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License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits
Star shapes for Photoshop gallery (#7) 100 Star shapes / Vector Artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS4 CS2 CS1 CS3 CS5 CS6 Elements 2014 as well as standalone Photoshop. Set includes basic star shapes, sketchy, chunky, scratchy, abstracts, frames, curved, sparks, sparkles, outline vector artworks and many more.
They are vectors for any size of work and can be used in any color as well as gradients and patterns. They can be warped, distorted, exported, combined, blended, subtracted from, effects applied, used as a source for brushes and much more. The star shapes are for use on the PC and MAC.
On purchase, receive the CSH and notes and gallery and serial. The set is supplied in CSH format (the standard format for Photoshop and PS Elements).
Commercial use, all royalty free, you receive the full extended license to use the artworks in 1000s of ways. You can also export the artworks as brushes and patterns and images / layers for use in other applications such as Affinity Photo, PSP etc
Star shapes gallery (#177) 100 Vector graphics including lines themed, extruded, shadows, retro, 50s, themed, abstract, weird and more. CSH
Star custom shapes gallery (#90) 160 Vector artworks for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CC 2015 CS6 CS5 and Elements etc including bursts and solar effects as well as frames in CSH and EPS.
Abstract stars gallery (#48) 100 Vector shapes includes intense, nodules, compass, bursts, frames, bright stellar and many more for use in CC CS6 CS5 CS4 etc all the way down to version 6 as well as Elements 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1. CSH format.
Star gallery (#111) 100 Stunning graphics including circulars, asteriks, outlines and more. CSH format
Star PDF shapes gallery (#67) 100 PDF Graphics etc including rounded, intense, basic, irregular, bright lights, frames and many more. PDF format
You can use them in all your projects, you have full extended license, all royalty free use. You can use them to create items for sale, logos, books, adverts, packaging, videos, web pages and much more.
You receive a zip file with the CSH vectors in along with documentation and gallery and seria
The easiest way has to be via the polygon tool (it is on the same icon as the custom tool). Go to the top options bar and select the star option in the options dropdown. Set the number of sides. Set the type - layer or path or fill pixel via the options. You can also apply them as layer via the option setting along the top of PS. If using the layer option, you can warp and distort them in 1000s of ways to create ever more complex graphics. If you use the layer option, you can also duplicate the layer via the layer menu duplicate command or you can create perhaps another vector with a different number of points or indent setting. As the artwork is a layer, you can also use the pathfinder / combine options to add or subtract from the existing layer and these can then be saved as new CSH
You may find the star fonts of interest and use - you can use them in Indesign, Pages, Affinity Photo and many more. You may also find the starbursts set of interest as well as brush strokes and line themed designs
They are loaded in a number of ways, some more effective than other and really dependent on the version of PS. My favourite way of loading them has to be just double clicking the CSH file and that loads all the wonderful artworks into the presets panel. Another way, similar to that, right click the CSH file and then select the CSH set and then use the open command. You can also add the file set to the presets folder of PS and PSE and then access the set via the presets panel in the app and the right side menu and select by name. You can also use the load / replace commands if you are using PS and that means you can place the file set anywhere in the galaxy. You can also load them via the presets manager in some versions (found in the edit menu). Another option is to use the open command and this should load the CSH items but not all versions or OS allow for this. Once loaded, the items can all be selected via the shapes tool or cookie cutter found in the toolbox of PS
OK, so you have your set of designs and you want to create even more Photoshop star shapes from the basic set supplied. Really depends if you wish to use them as pixels or shape layers, if you wish to use them as pixels then it is very simple to combine them, add them to any image and change the color and size as required and overlap with other stars. You can also add the artwork to a layer and then store that design as a complete design to the new CC libraries. If you are using the artwork as a layer or shape layer then you can combine them into new vector designs by using the layer menu and combine command. Create a star shape and then create another (or more than one) and then go to the layer's panel and select all the layers you wish to combine. Once selected, go to the layer menu and combine and select one of the command such as unite or subtract front and depending on the ordering of the layers, a new design will be created (it does not need to even look like a star and it can also combine other elements such as a helicopter or elephant etc). Select all the points using the direct selection tool and then go to the top bar and select the path operations dropdown and select the merge command. Once you have merged the shape components you can then continue to add multiple new layers to the artwork. You can also (if all the points are selected - again using the direct selection tool) save the artwork to the presets panel for future use. This can be repeated as required with multiple designs from the set to create 1000s of new artworks for future projects.
The PDF format is not a natural format for PS but the advantage of the PDF format is that it can be opened in 100s of apps and not the limited selection for the CSH format. The PDF files can be loaded in many ways such as via an insert command or via the open command or via a place or import command. This varies from app to app. When you open the file such as in PS, you will be asked to define the size of the graphic as well as the resolution. You can also load them via the place command (place linked and embedded) and in this, the PDF size is initially defined by the layer but as the item is a vector it can be set to any size well beyond the size of the document so only a part of the item is shown; you can also define them as very small and fill the image with 100s of the same vector artwork.
You can also edit the PDF file in some apps such as Illustrator and then re-color the individual parts of the path as well as removing parts and adding additional paths to the artwork. This can then be saved as a new PDF file but also can be exported as a PNG or TIFF file. You can also edit and modify the PDF in other apps but in most cases this will be just to change the color or add effects or distort the vector though you can still add additional paths as well as use various tools to hide or erase part of the PDF. You can at any time (in many apps) save the PDF vector to a new format such as PNG and TIFF
The vectors can be used for all kinds of work in PS but they can be used as a source for other effects such as the shape blur filter. It would be great if the vectors could be used for a source for all kinds of effects in the way Painter uses grains etc as a great source for all kinds of imagery. Gradients and patterns are used in many features in PS but I really think it is a missed oppertunity that PS doesn't use many of the presets in other ways to manipulate filter effects. Anyway, the filter uses the path as well as the radius of the effect to create some truly unique blurry effects. Each path can radically change the actual effect. You can also use the effect in many different ways such as in a selection which can also be defined by a path and it can also use them as a smart filter effect or perhaps use the smeary effect across different channels and much more. Tutorial on the shape blur effect
If CSH format files selected then
CC 2015 CS6 - 6
PS Elements 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1
If PDF format
Photoshop all versions
PS Elements all versions
Affinity Photo / designer
and many more
You can find out more about the items via our videos found via the video tutorial link at the top of the page. You can find out how to open the files, how to distort, add effects, add paths, how to use them with channels, how to use them as a brush source and tiles, how to warp, color, turn into smart objects and more. All the video tutorials are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Any questions, please let us know and I'll try and create a few videos on the subject