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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 Adobe PS, CorelDRAW, Pages, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Illustrator, PS Elements and many more. PDF format
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 Photoshop shapes in PDF format for use in other apps
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 Adobe PS, "New guide from" command which can use any of the items on this page as source material. You can use a normal layer for this but you can also use any of the above sets 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 Photoshop Shapes uses
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
Keyboard shortcuts for tools
Keyboard shortcuts can be a great way of speeding up your workflow in PS. Say you want to quickly access the CSH tool then type U and the keyboard tool will be highlighted. You can also scroll through all the other tools by using the keyboard shortcut with shift held down Tutorial on how to use and change the keyboard shortcuts
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.
Using Bow tie Photoshop shapes to create new presets
You can take them and apply them either as layers 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.