Shapes & Plugins & Brushes & Fonts for Photoshop ® + Photoshop Elements + Illustrator ® + PaintShop Pro + MS Word and others
Commercial use - use to create your own designs, royalty-free, use for items for sale
June 19th, 2013
All the items on this site are by Andrew Buckle. Designer, artist and programmer. Creating plugins and graphic resources and design products since 1992.
12,000 Photoshop shapes collection + unique themed Photoshop shapes packs including arrow custom shapes, 3D, swirl custom shapes, chevron shapes, hexagon shapes, heart shapes, number sets, word art sets, dinosaur shapes, eye shapes, face shapes, grid shapes, lattice shapes, people shapes, abstract custom shapes, and more for Photoshop ® and Photoshop Elements. 25,000+ amazing shapes designs for use in your projects. All at great prices. Most sets are $ 4.89 each (or the equivalent in Yen, Yuan, Euros, GBP etc). Most sets have 100 or so designs in each themed set and they are all unique amazing shapes that as vectors can be used as Photoshop brushes, Photoshop patterns, distortion sources, text effect sources and more. Just superb. Easy to load and use.
10,000 brushes collection and themed brush packs for Photoshop and PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Xara and others including swirl brushes, rosette brushes, symmetry brushes, arrow brushes, heart brushes, frame brushes, ink brushes and more
Wonderful seamless tile sets for use in Photoshop, PSP, photo-Paint, Xara and many applications. Super hi-impact colorful and black and white swatches for your projects including heart patterns, lattice patterns, swirl patterns, blot patterns and many more. Also wonderful textures. Use on the PC and MAC as well as linux and Android and iOS
7000 Stunning layer effects / styles for use in Photoshop and Photoshop elements including glow styles, text styles, gradient styles and more
32,000 Stunning colorful gradients for Photoshop and elements including line gradients, grid gradients, radial designs and more. Combine into millions of unique designs
1000s of powerful hi-impact swatches and patterns, all seamless tiles for use throughout Adobe ® Illustrator ®. Use and apply to paths and text - combine via the appearance palette to create millions of unique wow designs for your projects.
Hi-impact vector symbols for Illustrator CC CS6 - 10 including 3D symbols, swirl and embellishment symbols, arrows, distorted designs and more.
16,000 Stunning Illustrator brushes with many different designs and they are all for commercial use and all are vectors for any size of work.
100s of great styles to apply wonderful effects such as scribble and 3D styles and colorful gradients to paths and text in Illustrator
1000s of wonderful shapes and designs for GIMP, Xara, MS Word, Apple Pages, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Elements and others. Easy to use and apply PC and MAC and iOS and Android and Linux and others. Also includes the same designs in EPS format. Commercial use. Unique and amazing.
A wonderful selection of preset vector shapes, colorful designs for PaintShop Pro X5 - 8 PC including swirl preset shapes, embellishment preset shapes, 3D preset shapes, arrows and more
More wonderful pattern / seamless tile designs for use in countless applications. All are in standard PNG format which can also be converted to JPG etc. The PNG patterns can also be used on the PC and MAC and Android, Linux, iOS and many other platforms.
Grayscale bitmap files / PSD format distortions and displacements and textures for Photoshop, PaintShop Pro and others
Nozzles and paper grains and Painter patterns for use throughout Painter.
1000s of Flash themed FLA designs. All vector designs for loading into Adobe Flash (as well as Macromedia Flash)
1000s of symbols (PNG format) for use in Adobe Fireworks.
PDF format vector designs for Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Xara, Adobe Indesign, Apple Pages and many more - easy to use as PNG or JPG etc format colorful designs. Use as source for patterns and Photoshop brushes etc
26 Wonderful plug-in sets for Illustrator CS5 - 10 PC and MAC inc. multi-tool plugins, perspective grid, zigzag tool, shape FX plugins etc (contact us about CS6)
180 Truly powerful Photoshop plugins (for Photoshop, Photo-Paint, Elements, PaintShop Pro etc) - millions of stunning effects such as blurs, smudges, gradients, contrasts etc
The noise gradient feature of Photoshop can be used to create interesting scratchy textures. Combining multiple applies of noise gradients with different blending modes, you can create unique and stunning hi-impact rough scratchy texture - perfect for hair, horror designs and more. Find out about one or two methods via the article link above.
The polar grid tool is fairly overlooked (as with the flare tool). It can be used to create a variety of interesting designs such as rings, concentric circles, slices, colorful filled grids and more. The polar grid in Illustrator can be combined, effects can be applied, the designs can be exported, the polar grids can be warped and transformed and much more. Read about some of the features of the polar grid tool via the article link above.
