Updated: September 20th, 2014
50 Star patterns for Photoshop CC CS3 CS1 CS2 CS4 CS5 CS6 2014 Elements Painter PSP GIMP Xara etc PC and MAC. Commercial use CU4CU, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. PNG -- they 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. FREE sampler to download
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. Commercial (CU4CU) use. All are by graphicxtras.com. All 300dpi, 500 x 500 seamless tiles.
100 Star patterns for Photoshop, 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
100 Amazing star patterns for Adobe PS and others, all commercial use, by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras in PAT and PNG. Super retro presets for all your projects
100 Super colorful patterns for Adobe PS and others. all for commercial use, all are wonderful seamless tiles for your work.
50 Amazing star patterns for Photoshop and psp etc includes scratchy, charcoal, oil, watercolor etc. PNG. For commercial use CU4CU, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.
50 star patterns for Adobe PS and others - many wonderful painted tiles for Photoshop and others in PNG and PAT.
Patterns - opening and loading in Adobe PS
They can be opened in a variety of ways. The PATs are opened via the patterns 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.
Modifying the source tiles
The patterns 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 pattern 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 pattern. A set of 100 patterns can be turned into millions of amazing artworks. You can also save all the actions to a Photoshop action or script and then apply the same changes to numerous other pattern tiles. If you open the same size of document as the tile, you can also use the pattern layer as a source for new tiles - so if the tile is a 1000 x 1000 (hover over the pattern 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 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. The patterns can also be used as layers in Adobe PS via the layer menu fill layer command and these also can be combined in millions of different ways. The pattern layers can be used to create ever more complex patterns as well as even more amazing unique patterns for use in Adobe PS (as well as other applications). With the pattern layer, you can even scale them (the fill command can also be applied to a layer so the patterns can be used with the new scripting features)
They can be scaled to 10% or 50% etc as required as well as offset as required
Patterns for Photoshop and convert to PS Styles
You can also use the patterns via the layer style menu and the powerful pattern overlay. You can also use the patterns with the stroke section in the layer style dialog. The patterns can also then be saved as permanent styles ASL format for future use
Patterns and transparency in Adobe PS
Many of the pattern sets for Photoshop include transparency - what use is that you may ask ?? well, you can combine the patterns so much easier when they contain transparency. One pattern can be placed above another and the lower stars 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). The patterns can also still be applied as Photoshop layers / PSP layers etc and blending modes applied such as lighten and darken and difference. You can combine the same patterns as well as different patterns as well as other patterns to create ever more complex or simplicity to your work
Star patterns as brushes
The pattern sets all include the patterns in PAT but they are also in PNG. The PNG patterns can be used as a great source for brushes. Easy to use, simply open the PNG pattern 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 pattern or smudge or blur or apply black and white adjustments to create ever more unique brushes which can be used throughout Photoshop as well as PSP and other applications
Star patterns applying in Adobe PS ?
You can apply the patterns purely as layers, as fill content layers, via the scripted patterns, fills, pattern stamp brush layer styles pattern overlay, bevel textures etc. You can also use the patterns PNG images as a source for brushes, displacement maps and more. Each of the tools mentioned here also have many different options so the patterns can be applied as is but they can also be modified in 100s of different ways to create many different patterns in Adobe PS and PS Elements. For example, the new scripted patterns 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 color and brightness settings
Star patterns for Adobe PS and others videos
You can use the patterns as is but you can also add patterns to the patterns in Adobe PS - use smart objects
The gradient maps feature of Photoshop is a very useful way to introduce a lot of great color art to any pattern (which are often already super colorful)
Video of some of the artworks in set 114