Updated: August 9th, 2015
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100 Arc custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS3 CS4 CS5 CS6 etc Elements includes many different shapes works are included in the set such as stars, frames, letter themed, tribal, rounded, cris cros, eye themed, thick, thin, outlines, tattoo and many more. Best Arc shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 2015 Elements inc. curved, rounded, cookie cutters
CSH format. They can be loaded into PS via the open command or via the shapes palette or via the preset manager command (though this varies from version to version of the application).
Commercial use, royalty free, no time limits. You can use the arc custom shapes to create items for sale. Use them to create books, logos, frames, patterns, brush strokes, adverts, tutorials, packaging, videos, costumes, skateboards, business cards and more. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.
PC and MAC OS X
On purchase of the set, you receive the CSH set along with documentation and gallery and serial
100 Arc custom shapes in CSH for Adobe PS and others. The set includes rounded, mottled, warped, crinkly, dotted, thin, double, eye themed and many more. Download.
Combine the wonderful images in millions of different ways to create amazing unique shapes. Commercial use, all royalty free.
On purchase, you receive the CSH + documentation + gallery + serial
100 Graphics in CSH includes embossed, dotted, dash, shadow, extruded, cut off, calligraphic and others. All can be applied as a layer, path or pixel. You can combine them into a million amazing unique vector artworks for use throughout PS as well as export them for use in many other parts of the creative cloud.
Commercial use, royalty free download, all are by graphicxtras.com. Use them to create a vast range of different artworks such as logos, books, adverts, packaging, hats, textiles and many more
PC and MAC OS X
Arc Photoshop shapes can be used how ?
They can be used in commercial as well as personal use. They are all royalty free. No restrictions are imposed. You can use them world wide, you can use them without time limits, no credit is required either. You can use them to create books, web pages, scrap booking items, create items for sale, create items for Zazzle.com, textiles, videos, illustrations, comics and much more. Any questions about their use, please contact us on email@example.com
Loading arc Photoshop shapes
They can be loaded into Adobe PS by double clicking the CSH presets, this loads them into the application's shapes palette. You can also right click the CSH shape and open and load the shapes that way. You can also add the shapes file to the presets custom shapes folder (found in the PS folder) and then access them via the right side menu of the preset palette in Adobe PS. You can also just use the load / replace commands to load all the CSH into the palette. Another option is to use the preset manager found in the edit menu - though this option is not always available in all versions of Adobe PS
Arc Photoshop shapes - vector graphics
They are vectors - you can apply them as a layer (remains as a vector) or path (vector) and pixel (raster) but if used as a pixels can be set to any size - though as soon as they set in the raster format, they cannot be easily re-sized. As Vector graphics, they can be copied over to Illustrator and other vector applications and manipulated by the vector tools in those applications (especially useful being the Mirrorme tool and VectorScribe plugin from Astute Graphics)
Photoshop perspective warp and arc shapes
They can be used with the powerful perspective warp tool (found in the edit menu). To use, you must convert the artwork into a smart object (via the layer menu). You can then apply the perspective warp found in the edit menu in Adobe PS. The tool uses two steps to modify the item, a layout and a warp. You can apply the layout grids in numerous ways such as up and down, disjointed, from left to right, in a grid etc (sadly you cannot save the pins for future use). You can then click the warp and use the defined pins to warp and distort them in countless ways. Click OK to process the warp for the selected smart object You can re-edit the perspective warp which is still active. If you wish to apply an additional perspective warp then you can turn the combination of perspective warp and vector into a smart object (via the layer menu) and use the warp on that (and this can be repeated over and over)
Arc Photoshop shapes / Video tutorials
You can find all our videos via our graphicxtras channel on youtube. You can find out how to mottle / distress them, how to distort them, combine with text, load them, use as paths, use as layers, how to re-color, how to combine them into patterns and much more. If you would like to see a video about this particular set, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two or three on the subject in Adobe PS CC 2014 or perhaps earlier (I don't have all the versions of PS active) A video showing how to create a mottled vector decorative graphic (Youtube video)
Arc Photoshop Shapes as layers, pixels, cookie cutters etc
You can use them in three modes, well four or five or actually more if you convert them. They can be used as a layer, as a path and as a pixel. For the first two, they are vector graphics and can be manipulated in many ways as a vector (though the best application to alter the paths is probably Illustrator). The layer can be used with styles as well as smart objects (as can the pixel option). The pixel option is a raster format and can be combine with layers (if using an existing or new layer) or just on the background. The path option looks the least promising but it can be used to great effect with strokes as well as patterns. If you are using PSE, you can also use them as a great source for the cookie cutter tool, the artworks displayed in the palette are exactly the same The layers and paths can be transformed in 1000s of ways, the pixel option can still be transformed but any changes will probably degrade the final image. The path option is great for creating selections and this is done via the path palette. The pixel option is superb for creating elaborate masks by entering quick mask mode via the toolbox and using them over and over to create truly complex masks (and selections). So, how do you select the path etc options? Top bar / options of the tool (top of the screen). It is now a dropdown in Adobe PS CC 2014 2015 and recent versions, previous versions used buttons to change modes.