Updated: November 4th, 2014
100 Hexagon shapes for Photoshop CC CS4 CS2 CS6 14 13 12 11 CS1 CS5 CS3 Elements etc including curved, outlines thin, cross, bobbled, extruded and many more. PC MAC OS X. for all your projects. Use the hexagon Photoshop shapes as sources for amazing new brushes, new patterns as well as textures and distortions and many other resources. The vectors can be loaded in PS via the shapes palette and can be used via the custom shapes tool in the toolbox. They can be used to create logos, books, illustrations, advertising, backgrounds, brushes, packaging, ceramics, 3D models and much more. FREE sampler to download
Commercial use, royalty free
On purchase, receive shapes + gallery + serial + notes
100 Colorful vector shapes hexagon themed for use in many different applications on the PC and MAC PDF commercial use. Includes all kinds of honeycombs, hex graphics and more. Great for Illustrator, PSP, Adobe Fireworks, Xara and others FREE sampler to download
100 Stunning hexagon themed 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
100 Hexagonal shapes, hex, honeycomb, circular shapes, rows, tiles, frames, circular and more. CSH. Commercial use
Dynamic libraries and hexagon shapes in Photoshop
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 shape 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)
Install of CSH presets
The Photoshop custom hexagon shapes are stored in CSH and these are installed into the presets custom shapes 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 shape 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 Photoshop 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.
PDF vector format for Photoshop, PSP, Pages etc
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 custom shapes 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 shapes - 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 custom shapes)
A quick video showing how to create basic hex in Adobe PS - using the polygon tool. Of course, the vectors on this page for PS are far more complex than just the basic hex. The video also shows the creation of the art followed by the duplication and scaling to create a ring shape. The ring is created by using the subtract shape set operation. This is then duplicated and used to create a honeycomb shape decorative graphic in CC Create shapes in CC
There are also many additional videos about the shapes for PS etc via the graphicxtras channel on youtube. If you have any questions about the vector presets, please contact us on email@example.com and I will try and create a video or two.
Use the perspective warp on a shadow style and blur the art via the blur gallery tilt in CC 2014
A video showing the use of Photoshop hexagon custom shapes and combining them into a single vector form which can then be defined via the edit menu and then showing the use of the vector via the toolbox in PS Combining of multiple Photoshop shapes
How can I use them ?
You can use 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
Cookie cutter and Hexagon shapes in Photoshop
They 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.
Application of the custom shapes
They 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
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.