graphicxtras.com > Best 3D Shapes for Photoshop and elements CC CS6 CS5 2015 CS4 elements inc. 3-D, cubes, curves, sketch, box
Works with: Photoshop, Elements
Format: CSH (or PDF) Please see description
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits
3D Custom shapes for Photoshop gallery (#50) 100 3D Shapes / Graphic designs for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS6 CS5 Elements etc. Set includes boxes, 3D shapes rough cubes, thin cubes, rough, distorted, hollow cube, textured cubes, embossed, perspective and others.
Commercial (CU4CU) use, all royalty free, use them to create logos, books, adverts, documentation, leaflets, hats, t-shirts, carpets, advertising, scrap booking items for sale on zazzle.com etc. All the artworks included in the set are by this site, graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle.
They are in CSH format - load by double clicking the file or via the presets panel or you can drag them into the app and they can then be loaded for instant use. They are for cross platform work on the PC and MAC OS X with most versions. They can be combined in millions of different ways to create even more amazing and unique graphics - you can re-color them, add effects, use as brushes, add additional items, tweak them, warp, blend and combine, export for use in other apps and much more. They are all vectors for any size of work so you can use them for really small works as well as medium and super large posters and more.
On buying the 3D shapes set you are sent a download link to a zip file containing the CSH set along with documentation giving details about the installation as well as basic use in Adobe ® Photoshop ® and elements + gallery + serial
Photoshop 3D Shapes gallery (#34) 100 Mixed 3D Shapes / extruded items for Adobe ® PS CC CS6 2015 CS4 etc, Paint Shop Pro GIMP and others. PDF format.
The set is sent by an e-mail link to a download and that contains the CSH (for PS and PS Elements) files as well as documentation and also gallery of all the artwork along with a serial number
You can use them to create commercial as well as personal use, you can use them to create new items that can be in turn used to create new items for sale (CU4CU). You can use them to create logos, posters, documentation, items for sale on zazzle and cafe press etc, mugs, coasters etc. If you have any questions about them, please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, youtube etc)
You can use the 3D shapes in multiple ways in PS, you can even animate them as layers (as well as pixels added to a layer).
You can create multiple layers with the items and then go to the timeline (window menu) and create a video timeline for the various objects. You can set the duration / number of frames for that particular vector item as well as set various variable options such as the style (if you add a gradient overlay, say) as well as the opacity of that layer and also the position of the layer (so you can move the item over time from the start to end (or not, you can have the item stall half way through the video).
You can then change the color as well as the stroke etc of all the items used.
You can use them in PSE element as the normal vector tool, you can also use them as a cookie cutter. They use exactly the same panel. You can use the tool to cut away / erase from any image. A very powerful tool and one you can also create in PS but the cookie cutter tool is quite easy and instant and it is always surprising they have never added to the tool set of PS. You can use the same artwork once or multiple times with the tool to create all kinds of wonderful background effects.
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You can also find many other videos about the CSHs as well as the PDFs via the youtube.com website and the graphicxtras channel. You can find out how to load them, how to re-color them, how to warp them, how to use them as smart objects, how to re-color them using adjustments, how to use as paths, how to edit them in Illustrator as well as other apps such as Affinity Photo, etc. If you have any particular questions about them please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, youtube etc) and I will try and create a video about the subject A quick guide to recoloring the items [Youtube]
The PDFs can be opened via the open command of Adobe ® Photoshop ® and many other applications as well as the place command. If you open the graphic via the place command, the image is made into a smart object / layer and can be quickly blended with other elements. With the latest versions of Creative Cloud / Adobe ® Photoshop ® then you can also add the PDF file to the new dynamic libraries (October 2014) and these can then be selected at any point in the future and used in PS / Illustrator as well as on different machines and also different OSYou can also open them in PSP via the file open command and also in apps such as Illustrator.
The CSH can be opened by double clicking the CSH files and they are then loaded into the application. You can also place CSH graphics into the presets folder of Adobe ® Photoshop ® or PS Elements and access them via the preset dropdown load / replace commands. In some versions you can load the CSH vectors via the preset manager menu command found in the edit menu. Install Custom Shapes in Photoshop Tutorial
Yes, simply open the PDF files and then save them via the save command as PNG. You can also use visual effects etc and then save the PDF to PNG (as well as other formats such as JPG, really depends on what applications you want to use with the work. You can also open the PDFs in llustrator and then export them as AI or other vector formats such as SVG which can be used quickly on any number of web pages (such as this one)
Apply them to an image and then go to the save command to export the images as a PNG image is the quickest and easiest way of saving the artwork - you can al also do the same on a new layer and delete thebackground to save the artwork and the transparency and this means you can easily slot this PNG into most other images as well as video applications such as Cyberlink PowerDirector or After Effects. As the items can be any size, you can save the PNG file as 100 x 100 or 500 x 500 or 10000 x 10000 etc 600 DPI or 300 DPI etc as required. They can be applied once or multiple times, effects can be applied as well as adjustments etc to create millions of wonderful paths to use in other projects. With the latest version of Creative Cloud (2014.2) you can now add the CSH paths to the dynamic libraries and they can then be used in Illustrator without the need to copy and paste as in previous versions. Graphicxtras tutorial : Using them with CC Creative cloud libraries tutorial
No, they are no use if you are looking for OBJ etc files and for use in various apps such as Daz Studio, Studio Max, Unity, Poser or Lightwave etc but they can be used in the PS Extended app - they are still basically flat graphics but with a three dimensional look. If you want to create them in an actual 3-D app then I would suggest something like Blender or perhaps use some of the new features that come with Windows 10. There are also many wonderful free apps out there and a quick search via google will reveal many different free tools to create all kinds of boxes, etc
Probably one of the best features of Photoshop has to be the adjustment layers. You can add all the 3D shapes you wish and then just add a layer on top of them and modify the color without altering the design below but the result can make a blue cube turn green. You can repeat this with any number of layers as well so you can add 10 or 12 adjustment layers on top of the individual paths or images and then tweak them all individually as well as removing them or disabling the effect in seconds via the layer panel. There are a large number of adjustment layers such as color lookup and hue / saturation and black and white though sadly the HDR adjustment is not available as a layer. You can save all the layers with the PSD image or you can flatten the artwork and export as PNG or JPG etc as normal. With the latest version of PS, you can now add the adjustment to a layer and use it only with that layer though it does require that to be pre-converted to a smart object. The smart adjustments means the color settings are accessible per object and can be edited at any time as well as removed at any point. You can also combine the layer masks with the adjustment layers for even more unusual color effects.