Updated: August 29th, 2014
100 Chevron custom shapes for Photoshop CS1 CS2 CS3 CS5 CS4 CS6 14 13 12 2014 CC and Elements include multiple chevron shapes, double chevron custom shapes, extruded designs, embossed, line chevron shapes, shadow shapes designs and more PC and MAC OS X. Vector clip art for any size of work - use the chevron shapes artworks small or large. Use the designs as a shape layer, path / selection or as a fill (you can also use it as a source for other features of Photoshop). All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Use the Photoshop chevron shapes designs to create cards, books, artworks, packaging, parts of logos, web site designs, surf boards, fashions, adverts, leaflets, watermarks, greeting cards, binders, bowls, plates, gloves, bags and much more.
Commercial use, royalty free
CSH format and easy to use
You receive download link to shapes + other material
100 Chevron vector PDF shapes - super colorful designs - many different and wonderful chevron designs all in standard PDF format (Adobe Acrobat format) - you can always just convert the Chevron shapes PDF (vectors) into TIFFs and JPG file
You can use the chevron shapes CSH file only in Photoshop and elements, the format can be used in a few other browser tools but I am not aware of any other application that can read the designs. The CSH file is stored in version 6 format (which is a very old format now) but it is readable in all versions up to the latest, Photoshop CC 2014. You can read and load the designs in all of the creative suite versions as well as the standalone versions of the application.
How to load the shapes into Photoshop ?
There are a number of approaches to loading the CSH chevron file into Photoshop and the easiest is probably the double click approach and that will load all the current designs into the application and will co-exist with the previous shapes installed. You can also right click the file and you should (if the file association is still valid) be able to select the file and load that (or open). For future use, it is probably best to place the chevron shapes into the presets folder marked 'custom shapes' and then the set can be accessed via the right side menu of the shapes' palette in Photoshop. You can also right click the same menu and load / replace the shapes but it does mean that you have to browse for the files if you have not placed the CSH file in the presets folder. The replace command removes all the existing shapes. To return to the default, use the preset command. Another way to load the shapes file into Photoshop is via the edit menu preset manager. You can find a number of videos on the subject of opening the CSH files via the graphicxtras channel on Youtube.
Shape blur effects using chevron shapes - a video to show how to use the chevron shapes to create truly unique blurring effects in Photoshop, the chevron shapes can also be modified and new shapes can be created which in turn can be used as a source for new chevron themed blurring effects. There are also many additional videos available about the shapes (CSH and PDF) on the graphicxtras channel on youtube - if there are any particular questions you would like to ask about the chevron shapes etc, please let us know and we will create a video on the subject. Chevron shapes as a source for brick fill patterns - a quick video showing some of the options and how you can create the design for use with the scripted tool. The chevron shapes can be an excellent source for millions of unique tile designs.
The vector chevron can be used to create truly amazing blur shapes in Photoshop. You can use them in the shape blur filter found in filter menu (under blurs). The tool uses the design along with the radius or strength of the effect. I always find the tool a little extreme if the setting is set too high - basically you can't see much but blur if it is too high. The best approach seems to be to use with low settings and re-apply a number of times to create a distinct shape that sort of matches the input design. You can also combine the effect with selections which can also dampen the end result and leave more of the image. As with many of the Photoshop filters, you can also apply the effect to a duplicated layer and then blend the end result with the original; or use the fade option found in the edit menu. You can also apply the shape blur effect as a smart object which means you can always alter the effect at any point as well as combine multiple shape blurs (though it should be noted that the effect is not the quickest so unless you have a super powerful machine it is probably not a good idea to go for more than a few blurs). You can also apply the effect over channels via the channel palette which does create very weird and wonderful colorful smearing of the chevron stripe designs. There are numerous other ways to use the tool to create stand out designs. There are many videos on my youtube graphicxtras channel showing potential ideas for the blur effect such as combining with the blur gallery (how I would love to see the tool included in that) along with art history and other options in Photoshop. Sadly, the shape blur is not available in PS Elements
Export to other applications
You don't have to keep the chevron shapes only for use in Photoshop, of course not, you can use the designs in other applications such as PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Xara, Xpress and many more. If you apply the design as a shape layer then you can also copy the design and paste into Illustrator or use the export command to export the path as an AI file for the designs to opened in some vector applications such as Inkscape or DRAW. You can also just apply the design as a pixel / raster image and then save the design as a PSD or TIFF file and open that file in PSP and other applications. As the shape is a vector, you can make the file size of your raster export any size - say 10000 x 10000 and then import that graphic. You can also use the shape design to create strokes and tiles in Photoshop etc and export any of those designs. You can also use the shapes more than once to perhaps build a far more complex design and then export that to another application. You can save the design as a PSB file as well via smart objects if you are using the latest versions of creative cloud. Or apply effects and then export. The shapes set is an unlimited selection of stunning designs that can be of use in many different tools and not just the obvious, Photoshop
What can I do with the chevron shapes for Photoshop and elements ?
The chevron shapes can be used in commercial work as well as personal work, you can use the chevron shapes to create items that can be used in turn to create new shapes that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). The chevron shapes can be used to create logos, book designs, illustrations, t-shirts, fashions, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web site designs, templates, videos and much more. You can use the chevron shapes to create millions of different designs. If you have any questions about the shapes, please contact us about the chevron shapes and I will try and answer your questions as quickly as possible. We can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Buckle)
Chevron shapes work with ?? PDF
Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 - 6
Chevron shapes work with ?? CSH custom shapes
Photoshop CC 2014
Photoshop CS4 - 6
PS Elements 12 - 1
Photoshop 14 - 6 standalone
Commercial use royalty free chevron Photoshop shapes CSH format. Free chevron shapes download