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Free Abstract Dreams Seamless Tiling Patterns

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Abstract Dreams Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin. Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section.

Download Abstract Dreams Patterns (Google Docs).


If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial: How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows. You may also be interested in: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.


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30 Paper Tileable Textures (Patterns)

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Today I want to present you my new set with 30 tileable paper textures or patterns useful for web but also for print designers and photographers. Patterns can be used as overlays for continuous tone images, for backgrounds, design elements or to create layer styles. Every of 30 patterns comes as Photoshop and Photoshop Elements seamless tiiling pattern (.pat) in two sizes: 512x512px and 1024x1024px. In addition set contains and 60 JPG images with same pixel size: 512x512px and 1024x1024px.


Price and buy link
Price for this set is only $2 and you can buy it from Graphic River. There is Screenshots link below cover image to preview in full size all patterns 512x512px included in set.

3o Paper Tileable Textures preview:
30 Tileable Paper Textures by Bojan Živković

Grid+ Layouts Photoshop Actions

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In this post I will present you my new and most flexible set of actions with Layout in title. This set of actions gives you most flexibility in process of creating just any grid layout. Grid+ actions are must have for every web, print designer and certainly photographers can not live without grid layouts, esspecialy when presenting their work as web gallery or photo book. Grids are actually everywhere around us including Graphic Design. Here is one nice article A Brief History of Grids.


The power of Grid+ Layouts Actions
The true power of this set is in amazing flexibility and independency of size, resolution, bit depth, color mode. You can type just any size, resolution and choose any of available options in New dialog which will open at the beginning of action. The result will be always as expected, no surprises, no mistakes. Grid in title does not mean square, ratio will be defined by user in New dialog. For example: when playing 4x2 Template action you can specify Width=800px and …

Wood Lattice Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Wood Lattice Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin. Patterns size is 512x512px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section. All patterns in this set have transparent background.

Download Wood Lattice Patterns (Google Docs).


If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial: How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows. You may also be interested in: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.


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Precisely Position Guides in Adobe Photoshop

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When it comes to work with guides Adobe Photoshop provides wonderful command New Guide located in View menu. This command opens small pop-up window with the same name where you can set exact position of your guide. It works perfect regardless of level of magnification or document size. Options that you have are Orientation and Position. Orientation can be set to Horizontal where 0 point is top of your document and Vertical where 0 point is left side of document. In Position text field you can type number followed with any allowed measurement unit in Photoshop: pixels, inches, centimeters, millimeters, points, picas or percentages.


Precisely move guides
Can I change position precisely after setting guides you may ask. Yes you can. Select Move Tool and navigate over guide. When it turns into double-sided arrows press Shift key and drag. Shift key will give command to Photoshop to snap to first available Ruler increment. First available increment can be any measurement unit set for ruler…

Speed Up Photoshop On The Fly

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Recently I was asked from one of my friends: is there any way to speed up Photoshop? Yes, there are many ways described on two official pages: Photoshop Help / Optimize performance | Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6 and How to tune Photoshop CS6 for peak performance. We passed through many recommended options to tweak settings for speed and efficiency and I gave him one tip how to speed up Photoshop on the fly, feature described in official help but usually overlooked. That feature or command is Purge located in Edit menu. Purge allows you to purge or delete undo, history states, clipboard content and video cache. Best of all it works immediately, no restart is required. So whenever you have problem with speed and performance, ussualy caused with low available memory, remember this option and note that this operation can not be undone or in other words you will lose permanently undo, history states, clipboard content or video cache.


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Photoshop Help / Optimize performance | Photoshop …

Abstract Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Abstract Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin. Patterns size is 256x256px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section.

Download Abstract Patterns (Google Docs).


If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial: How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows. You may also be interested in: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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Lucky Winners of Page Layouts Vol 2 Actions

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In one of my previous posts readers of this blog was able to download action layout 51 from Page Layouts Vol 2 Actions. There was and my promise to give away at least 3 sets of actions for those who have time to complete short survey with questions about quality, features and price for final product. There was responses on my survey and off course and free sets for some of the responders. Three lucky winners are:

Anita Horsley
Bo Markovich
Dave Bench

From the first two winners listed I get feedback about receiving package. I do not have feedback from Dave Bench, so please mister Bench if you are reading this post, check your email and confirm that you received package with actions sent and delivered to email address specified in survey.

Page Layouts Vol 2 Photoshop Actions

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Page Layouts Vol 2 is my new set of actions which creates every of defined 51 layouts with great precision regardless of size, resolution, orientation and ratio. Every action in this set will create template with placeholders for 3-13 images or any other file format that Photoshop supports. Since actions are using percentages to draw placeholders for images you can type just any pixel dimension followed with any resolution and action will always deliver exactly what you expect. For more details about layouts included in set please see embedded file below in post.

How actions works
Page Layouts Vol 2 is extremely easy to use set of actions. You will get quick reference guide with preview of all layouts included. You choose layout, select action name and hit Play button. Next task is to set document size and resolution. Photoshop will draw perfect layout and create template with placeholders and smart object layers clipped to them. Further action will open several Place dialogs to choos…

Vertical Lace Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop

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Vertical Lace Seamless Tiling Patterns for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements is today freebie. Patterns are created with Filter Forge - probably best Photoshop plugin. Patterns size is 256x256px and you can use them for personal and commercial projects as and everything else listed in freebies section. All patterns come with a transparent background.

Update: package updated on 1st April 2018 with patterns saved as JPEG files.

Download Vertical Lace (Google Docs).


If you have problem to install patterns read this tutorial: How to install Photoshop patterns on Windows. You may also be interested in: How to Manage and Work with Presets in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

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How to Never Delete Important Layer in Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Photoshop allows you to delete any layer including and Background. Padlock on the right side of Background layer does not mean you can not delete it, it just mean you can not move it around or in another open document. To protect any layer including Background from accidental deletion you must use Lock all feature which is represented with padlock icon and seats on top of layer stack. When layer is fully locked you can not delete it in any case even if you try to delete group of layers with locked layer inside it. To lock any layer you must first select it then to click Lock all icon in Layers panel. To lock fully Background layer you must first convert it to normal layer.

Lastly how to recognize if layer is Background protected or fully locked? Beside you won't probably name your layer Background, fully locked layer  in CS6 is represented with normal padlock icon (at least for my money) and Background with inverted. In previous versions fully locked padlock is darker. Anot…