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graphicxtras.com > Photoshop shapes etc > Arches by Andrew Buckle
240 Arch custom shapes (for Photoshop CC CS5 CS6 CS2 CS3 CS4 CS1 2014 Elements includes bridges, columns, distorted, outlined, Islamic, arabic, elaborate, temple motifs, doubles, rows etc to buy and use. Arch shapes for Photoshop CC CS4 CS6 CS5 2015 elements inc. curved, columns, islamic, bend
CSH format. Access via the CSH via the palette load / replace commands. Or double click the CSH file (also receive gallery + serial + notes)
You can use any of them to create items for sale such as logos, greeting cards, posters, documents, illustrations, fashions, ceramics, textiles, shoes, magnets and much more. Commercial use, royalty free
All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.
They can be applied as layers, selections / paths and fill pixels. They can be used as a source for amazing new brushes as well as patterns and displacements and glass effects.
They can be re-colored via the Photoshop toolbox as well as via the shapes options (in the latest version) with easier access to the fill and stroke options for the shapes. The Photoshop arch shapes can be combined, distorted, blended, warped, transformed and much more. Use as cookie cutters in PSE.
PC and MAC OS X
200 Colorful arch shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Apple Pages, PS Elements, Xara and many others PDF format
200 colorful PDF vectors including many colorful artworks for you to slot straight into your work. PC & MAC
Editing / Accessing the Arch Photoshop shapes PDFs
A dialog showing the size / resolution will appear when you select any of the PDF Vectors - you can set the size to 10000 x 10000 pixels or perhaps set in cm or inches. You can also set the color for the object as well as the resolution. It is then cast in stone size-wise. A better option is to use the open as smart object option found in the file menu - you can then re-size the image via the image menu image size command 100s of times without causing any issues to the sharpness of the work - as a smart object, the item remains in the original format as a vector PDF and can be edited and resized with ease. The smart object can also be re-colored in seconds as well as have Photoshop filters applied such as blurs and poster edge and filter gallery etc. The smart filters are much better than the older plugins. Any smart filter added can be removed and can be modified in seconds via the layers palette. You can also use the place command to import the work, the path can then be re-sized and modified (#ia Illustrator) and re-colored by adding adjustments etc. The placed object is on a single layer, you can delete that layer as well as move the path up and down the layers in the palette. With recent versions of CC, more and more options can be applied to smart objects - such as the PDF Vector graphics - and with a CS6 update of the Adobe Creative Cloud, you can now use the blur gallery with the PDFs. The blur gallery can also be combined with many other effects and the artwork remains editable at any point in the creative process.
Linked libraries and arch Photoshop shapes
With the latest Photoshop CC 2015 release (as well as Illustrator), you can use the artworks in seconds via the libraries feature. You can open the artworks via the palette or in the case of the PDF via the file open and also the place command and then simply drag the artwork to the library panel which can be found via the window menu in PS or Illustrator and the item will be saved with the current attributes such as shadows and bevels etc as well as smart filters and smart adjustments addedIf you then want to use the same artworks, you can quickly go to the library palette from any of your other PCs or macs (part of the creative cloud) and select the items and drag them to the current document. If you hold down the ALT key you will generate an unlinked copy. You can do the same via the library itself by right clicking the item and selecting the place linked or place layer option (this is the ALT option). If you have a linked item, you can also then go to the properties panel and click edit the contents and then add all kinds of changes to the object such as adding multiple items and adding color etc and then just save the file to update the item on the screen as well as the library version and this will then be synced and saved across your cloud
What can I do with the arch Photoshop shapes ?
Whether CSH or PDF, you can use them in commercial as well as your personal work. You can use them as royalty free, use them world wide, no credit is required, no time limits either. There are no restrictions on their use. They are all by graphicxtras.com. You can use them to create logos, books, adverts, packaging, hats, pens, videos, web pages, scrap booking items, items for sale on zazzle, fabrics, mugs and much more
How to convert the arch Photoshop shapes as PNG TIFF etc files / export
They are in CSH. You can't use the CSH in other applications so what can you do if you want to use them in other applications. If you want to use them in Illustrator then simply select the CSH preset and paste into Illustrator. You can also copy the preset into the library (if you are using the latest release of PS) and the same vector can be accessed via the library in AI. You can also save the preset via the file menu export command. Any AI file saved that way can be loaded into applications such as Inkscape as well as CorelDRAW. They can also be saved as a vector via the PDF file format and also PSD format file. If you want to save them as a raster format file then simply apply them as a fill pixel (#ia the top menu bar) and then save that to PNG via the save command (you can also save them as a TIFF etc file as well). Add the artwork as a layer and then delete the background and then save the work as a PNG image, you can save the shape transparency for loading in other applications (useful for Painter as well as PSP and other applications). There are probably many additional ways to export them - great for all kinds of applications
Arch Photoshop shapes / Video tutorials
You can find all our video tutorials on the Youtube graphicxtras channel as well as Tipdesk. You can find how to load them, how to warp them, use them with the perspective warp, turn them into a smart object, how to use them as layers, use them as paths, use them in Affinity, how to add shadows to the items, how to export to to other apps, how to use them as a resource / preset, how to edit them and much more. Any questions ?
Perspective warp and arch Photoshop custom shapes
They can be distorted using the perspective warp. If you create a layer using the selected CSH path 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 them into a smart object and then go back to the edit menu and use the perspective warp, it works. You can then add pins to the object in the layout option. You can create basic layouts and you can create grids and vertical cutting imagery as well as broken warp layouts (not sure there are any limits to the number of pins you can add - though I suspect there is one). Once you have finished adding pins, click the warp option and distort the path (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 apply the warp. As the item is a smart object and the smart filter perspective warp is still active, you can still modify the underlying decorative graphic (or replace the contents). You can also re-apply the smart object and create a smart object made up of the path and perspective warp and then warp that as well (and repeat if you wish). Layer styles etc can also be applied. The PDFs can also be warped in the same way (if placed they are smart objects already
Editing Photoshop arch shapes PDFs in Adobe AI / Inkscape etc
I have been talking about editing them in Adobe PS but a key thing about the PDF, you can use them in many different applications - it is a pretty universal format on both platforms (and beyond - I assume you can also edit the PDF documents on Linux and in GIMP and Inkscape). The PDFs can be edited in Adobe AI as well as Xara and others. The paths can be broken apart in Adobe AI and each element can be edited individually such as re-coloring the path, re-sizing, rotating, adding other elements and much more. You can shift them, warp them, distort, re-color, add additional paths or remove paths and much more. In Illustrator, you can manipulate the vector path in countless ways and it will still be as sharp and hi-impact in Adobe PS or PSP. You can edit the individual paths by using the isolation mode (double click) so the paths can be scaled etc as below. They can be used as is but you should definitely see them as just a starting point for millions of different and unique graphics