Diamond custom shapes for Photoshop

Updated: August 18th, 2014

Diamond custom shapes many mixed designs for Photoshop and elements

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Diamond cutom shapes for Photoshop gallery (V118)

100 Diamond Photoshop custom shapes for CS5 CS4 CS3 CS6 CC CS2 CS1 elements etc includes clock designs, circular themed designs, cut designs, abstracts, half and half designs, rings, combos, doubles, outlines, dividing designs and more. Wonderful vector artworks for any size of work. use via the toolbox, use via shape blur, use via the cookie cutter in PSE. You can combine the diamond custom shapes in millions of different ways, transform them, blend them, export them, use the the presets as a source for truly amazing brushes as well as patterns, you can tweak them, warp them, transform the designs and much more. Unique items, different from any other presets set on the site. All are are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.Use them to create items for sale as well as personal use.

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Vector designs for any size of work

CSH format

diamond shapes for Photoshop CC CS4 CS2 mixed vector designs on green

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Diamond custom shapes gallery (V56)

100 Diamond custom shapes including frames, sharp presets, embossed presets, window, outlines, hex, double frames, angular designs, hollows, art deco designs and more for PS & Elements. Commercial use, royalty-free, CSH format.

Diamond custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements

Diamond custom shapes CSH - loading the files ?

The Photoshop diamond shapes are in standard CSH, double click the CSH file and the file is loaded into the palette. That is probably the quickest way to load the presets into the application. Another approach is to use the load / replace commands found on the palette and you can then load the palette or replace the existing designs. If you are using PS elements, you will need to load the presets by adding the file to the preset shapes folder for Elements. You can also double click the CSH file to load the designs as well as right click the file and select the open option


festive diamond shape for Photoshop and elements candle


A festive candle glow

Layer, path, pixels ?

There are three ways to apply the Photoshop diamond shapes and that is by selecting the CS tool and then selecting the type - layer ((shape layer), pixel or path - each have their uses and can be used to create a vast range of amazing shape designs in the application. The path and the shape layer options mean the preset remain as vectors and can be used to any size of work at any point, the pixel option means the presets are fixed at the time of creation. You can set the color of the design to any color, gradients or patterns as well as fill the shape with effects etc


diamond shapes pop art designs for Photoshop and elements


They can be applied to any background design - great for pop art effects

diamond shapes for Photoshop background mix of designs


They can be applied once or multiple times or mixed with others in PS

Can I use them in other applications ?

Not directly, you can save the shape as a raster image (such as PNG etc) or you can export the Photosop diamond custom shape via the clipboard to Illustrator etc. You can also use the export command via the export menu in PS and save the design as an AI file for import into other application


diamond shapes for Photoshop and images combine


They can be combined in many different ways with images such as just using one combined with the image / darkness

diamond shapes watermark for Photoshop and elements opacity


They can be applied to an image using opacity less than 50% to create a watermark design

How can I use them - commercial use ?

Use them to create commercial work as well as personal work, you can also use the designs to create items that can in turn be used to create new items for sale and more. You can use them to create items for sale such as logos and books, documents, adverts, packaging, videos and much more. If you have any questions about the use of the designs, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com


diamond shapes photoshop color mixed vector designs in yellow black


Apply the designs in any color such as black or orange as above

diamond shapes photoshop tiles black designs for elements etc


They can be used for a source for many other designs - in this case, pattern layers

Use as a source as pattern tiles

You can use the presets as a great source for pattern tiles. Simply open a document and apply the designs either as a single or multiple design (avoiding the seams of the document) and then go to the edit menu and select the define pattern command. You can also export the same design as a PNG file and this can be placed im the PSP patterns folder so you can then use the same designs in PSP as well as PS.


diamond shapes for Photoshop and elements combined with text


They can be combined with themselves (different shades of pink) as well as text (in millions of different ways)

diamond shapes for Photoshop transformations scale and slant etc


They can be scaled and transformed in countless ways - the above design shows one of the hollow designs applied in black

diamond shapes for Photoshop and elements colors mixed designs


They can be applied multiple times and can be filled with different colors and used to create a lovely stained glass design

diamond shapes metal for Photoshop and layer effects in elements


They can be used as a layer and styles such as metal can be applied (as well as 1000s of other style / layer effects)

Videos ?

