Updated: August 29th, 2014
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.
Commercial use, royalty free
On purchase, receive designs + gallery + notes + serial
Vector designs for any size of work
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 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
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
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.