-- Updated -- : June 24th, 2016
Works with: Photoshop, Elements
Format: CSH or PDF (please see the description)
License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more
FREE: FREE samplers *
150 Amazing horseshoe shapes / vector artworks all in CSH format, all royalty free for use with Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 etc as well as elements and also the standalone versions on the PC and MAC
The set includes a large variety of different horseshoe shapes such as rounded, curved, spiked, distorted, sketched and many more
The vector artworks can be combined, modified, re-colored, warped, effects applied, layer effects applied, distortions, points changed, exported and much more. Easy to load artwork for all kinds of work.
Access the CSH presets set via the open command or via the presets panel load replace commands.
Commercial (CU4CU) use artworks, no time limits for their use - use to create items for sale, videos, wallpaper, patterns, bottles, posters, patches, gloves, fashions, calendars, farm equipment, adverts, packaging, caps and much more.
On purchase of the horseshoe shapes set, you receive the CSH and documentation and gallery and serial for any future updates
Gallery (#35) PDF
Virtually anything, you can use them in creative commercial work as well as personal work, you can use them to create large artwork and small artwork, you can use them to create items that can be used in turn to create new artwork for sale. You can use them to create illustrations, documents, adverts, packaging, video, hats, garments, leaflets, textiles, fabrics, carpets, records, CDs, scrap booking items and much more. You can use them world wide, no credit is required and there are no time constraints on their use. All are by this site, graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle
Please check the description, if it states CSH then it is a custom shape. Some of the sets are PDF format
You can use the PDF vector designs in a variety of apps such as PS and PSE but you can also use them in PSP, Indesign, Pages, Illustrator etc. They are in standard Adobe Acrobat format and are loaded via the file open command or place command
You may be interested in horseshoe fonts for use in PS and PS Elements and many other applications such as PSP and Affinity Photo etc
Personally, I probably would not as there are much better pen tools and illustration tools in Illustrator if you want the artwork to be a vector. The key thing about the artwork is that is based on a semi ring (or it could be the stroke of a circle) at the top (or bottom) of the path and then with the additional arms coming from left and right of the ring and the left and right parts can be any length. Alignment is also useful so you can align the paths to the ring and connect them and also in that case, access to the pathfinder unite is very useful.
How to extend the artwork from there is up to you. You can create the artwork as a fill but it is probably easier to create it as a stroke so lines can connect very easily and then you can quickly use the stroke width to create a thicker design. Illustrator again helps here as you can then expand the artwork back into a fill and then use that as a vector shape. You can also create millions of variant designs simply by using the tools such as width profiles available to Illustrator (and not Photoshop).
Use of Illustrator, of course, depends on you having access to the creative cloud and having access to both of those tools within that subscription. You can also use the paths in Illustrator with tools such as Astute Graphics' Vectorscribe plugin set which can manipulate the path in 1000s of additional ways to create even more amazing horseshoe designs which can then be saved as a CSH to the preset's panel in Adobe PS.
You can also create a quick 3D model via the 3D menu command with the layer and use the extrusion commands to create all kinds of 3D lucky charms and also you can then export the results to other 3D formats such as OBJ and import the result of your layer / model into 3D studio max as well as Poser and Daz Studio etc
Assuming all along that you want a vector, otherwise if it is a raster image you want then why not just use a thick brush stroke and create that design perhaps on a layer and then you can add some depth to it via the 3D menu and extrude or perhaps using layer styles and bevels etc
All are stored in CSH. All are vectors which are infinitely more useful than the raster format brushes ABR etc - at least with the vector you can set the size to 2000 x 2000 or 100x100 but with a raster stroke, nope - you are stuck with the same size or less. Sadly, the CSH is probably the least supported format for installation and opening in PS.
The easiest way to open the vector graphics in PS is to add the CSH presets to the presets folder in PS or PS Elements and then go to the right side menu of the panel and select the CSH presets - once loaded, access them from the panel (while using the custom shapes tool as well as the cookie cutter tool in PS Elements.) You can double click the CSH file and the presets are then loaded into the panel.
You can also right click the CSH file and then select the open command or open with (depends on the file associations) and then all the CSH presets are loaded into the panel. Other options are file open but that only works in some versions
You can find our tutorials via the Youtube site as well as the TipDesk.com website. The tutorials on Youtube are all via the graphicxtras channel. You will find videos on how to install them, use them as smart objects, use as paths, use with renders such as flame and trees, use as a layer, how to use them with smart adjustments, how to use them with smart filters, how to export them, how to use them as layer comps, how to re-color them, combine with others, use with blending modes, use in different color modes, use in different channels and much more. Any questions about the vectors, please contact us.
You can use them as fills (pixels / raster) as well as standard paths and as layers. This is set options are available via the top bar once you select the CSH tool in the PS toolbox. Each of the options have their uses, their pros and cons. The layer option is probably the most useful but in all cases, you can use the artwork as large or as small as you wish. The layer option does allow for the combination of styles and also the ability to manipulate the path (via the points or via warping or perspective warp etc), you can also turn the results into a smart object and save those either to a PSB file for future use or use the new creative cloud CC (October 2014 release) libraries feature - you add the layer to the library either as is or combined with adjustments and styles and smart filters. You can also add the fill (which has either been added to the background or another layer) to the libraries. The fill option is perhaps more intuitive to use and quicker to add paths but the layer options does allow for transforms and much more. In both cases, you can combine multiple paths as well as remove elements from those paths or pixels. One advantage of the layer option is that they can be quickly removed or effects added and altered (if smart filters), if added as a fill, the individual elements cannot be updated without un-doing or scrapping the work. Layers have the advantage of combination with the layer comps and layers comps mean you can change the position / style / opacity in seconds for a selection of layers and you can use this to demonstrate different layouts for projects using the same elements. This is perhaps very useful if you are developing web pages where the results are for mobile / web pages etc Hardly mentioned the paths option but they can be useful (especially combined with Illustrator CC 2015 2014 etc) but you can use the paths with tools such as the brushes as well as the flame tool (October 2014 CC release) and tree tool. You can also export the paths to Illustrator via the export command.
The PDF artworks can be loaded via the open command in PS as well as the place command. The PDF shapes can be loaded via the open command in PaintShop Pro. You can also find many free applications on the web that can convert the items to other formats such as PNG and TIFF. You can use them as smart objects in PS etc and re-size, add smart filters to them to modify them in 1000s of ways. You can also edit the PDF files in the creative cloud in Illustrator and simply open them in Illustrator via the file open and then edit the artwork and perhaps re-save as EPS or SVG etc as required depending on the project.