Price: £3.49 approx. $5 / 4.42EU
Artist: Andrew Buckle
Compatible software: Photoshop, Elements
License: Extended Commercial
FREE: FREE samplers *
90 Connection shapes / Vector artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS6 CS4 etc and PS Elements
Set includes branches, intense connection shapes, frames, branches, brains, tangled, strands and many more.
For use on the PC (such as windows 10 / 8.1 / 8, windows 7 etc) and MAC OS X.
They are loaded via the open command as well as the preset manager and also via the preset panel load / replace commands.
They can be re-colored, distorted, combined, blended, used in other applications and more
All are stored in CSH.
All are for commercial (CU4CU), all royalty free, no time limits, no restrictions. All the intricate designs in the set were created by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com
On purchase of the connection shapes set, you receive the CSH file along with documentation and gallery and serial number for any updates of the set
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 items that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, book covers and interiors, illustrations, scrapbooking, CD covers, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web sites, templates, videos and much more.
You may find the connection brushes for PS and PS Elements and others of interest and use
You don't have to keep them only for Adobe ® Photoshop ®, 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 to open them in vector apps (not all but certainly most). 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 they are vectors, you can make the file size of your raster export any size - say 5000 x 5000 and then import that. You can also use the decorative graphic to create strokes and tiles in Adobe ® Photoshop ® and others and export. You can also use the shapes more than once to perhaps build a far more complex graphic and then export that to another application. You can save them as a PSB file as well via smart objects if you are using the latest versions of creative cloud. Or use visual effects and then export or apply transformations and warps, the sky is definitely not the limit. With the CC 2015 etc you can now just add them as a layer to the CC libraries and then they can be used quickly in other apps such as Illustrator via that (as well as providing a safe place for your items)
They were created using the features of Corel Painter to create intricate designs. Check out the application via the corel.com website
You can find all our videos about the tools via the graphicxtras channel on youtube. Transform vectors in PS video [Youtube] You can select a decorative graphic in Adobe ® Photoshop ® (CC 2014 for the video but the same for earlier) and use the various transform tools to create a totally new and unique custom shape and that can then be saved as a new resource for future use. You can find all our other videos via the graphicxtras channel on the super Youtube.com website as well as other sites such as Tipdesk.com and vimeo.com. You can find how to load them, how to use them as paths, use in renders, how to use them in 3D, how to create models, how to add styles, use with layer effects, use as a pattern source, use them with other paths and much more. Any questions, please let us know
They can be used as is but they make a great source for frames and edges. You can add them as a layer and then use the transparency or perhaps add as a path (using the CSH tool) and then click the selection button along the top bar of PS to turn the item into a selection. You can also them with the fill option for the CSH tool via the quick mask (select the quick mask option at the bottom of the toolbox) and the preset to the mask and then exit the quick mask and then fill the selected area with white or black leaving the preset in the center untouched. You can also copy the selection and then paste it again and add layer effects to add metallic or wooden etc to the preset's selection.