You can find a lot of videos on the tutorials via our video channel on graphictras channel / youtube. If there are any specific questions about the designs etc, please let us know and we can always try and create a video on the subject

How to create a shape (video Youtube)


How to apply multiple gradients to a vector design in PS (Youtube video)

You can use smart objects and styles with any of the CSH designs to create millions of super colorful designs - use with multiple smart objects and layer styles and difference etc blending modes to create super colorful images


diamond shape layer for Photoshop two designs with stroke


The shape layers can have a fill as well as a stroke set (white in the above). The fill etc can be set to a solid color in PS as well as a gradient or pattern. They can also be transformed (rotated, scaled etc)

diamond abstract shape for Photoshop and elements CC CS4


They can be combined in millions of ways to create all kinds of abstract designs

Format of the supplied diamond shapes file?

Version 6 preset format and that means the presets can be used with all versions of the applications up from 6 (this was released about 13 years ago). They can work fine on the pc and mac in CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 etc as well as the latest version, CC 2014.

Setting stroke and fill

With the most recent releases of the application, you can now rapidly change the fill and stroke of the selected layer as long as you select the shape tool in the PS toolbox. you can set the color of the vector design to a gradient or pattern or solid color. You can also now set the stroke to a whole range of different dash and gap settings via a selection of presets or just edit the gap / dash settings as required. You can also align the stroke inside, outside etc of the design.

Diamond custom shapes export to other applications

You don't have to keep the designs only for PS, of course not, you can use them in other applications such as PaintShop Pro, GIMP 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. You can also just apply the design as a pixel / raster image and then save the design as a PNG 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 3000 x 3000 and then import that. You can also use the shape design to create strokes and tiles in PS etc and export any of those designs. You can also use the designs 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 (linked convert) if you are using the latest versions of creative cloud. Or apply effects and then export. The set is an unlimited selection of amazing designs that can be of use in many different tools and not just the obvious.

Cookie cutter in PSE

The designs can be used as standard CSH vectors in Elements but they can also be used as cookie cutters as well. Select the cookie cutter tool and then you will see the various options on the top options bar such as the design (which can be any of the vector CSH files) as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector design). If the crop is not set to on then the design is just placed in the original location with the full document and all the image outside of the cookie cutter removed. While applying the cookie cutter in PSE, you can constrain the proportions and apply transformations such as shear and rotate and scale. Once you have the cookie cutter shape, you can always apply yet another cookie cutter to cut even more away from the design. You can also use the result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also apply effects to the cookie cutter design. If you want to have the original image as well as cookie cutter shape then before using the tool, simply duplicate the layer as many times as you wish and use the cookie cutter on those (in different locations if you wish) and you can then also combine those multiple cut layers using blending modes such as darken / overlay / exclusion / difference to create some truly wow designs.

Perspective warp

You can apply various warps to the designs but before you can apply any warps you have to use the layer menu and convert to smart object and then apply the perspective warp. You can then modify the presets in 1000s of ways using different combinations of layout and warp options. The tool is great for creating a pseudo 3D effect rotation.


perspective warp 3D rotate


An example of the perspective warp applied to the design. Apply the layout greater than the size of the design and then use the warp option to turn the image away from the screen.


diamond shapes for Photoshop and colored filled layers


They can be applied a layer, they can be filled with colored and distributed as required

diamond shapes for Photoshop and row of designs in different colors


They can be applied as a layer and then aligned and distributed. They can be re-colored using adjustments

Applications support ?

Adobe CC Creative cloud 2014 & 6 5 4 3 2 1 & 7 6 & Elements 12 - 1 & standalone 14 - 6

Diamond shapes as smart objects ?

One of the best features in Photoshop has to be the smart objects. You can quickly convert any of the designs into a smart object via the layer menu convert to smart object. The beauty of the smart object is that you can always edit the source material at any point as well as add and remove and change the settings of smart filters applied such as the blur gallery. You can also now save the combined design and smart filters and adjustment layers and styles into a single linked object via the layer menu (convert to linked) and then bring the designs back in via the file place linked command.

Shape blurs in Photoshop ?

A very powerful filter command is the shape blur found in the blur menu. It is also a fairly flexible tool as you use the diamond shapes for Photoshop as a source so in that sense, the command has a virtually unlimited range of effect options. The tool works best with less blur (if you go for the full intensity blur it really just wipes out the image) and perhaps repeat applications either with the same design or different designs. You can select the blur source from the dropdown as with the toolbox and the cookie cutter.