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100 Cross custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5, CS4, CS3 CS2 CS1 2014 Elements. Cross shapes for Photoshop and Elements CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 Elements inc. religious, plus, ankh. The set includes plus circular, religious, basic graphics, historical, outlines, embossed, rounded, angular and more. For PC (Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8, 7 etc) and MAC OS X. The set includes the PS presets in CSH as well as documentation giving many details about how to use the amazing presets and install them in PS and elements. They are all vectors for any size of work so you can use them to create small as well as huge art in your projects. CSH. Once loaded into Adobe PS, they can be used as layers as well as selections and fills. They can be used to create items for sale such as posters, adverts, videos, wallpaper, religious work and more. Commercial use, royalty free, no time limits, no credit is required
$7.49 (6.58€, £4.91 897¥ Approx.)
565 Cross custom shapes for Photoshop etc including ankh and pluses including sketched, outlines, target, outlines, rounded, embellished for use throughout the Adobe PS and PS Elements application via the custom shapes tool. They can be used on the PC and MAC (they work on all platforms as the application). CSH format. Load the presets easily via the open command and then use via the custom shape tool or cookie cutter tool (for masks) or via the shape blur tool to create totally wow and unique blurring shape decorative graphics in PS. They are all vectors for any size of work so you can use them to create icons / cursors as well as huge posters. Commercial use
What can I do with the cross shapes for Photoshop and PS Elements ?
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 vector presets that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, books, illustrations, advertising, religious, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, mugs, scrapbooking projects, leaflets, web sites, scrap blooking, templates, videos and much more. You can use them to create millions of stunning unique graphics. Questions ? please let us know
How to load the CSH cross shapes for Photoshop
You can double click the CSH presets to load the presets into Adobe PS, you can right click the CSH and select the open command though you may have a number of versions to choose from (I have PS and PS Elements). You can also load the presets by placing the CSH presets in the presets folder folder and then right side menu of the tool palette. If you don't want to add the items to the presets folder (you have to with PSE) then you can also use the right side menu to browse for the file and you can then use the load to append to the existing set and also the replace to remove the current assets and add the new set. You can also load, in some versions, via the edit menu preset manager. You can also use the open command in some versions. There are not many other apps out there that can read the CSH files though there are a few preset browsers (Tumasoft) as well as tool for Illustrator called ArtBlue from Amazon Canvas.
Export cross shapes from Photoshop to other applications
You don't have to keep the Vector graphics only for Adobe PS, 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 add the work as a pixel / raster image and then save as a PNG or TIFF or PSD image and open that file in PSP and other applications. As the item is a vector, you can make the file size of your raster export any size - say 3000 x 3000 and then import that. You can also use the shape decorative graphic to create strokes and tiles in Adobe PS etc and export them. You can also use them more than once to perhaps build a far more elaborate and intricate or complex art and then export that to another application. You can save them as a PSB (PS 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 the image.
Cross shapes for Adobe Photoshop and others video tutorial
There are 100s and 100s of video tutorials about the vectors available on the graphicxtras channel on Youtube as well as the superb TipDesk.com website. You can find out how to use as a layer, use as a path, use as a fill, use with fill / stroke, use as a source for brushes, use as a tile, use as an overlay, use them as a frame, how to color them, how to blend them using blending modes, how to add strokes to them, how to warp them, use them with perspective warp, how to turn them into smart object and use with smart filters and much more. Any questions, please let us know
How to create a cross shape for Photoshop and others
The best tool to use is Illustrator as that has a massive range of tools to modify vector paths but if you haven't got that then PS is fine as you have a range of tools such as the rectangle tool. You can quickly create a very basic artwork by using two rectangles, one vertical and one horizontal with the horizontal one about a third of the way down from the top of the other. If you create the artwork as a layer then you can combine the two using the convert to smart object or if you want to use them as a new CSH file then select both and then use the combine layers in the layer menu. You can select the direct selection tool and then go to the top bar of PS and select the path operations control and merge the components and then use the edit menu define custom command to store it to the preset palette for use with the CSH tool in PS. You can also use the direct selection tool to select individual points and move them to create many new artworks from the same source material. You can also combine the artwork with other paths as well as subtract from the path to create a more distressed etc work
Cross shapes - how to add photoshop fills and strokes
You can use the artwork in a number of ways such as a fill / pixel and also as a path (no color) and you can also add them as a layer. As a layer, and while the CSH tool is selected, you can re-color the layer in many different ways such as adding a fill and stroke. The fill and stroke can both have a solid color as well as gradient (radial, linear etc) as well as pattern (change scaling and tile etc) and you can also add into the mix dashes and cap settings and more. You can only add one fill and one stroke and one set of the color / gradient / patterns. You can always get around the single fill / stroke by just duplicating the path and having the artwork have a different blending mode such as difference or overlay so you can see the underlying color and then combine those two or more objects together - you can use that approach to create all kinds of super colorful artwork.