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Works with: Photoshop, Elements

Format: CSH

License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits

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Art nouveau shapes for Photoshop gallery (#53) 100 Art nouveau shapes / Wow vector artworks for CC 2015 CS4 CS1 CS5 CS3 CS2 CS6 elements etc. Set includes swirl art nouveau shapes, hearts, tangles, mirror effects and frames, curved, tiles, floral and many more.


The set is supplied in CSH format. On purchase of the art nouveau shapes, you receive the CSH set along with documentation and gallery and serial


Commercial use, royalty free. The set is by Andrew Buckle (of They can be used to create items for sale such as books, logos, web pages, web sites, packaging, backgrounds, coasters, posters, fashions and more.


They are easy to load and use via the presets panel and can then be used with the CSH tool found in the toolbox. They can also be used with the cookie cutter tool in PS Elements. The shape blur tool can also use them - it is one of the easiest and quickest ways to create the most amazing blur effects around simply by selecting the path in the filter dropdown. The art nouveau shapes can be re-sized, transformed, converted, exported, blended, modified, combined and more. PC & MAC.

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Art Nouveau custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

What can I do with them

Full extended license. You can use them in personal work, you can use them in commercial work, you can use them to create logos, you can use them to create new items for sale. You can use them to create books, adverts, packaging, videos, hats, textiles, fabrics, mouse mats, leaflets and much more.


Any questions, please let me know


What do I get

The set is sent via who handle all our transactions. You receive an e-mail with the download link. Download the zip file and make a backup of the work on a number of devices. You can expand the file set using archive etc tools available as part of the modern OS but if you do need additional software then the very good free "Stuffit Expander" is a great choice (available on the Smith Micro).


The set includes the CSH file along with documentation and gallery and serial number


How to open them

The CSH artworks are loaded into PS in a number of ways. In some versions of PS, you can use the open command (though this doesn't work every-time). You can also double click the CSH presets, though you might find an issue with this if CSH is associate to a custom shell setting and not the CSH Photoshop format. You can also right click the file and as long as the context menu is available, you should be able to open in Adobe ® Photoshop ®. You can also place the CSH presets into the presets folder and then access the file by name via the right side menu to the presets panel. You can also use the same menu to load and replace them. In some versions of PS, you can find the same menu in the preset manager.


Related sets

You may also find our brushes for PS and PS Elements and GIMP etc of interest; likewise our art nouveau fonts with most applications


What type of artwork can I expect

The basic theme of art nouveau influenced artwork from around the turn of the century but the artwork has been extended to include all kinds of other variants such as floral endings, hearts, tangles, frames, hearts and much more. They are just a starting point do so any of the artworks in the set can be extended with a simple combination of a circle / elliptical path or perhaps a square frame and then by combining those paths using the unite / subtract / intersect features in PS then you can generate all kinds of unique artworks from a single one of the works included in the set.


You definitely should not consider the set as just a selection of shapes as it is a whole lot more. They can be used with other paths as well as combinations of other items in the set as well as duplicates of the artworks. Select the artwork with the move tool and then hold down the ALT key and then shift the artwork and a duplicate of the original will be created and then this can be combined using the combine / unite etc features. You can also just combine them by selecting both of the art objects and then using the layer menu convert to smart object and this can also be stored into the CC libraries for all number of future projects.


How to add them as layers, paths etc

You can add them as a layer and as a path and as a fill. They each have their uses. the layer is probably the most flexible in that it can be used with a fill and a stroke and as a vector it can be rotated and transformed and warped etc as well as combined with other layers and the points can be modified by the direct selection tools as well as copied to Illustrator and edited there and used again in PS. A path can also be modified and can be transformed etc but it does not have a fill or stroke but it can be quickly turned into a selection and then filled with Photoshop gradients as well as patterns (diamonds, dots, easter eggs etc) and it can also be used with the new render features such as flames and trees.


You can also use them as fills and they cannot be easily transformed unless you add them to a layer (it would be a useful addition to the fill if the item could be resized and rotated before adding) but you can use them with the blending modes and opacity and they can be used once or multiple times. You can also add the fills to a layer and turn them into a smart object and much more. You can use all the turn of the century artworks / floral artworks in 1000s of ways and combine them with smart filters and effects and adjustment layers and drawing tools to create all kinds of work.


If you are using the PSE tool, you can also use them with the cookie cutter in PSE.


How to add strokes etc to them

You can use them as is, but you can also add a fill and stroke to the art. Use them as a layer and you will see the fill and stroke available at the top of the app. You can add a basic stroke such as black but you can also add a dashed line (by going to the stroke options and clicking the dashed line option and then setting the various dashes - or just use one of the limited range of presets). You can also add a stroke by using the layer style dialog and the stroke can a solid color as well as gradient and pattern. You can also add this stroke to the same path if it has been converted to a smart object.


The key thing with the smart object is that you can keep converting combinations of smart object and stroke into a new smart object which can have another stroke. Works well for a couple smart objects but imperfections often pop up and the stroke can end up looking a little rough. Of course, once you have them as a smart object then you can also add smart filters and plugin effects to the vector as well to create millions of amazing color effects and tweaks to any of the items supplied


How to add gradients to them

You can use them with a solid color and you can use them with a pattern fill and you can also use them with a gradient. It is set by going to the fill button along the top bar of PS and selecting the gradient option and then you will see all the current items stored in the panel which may or may not be the default set. You can always add additional items to the panel via the load / replace functionality by clicking the little settings button on the right of the panel giving the options to load and replace and reset (useful) and save.


There are 32,000 of the presets available on this site giving a whole range of super colorful options that can be added to all the layers such as columns, rings, transparency effects and more. Once you have the preset you want to use as the fill then you can select one and at that point you will also be offered the option to be able to edit it such as adding new color stops and also removing color stops for the bar as well shifting them and adding opacity stops as well. You can also change the type of gradient from linear (default) to others angle and radial etc as well as the ability to change the angle in some types. At this point there appears to be no way to change the center of the effect so you are stuck with the default display so if you want the radial center to be something other than at the center of the path you have to go to the layer content options (layer menu) for the selected path and now you can change the type (again) but you can also go to the path and interactively move the center around. Once you are happy with the center location etc, that is that for the fill. You can't add more than one fill to the same artwork. You can, however, add a stroke to the artwork via the CSH tool and the stroke can also have a gradient attached and you can then add a different GRD or perhaps the same one or a different type (if you wish).


You can also change the settings via the properties (sometimes) with the move tool selected though for some reason you cannot change the center of the stroke via the fill content method (it is perhaps possible but I have yet to work that out). You can also add dashes etc to the stroke as well as change various stroke options.


You can then store this glorious and now very colorful art nouveau masterpiece into the CC libraries for safe keeping or perhaps just save all the various settings to the tool presets such as fill / stroke etc for future use with another path.


Video tutorials - how to learn more about them

Create frames using them video [Youtube] / Add surreal glows for Photoshop video [Youtube] / Applying glow styles to vectors in Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC video [Youtube] You can also find many other tutorials about the vectors via our graphicxtras channel where you can see how to load them, how to distort them, use them as layers, use them with patterns and gradients, use them as a source for brushes, use them as a source for displacements and distortions, how to export them and use them in other apps such as Illustrator, how to use them with blending modes, how to create multiple items, use in scripts and much more. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will try and create a number of videos on the subject