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100 Arrow custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 Elements 2014 including many different directions, shadows, thin lines and web images and many more. Best Arrow shapes for Photoshop and Elements CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 PSP inc. pointing, direction, frames
PC and MAC OS X.
Includes the artworks in CSH and EPS format. All in vector format.
The artworks are loaded via the open command as well as the presets palette and used via the PS toolbox, blur tool and cookie cutter.
Commercial use. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com, use to create items for sale such as logos, books, illustrations, adverts, packaging, web pages and much more. FREE download to tryout and sample
100 PDF vectors includes basic, complex resources, extruded, weird and many more for all kinds of stunning graphics work in PDF (Adobe Acrobat).
Commercial (CU4CU) use.
Use them in Adobe PS, PS Elements, Apple Pages, Xara and many others. The PDFs can be converted to other formats such as PNG or JPGs.
160 PDFs format super colorful vectors for all kinds of work and apps such as PS, PS Elements, PSP, Pages, Illustrator etc PC and MAC OS X.
Commercial (CU4CU), use to create items for sale and more. Use the items to create all kinds of work such as logos, books, documents, adverts, web pages, scrap booking, skateboards, fashions, fabrics, etc
On purchase, you will receive the files in PDF format along with documentation and gallery and serial - to see more information about the PDFs please check out our video tutorials on the graphicxtras channel.
100 Vectors including heads, shadows, hi-impact directions and many others.
CSH vector format.
On buying the set you receive the download url (digital download) and receive the CSH presets containing the CSH along with a thumbnail gallery and documentation and serial number for any future updates
PC and MAC OS X.
100 Graphics including curved, embosseds, shadow, thin, raised, pulsed, circular presets, row sand many more for Adobe Photoshop CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and PS Elements. CSH format.
They can be combined, re-colored, modified , warped, distorted, blurred, effects added, layer effects added and much more.
PC and MAC OS X.
Commercial use, all royalty free, no credit is required. Use them to create a vast range of different artworks such as logos, adverts, videos, tutorials, packaging, hats, shoes, fashions, posters, t-shirts, cards, leaflets, web pages and much more.
120 Unique decorative graphics, all the artworks are vectors for any size of work. For PS and Elements / Adobe CC CS6 CS5 CS4 etc.
PC and MAC OS X.
Use them in 1000s of your projects such as website creations and projects, packaging, documentation, galleries, brushes, textiles, logos and much more.
They can be combined, modified, distorted, warped, exported, re-colored and more.
CSH format - load via the presets palette in PS and use with the toolbox tool / cookie cutter if PSE as well as the blur filter.
560 Graphics including direction artwork, curved, warped, doubles, sharp and many more for Adobe ® PS CC CS6 CS5 CS4 etc and Elements. Use throughout the creative cloud.
PC and MAC OS X.
They can be modified via the pen tool in Adobe PS, they can also be transformed, perspective applied, scaled, rotated, slanted and more.
Commercial (CU4CU) use, all the items can be used to create items for sale. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com, no credit is required, world wide use.
What do I get when I buy the arrow shapes set ??
You get CSH files (or PDF depending on the set purchased) as well as documentation and gallery and serial. There are no actions etc included with these sets (they are included in the brushes and patterns etc) as the CSH includes all the artworks in the set and there is no need to add them beyond selecting a single file. So once you have the items, what can you do ? well, you need to load them into the app (PS or PS elements) and that is done quickly by double clicking the file or right clicking the set and selecting the correct version of PS (there may be a few other apps in the list as well as the CSH can also be used as a custom shell just to confuse things). You can also load them via the preset palette itself and this appears when you select the custom shape tool or the cookie cutter tool. You can then go to the right side menu and select the set (if you place the set in the presets folder) or load them via the load menu command as well as replace the existing items via the replace command. You can do much the same via the edit menu and preset manager. You can then use them via the tool in the toolbox of PS. You can use them in three different ways : layers / paths / fills. You can use them in any colors, you can use them with shadows and effects, you can add strokes to them, you can use them with different blending modes and opacities. You can use them once or multiple times.
If you use the arrow Photoshop shapes as a layer then you can copy the layer into the CC libraries. If you do this with all the items in the set then you no longer need to load the file as all the items are quickly available via the CC library (also the items are stored securely on the Adobe's servers). The CC library items can also include styles as well as smart filters and smart adjustments. You can do the same if the items are added as pixels but this can only be done if the pixels are added to a layer.
