Updated: February 4th, 2015
100 Lattice shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 2014 Elements
Standard PS shapes 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 8 / 8.1 / 7 / XP etc) and MAC OS X (10.9 10.8 10.10 10.7 etc)
The 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 using the shapes 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
An example of a combined 'perspective lattice' was created again using the same graphics but applied as a shape layer on shape layer but using the pathfinder add function in Adobe PS to create a very complex custom shape. The artwork was then transformed by using the move tool and keyboard combination of shift / ctrl and alt.
Video showing some basic transformations applied to a lattice shape 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 shapes even using a basic shape. 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)
How can I use them in Adobe PS and others ?
You can use the lattice shapes 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, 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
The lattice shapes can be used on their own but you can also duplicate them (if used as a layer) and position and rotate and scale and combine with the original. You can also combine them with the others in the set. You can also combine the shapes with other elements such as ellipse tool and rectangle tool and polygon tool.
Other options to create more unique graphics, copy the shapes on to the pasteboard and manipulate the points and curves in Adobe AI and re-paste into Photoshop. You can use the shapes to create millions of unique combinations of Vector graphics (as well as pixel fill, if flattened)
Transformations and warping shapes
The lattice shapes can be used as is but you can also warp and transform them. Create using the shape layer option (using custom shapes tool) 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 shape 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 shape on a pixel raster layer but then any transforms will probably degrade the result.
Other options to warp the shapes: you can also use the powerful perspective warp and puppet warp (edit menu). 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.