays, textures etc as well as the source for new PNG files and tiles.
Star Photoshop patterns as brushes
The sets all include the artworks in PAT but they are also in PNG. The PNG files can be used as a great source for brushes. Easy to use, simply open the PNG file and then go to the edit menu and define brush. They will lose any color.
You can also, of course, use visual effects to the artwork. Or smudge or blur or apply black and white adjustments to create ever more unique brushes which can be used throughout Adobe PS as well as PSP and other applications
Star Photoshop patterns applying in Adobe PS ?
You can apply them as layers, as fill content layers, via the scripts, fills, stamp brush layer styles overlay, bevel textures etc. You can also use the PNG images as a source for brushes, displacement maps and more.
Each of the tools mentioned here also have many different options so you are not just limited to the default settings. Literally millions of great artworks can be produced using these tiles with even subtle changes to the settings
The script feature can apply them as random fills, along paths, in spirals, brick fills, cross weaves and more and even those different options include many different settings such as scaling and rotation and density and color and brightness settings
Star Photoshop patterns for Adobe PS video tutorials
You can add tiles to tiles and so on by using smart objects
The gradient maps feature of Adobe PS is a very useful way to introduce a lot of great color art to any item (which are often already super colorful)
Video of some of the artworks in set 114