Updated: January 27th, 2015
100 Diamond Photoshop custom shapes for CS5 CS4 CS3 CS6 CC CS2 CS1 elements etc includes circular, cuts, abstracts, half and half, rings, combos, doubles, outlines, dividing clock faces 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 them 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. Commercial use, all royalty free, world wide, no time limits imposed
PC and MAC OS X
CSH format - on buying the set, you receive the CSH files along with documentation and gallery and serial number.
100 Diamond custom shapes including frames, sharp presets, embossed presets, window, outlines, hex, double frames, angular, hollows, art decos and more for PS & Elements.
Commercial use, royalty-free
Use them in millions of combinations for all your projects on the PC and MAC
Diamond custom shapes CSH - loading the files ?
The Photoshop diamond shapes are in CSH, double click the CSH presets 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. 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 presets to load as well as right click the file and select the open option
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 decorative graphics 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 to any color, gradients or patterns as well as fill the shape with effects etc
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 as an AI document for import into other application
How can I use them - commercial use ?
Use them to create commercial work as well as personal work, you can also use them 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, mugs, posters, napkins, skateboard, scrapbooking, cards, leaflets, web pages, websites, banners, videos and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us on email@example.com
Use as a source as pattern tiles
You can use the presets as a great source for pattern tiles. Simply open a document and use them either as a single or multiple graphics (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 as a PNG image and this can be placed im the PSP patterns folder so you can then use the same in PSP as well as PS.
You can find a lot of videos on the tutorials via our video channel on graphictras channel / youtube. If there are any specific questions, please let us know and we can always try and create a video on the subject How to create a shape (Video Youtube)
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 graphic 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.
Diamond custom shapes export to other applications
You don't have to keep the them 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 and then you can open them in vector applications. You can also just apply them as a pixel / raster image and then save as a PNG or TIFF image and open in Corel 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 decorative graphic to create strokes and tiles in PS etc and export them. You can also use them more than once to perhaps build a far more complex image and then export that to another application. You can also save as a PSB file as well via smart objects (linked convert) 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 paths that can be of use in many different tools
Diamond shapes - Cookie cutter in PSE
They can be used as 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 vector preset as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector graphic). If the crop is not set to on then the result is just placed in the original location with the full document and all the image outside of the cookie cutter removed.
While using the powerful 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.
You can also use the result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also use visual effects with the cookie cutter tool results.
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 / differences etc
You can warp them but before you can apply any warps you have to use the layer menu and convert them to a smart object and then use 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.
Applications support ?
Adobe CC Creative cloud 2014 & 6 5 4 3 2 1 & 7 6 & Elements 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1 & standalone 15 - 6
Diamond shapes as smart objects ?
One of the best features in Adobe PS has to be the smart objects. You can quickly convert any 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 paths and smart filters and adjustment layers and styles into a single linked object via the layer menu (convert to linked) and then bring them back in via the place linked command.
Shape blurs in Adobe PS ?
A very powerful filter command is the shape blur found in the blur menu. You can use any of the items included in the set in the filter and that means the tool has a near infinite number of uses and possible creative results.
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 or different. You can select the blur source from the dropdown as with the toolbox and the cookie cutter.