You can use them as is but you can use them combined with others in the set as well as other vectors, so a single artwork can be turned into millions of new and wonderful designs for your projects. You can also transform the items (if used as a vector layer) and scale and rotate and warp and distort and use perspective. You can also use them with the perspective warp and puppet warp if you turn it into a smart object. You can also use the arrows with the video time lines so you can animate them and combine with changing layer styles and opacities. You can also combine them with patterns and gradients and other fills. You can usem with the layer comps to create 100s of different layouts to show to your clients.
One of my favorite features with the most recent versions of PS is a fairly low key affair but it is the ability to create guides from the selected vector layer and you can use them to create all kinds of layouts in seconds based on the size (height and width of the guide)
The arrow Photoshop shapes can have shadows as well either via layer effects or by duplicating the path and then setting the color to a darker color; you can also use various effects as well as transforms to add even more interesting shadow effects or perhaps use the blur gallery to add subtle blurs (or use the blur tool found in the PS toolbox to add blurring to only part of the shadow path). With the latest creative cloud release, the vector artwork layers can now have multiple shadows (as well as other effects) via the layer style dialog. The shadows can be modified independently. The work can also be saved as a new smart object and then saved as a PSB file and used in any future projects; they can also be saved to the CC libraries and used as a new linked asset.
Not all the sets are in CSH - some of them are also in PDFs. PDF format is the Adobe Acrobat format. The Photoshop arrow shapes PDFs are all vectors so they can be any size, they are basically the equivalent of PNG and JPGs but they are vectors for any size of project - far more flexible. If you are not keen on PDFs, you can always quickly convert them into PNGs using various free application image conversion tools on the web so you can quickly convert any of ther vector PDF files to PNG and PSD and TIFF and other formats. They can also be used in PS as a smart object and as a smart object you can merge them with smart filters such as blurs and poster edges and watercolors etc and with the latest release of the creative cloud you can now also use them with the powerful adjustment smart tools and re-color the items in 1000s of ways. The artworks can also be saved to the creative cloud CC libraries.
How to use them
You can use the arrow Photoshop shapes in 1000s of ways. They are for use in commercial work as well as personal work. You can use them for CU4CU. You can use them as logos, you can use them as book covers and interiors, DVD booklets, DVD templates, CD covers, illustrations, web pages, web sites, adverts, packaging, videos and much more. You can also use them as a great source for PSP etc brushes as well as picture tubes and nozzles. The CSH however are only for Adobe PS and PS Elements but the PDFs can be used in 100s of great applications on the PC and MAC
Cookie cutter Arrow Photoshop elements shapes
They can be used as standard vectors in Elements but they can also be used as cookie cutters as well. Select the cookie cutter tool 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 crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the graphic). If the crop is not set to ON then the result is just placed in the previous location with the document and all the image outside of the cookie cutter region erased. You can constrain the proportions of the cutter as well as shear, rotate and scale. Once you have the cookie cutter artwork, you can add another cookie cutter and this can be repeated over and over. You can use any of the work you create either in the image or perhaps as a great source for new and wonderful brush strokes and patterns as well as export the results of any of the work. You can do much the same in PS but the cookie cutter is an easy tool to use and it is such a pity that the tool is not readily available in PS. You can also use special effects with the artwork such as blurs and filter gallery effects. If you want to have the original image as well as cookie cutter then before using the tool, simply duplicate the vector path 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 overlay and multiply and difference and darken and lighten etc
You can use the Photoshop arrow shapes as a wonderful source for all kinds of displacement maps / distortions. You can use the vectors once or multiple times in any image or document and then save that as a PSD and that PSD file can be loaded via the displace filter / glass filter / filter gallery / conte / texturizer etc via the browse feature. It is best to set any file to grayscale via the image mode command. You can then add vectors (of any size) to the file. As long as you avoid the seams of the file, the item can be saved as a seamless tile PSD file which can be used to create all kinds of weird and wonderful distortions and displacements. You can use the offset filter in PS to re-align the tile and build far more complex seamless tiles. You can create multiple displacement maps with the vectors and then combine all of the maps into a single more complex tile. The same tiles also can be used as a great source for patterns and can be defined as such via the edit menu define command. You can, of course, also use the results of any of these files in other apps such as PSP etc but perhaps use PNG or another format. Affinity Photo is another application that can use the arrow shape displacements in many different ways.