Updated: August 24th, 2015
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200 Button custom shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 includes embossed, two holes, sewing, 3D, extruded and many more.
All are in CSH vector format for ease of use. Load the CSH via the palette load / replace command - use with the custom shapes tool and also with the cookie cutter tool (in Elements) and they can also be used with the powerful shape blur filter.
PC & MAC
The Photoshop button shapes are vector graphics for all size of work - small or large and anything in between. As they can be applied as shape layers as well as fills and selections, they can also be filled with visual effects. They can be transformed, scaled, rotated, warped and more. They can be combined, blended, molded and more - they can be exported to other applications such as Illustrator and GIMP and Adobe Fireworks etc.
Use them with the wonderful new features in Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (as well as the latest creative cloud) - such as apply stroke effects (dashes) as well as feathering.
Commercial (CU4CU) use for Adobe ® PS and others - use to create items for sale. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com and can be used to create logos, web pages, documents, adverts, leaflets, videos and much more. It can be a simple case of opening the artwork and loading it into PS and applying or you can add additional colors as well as visual effects or you can combine them with other paths.
On buying the set, you receive the download link to the presets as well as documentation and a gallery along with a serial number for any future updates of the set
Apply styles to the Photoshop button shapes
You can apply styles as long as you apply the presets as a layer, this is defined via the top bar in PS (shape layer, path, fill pixel). Select the shape and then go to the styles palette (found in the window menu) and apply a style to the shape layer. You can also further modify the shape / style via the layer menu and the layer style dialog.
Button shapes for Photoshop installation
They are supplied in CSH. They are to be placed in the presets folder 'custom shapes' of PS or PS Elements. They can then be accessed via the right side menu of the PS custom shapes palette. Once selected, they can then be used with the custom shapes tool in PS as well as the equivalent tool in PS Elements and also the cookie cutter tool in PS Elements.
You can also double click on the CSH presets to load the presets into PS etc - that might be an even quicker way to use them
Photoshop button shapes uses
Now you have the presets - you can use them to create virtually anything. They are all for commercial use, all are CU4CU - use to create items for sale, use them to create personal items and much more - if you have any concerns about the uses, please contact us.
They can be re-colored, blended, modified, distorted, warped, turned into smart objects, used with perspective warps, grouped you can use visual effects, you can export the images for use to other applications and much more.
Button shapes for Photoshop export
You have the shape decorative graphic in PS but you want to use the shape in Adobe AI, well that is easy - simply apply the shape as a shape layer and copy and then paste in Adobe AI. Really depends on the application. Some applications can use PSD format and the shape formats included as vector data.
Another way would be to use the export command and paths to Illustrator which saves the data as an AI Illustrator file (though I have experienced issues reading the AI documents at a later date). 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 or another format
Video tutorials ?
There are no particular shape related videos available but there are 100s of videos on the subject of the vectors and their use in PS available via our video channel on youtube.
Hopefully the videos will show you how to install them, how to use them as layers, how to use them as a source for brushes and much more.
Photoshop Button shapes format ?
CSH. The format is PS 6 which was the earliest version of PS for use with that format. You can use the CSH presets with the any version of PS and PS Elements since that date
Use the button shapes as other resources in Photoshop ?
Yes, you can use them as brush strokes and pattern tiles etc, simply apply the shape in PS to a document and select the area of the path and then go to the edit menu and use the define brush and define pattern command and then the presets can be used in millions of more ways