Updated: August 30th, 2015
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100 Lattice shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 2015 2014 Elements. Lattice shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 Elements inc. connections, lines, links
They are supplied in standard CSH
All for commercial (CU4CU) use including angled, silhouettes, complex grids, random, noise, dotted, extreme overlaps and more. Vectors for any size of work. All are by graphicxtras.com and can be used to create items for sale.
PC (Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 / XP etc) and MAC OS X (10.9 10.8 10.10 10.7 etc)
The lattice Photoshop custom shapes can be used as layers, paths, selections and fills. They can also be combined, modified, re-colored, warped, distorted, exported, blended, merged, used as a source for new brushes and much more.
On buying the unique lattice shapes, you receive the download link to the CSH as well as documentation and gallery and serial
Video timeline and Photoshop lattice custom shapes
You can use the items in a static manner but you can bring all the graphics included in the set to life via the video timeline. See the video timeline in the window menu of PS. Once displayed, add a layer and then you can see the item appear in the timeline. You can then set three different properties across time such as the position and styles and opacity (if you convert the item into a smart object you can also add transformations into the mix). You can set the opacity etc of the shape along the timeline by clicking the watch (little icon). Move the video playhead and then set the opacity and a new keyframe will be created. You can do this once or multiple times. Clicking the play button, you will see the opacity change over time from start to the current position of the playhead. You can then render the video as a MP4 file etc
How to open the lattice shapes for Photoshop ?
The set is supplied in a CSH format file. Sadly there are not too many others that can open the CSH files (ArtBlue comes to mind along with the Tumasoft Presetbreeze tool). Anyway, you can open the CSH files in a number of ways via PS and PSE. The easiest way has to be to double click the CSH file and then all the vectors will be quickly loaded / appended to the current selection of presets. You can also right click the CSH file and then select the required application to use such as PS or PSE (you may, like me, have multiple versions as well as apps in the list and some that make no sense why they are even in the list). You can also add the CSH file to the presets folder (in the applications folder or program files if you have admin access; as well as the appdata and application support section if you only have user access). If you add the CSH file to that folder then you can access the CSH file by name via the presets palette right side menu. You can also use the same menu to load and replace the CSH file - the replace command removes all the existing items and just leaves the current selected set. You can also do much the same via the edit preset manager command. In some versions, you can also open them via the open command.
Lattice shapes for Photoshop Video tutorials
Video showing some basic transformations applied to a vectors in Adobe PS CS5 (though the same approach can be used with most versions of the application such as the latest version, CS6 / CC). The transformations such as scale, shear, free distort, perspective can be applied to create a vast range of different and unique graphics even using a basic vector. Combinations of shift ctrl and alt keys (in the case of the PC - the mac combinations are different) can be used to transform the artwork. As it is a vector, it can be used without any anti-aliasing issues Video. How to create interesting texture backgrounds using these vectors. The paths can be added once or multiple times and in different sizes, different angles, different colors - great for filling an entire image. Video showing how to create a textured background (MP4 format) You can also find our tutorials on Youtube.com (graphicxtras channel) and Tipdesk.com. You can find out how to load them, how to warp them, use with other paths, use them as layers, how to use in channels, how to combine with layer effects and much more. Any questions, please let us know
How can I use the lattice Photoshop shapes ?
You can use them to create commercial as well as personal work, you can also use them to create items that can be used in turn to create items for sale. You can use them to create logos, books, mugs, ties, illustrations, web pages, adverts, surreal, frames, scrapbooking, perfume bottles, tech documents, packaging, videos and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org - always happy to answer any of your queries
Connected and lattice shapes for Photoshop
They can be used on their own but you can also duplicate them (if used as a layer) and position / rotate / scale and combine with the original. You can also combine them with the other paths included in the set as well as any other sets that you may have. You can also combine them with other elements such as ellipse tool and rectangle tool and polygon tool. You can combine them in many ways such as adding them to an existing item or perhaps subtracting from an existing item as well as intersecting / dividing and more. You can copy the path to the pasteboard and manipulate the points and curves in Adobe Illustrator (assuming that you have that if you are part of the creative cloud subscription) and re-paste the altered paths into Adobe PS. You can use them to create millions of unique combinations of vector graphics (as well as pixel fill, if flattened)
Transformations and warping lattice Photoshop shapes
They can be used as is but you can also warp and transform them. Create using the layer option (select the required tool in the toolbox) and go to the edit menu and transform path. The transform path offers a number of options to scale, rotate, skew (shear) distort, perspective and warp. You can also copy it via the pasteboard and warp and distort in Adobe AI where you will find a number of powerful vector warping tools available (filterit comes to mind). The end result can also be saved as a new decorative graphic via the edit menu. Each of the transformations can be combined so you can scale / rotate / skew etc so zillions of different exciting graphics are possible. You can also use the same tools if you use the graphic on a pixel raster layer but then any transforms will probably degrade the result. Other options to warp the vectors? You can also use the powerful perspective warp and puppet warp (edit menu) though to use them as such you will have to convert the presets into a smart object via the layers menu convert command. I would love to see the puppet warp include an option to save all the movements to frames to save as animations - the puppet warp would make a really lovely quick (but basic) animation tool.