Contour Custom Shapes for Photoshop, Elements inc. grids, perspective etc > Contour shapes for Photoshop and Elements CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 inc. inset, offset, tracks

contour shapes for Photoshop and elements

Works with: Photoshop, Elements

Format: CSH

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

Free samplers

Contour shapes for Photoshop gallery (V35) 340 Contour shapes / Vector designs for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 etc as well as Elements and also the standalone versions of the PS application. PC and MAC OS X. Set includes many different wonderful forms including arc contour shapes, insets, squared, rapidly changing effects, perspective, intense extreme, distorted, warped, cutoff, distressed and many others.


The artworks can be used as layers, paths, selections, masks and fills. They can be combined, modified, warped, distorted, exported and more. They can be transformed, scaled, rotated etc. You can also apply layer styles to create wooden and metallic etc.


CSH format - on purchase of the contour shapes set, receive those along with documentation and gallery and serial.


Commercial (CU4CU) use so you can use them in countless projects such as for items for sale such as posters, web pages, adverts, fashions, ceramics, hats, scrapbooking, videos and more

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Photoshop contour shapes gallery (V171) 100 Artworks / insets as well as intense standout objects, all are vectors for any size of work. CSH format - load them via the presets panel in PS.

Optical illusion contour shapes gallery (V148) 100 Vector contour shapes / graphics including extreme vectors, ripples, crackles and more.

Contour / insets custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 etc and Elements

How to load them

All are stored in CSH. The easiest way to load them is by placing the CSH in the shapes folder of PS and PS Elements and access the file via the panel right side menu dropdown. You should also be able to load the CSH presets via the open command which will add them to the panel for selection and use throughout the app. You can also use the edit preset manager tool in most recent versions of the application.


Other related sets

Contour patterns along with brushes for Photoshop and elements as well as font sets for use in PSP, Pages, Elements etc


What can I do with them ?? license details

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 presets that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, books, illustrations, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, fashions, skateboards,templates, scrapbooking, 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. We can be reached on / Andrew Buckle


How to create similar

All the artwork in these sets were created using a combination of Illustrator plugins such as the scaling tool and the multi tool


Video tutorial - how can I find out more

You can find all our videos about the vector artworks via the / sites. On, check out the graphicxtras channel and you will see 1000s of video (all by this site) about the presets and plugins. You can find out how to load them, use them with blending modes, using in different color modes, using with channels, using as a source for brushes, use as tiles, using them as smart objects, how to edit them, how to use them as a path, use with flame and tree renders and much more. Any questions, please contact us


How to export them

You don't have to keep the presets only for PS, of course not, you can use them in other applications such as PaintShop Pro, GIMP and many more. If you apply them as a layer then you can also copy and paste into Illustrator or use the export command to export the path as an AI document. You can also just apply them as a pixel fills / raster image and then save as a PNG or TIFF image and open that file in PSP and other applications As the preset is a vector, you can make the file size of your raster export any size - say 10000 x 10000 and then import that. You can also use them to create dabs and tiles in PS etc and export any of those. You can also use the vectors more than once to perhaps build a far more complex images and then export that to another application. You can save them as a PSB (large format) as well via smart objects if you are using the latest versions of creative cloud. Or use visual effects and then export. The set is an unlimited selection of amazing imagery that can be of use in many different tools and not just the obvious


They work in

CC 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and Elements 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1 and standalone 16 - 6 PC and MAC


Changing the color

Really depends on the approach used, if the artwork is applied using a layer then you can use the fill / stroke properties; if you are using it as a fill pixel then you set the color before you add it to a layer (though if it is the only thing on the layer, you can also just use the layer as a smart object and add smart adjustments to change it) Changing Fill Color of Photoshop Shapes Tutorial


How to add an extrusion / 3D

The contour shapes must be added as a shape layer. Select the CSH tool and select the layer option and add the design and then add layer effects etc. To add an extrusion there are a number of options such as


1) Use the direct selection tool found in the toolbar and select the entire artwork and then right click and select the 'convert path to extrusion'


2) Or go to the 3D menu and select the new 3D extrusion (either option available) and then set the extrusion via the properties panel for the 3D design - select the deform button along the top of the properties and set the depth. You can also hover over the middle of the model and you will see a visual display (a large arrow appears) and you can interactively update the extrusion (you can also twist etc) Tutorial on interactive modification of the contour shape tutorial (youtube)


3) Go to the 3D panel and select the extrusion option


4) Add the design to the CC libraries and then access the artwork in Illustrator and use the 3D features in that


Once you have the extrusion, you can then export the model to an OBJ file and then further modify the design using a standalone 3D app.