Updated: January 27th, 2015
130 Photoshop Bow ties shapes for CC CS3 CS2 CS5 CS6 CS4 Elements 2014 CS1 7 6 etc includes dividers, masks, highlights, spirals, shadows, mottled, mixed, crinkled, frames and more.
Use Photoshop bow ties shapes as layers, paths, selections and more - use once or multiple times, combine them, blend them with images, use with text, export to other applications and much more. They are loaded via the presets palette and used via the custom shapes tool: use as a layer as well as a path or fill.
Commercial use, royalty free Use them to create items for sale such as books, logos, web pages, web sites, documents, ceramics, textiles, posters, postcards and many more.
On buying, you receive the CSH file set along with documentation and gallery and serial
203 Bow ties includes cartoons, Japanese, colorful, rounded, frames, sketches and more. They are all in standard PDF (this is the Adobe Acrobat format) and this can be used in countless applications to load them into Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Pages, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Illustrator, PS Elements and many more.
You can also convert the themed PDFs to other formats by using various conversion applications freely available on the web.
PC & MAC OS X.
Commercial use, all are by graphicxtras.com for use to create items for sale.
Bow tie PDFs
The shapes in CSH format are only for Adobe Photoshop and Elements; the PDFs can be used by most apps. You can convert them (they are vectors so they can be used with any size of work) into TIFF and PSD and other raster formats. You can load them in a variety of ways such as via the file open command but some may require loading via an insert command (perhaps in the object menu) or via a place / import command or perhaps via a gallery of symbols etc. Once loaded they can generally be used as powerful layers which can be used independently or combined with other objects in your image.
They can be re-colored or turned into smart objects and smart filters can be added along with the more traditional effects
New guide from shape
A recent addition to the creative cloud Photoshop, New guide from shape. You can use a normal layer for this but you can also use the bow ties to create additional guide lines that match the current height and width of the selected path. Very useful for creating interesting layouts, alignments and more. There is also a new guide layout feature as well as that doesn't use the paths but does create regular guides such as 4 x 4 or 12 x 12 or 12 x 8 and again, super useful for layouts etc and can also be useful for positioning the paths in PS
Bow tie shapes and Cookie cutter
They can be used with the shapes tool in Adobe PSE but they can also be used as cookie cutter tool as well. Select the cutter tool and then you will see the various options on the top options bar such as the shapes (which can be any of the vector CSH paths) as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector graphic).
If the crop tool is not set to ON then the it is just placed in the original location (feathered or not) with the document and all the image outside of the cookie cutter removed.
While adding the cutter in PSE, you can constrain the proportions of the graphic as well as rotate and scale and shear. Once you have the created path, you can always add another cookie cutter to chop / erase more from the current vector. You can use the end result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also use visual effects to the cookie cutter image.
If you want to have the original image as well as cutter then before using the tool, simply duplicate the layer 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 difference and overlay and exclusion and multiply etc.
You can use them to create virtually anything. All for commercial use, all are CU4CU - use to create items for sale, use them to create personal items and much more. World wide use, royalty free, no credit is required and no time limits imposed
They can be re-colored, blended, modified, distorted, you can add effects or smart filters, you can export the images for use to other applications, you can use them as a source for amazing brushes and patterns and tiles, you can combine them with adjustment layers as well as plugins and smart filters (as a smart object). You can use them once or multiple times in any image.
Exporting the bow tie Photoshop CSH shapes
You have the load the CSHs into Adobe PS but perhaps you want to use them in Adobe AI ?? That is easy - simply use as a layer and copy and then paste in Adobe AI.
If you want to use the vector graphic in other apps then that depends on the features of the app. Some can use PSD formats and that format includes vector data. Another option would be to use the export command and paths to Illustrator command which will save the vector data as an AI document (though I have experienced issues reading the AI documents).
They can also be saved as raster files via the save for web or save as command.
Save the imagery as TIFF or PSD or PNG
Bow Tie Shapes for Photoshop installation
The paths are supplied in CSH. To use them on a more permanent basis, place the CSHs n the presets folder 'custom shapes' of Adobe PS or PS Elements. They can then be accessed via the right side menu of the palette for the tool. Once selected, they can then be used with the tool in Adobe PS (as well as the cookie cutter in PSE).
You can also double click the CSH, and this will load the set into the palette.
You can also load them via the edit menu preset manager. In some versions of PS you can also use the open command.
Video tutorials ?
There are no specific videos on the vectors but you can check out our video channel on youtube where there are a lot of videos on the subject as well as how to use the PDF decorative graphics, also information on the installation of the PDFs etc and how to convert them to other formats as well as use them as a source for brushes and patterns and more. Most of the videos are about Adobe CC but most of the information relates also to previous versions of Adobe PS other than in specific areas.
A quick guide to the powerful new linked feature for creating amazing graphics and saving them Convert to linked and layer comps saved to a PSB file in Adobe PS CC 2014 (youtube video)
A quick guide to use the super powerful perspective warp tool in Adobe PS Perspective warp and distort them and adding shadow
Using shape to create new presets
You can take them and apply them either as shapes or pixels (or even paths / selections) to create new images in multiple colors and with multiple styles, combine with effects such as blurring in Adobe PS and then use the edit menu to define as a brush or pattern or save as a PSD and use as a displacement map.
You can also create styles using a combination of patterns and the vectors. All can used in future projects. You can use one or multiple vectors to build more complex graphics to save as strokes or tiles.