Basic Custom Shapes for Photoshop and Elements inc. crowns, frames, stars, circles, abstract

-- Updated -- : June 29th, 2016

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Works with: Photoshop, Elements

Format: CSH

Install: Manual

Distribution: Download

License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more

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Basic shapes for Photoshop gallery (V192)


100 Basic shapes / Artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS1 CS2 CS3 10 CS4 CS5 Elements as well as standalone


Set includes basic circle shapes, squares, outlines, stars, squares, diamond basic shapes, octagons, triangles (and variants of) and many more.


The set is supplied in CSH format.


For PC and MAC OS X (all versions).


They are easy to load via the presets panel and once loaded can be used via the shapes tool found in the PS toolbox. They can also be used with the powerful cookie cutter tool in PS Elements; as well as the shape blur tool to create truly superb and unusual blurring effects.


They can also be used as a source for amazing Photoshop brushes as well as patterns and displacements and distortion effects. Use the weird and wonderful vectors with the CSH tool as layers or selections or fills. They can be combined in millions of ways to create the most amazing unique graphics in Adobe ® Photoshop ®.


The basic shapes can also be exported for use in other applications such as CorelDRAW and Illustrator and Inkscape and many others - they can be exported as vectors as well as raster format PNGs. Re-color them as well as transform and rotate them, blend them, combine them and much more. They are all unique graphics and not repeated in any of the sets on the site.


They can also be used in PS Elements via the cookie cutter tool.

Photoshop basic shapes gallery (#63)


230 Mixed graphic designs for PS and PS Elements includes Steeples, rainbow, temple, fish, tabular, fork, masks and more. CSH presets for PS and Elements.


PC and MAC OS X.


They are loaded either via the open command in Adobe ® Photoshop ® as well as via the edit menu preset manager and also via the shapes panel itself. They can also be used in PS Elements via the cookie cutter tool and the CSH tool. You can also use them via the shape blur filter in Adobe ® Photoshop ® to create 1000s of stunning and unique blurring effects. They can be used to create stunning unique brush strokes of any size in seconds; they can also be used to create patterns in infinite varieties as well as being saved as PSD format for use with displacements and textures and glass distortion effects.


On buying the set, you receive the download link from and the set will include the CSH along with documentation about the items included in the set and also a gallery and also a serial number for any updates

Basic gallery (#151)


100 Graphic designs includes surreal, rounded, asterisks, highlighter, weird, angled, alien, eyes, hollow, outlines, distorted and many more for in Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC (creative cloud) CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 (as well as the standalone versions ) and Elements 14-1.


The format is CSH - all very easy to use via the custom shapes panel and the shapes tool as well as the cookie cutter in PS Elements and also via the powerful shape blur filter (accept shapes files as inputs to create the most amazing blurring effects for any image). They are all the decorative graphics for any size of work. They can be combined, re-colored and much more.


Commercial (CU4CU) use (as well as, of course, personal use) - All the items are by Andrew Buckle / for use to create many millions of unique items - they can be for sale as well as personal use and can be used to create items for sale such as logos, web pages, posters, fashions, t-shirts, hats, shoes, mousepads, adverts, videos and more.


On buying the shapes set, you receive the download link to the CSH as well as documentation and a gallery and a serial number for use if you wish to update the set at any later point.

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Basic custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

What can I do with them

They can be used in commercial work as well as personal work, you can use them to create items that can be used in turn to create new vectors that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, books, CDs, DVD booklets, publishing, mugs, illustrations, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web sites, templates, videos and much more.


If you have any questions, please contact us about them and I will try and answer your questions as quickly as possible. Please contact us.



Related sets

You may be interested in the basic fonts which can be used in PSP, Pages etc and not just PS and PS Elements



How to use them as paths

You can use them as layers but you can use them as pixels as well as paths. To do so, select the required option at the top of the options bar (once you have selected the CSH tool in the toolbox). Paths have no color etc but they have points and they can be manipulated using the pen tool / direct selection tools to move and distort and warp the paths. You can use the generated paths in a variety of new features such as the script pattern and "along path" feature as well as using them with the render and tree and flame renders.


You can use them as a great source for selection as well via the path panel.



Video tutorials - how to use them

You can find zillions of videos as well as normal tutorials about the items on the web as well as being well documentated in many books available from any good bookshop.


You can find all our documentation generally available on (though I am certain it is also available elsewhere).


You can find all the videos by / Andrew Buckle on the graphicxtras channel on as well as on the site and also a small selection on and on other tutorials sites. You can find out how to load the CSH files, you can find out how to use them as a great source for brushes and patterns, you can find out how to use them with gradients and patterns, how to use them in different color modes, how to combine them with other paths, how to edit them in Illustrator and much more.


Any questions, please let us know



Oil Paint filter - how to use with the paths

One wonderful filter of CS6 etc that was uncermoniously removed from CC, oil paint, has now been returned to PS in CC 2015.1 and for that I give a big cheer as the plugin is my favourite and one that I have used perhaps too many times. It is a great filter to be used as a one horse trick but it is also a lot more than that as the oil paint can be used more than once, combined with other filters, used with adjustments, used with other tools in PS as well as faded and applied in subtle ways and it can be far more than a one horse trick. It can be used with the items on this page such as the crowns, alien, asterisks etc as background artwork but it can now also be used with the items if you convert them to smart objects (use the layer menu for that). You can now combine multiple oil paint smart filters as well as other effects and create all kinds of gems from any of the artworks (which can also include smart adjustments and layer effects such as bevels and gradients as well). If you want to create the ultimate smeary and blurred and weird painted artwork the the oil paint filter is perfect.


I really wish they would increase some of the size of the settings as well as add a few more variant swirly algorithms into the mix though. It is a pretty decent filter but one that could be even more amazing.