graphicxtras.com > Abstract shapes for Photoshop, elements CC CS4 CS5 2015 CS6 inc. unique, weird, vectors, surreal.
Works with: Photoshop, Elements
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits
Browse abstract shapes gallery of designs Pack 15 Set includes 500 Warped / curved abstract custom shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop ® and PS Elements. The set includes warped artworks, curved, alien, thin drops, parallel, fishes, blots, modern, warped, wavy lines, abstract distorted shapes 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
On purchase of the abstract shapes set, you receive the artwork in standard Photoshop CSH format along with the documentation giving details on the installation and basic use of the artworks (though the best source of information would be the Adobe website as well as youtube tutorials) and you also receive a serial number for use with any future updates of the set (so it is recommended that you store that away) and a gallery (much the same as the gallery above)
Browse gallery Pack 4 Set includes 300 Abstract shapes for CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2015 etc include jagged paths, abstract cross shapes, chunky shapes, rectangular, flower like, plus, stars, structures, rounded, weird, alien and many more. CSH format.
Browse gallery of all the artworks in the set Pack 116 Set includes 100 Stunning graphics in many different forms for use in all your projects. CSH format
You can use them in commercial work, you can use them in personal work, you can use them CU4CU so you can use them to create new items that can be in turn sold to create new items and so on. You can use them to create logos, books, illustrations, t-shirts, fashions, textiles, carpets, mugs, strokes, products, mousemats, leaflets, scrapbooking items, selling items on Zazzle.com, selling items on Cafepress.com, packaging, web pages, adverts, hats, packaging, videos and much more. Any questions, please let us know. When you purchase the items from us you receive the full extended license so basically you can do anything you wish with the set (other than just copying them and giving them away). You can use them in 1000s of your projects or just once, up to you. All the items are by this site, graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle.
You receive the set via a download link sent by shareit.com. The download link expires after 14 days so please download the set quickly and backup the supplied zip file to a cloud server, CD etc and then unzip the set and you will see the CSH set (the vector artworks) along with documentation and gallery and serial number. Please let us know if you have any problems with the download or unzipping the set or any issues with the using of the items. You can find a lot about how to use them via our video tutorials and if you can't find the answer there then please let us know and I will try and make a video on the subject (though I should note that although the items can be used with most versions of PS and PSE I only have the most recent version of PS and an older version of PSE to create tutorials with)
They can be used in Elements as normal paths etc but they have an additional tool that is not available in PS, the powerful cookie cutter (of course, you can do something similar in PS in a few steps - see my video tutorial about that) but this tool is really easy to use and I think should be included in the PS toolbox. Select the cookie cutter tool found in the PSE toolbox and then you will see the options along the top of PSE such as the path (which can be any of the vector CSH preset included in the set) as well as feathering and crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the path). If the crop is not set to ON then the generated output is located in the original location (feathered or not) with the full document and all the external parts of the image removed. While adding the cookie cutter in PSE, you can limit the proportions (horizontal to equal vertical) of the cookie cutter as well as scale / shear / rotate. Once you have the the generated cutout, you can always add another cookie cutter to remove even more from the original artwork. You can also 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 generated cookie cutter. If you want to have the original image as well as cookie cutter 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 and darken.
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You can find out more about them via the graphicxtras video channel where you can see how to load them, how to distort them, how to warp, how to re-color, how to change the points, how to edit in Adobe AI, how to combine with others, how to use them in channels, how to use as paths, how to turn into a selection, how to add a fill and stroke to the layer, and much more. Any questions, please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, Youtube etc) and I will try and create a number of videos on the subject. A quick video showing the use of the vectors 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 video [Youtube]
You can distort the artwork if it is added as a layer but only if you convert the layer into a smart object and that is done via the layer menu and convert command. Once converted, you can then warp the layer in 1000s of ways using the perspective warp. Go to the edit menu and then use the perspective warp. Add the layout pins in a variety of ways either connected or not. You can also add them horizontally the entire height of the item or beyond or just a part of the object. This can also be done in the vertical. You can add them multiple times across the object but you cannot overlap them. OK, once you have finished you can then click the warp button and you can select the individual pins and warp the underlying smart object in 1000s of ways. Go to the layers panel if you wish to continue the perspective warp on the same warp and object. You cannot add more than one warp to the smart object but you can always convert it again to a new one and then add the warp to that. You can distort the layers in many ways and you can always edit the warp / layout at any point as well as disable or remove it. Use it to create some truly weird and wonderful artworks.
How to load the them ?? The set comes with a CSH file and you can double click that to load them into Adobe ® 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 them though there maybe a number of other options available so be careful which one you select otherwise that app will open as well. They are loaded into the panel, leaving all the existing vectors. They can also be double clicked and loaded into the panel. A better solution is to place the CSH presets into the presets folder of Adobe ® Photoshop ® and others and then access them via the right side menu of the preset panel. You can load / replace (and browse for the file set) as well as select the file to load. The file can be placed in the admin location for the presets such as in the program files section (PC) and applications (mac) but you can also add the CSH file to the appdata section on the PC and application support on the mac and that does not require any admin passwords. You can also use the edit menu preset manager in many versions of the application. Once loaded, they are then accessible to the panel and can be selected and applied as required. You can also now open the CSH files in Illustrator by using the ArtBlue plugin from Amazon Canvas (as well as use some of the tool's powerful path manipulation tools)
The presets top bar has a whole range of different settings such as constrained, etc for the vector. They are all useful in their particular places such as using the vectors as a sort of nozzle / image hose (something I would love to see Adobe add to the app) Panel Options for Photoshop Shapes Tutorial