In their debut column for Adobe Create, Letterform Archive showed some of their favorite examples of type ornaments—individual elements that a typesetter can combine to create designs and patterns—and gave us a glimpse into type ornaments' rich history. And luckily for us, they also agreed to let us share some of those ornaments with you in the form of Adobe Photoshop brushes and patterns. These files and their contents are copyright-free, and you can use them in commercial as well as personal projects. We only ask that you not re-distribute them.
How to Install the Brushes and Patterns
There are many ways to use brushes and patterns; the examples above, which were created by Adobe Studio designer Nicolle Rodriguez, are just the (brush) tip of the iceberg. If you're new to Photoshop patterns, check out "Paint with a Pattern"; "Painting Tools" is a useful 101 on Photoshop brushes.
If you haven't already, do check out Letterform Archive's column, "Type Ornaments: Building Blocks of Design." It's a real treat for the eyes.