Updated: November 21st, 2014
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. 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 images 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. FREE sampler set to download
Commercial use CU4CU, royalty free
Vector graphics for any size of work
Includes CSH presets and documentation and gallery and serial
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.
500 Warped and curved and drop shapes includes warped artworks, alien shapes, thin drops, parallel, fishes, blot shapes, modern custom 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.
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) as well as feathering and also 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 of the cookie cutter as well as rotate and scale and shear.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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 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 decorative graphic (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 work.
Loading the shapes
How to load the abstract shapes ?? 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
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, packaging, web pages, adverts, videos and much more. If you have any questions about the abstract shapes and their uses, please contact us on email@example.com