The flare tool is probably one of the more ignored tools in Illustrator (CS6 or CS5 etc) but it a gem and really should be checked out and tried and explored. The flare tool can be found under the rectangle tool in the Illustrator toolbox. It is a two part tool in that you create the initial flare and then the rings, can't think of any other tool that works this way in Illustrator. The rings can be applied in any direction away from the initial flare (which cannot be totally removed, which I find odd - there really should be a checkbox to remove the initial flare and just leave the rings. Find out more about the flare tool via the article link above
This is an amazing product from Astute Software. The review was written when the product was working for Illustrator CS5 but the recent release has now updated the plugin for use in Illustrator CC and CS6 (all third party plugins had to be updated because of changes to the interface). The new plug-in set works with the 32bit version as well as the 64 bit version. The plug-in works just as well and combined with the new releases such as widthscribe and colliderscribe from Astute, even more amazing designs and effects can be created using the plugin set. Again, a truly superb plug-in and one you should really check out - there is a demo set available on the Astute website. Find out more about the plugin via the link above.
A quick guide to how to load and use 1000s of shapes in Photoshop (and Photoshop elements)
Yet another first rate product from Astute software for the manipulation of paths. The review was written when the plugin set was for CS5 as well as CS4 etc, the product has recently been updated for use with Illustrator CC and CS6. The plugin, like Vectorscribe' works amazingly well in combo with the other plug-ins from Astute as well as the plugins native to Illustrator. The plug-in set is available in a 32 bit and 64 bit version. Would definitely recommend that you check out their demo of Drawscribe or at least check out their large selection of video tutorials on the subject. Find out more about drawscribe via the link above.
Astute now have a number of new products out - even more amazing tools for raster and inking.
Many more designs, this time Truchet themed
A new selection of designs applied to mousepads, plates, t-shirts, notebooks, postcards, tote bags and many more. The designs are all based on either designs from this site or images created by Andrew Buckle.
All the items on this site are for use in commercial and personal projects, royalty-free, world-wide, no credit required, no limits. Use to create items for sale such as web pages, logos, books, CDs, packaging, fashions, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, mousepads and more. The products on this site were created by graphicxtras.com (Andrew Buckle). If you would like to see more examples of the items on this site in actual action then please check out our zazzle.com t-shirts / postcard etc via Zazzle
For PC / MAC OS X and others
The resources work on both platforms, PC and MAC OS X in 99% of cases (only Photoshop plugins are for PC). Photoshop shapes, brushes, patterns and more. Many of the designs can also be used on Linux as well as Android and iOS and other platforms (such as the true type fonts as the PNG format brush files and PNG format pattern files)
All the sets are unique designs, all by graphicxtras.com (Andrew Buckle, UK based artist). Each page includes multiple sets, with different resources.
Graphicxtras.com also features many tutorials and videos and more - see how to use Photoshop and Illustrator resources and much more. How to apply the shapes, brushes, loading the items, apply special effects and more.
WordPress / Blog use
If you want to use the designs in your WordPress / blogs work then just select the brush / patterns sets with PNG files
All the items on this site are available via shareit.com / Mycommerce - all secure. Any questions, please contact us. Some of the sets are available via Fastspring.com. If you wish, please contact me and in many cases orders can be sorted out via PayPal.
Quality designs either vectors (for any size of work) or large size designs in PNG and other formats.
If you have any questions, please contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org - always happy to help
For Adobe Creative Cloud / CC release
All our non-plugin sets are for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS5 CS4 etc as well as CS6 and now, the upcoming Creative Cloud release.
See all the designs included in all the sets by clicking the product name links.
Check our Blog
Please check our blog / news section for all the latest releases as well as videos and more images
The custom shapes in Photoshop (and the shapes above are from the custom shapes 12,000 shapes collection) can be used in 1000s of ways. Above they are used as a source for a pattern. The pattern was defined using a single star custom shape and then the pattern was defined via the edit menu. The pattern was also modified by the addition of random sized dots. The image was then distorted using the powerful wave filter in the filter menu (a powerful tool that can totally obliterate an image but one that can also apply a subtle wave effect as well as other distortion effects to an image). A flare was added to the scene to give it a more 3D feel. The design was then used as a source of one of my zazzle postcards (see the link to zazzle at the top of the page)
The above rosette pattern was created using custom shapes. This time a star design was used as the source custom shape pattern in Photoshop and the resulting design was imported into a powerful kaleidoscope tool 'Scopeworks' (found only on the mac, I believe) and turned into a kaleidoscope. The design was then re-imported back into Photoshop where it was used as a layer and developed as a pattern via multiple Photoshop layers. This was applied to an orange background.
