Updated: October 18th, 2014
100 Eye custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS2 CS1 CS6 CS5 CS4 Elements CS3 includes sparkly, open looking, manga influenced, realistic, cartoons, abstract, sketched, surreal, basic and more. Commercial use - use to create 1000s of artworks to sell. They are loaded via the CSH palette and used via the CSH tool. In PS elements, the cookie cutter tool can be used as well with all the work. Also includes the files in EPS format : load the EPS vectors via the open command or via the place, the eps file can also be used in many other applications such as PSP and Photo-Paint. All are by graphicxtras.com. The Photoshop eye shapes can be converted to other formats, effects can be applied, layer effects can be applied, they can be transformed, filled, stroked, turned into brushes, blended, combined, exported to other applications and much more. FREE sampler to download
Commercial use, royalty free
CSH + EPS
PC & MAC
On purchase, receive vectors + notes + gallery + serial
What can I do with the set ?
The Photoshop eye custom shapes can be used in commercial work as well as personal work, you can use the presets to create items that can be used in turn to create new preset that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, book covers and interiors, illustrations, advertising, glasses, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web sites, templates, videos and much more. You can use them to create millions of stunning unique graphics.
If you have any questions about the presets, please contact us about them and I will try and answer your questions as quickly as possible. We can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
Palette options for the tool
The Photoshop eye shapes are displayed via the palette. The palette can hold a large range of the artworks (though not every CSH presets created on graphicxtras - probably be too much for any palette) and are displayed as a thumbnail. To use an artwork, simply select and then apply. The presets palette can also be added to via the standard file and open command as well in later versions of PS and Elements (this might vary from version to version and OS to OS)
1) Select the CSH tool
2) Go to the top bar / options
3) Select the presets dropdown
4) Select them from the palette
5) Apply the artwork as required
There are additional items associated with the CSH tool such as apply them as constrained or unconstrained or a defined size or apply from the center
1) Select CSH tool
2) Select defined size (size as required)
3) Go to the document
4) Click and repeat click to apply the fill over the entire document (great for a nozzle like effect).
Creative Cloud updates
If you are on the creative cloud subscription then you can (with the October 2014 release) use the Photoshop eye shapes with the new library feature. Add the image as a pixel / raster and you can drag that to the new library and re-use it at any point in the future. You can also use them as a layer and then drag that to the library and re-use that at a later point; you can also drag smart objects as well as items with smart filters / items with styles / items with adjustments and more to the library and re-use. The library feature now enable you to group items by a particular project, theme, work in progress etc. You can also use the results in Illustrator as well as use them on different OS and also on different machines. This is a powerful addition to the CC and Adobe PS
You can also use them with the flame tool which has been added in the October 2014 release and you can use the item as a path and the path can then be used as a source for the flame path - the flame tool includes 100s of options to include amazing imagery so the flames can take all kinds of forms. You can also re-apply the flame tool, use with different blending modes and much more. The Tree tool also uses the path feature and you can then wrap a tree around the selected path
Fixed size and Vector graphics
If you use the fixed size, you can use the presets more like a brush stroke or nozzle and just click the document repeatedly to apply a quick preset using the current color - fill an image with 1000s of artworks in seconds
The only thing that is slightly problematic is that the vector is generated to the side of the work - you can fix this by setting the 'from center' option and then the nozzle is a whole lot easier to control. For many of the controls, the from center option makes the application harder but the from center works well with the fixed size option.
You can find more about the eye custom shapes via the graphicxtras channel on Youtube. How to install them, how to use them, how to distort and warp and much more. If you have any questions, please e-mail us and I will try and create a video or two on the subject.
Use as layers, paths and fills
You can set them to one of three formats and they all have their uses, pros and cons as well. You can set them via the top bar of PS. You can apply the layers and paths as vectors and the others are raster. You can still apply the fill to a layer but you need to use the new layer command and then add the fill.
The path is probably the least useful in its default state but you can always copy them to Illustrator or use it with text or apply brush strokes and convert into selections and use with effects so even the path option can be useful. With the latest CC release, the path option has even more uses as you can now use it with the flame tool and tree tool as well as the pattern on a path / curve
Use as a smart object
The eye custom shapes can be used as a powerful tool combined with the smart objects feature in the latest versions of PS. You can bring them together: path with smart filter and adjustment layers and layer effects and the combination is still live, all the settings can be changed at any point. A very useful feature. As the smart object keeps developing with each release then who knows what will be added in future releases.
So how to get started with them, simply select the art and then go to the layers menu and convert to smart object and then add the smart filters to the object and add adjustments (that in turn can all be converted into yet another smart object).
You can combine multiple smart objects over and over to create ever more complex graphics though with the recent versions of the application you are still limited to the layer palette and multiple clickings of PSB files (which I hope will be improved in subsequent versions of PS).
A useful recent addition to the Creative Cloud has been the ability to save the smart object to a PSB file via the layer menu convert to linked command. This does mean you can save a smart object at any point in the creative process and re-use. However, with another update (October 2014), you can now save the same smart object to the library - which (to me) is even more useful than the PSB option. Of course, if you are not happy or see no uses for the libraries feature - the convert to linked is a great way to save snapshots etc of work in progress as well as build up a library of great vector resources for future work