Updated: August 16th, 2015
graphicxtras.com > Photoshop shapes etc > Hexagons by Andrew Buckle
100 Hexagon shapes for Photoshop CC CS4 CS2 CS6 14 13 12 11 CS1 CS5 CS3 Elements etc including curved, outlines thin, cross, bobbled, rounded, halt, extruded and many more. Hexagon shapes for Photoshop CS4 CS5 CS6 CC 2015 Elements inc. Honeycomb polygons
PC MAC OS X.
Use the hexagon Photoshop shapes as sources for amazing new brushes, new patterns as well as textures and distortions and many other resources.
CSH format. Load by double clicking the set or via the presets palette in PS and Elements.
Commercial use, all royalty free. They can be used to create logos, books, illustrations, advertising, backgrounds, brushes, packaging, ceramics, 3D models and much more. World wide use, no credit is required, no time limits imposed
On purchase, you receive a zip file (via shareit.com) with the CSH file set and also a gallery and documentation and serial.
100 Colorful vectors themed for use in many different applications on the PC and MAC
PDF format (you can convert these vector items to PNG and TIFF etc format)
Commercial use, all royalty free, all can be used world wide use, no time limits, no credit is required for their use. You can use them to create logos, adverts, backgrounds, brushes, strokes, patterns, textiles, mugs, posters, fashions, t-shirts and many more.
Includes all kinds of honeycombs, hex graphics, colorful graphics and more.
Great for Illustrator, PSP, Adobe Fireworks, Xara and others
100 Stunning graphics to buy and use for all kinds of work includes SF, connected, alien, abstract, dividers, outlines, extruded graphics, rounded, shadows, honeycombs and more.
Commercial use vectors in CSH for CC CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 & Elements 2014. All are royalty free, all the wonderful artworks are for your use in all your projects.
PC and MAC OS X - use on Windows 10 XP, ME, 98, Windows 8 and 7 as well as 10.10 10.9 10.8 etc MAC OS X
CSH format - easy to load and add, simply access via the presets palette or double click the CSH file
100 Graphics including hex, honeycomb, outlines, rows, tiles, frames, circular and more to buy and use in all your projects in Adobe PS CC CC 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 etc as well as Elements (you can use them with the cookie cutter etc)
For use on the PC and MAC
CSH - load them via the Photoshop presets palette or double click the file to load all the graphics into the palette.
Commercial use, royalty free, you can use them to create logos, books, articles, documentation, videos, leaflets, scrap booking, packaging, adverts and much more. World wide use, no credit is required. All the items are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle
On purchase, you receive the CSH file along with documentation and gallery and serial
Creative cloud library
The latest Creative cloud release now includes a powerful libraries feature. This is in CC 2014.2 (and I assume in future releases, though hopefully with some improvements). You can now drag the hexagon Photoshop shapes to the library and then recall it at any future point. You can group art / paths used in projects in the library; you can also use it as a snapshot of all the work at any point. It is a very flexible feature (though I have no idea on the limits on the space etc that the library can use or that it does use to store all this data). You can also store paths with styles, paths flattened, paths with smart filters and much more. You can also use these resources across multiple machines with your CC subscription as well as multiple platforms (so you don't have to use a USB stick to copy the hex files from a PC to a mac and back; this can all be done via the libraries functionality)
The hexagon Photoshop shapes are stored in CSH and these are installed into the preset's folder. The CSH presets can then be accessed quickly via the right side menu of the custom shape tool. Once selected, they can be used throughout the document as layers, paths and fills. They can be set to any color in PS and can be used as a single element or as part of the path or used multiple times. The file also should be accessible via the open command on the PC, though that is not the case on the mac. You can also load the CSH files in Adobe PS and Elements via the explorer / folder by right clicking the CSH file and selecting an application to load the CSH; as well as double clicking the file. If the file associations are not correct or it points to a different app then you might find that you open Microsoft Word instead.
The hexagon Photoshop shapes can be used to great effect with the scripts that come with the edit menu fill command 'patterns'. Create a path (not the layer option) with the vector preset and then make certain the path is selected in the paths palette. Set the selected layer to the background layer or any raster layer and then go to the edit menu and fill and select the pattern option and select the scripts and select the 'place along path' as well as a pattern (generally something with a transparent background and approx 150 x 150 seems to work best with the preview). Click OK and you will see an additional dialog where you can change the spacing for the selected pattern as well as various randomization color settings and also the spacing and angle etc. Click OK. You can move the path and then re-apply
CSH + PDF
The hexagon shapes for Photoshop are not just in CSH format. The PDFs are loaded via the open command of PSP or Illustrator etc, they can also be loaded into the applications in some cases via the file import or place command. The PDFs can also be converted to other formats such as PNG and TIFF. The CSH are native resources, PDFs can be used in many different applications and not just PS. The CSH can be converted into PDFs but the PDFs cannot be easily converted into CSH - though some of the artworks are easier than others (the PDF graphics are colorful vectors and some are fairly complex with lens flares etc which cannot be converted into CSH)
Video tutorials about them
You can find out more about the hexagon Photoshop shapes via our video tutorials section 'graphicxtras' on Youtube such as how to load them, how to merge them, how to tweak the vectors, change the anchor points etc You can also find a number of our tutorials on TipDesk as well
You can use the hexagon Photoshop shapes to create items for commercial as well as personal use, you can also use the presets to create items that can be used in turn to create items for sale CU4CU. You can also use them to create logos, brush strokes, fashions, adverts, packaging, videos, documents, items for sale on zazzle, catalogs, skateboards, tiles and much more. If you have any questions about them, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The hexagon shapes for Photoshop can be used as standard vector graphics 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 artwork (which can be any of the vector CSH) as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector). If the crop option is not set to on then the result is just placed in the original location (feathered or not) 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 cutter (width and height) as well as rotate and scale and shear transformations. Once you have the cookie cutter, you can always re-apply another cookie cutter to chop even more away from the image. You can use the end result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns and displacement maps and textures. You can also use visual effects to the cookie cutter. If you want to have the original image as well as cookie cutter then before using the tool, 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 difference and darken. The cookie cutter is still in the latest version of Elements but for some reason it is tucked away in with crop and it is not immediately visible. I really wish Adobe would move away from the two column toolbox to a much more flexible any size toolbox and one that can be changed. They have gone part way with custom toolboxs in some applications but the main toolbox should also be editable. There are some tools there that I never use and cookie cutter is not one of those.
The hexagon Photoshop shapes can be used in countless ways - they are just the most powerful of tools for all kinds of work. They can be filled with a single color or filled with multiple colors. Theye can also have effects applied / layer styles such as shadows and bevels. Turn them into smart objects for use with smart filters such as use with camera raw filter, poster edge, sponge, charcoal etc Use them with layer effects and styles so any of the artworks can be suddenly turned into a metal or concrete or plaster or gel image and you can always modify any path further via the effects dialog by adding in shadows or glows or strokes. You can also turn this into a smart object and you can then add additional shadows and glows. Export the images to other applications such as PSP, Adobe Fireworks, After Effects, Pages etc
Preset viewer and hexagon shapes
If you have lots and lots of presets to work through then a browser might be of use. Sadly, Adobe Bridge does not have any feature to look through ABR and CSH and PAT. The Tumasoft presetviewerbreeze tool is a really useful tool and you can find more via their site. You can use the tool to generate thumbnails of all the items included in the set and much more.