-- Updated -- : June 29th, 2016
Works with: Photoshop, Elements
Format: CSH (or PDF depends on the descriptions for the products)
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more
FREE: FREE samplers *
100 Arrow shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 Elements 2014 as well as the standalone versions of the application. The CSH format designs are only for use in PS and PS Elements (though there are some plugins that can read the CSH format)
The arrow shapes set includes many different directions, shadows, thin lines, extruded arrow shapes, outlines, mirrored artworks, distorted designs and more. All the artworks are vectors and can be combined with themselves as well as other paths so you can take the artworks in the set and add circles and squares as well as any other paths. You can combine them using the standard features within PS but you can also take the artworks and copy them to vector applications such as Illustrator to further manipulate the designs
PC and MAC OS X.
Includes the artworks in CSH and EPS format. On purchase of the set, you receive the standard shapes format file along with all the same designs in EPS and also documentation and a gallery and serial number for use with any future updates of the set
You can store the artworks included in the set in the CC libraries
All in vector format.
The artworks are loaded via the open command as well as the presets panel and used via the PS toolbox, blur tool and cookie cutter.
Commercial use. All the arrow shapes are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com, use to create items for sale such as logos, books, illustrations, adverts, packaging, web pages and much more.
100 Graphic designs 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 Thumbnails and documentation and serial number for any future updates.
PC and MAC OS X.
100 Arrow shapes including curved, embosseds, shadow, thin, raised, pulsed, circular presets, row and many more for CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and PS Elements.
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 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 panel in PS and use with the toolbox tool / cookie cutter if PSE as well as the blur filter.
560 Shapes 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.
CSH format. They can be modified via the pen tool in Adobe ® Photoshop ®, 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.
Gallery (#72) PDF
Gallery (#39) PDF
Above, a selection of arrow shapes for Photoshop and elements in black and white on an orange background
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 panel 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 are more interested in arrow brushes or perhaps a set of stunning seamless tiles (which were developed using the artworks on this page) or perhaps a font set so the direction vectors can be used in Affinity Photo, Pages and many others, you can find them and they are all licensed in the same way
If you use them 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)
They 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 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.
You can use them 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 ® Photoshop ® and PS Elements but the PDFs can be used in 100s of great applications on the PC and MAC
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 horizontal and vertical proportions of the cutter as well as shear, rotate and scale. Once you have the cookie cutter artwork, you can always add another cookie cutter as well as dozen more to create all kinds of amazing cutout work. 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 or at the same point) and you can then also combine those multiple cut layers using blending modes such as lighten and multiply and difference and darken and lighten etc
You can use them 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 displacements in many different ways.
The color of the arrow shapes (or any others) can be changed in a variety of ways but you can use some of the new features such as smart objects / adjustments to change them. If you use a standard adjustment layer and hue and saturation with the artwork then the entire image is changed but you can use adjustments attached to a smart object if you use the layer command smart objects to change the vector. Any adjustments added via the image menu will then be smart (such as hue / saturation) and only affect the artwork and none of the underlying layers