Last Modified : September 22nd, 2015
graphicxtras.com > Photoshop shapes etc > Greek ornaments by Andrew Buckle
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100 Ancient Greek ornament shapes for Photoshop CC 2015 CS3 CS2 CS4 CS5 CS1 CS6 Elements 2014 includes divider, antique, slanted, intense, rounded, singlular, extruded, outlines, shadowed and more. Greek ornament Photoshop shapes CS6 CC CS5 2015 CS4 Elements inc. dividers, historic. They can also be exported as AI (Adobe Illustrator vectors) as well as raster (PNG) for use in many other applications. All in CSH - on purchase of the set, you receive the CSH file and documentation and gallery and serial Commercial (CU4CU) use, with all by Andrew Buckle (graphicxtras.com). You can use them to create t-shirts, logos, web sites, web pages, books, mousepads, fashions, ceramics, etc. On purchase, receive CSH + notes + gallery + serial. PC and MAC OS X
Opening Greek ornament shapes in Photoshop and elements
The set is in standard CSH format. To load them into the app, the best solution is to double click the CSH file and this loads them (adding them to the existing set of paths). You can also right click the CSH file and select the open option or open with. If the file association is set incorrectly then you may end up with Microsoft Word or something else opening but if all is set correct, Adobe PS or Elements should open. Another option is to add the set to the presets folders of PS and elements and then the items should appear in the presets palette right side menu by name. You can also use the same menu to load (again adding the items to the existing set) or using the replace option which removes all the existing before loading. You can also (in some versions) use the edit menu preset manager. You can also now in the latest versions of the CC use them via the CC libraries, drag the asset from the library and then use it as a new layer etc
Greek ornament shapes for Photoshop and video tutorials
I have created 100s of videos on the subject of the vector files, you can find all our videos via the graphicxtras channel on the Youtube.com site as well as many other sites such as TipDesk.com and Vimeo.com. The videos show how to load and install and use as paths and how to warp them, how to use them as a new asset, how to use them as brushes, use them as a source for tiles, use them with effects, combine them, how to use them in channels, how to export them for use in many other apps such as Affinity Photo and Designer, use them with perspective warp, turn them into smart objects, how to duplicate them, how to transform them and much more. Any questions, please let us know
How to create a Greek ornament Photoshop shape ?
The easiest way has to be in Illustrator. PS is good but Illustrator is great for creating vector artwork (as is Affinity designer). The basic work was created from a set of rectangular lines which were assembled in a number of ways - so that is probably the best starting point. Create a rectangle via the rectangle tool, make it thin and long as well as a selection of shorter items with the same height. You can then join those lines together in numerous ways using the smart guides feature to click them all together (Colliderscribe from Astute Graphics also may be of use there). You can then use the pathfinder panel to then combine all those into a variety of lines with one line and one line down etc in numerous combinations. Another way and perhaps simplier is to use the line segment tool and zigzag back and forth. Go along and then down a little and then along back a little and so on. You can see from the artwork on this page the rough idea but the line segment tool means you can go back and forth and create all kinds of lines and they are all linked together or you can do them in separate chunks and then duplicate them joining the parts together in a single long line. You can also add a stroke to the line and then expand that. You may have to use the simplify path to clean up some extra added points that always seem to turn up. A good source for examples on how to create the historic artworks would be any number of books on antique vases or perhaps study the ideas on the British Museum etc websites or visit the museum (as well as others) and sketch out the ideas to form the long antique dividers.
How to export the Greek ornament Photoshop shapes ??
Well, the easiest way now has to be to use the powerful CC library feature, simply add the item as a pixel to a layer and drag the layer to the library or add the item as a layer and then drag that or perhaps turn it into a smart object and then drag that to the CC library and then the artwork can be used in tools such as Illustrator. However, all the above can equally be used to just save the item via the the same command to a PSD file or PNG file or JPG etc or use the export and save the artwork as an AI file (the path anyway). You can also copy the artwork via the copy command to the pasteboard to use in other parts of the CC (in many cases). Should be noted that if you save the artwork as a PNG format file, save it as a PNG-24 as I have found a number of apps such as Painter seem to only like PNG-24 and not PNG-8 format files.