One thing I love to create and that is animal renders and animal shapes and brushes. There are an awful lot of different animal shapes and brushes and fonts dotted around the site. Find them via the products link above. If you are interested in a super deal of animal shapes for Photoshop, please check out our 2000 shapes collection. Ask the panda above, he will tell you.
As well as animals, I love rendering people and people in comic form. One of the best recent applications has to be the recent release of Poser, Poser 10. Actually Poser Pro is even better, I suspect, but I am using Poser 10 and it is great. Especially love the comic style, even though I would love to see 100s of different comic styles and not just the basic illustration as above. Something for Poser 11, perhaps? But then again, I am a keen fan of the sketch rendering feature of Poser. Along with Poser 10, Motion Artist is another great application to check out as it makes the creation of motion comics and animations a true pleasure. Something to come.
Above is a very basic shape design created using one of the connection custom shapes for use in Photoshop elements and Photoshop. The shape was applied as a fill (though it could be applied as easily as a path / selection or as a shape layer) with a darker blue on a light blue background. The shape was used as a business card on one of my zazzle items (I would like to say I have created 100s of business cards but they are quite time consuming as people always want a vast amount of things on them like their names and address and business and logo as well as position (master of the Universe etc). Anyway, the custom shapes are easy to apply and can be used once or multiple times. Useful for tree designs as well as connecting to people (the reason for the business card)
Photoshop CC / CS6 shapes - 3D features
In Photoshop CC / CS6, the custom shapes can be flat shapes (as always) but they can also be used in 3D. In fact, they make pretty decent 3D tools. Select a custom shape (any from graphicxtras.com or otherwise) and then go to the 3D menu or go to the 3D palette (either works well but the 3D palette is probably easier as all the options are in one place. The 3D shape can be turned into a 3D postcard, 3D extrusion, used as a mesh (added to a cone, cube wrap, donut, hat, pyramid etc), 3D volume and a 3D mesh from depth map (plane, two sided, cylinder, sphere). The generated 3D shape can be manipulated in millions of different ways, materials can be added as can different renders (the custom shape can be turned into a sketched or cartoon design). The generated 3D shape can also be exported as OBJ and other file formats and then be used in powerful applications such as Poser or Carrara and 3D studio Max.
One word of warning though, if you are on the creative cloud and you upgrade to 16.1, you might notice the 3D menu is no longer available (as I have found out to my cost). One machine is fine, another (a lot older machine) sadly hasn't got the required video memory and the menu is disabled. A real pity as the 3D worked fine with just 256MB but now, 512MB seems to be the minimum. So be aware of this if you upgrade your Photoshop to the latest and greatest. It is still a fine upgrade with some nice new features such as CSS copy for shapes and text.
Corel PSP shapes and fonts
Until recently, developed lots and lots of PSPshape sets for use in PaintShop Pro X5 X4 X3 etc. Instead of developing more and more preset shapes format files, created more and more font sets. It is very easy to convert the font designs from TTF text into standard pspshapes format - simply right click the text design and use the displayed menu to convert the vector shape into a preset shape format. You can use the font shapes also in 1000s of other applications so they are not just limited to PSP
Illustrator CS6 plug-ins
Please note there are now, slowly, some CS6 plugins and they are available via a new site (please check the plugin page on this site for more details - please contact us otherwise)
Reviews of the products
From Monica Bota
Wonderful designs, absolutely love them! Amazing selection to choose from. Highly recommended. It's a real pleasure to browse the site and there's always something new and a pleasant surprise. Also, easy to navigate. Thanks Andrew. Hope you never stop creating
From Iryne Cummins of Pixlwrks Studio)
I LOVE YOUR STUFF!!! I have the craziest uses for all of this -- I'm a jewelry Designer, and using the shapes, layers and strokes to design jewelry has been phenomenal! I going to write to Photoshop User and tell everyone to your stuff
From Ann Brown (annbrownphotography.com)
"Thank you for having enough time on your hands to sit and create all these lovelies, Andrew. There are zillions of them and they are very affordable. I'm sure I will find many uses for them"
From Carol Goodell Bingham Farms, Michigan, USA Member: MacGroup Detroit/NAPP:
"From my perspective, using tools from Abneil Software Ltd/tools . for Photoshop ® leads me to places and designs I would never have arrived at without them. The path itself is exciting and allows my artist's soul to play freely and happily."
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