first spring blossoms – free Photoshop and Illustrator patterns

I can hardly wait until spring arrives.
Here are my Photoshop patterns inspired by this impatient anticipation. Since they were created in Adobe Illustrator I attached Ai pattern swatches. The source of inspiration were beautiful photos of Penelope Cruz promoting the new Mango Collection.
Anyway, the patterns are free for both personal and commercial use. If you like them I would appreciate some feedback from you (some criticism is welcome as well).

First Spring Blossoms pattern (1)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (1)

First Spring Blossoms pattern (2)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (2)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (3)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (3)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (4)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (4)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (5)
First Spring Blossoms pattern (5)

Here are the freebies. Enjoy!

Freebies by PeHaa: PS patterns

First Spring Blossoms theme, 5 in set.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

Freebies by PeHaa: CS4 Ai pattern swatches

First Spring Blossoms theme, 6 in set.
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: CS2+ Ai pattern swatches

First Spring Blossoms theme, 6 in set.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

On how to install patterns, check out my previous post.

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paper-cuts: free vectors and iPhone wallpapers

Today’s post is inspired by traditional folk paper-cuts. The ones you can find on old faded postcards.
I thought to link it by contrast with a shiny iPhone. The screen I dream of (high on my wish list).
Below you can find my three suggestions for iPhone wallpaper.
You can also download the vector source and use it free for both personal and commercial purpose.

Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (1)
Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (1)

Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (2)
Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (2)

Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (3)
Paper-cut iPhone wallpaper (3)

Freebies by PeHaa: Vectors (saved in CS4)

Vector ‘paper-cuts’ in an .eps file, 3 in set.
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: Illustrator CS2+ Vectors

Vector ‘paper-cuts’ in an .eps file, 3 in set.
All made by me. Free for both personal and commercial use. If you host them, please link this site.

Preview: free vectors
Preview: free vectors

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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).
flower_patterns

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.