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circle shapes for Photoshop and elements

Works with: Photoshop, Elements

Format: CSH

License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits

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Circle shapes for Photoshop gallery (#176) 100 Circle shapes / Vector artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS3 CS4 etc. CSH format. The set contains many different items such as thin circle shapes, distress weird, outlines, embossed, cutting, arcs, rings and many more. PC and MAC


Royalty free download. Commercial (CU4CU), no credit is required. All are by Andrew Buckle / and can be used to create items for sale


The circle shapes can be used via the custom shapes tool in Adobe ® Photoshop ® as well as via the cookie cutter tool in PS Elements and also the blur filter in Adobe ® Photoshop ®.

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Photoshop circle shapes gallery (#158) 100 Vectors including abstract circular, bevelled, combinations, 3D, stars, extruded and more. CSH format

Circle shapes gallery (#57) 100 Graphic designs for use throughout Adobe ® Photoshop ® (all versions from 6 upwards) and PS Elements (from version 1 upwards) and the set includes bursts, dots, outlines, radial and many more. CSH format.

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Circle custom shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop and Elements

How to load the vectors into PS

The CSH file can be opened in a number of ways. You can also store the file in a number of locations. Add the CSH file to the presets folder for PS and PS elements and you can then use the set via the right side menu of the presets by name. If you don't place the item there for Elements, you won't be able to use it (there is also an equivalent location for an user account) You can add (for PS) the set to any folder and open the set via the file via the right side menu of the preset panel via the load and replace command. You can do the same via the edit menu and preset manager command. You can also right click the CSH file and select open command or double click the CSH file to load it into PS


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Adding strokes to the artwork

The circle shapes can be modified in many different ways such as adding fills and effects but you can also add strokes.


If you go to the top bar of the Photoshop application then you will see the option for shape layer and path and pixel / fill, set the option to layer and then you will see an option for a fill and also for a stroke. Select the stroke and you will see the option for a solid color as well as a gradient stroke and also a pattern stroke. There is also an independent strole options dropdown which means you can set all kinds of dash settings as well as align, caps etc to create a variety of amazing dash strokes (a selection of presets are included with the stroke options dropdown).


You can also add a stroke to the layer via the layer menu and layer styles / effects command though the options are more limited though you do get a useful shapeburst option with the gradient stroke setting as well as an even more interesting option (with the latest CC releases) to use multiple strokes simply by clicking the + along the left side of the panel and you can set the strokes independently so you can have a gradient one along with a solid thin red one and a green line etc. All number of combinations are possible and even better is that you can then save all the values to the styles panel via the styles right side menu and new styles (as well as save the result to the CC library)


If you are using a standard pixel circle shape then the options are more limited but you can always use a selection and then add a stroke via that.


Another option is to simply copy the artwork layer to Illustrator and use features such as width profiles as well as the ability to add multiple fills etc via the appearance panel and the results can then be copied back into Photoshop via the CC library.


How to use them with the creative cloud updates

With the October 2014 update, you now use libraries. Libraries are a way of storing images and presets and resources (nearly everything) and using the results in future projects (or the current one). You can use the results of the stored items in PS as well as Illustrator (and hopefully at some point, all parts of the creative cloud). You can group the resources in numerous ways (randomly, work in progress, by project, by theme etc) They can be stored as a layer, as a pixel fill on a layer, stored with a style added, stored as a smart object, multiple CSH vectors can be stored and much more. You can then recall them at any point to use again and again. You can also use them as a path with the new flame tool feature in the CC October 2014 release, this makes for amazing image - a flaming artwork based on the items in the sets on this page. You can also use the paths with the tree tool to add trees and branches around any object. With the Creative cloud CC 2015 release the items can be stored in the new CC libraries linked asset panel. You can also add smart adjustments to the items with the CC 2015 and they can be removed and modified at any point.


