stuck to patterns – freebies for Photoshop and Illustrator

Once again in a row: patterns. Boring, huh? ;) Moreover: again inspired by paper-cuts (of a different style, though) and again produced as a side effect of some other idea I was working on (to be seen soon). Inspired by paper-cuts … well, a pair of scissors would be much much cheaper than the wacom tablet I’ve just bought… (I simply must have mentioned my new dreams-come-true buy).
Here are the patterns:

Free PS pattern: chocolate, pink and cream.
Free PS pattern: chocolate, pink and cream.

Free PS pattern: black, orange, purple.
Free PS pattern: black, orange, purple.

Free PS pattern: black and grey.
Free PS pattern: black and grey.

Free PS pattern: black on transparent background.
Free PS pattern: black on transparent background.

Free PS pattern: 4 more variants.
Free PS pattern: 4 more variants.

If you like them, feel free to download and use. I’d love to see what you end up with – let me know. If you don’t know how to install patterns, check out my previous post.

Freebies by PeHaa: PS patterns

A pack of Photoshop patterns, 9 in set, all 300 px x 300 px.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

Freebies by PeHaa: Ai pattern swatches

Adobe Illustrator pattern swatches, 18 in set, created in Illustrator CS4.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

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Freebies by PeHaa: Ai pattern swatches

Adobe Illustrator pattern swatches, 18 in set, CS2+ back-saved.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

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free photoshop and illustrator patterns

I played a bit with the flowers I used on my kokeshi dolls’ kimonos. I added some spiral stems and stroked them with one of the built-in calligraphic brush (we are in Illustrator now). As a result: two sets of patterns for Photoshop (a zipped.pat file) and Illustrator (swatches library in a zipped .ai file). I hope you find them nice and/or useful. If so feel free to download (as always both for personal and commercial use).
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How to install/load in patterns:

  • PS: Put the .pat file you’ve downloaded into the folder /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS…/Presets/Patterns (on mac OS X) or C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\ (on Windows)  (the dots … are there since I don’t know your PS version).
  • AI: either open the .ai file (my pattern swatches will be automatically loaded) or go to Swatches>Other Library and  choose the path to the .ai file.

Let me know what you think.

Freebies by PeHaa: CS2+ Ai pattern swatches

Paper Flowers patterns swatches.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

free vector japanese kokeshi dolls

Some time ago I drew a kokeshi doll in Photoshop (my flickr photostream or deviantART gallery).
Today I decided to redraw kokeshi in Illustrator (vectors rule!). kokeshis_gang
I ended up with a kind of a gang of five ready to whatever it takes to … (up to your imagination, reinvent them-professional-selves included). Maybe it’s me longing for the times when I had a huge support from my girlfriends.
Below you can see 2 vector kokeshi dolls that you can download and use for both personal and commercial purpose (a link/tweet/digg… would be nice :-) (and supportive ;-) !!!): blue kimono doll and dyed hair doll both in compressed .eps files.

preview of the vectors
preview of the free vectors

Freebies by PeHaa: CS2+ friendly Kokeshi Dolls

3 Kokeshi dolls, eps.zip, 3 MB.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

my first doodle font

This was my first (mission accomplished) adventure with fonts. If only I liked my handwriting I would immediately turn it into font too. But so I don’t. I even came up with a trick so that it looks fancier: I write each letter in the opposite direction from what I’m used to. And sometimes it works.
… But anyway, there is a great (easy, fast and free) way to create your own handwriting font. Or you can make a doodle font as I did (if you like them feel free to download and use).
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And here is the precious link to where you can make your own font. You simply download a template, print it, fill in, scan and upload back. There is also a possibility to include special characters. (I did not – I decided to boycott them ;)).

free vector stamps (birds again but not necessarily to do with twitter)

I like stamps. I had some fun. At least until I decided to experiment a bit with mesh tool (long way ahead to master it…)
Traumatic discovery: no command to remove gradient mesh (or am I wrong?). Luckily, there is a trick that works. Go to Object > Path > Offset Path and set the offset to zero. Then delete the mesh object. Good news: your path is safe! bad news: it contains some extra anchor points. (Here is a link to where I found the solution).
Together with this post – my vector stamps (an .eps file). Free for personal and commercial use. If you decide to host them, please include the link to this site. Enjoy!
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twitter acronyms wallpaper for the twitter newbies…

… such as I am. Yes, it happened I was scratching my head what DM could mean (luckily enough it was not @ me). So if you are in my shoes, you can browse some nice sites: a clear list or some in-depth explanations.
Or keep the top 15 acronyms stuck to your desktop. At least for some time until you learn them/get bored with the wallpaper. You can download them in three resolutions: widescreen 1920×1200, 1680×1050 and 1600×1200.
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