Abstract custom shapes for Photoshop

Updated: August 19th, 2014

abstract custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

Abstract shapes for Photoshop gallery (V4)

300 Abstract custom shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 etc include jagged paths, crosses, rectangular designs, flower like designs, plus, star designs, structures, rounded, weird, alien designs and many more. Stored in standard CSH format. The abstract custom shapes are for use on PC and MAC OS X. Use to create items for sale such as books, logos, templates, adverts, packaging and more. The abstract weird and wonderful designs can be exported for use in other applications as well. You can apply the abstract designs as standard paths and shapes, you can transform and warp them in countless ways to create ever more unique designs for your projects.

Commercial use CU4CU, royalty free

Vector designs for any size of work

Includes CSH file and documentation and gallery and serial

Tiles custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

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Abstract shapes gallery (V116)

100 Abstract tiles custom shapes for Photoshop and elements. Commercial use, CSH format, vectors for any size of work. Many different designs included.

drop custom shapes for Photoshop

Abstract drop shapes for Photoshop gallery (V15)

500 Warped and curved and drop shapes includes warped artworks, alien shapes, thin drops, parallel designs, fishes, blot shapes, modern custom shapes designs and more. Many different vector designs in standard CSH format for use in CC CS6 CS4 CS2 CS3 etc as well as elements and standalone versions of the applications. PC and mac. Commercial use designs.

Abstract shapes for Photoshop and Elements


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The abstract shapes (for Photoshop etc) can be combined in millions of ways. Either as separate shapes (as above) or as a single shape (combined using the pathfinder tools) - as below

Cookie cutter / Elements

The abstract custom Photoshop shapes can be used as standard graphics in Elements but they can also be used as cookie cutters as well. Select the cookie cutter tool found in the toolbox and then you will see the various options on the top options bar such as the design (which can be any of the vector CSH designs) as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector design). If the crop is not set to ON then the design is just placed in the original location (feathered or not) with the full document and all the image outside of the cookie cutter removed. While applying the cookie cutter in PSE, you can constrain the proportions of the design as well as rotate and scale and shear. Once you have the cookie cutter shape, you can always re-apply another cookie cutter to chop even more away from the design. You can use the end result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also apply Element effects to the cookie cutter design. If you want to have the original image as well as cookie cutter shape then before using the tool, simply duplicate the layer as many times as you wish and use the cookie cutter design on those (in different locations if you wish) and you can then also combine those multiple cut layers using blending modes such as difference to create some truly wonderful designs.


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The above design is a combination of multiple Photoshop abstract shapes - the shape has then be transformed using the move tool and selecting the bounding box and clicking one of the corners of the bounding box and holding the control key.

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Examples of the abstract shapes in Photoshop etc - they can be combined with effects such as palette knife and iris blur to create an infinite unique selection of designs.

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The abstract shapes for Photoshop can be applied on their own but they are even better combined with other shapes and elements in Photoshop such as above.

Video tutorials

You can find out more about the abstract custom shapes via the graphicxtras video channel where you can see how to load shapes, how to distort the shapes, how to warp, how to re-color, how to change the points, how to edit in Illustrator, how to combine with other designs and much more. If you have any questions about the shapes, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com and I will try and create a number of videos on the subject.


Perspective warp and shapes video (youtube)

A quick video showing the use of the custom shapes and conversion to smart object and then the use of perspective warp to distort the design as well as the duplication of the smart object


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The abstract shapes can be applied in any color, even white

Perspective warp and shapes

The abstract shapes as well as any other shape can be distorted using the perspective warp. If you create a shape layer and then go to the edit menu and try and select the perspective warp, it is disabled. You can get around this by going to the layer menu and converting the design into a smart object and then go back to the edit menu and perspective warp, it works. You can then add pins to the design in the layout mode. You can create basic layouts but you can create grids and vertical cutting designs as well as disjointed warp layouts. Once you have finished, you can click the warp option and distort the custom shape (still a vector and still editable) in numerous ways by moving the pins to the right and left and up and down etc. Click OK to finish. As the shape is a smart object and the smart filter perspective warp is still active, you can still modify the underlying shape design (or replace the contents). You can also re-apply the smart object and create a smart object made up of the shape and perspective warp and then warp that as well (and repeat as required). You can also apply layer styles such as shadows to the warp and distort that in numerous ways to create some truly weird and wonderful distorted shape shadows and bevelled designs.


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Many different abstract shapes are included in the set and these can be used once or multiple times as vector custom shapes in Photoshop and elements

Loading the shapes

How to load the abstract shapes ?? The file set comes in a CSH format and you can double click that set to load the designs into Photoshop - they are added to the existing set of designs. You can also right click the CSH file and select the open option to load the shapes as well. A probably better solution is to place the CSH file into the presets folder 'custom shapes' of Photoshop etc and then access the designs via the right side menu of the custom shapes' palette. You can load / replace (and browse for the file set) as well as select the file to load the designs. You can also use the edit menu preset manager in many versions of the application. Once loaded, the shapes are then accessible to the palette and can be selected and applied as required

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The abstract custom shapes for Photoshop and elements can be combined with all kinds of other shapes and designs in Photoshop etc

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A single custom shape for Photoshop and elements - a double star abstract shape - as a vector this design can be applied to any size of document

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The abstract shapes for Photoshop etc can be combined and transformed. The red abstract shape has been stretched and rotated as a shape layer. The design can also be distorted, perspective applied, slanted, warped and more using the various transform tools in the application

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You can add text to the abstract shape designs in many different ways in Photoshop and elements - basic text added to the above image

What can I do with the abstract shapes ?

You can use the abstract shapes in commercial work, you can use them in personal work, you can use them CU4CU. You can use the abstract shapes to create logos, books, illustrations, strokes, designs, packaging, web pages, adverts, videos and much more. If you have any questions about the abstract shapes and their uses, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com


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The abstract shapes for Photoshop and elements can be combined in multiple colors to create unique abstract designs and backgrounds and overlays

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The abstract tile shapes for Photoshop and elements applied multiple times overlapped in black and white to create intense unique backgrounds and textures for all kinds of projects - use to create broken shattered and jagged designs in seconds

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The abstract shapes tile designs can be filled with random color fills using a combination of magic wand / selections / fill in Photoshop and elements

Free shapes for Photoshop etc

Commercial use abstract shapes for Photoshop and elements, commercial use, royalty free download. CSH format. Free abstract shapes download