Artist: Andrew Buckle
Compatible software: Photoshop, Elements
License: Full Extended Commercial
Free: Free samplers
Octagon Photoshop shapes gallery ... (#134) 100 Graphic designs for Adobe PS CC 2015 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS6 14 13 12 CS5 CS1 Elements 10 7 6 etc includes elaborate vector graphics, outlines, double outlines, bold, flower themed vectors, petals, curved, starbursts and many more. Commercial use, royalty free. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Use the vectors to create items for sale such as books, adverts, packaging, cards, mugs, posters and more. Set includes CSH + EPS - on purchase, receive those along with documentation and gallery and serial. PC and MAC OS X. Use the Photoshop octagon shapes as layers as well as paths / selections / masks and fills. They can be used with all the new features in CC CS6 such as blurring them and adding strokes to them. They can be exported to other applications, distorted, grouped, combined, warped, blended, used with gradients and more. Eight is a magic number.
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 the vector graphics to create logos, books, illustrations, adverts, surreal, packaging, hats, garments, apparel, web pages, shirts, trousers, videos and much more. If you have any questions about the set, please contact us using twitter or email or perhaps leave a message on the Youtube messages page. There is also a license page and also a large selection of possible examples. You can use them without any credit and you can use them world wide.
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They can be used as normal vectors in PS Elements but with PSE, you can use them also via the powerful cookie cutter tool. Select the cutter tool and then you will see the a number of options on the top options bar such as the path (which can be any of the items currently included in the presets panel - though there are limits) as well as feathering and also crop (which will crop the entire document to the size of the vector graphic). If the crop is not set to on then the end result is just placed in the original position with the the document and all the image outside of the cutter is removed and you will see the background transparency. While using the cookie cutter in PSE, you can link the vertical and horizontal settings and also add transformations into the mix such as rotations and scaling. Once you have the cookie cutter, you can always re-add another cookie cutter to cut even more away from the path. You can use the result as a wonderful source for strokes as well as patterns. You can also add PSE effects via the filter gallery etc. How to recreate the same tool in PS ? actually quite a few steps and personally, I wish Adobe would just add the cookie cutter into PS as it would be a very useful option (considering how many tools in the toolbox that I hardly ever use)
A great new feature of Adobe CC, libraries. Now you can build up a library of layers, tiles, brushes, etc and all the libraries are accessible via other machines as well as other apps in the CC such as Illustrator. You can drag any of these items to the library and then re-use them at any time in the future. The libraries are all kept in sync via the cloud (though you can use them offline as well as online). You can just drag the item back to the image and add as a new layer etc You can use the libraries to store all the vectors for your projects (as well as images) perhaps grouped by project, or color scheme, or perhaps a selection of flames, or a library full of frames, or perhaps a set by date, or abstract themes and so on.
If you are a super user of PS then you probably know how to use all the features in the app though as PS is so big and has so many ways of doing things, you probably still don't know every single thing about the app (I know I never will). You can find out a lot about the paths via our video tutorials on the graphicxtras channel on Youtube.com as well as Tipdesk.com as well as Vimeo.com. You can find out how to alter the paths, how to modify them, distort them, use them with smart filters, use them with styles, how to use them as a source for brushes, use them to create patterns, how to combine them with other paths, how to use them with the new layer effects, how to save them to the CC libraries, exporr them to After Effects and Affinity Photo etc, how to use them with the perspective warp and much more. Any questions, please let us know via our contact section which can be found via the top of the page
The presets work fine on their own but they can work even better as a smart object. You can convert the presets into a PS smart object via the layer menu or via the filter menu (smart filters). As a smart object, you can use smart filters and that means the settings are not cast in stone so they can be changed at any point. You can also change the underlying vector graphic and use visual effects as well as tiles etc to that. You can also transform and modify them in numerous ways to create truly unique forms. You can duplicate the smart object, combine the smart objects into new smart objects, layer styles that can be used and changed at any point, you can even save the vector preset via the linked to command which saves it as a PSB file for future projects.
If you have 100s of sets of vector graphics then it is quite hard to find a particular CSH vector, there is a great solution from Tumasoft - a preset browser. It will find all the vector graphics and display a preview / thumbnail. You can also export the vector thumbnails as a raster format file for future reference. A great tool, you can find more about Breeze on their site. You can also access the set via the powerful plugin tool 'ArtBlue' from Amazon Canvas which can also read and display the artworks
With the creative cloud subscription there are often new releases and new exciting features are added to the PS app every couple of months, always something new to look forward to. With the October 2014 release, a flame render has been added into PS. The tool uses paths and you can generate a path from the CSH artworks: apply as a path. Run the flame tool and set the type / style / width / length (there are a lot of different settings). Personally I prefer to run the filter (found in the render menu of filter) on a new layer as the flame is then added to that and can be transformed and duplicated, layer effects applied and much more.
You can use them as is in a document and then define the artwork as a brush, you can also use them with effects as well as 3D extrusions etc to create many new strokes in PS for use also in PS Elements and GIMP etc Create Brushes from Custom Shapes Tutorial