How to use them with the blur tool in PS

They can be used to create truly amazing blurs. You can use them in the blur filter found in filter menu. The tool uses the vector along with the radius or strength of the effect. Personally 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 apply with low settings and re-apply multiple times to create a distinct format that sort of matches the input. 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 PS effects, 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 use the blur effect as a smart object (convert via the smart filter or use the smart object in the layer menu) which means you can always alter the effect at any point as well as combine multiple 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 panel which does create very weird and wonderful colorful smearing of the image. There are many videos on the graphicxtras channel on Youtube showing possible ideas for the blur effect such as combining with the blur gallery along with art history and other options in Adobe ® Photoshop ®. Sadly, the blur is not available in PS 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, book covers and interiors, illustrations, plates, fashions, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web sites, templates, videos and much more. You can use them to create millions of stunning unique graphics. If you have any questions, please contact us and I will try and answer your questions as quickly as possible.


How to use them with the persective warp tool

They can be used with the powerful perspective warp tool (found in the edit menu of Adobe ® Photoshop ®). To use, you must convert them into a smart object (via the layer command). You can then apply the perspective warp found in the edit menu in Adobe ® Photoshop ®. The tool uses two steps to modify the vector, a layout and a warp. You can apply the layout grids in many ways such as up / down, disjointed, from left / right, in a grid etc (sadly you cannot save the pins for future use). You can then click the warp and use the defined pins to warp and distort them in countless ways. Click OK to process the warp to the select custom shape smart object. You can re-edit the perspective warp which is still live. If you wish to apply another perspective warp then you can turn the combo of perspective warp and CSH vector into a smart object (via the layer menu) and use the warp on that (and this can be repeated). With the CC 2015 release, you can now use the artwork with linked libraries and perspective warp. You can add a CSH vector and then convert to a smart object and then add a perspective warp / layout / warp and then to save that to the libraries with the warp, simply go to the layer menu and convert to a smart object and copy that over to the libraries. You can then drag the library item to the document and click the cloud icon in the layer to edit the perspective warp / layout etc and on saving of that edited smart object, the library and any displayed items will be updated. Another good thing, all your created artwork and warps are saved to a secure cloud server. [Youtube] How to use perspective warp / vectors with libraries tutorial


How can I use them in others ?? How to export from PS

You don't have to keep them only for the main application. Of course not, you can use them in other applications such as PaintShop Pro, GIMP and many more. If you use them as a shape layer then you can also copy and paste into Illustrator or use the export command to export the path as an AI document for the paths to opened in some vector applications. You can also just apply them as a pixel / raster image and then save as a PNG or TIFF image and open that file in PSP and other applications. As the item is a vector, you can make the file dimensions of your raster export any size - say 10000 x 10000 and then import that (and re-open the file in PSP etc). You can also use the decorative graphic to create strokes and tiles in Adobe ® Photoshop ® and others and export any of those. You can also use them more than once to perhaps build a far more complex work and then export that to another application. You can save them as a PSB (large format) file as well via smart objects if you are using the latest versions of creative cloud. Or use visual effects and then export.


How to use in the superb Affinity Photo

There appears to be no simple copy command for vector data into Affinity Photo from PS. However, you can save the vector layer as a PS EPS file via the save command. The EPS file can then be opened or placed. Personally, I find it easier to open the document via the open command and then just select the EPS vector path and copy and paste into a new AP document. The item then needs to be converted into curves via 'convert to curves' command and then you can re-color the vector via the fill / stroke commands as well as add layer effects such as bevels and gradients and glows as well as live effects such as blurs. How to copy the vectors to Affinity Photo tutorial [Youtube]


How to use them with the set operations in PS

You can use the artworks on this page with the set operations in PS and these can be accessed via the layer menu, combine command - unite, subtract etc. Once you have combined two or more vector layers then you can select them all and then go to the layer menu and combine and unite etc You can then create a single vector using the merge command found via the top panel (when selecting one of the vector tools such as ellipse tool or CSH). You can then repeat the operation with the same vector or different paths and so on. [Youtube] Set operations in PS