Abstract custom shapes for Photoshop / Elements

Updated: March 17th, 2015

abstract custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

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Abstract shapes for Photoshop (#4)

300 Abstract custom shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 etc include jagged paths, crosses, rectangular, flower like, plus, stars, structures, rounded, weird, alien and many more.


Stored in CSH - on purchase, receive those as well as notes and gallery and serial


PC and MAC OS X.


Commercial use, all royalty free, no credit required, no time limits. Use to create items for sale such as books, logos, templates, adverts, packaging and more.


The abstract Photoshop custom shapes can be exported for use in other applications as well. You can apply the abstract art as standard paths and shapes, you can transform and warp them in countless ways to create ever more unique graphics for your projects.

Tiles custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

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Abstract shapes (#116)

100 Abstract tiles custom shapes for Adobe PS and PS Elements.


Commercial use, CSH, vectors for any size of work.


Many different exciting graphics included in the set for use with CC Creative cloud all versions PC and MAC as well as on CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 etc. You can also export the items for use with Illustrator and other apps.

drop custom shapes for Photoshop

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Abstract drop shapes for Photoshop (#15)

500 Warped and curved and drop shapes includes warped artworks, alien, thin drops, parallel, fishes, blots, modern , warped and more.


Many different vector graphics in CSH for use in CC CS6 CS4 CS2 CS3 etc as well as elements and standalone versions of the applications.


PC and MAC.


Commercial use graphics, royalty free, all can be used to create logos, leaflets, products, adverts, packaging, mugs, posters and more

Abstract shapes for Photoshop and Elements

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You can use them once or multiple times and fill them with all kinds of color such as gradients as well as add to the mix, transformations such as mirror or rotations in PS

Cookie cutter / PS 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 path (which can be any of the vector CSH path) as well as feathering and crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector graphic). If the crop is not set to ON then the result is just placed in the original location (feathered or not) with the full document and all the outside image removed. While applying the cookie cutter in PSE, you can constrain the proportions (horizontal / vertical) of the cookie cutter as well as scale / shear / rotate etc.


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They 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


Once you have the exciting cookie cutter, you can always re-apply another cookie cutter to chop even more away from the work.


You can use the result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also add PS Element effects (such as blurs etc) to the cookie cutter. 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 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 images.


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The above 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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They can be combined with effects such as palette knife and iris blur to create an infinite unique selection.

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They can be applied on their own but they are even better combined with other shapes and elements in Adobe PS 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 Adobe AI, how to combine with others 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.


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 work as well as the duplication of the smart object Perspective warp and shapes video (youtube)


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They 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 artwork into a smart object and then go back to the edit menu and perspective warp, it works. You can then add pins to the art in the layout mode. You can create basic layouts but you can create grids and vertical cutting effects as well as disjointed warp layouts.


Once you have finished, you can click the warp button and warp the custom shape (still a vector and still very editable) in many 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 decorative path (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 shadows and bevelled work.


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

Loading the abstract shapes

How to load the them ?? The file set comes in a CSH and you can double click that set to load them into Photoshop - they are added to the existing set of presets.


You can also right click the CSH presets and select the open option to load the shapes as well. A probably better solution is to place the CSH presets into the presets folder 'custom shapes' of Adobe PS and others and then access them 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.


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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They can be combined with all kinds of other shapes

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Two sparkling eyes

lines transformed in red and black and green a falling skyscaper perhaps


They can be combined and transformed. The red graphic has been stretched and rotated as a shape layer. the image 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 decorative graphics in many different ways in Adobe PS and elements - basic text added to the above image

What can I do with the abstract shapes ?

You can use them in commercial work, you can use them in personal work, you can use them CU4CU. You can use them to create logos, books, illustrations, strokes, products, selling items on Zazzle.com, selling items on Cafepress.com, packaging, web pages, adverts, videos and much more.


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They can be combined in multiple colors to create unique overlays and backgrounds

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Added multiple times and overlapped in black and white to create intense unique backgrounds and textures for all kinds of projects - use to create broken shattered and jagged images in seconds

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They can be filled with random color fills using a combination of magic wand / selections / fill in Adobe PS and elements