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100 Zigzag custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 2014 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 Elements includes abstracts, rounded, extruded, connected, diamonds, borders, thirties, angled, triangular, dividers and many more.
Vector clipart for any size of work so you can use them for huge posters as well as small icons. They can be combined, re-colored, broken apart, points modified, distorted, warped, transformed and much more.
The Photoshop zigzag shapes set includes the artwork in CSH and EPS.
Commercial (CU4CU), use to create items for sale such as books, logos, posters, binders, stickers, leaflets, bags, pet tags, magazines, greeting cards, adverts, skateboards, clocks, gloves, novelty items, planners, videos and more.
PC and MAC OS X
100 Zigzags - rimmed themed, strokes, intense, thick, rapid, powerful lightning and more - dramatic vectors to add wow to any image. Use in all of your projects in countless ways.
All the Photoshop zigzag shapes can be transformed, rotated, scaled, re-colored and much more. They are for Adobe CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 (also known as 15 - 6) as well as elements - use with the powerful new stroke features in Adobe PS as well as use with layer effects and path feathering.
On buying the set, you receive the download link to the CSH as well as documentation and also a gallery and also a serial number for any future updates
210 Graphics including dividers and jagged, broken, rough, masks, scratchy, sketched, textured, shadows, rounded, abstracts and more for Adobe ® Adobe PS CC CS6 - 6 (14-6) and PS Elements 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1.
Use in all the versions of the Adobe Creative Suite PC and MAC OS X all in CSH and can be loaded via the preset manager or via the custom shapes palette and via the open command in Adobe PS.
Commercial (CU4CU), use to create items for sale such as binders, posters, note book covers, pet tags, key chains, bottles, bumper stickers, gloves, cushions and more.
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900 Zigzag and crackled vectors including lightning strikes, frames, outlines, intense, tiles, rounded, curved s and more.
On buying the zigzag Photoshop shapes, you receive the download url to the CSH presets and the documentation and also a gallery.
They can be in any color (gradient or pattern or solid color etc), they can be exported, use with layer effects, they can be combined with text and other paths and much more.
They can be used to create t-shirts, book covers and interiors, items for sale, adverts, leaflets, skateboards, textiles, fashions, wallpaper, cups, mugs, posters, videos and much more. Commercial (CU4CU) use, there are no time limits on their use. All are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com.
Many different types of lighting strike are included in the set such as ones with an edge
Zigzag shapes / Animations in Photoshop
You can use all the items included in these sets in animation and timelines (see the entry via the window menu)
To do this, you have to use them as layers either as a vector layer or as a pixel layer. Sadly the items can only be manipulated in so many ways in these animations such as you cannot change the actual items with transformations and have that change over time - if you re-size or angle the item that is it for the entire animation but a few properties can be changed such as styles (if you add a shadow or gradient overlay etc via the layer effects menu) as well as the opacity of the object (so you can make the item fade away or suddenly appear in the video) as well as the position of the object so you make the item suddenly move up or down.
Anyway, to start the whole process - create a layer and then go to the timeline palette / panel and click the create a video timeline (you can find the panel via the window menu at the bottom of the list). You can then set the duration of the item such as perhaps the whole length of the video or perhaps less. You can add all kinds of styles / effects to the object and have the gradient change over time (or shadow etc). Click the little icon (timer ? it looks like a timer) for the style or opacity etc and then move the playhead to the required position for that object and then set the new setting such as a new gradient setting. The best way to use it is to set the gradient blend mode / gradient / frames / duration / fps etc for the first keyframe set and then continue with that throughout all the other created keyframes.
If you suddenly decide to change the blending mode halfway through from normal to difference etc it will work but as the timeline does not show the details for each keyframe it can get quite messy but changing those settings can also result in some very creative and abstract results but not always as easy to edit afterwards.
Once you have created all the required timelines for your zigzag shape in Photoshop then you can render with the require name for the MP4 file as well as FPS etc
Combining the shapes with smart objects, you can also bring into the mix smart filters and transformations over the timeline
PS is definitely not After Effects but it can be still pretty effective creating animations but some setup is definitely required and definitely some patience with the controls as the dialogs have a tendency to get in the way of editing the keyframe settings.
Zigzag shapes and Photoshop / Adobe Creative Cloud updates
The October 2014 means that the vectors can be quickly added to the new libraries feature. Simply drag the layer to the library palette or drag a layer with any shapes added to the new library tool. You can then restore the items in seconds in any future projects by selecting the item and then dragging the paths back to the image. You can create a set of themes for all the paths so if you want a selection of blue shapes or a selection of red shapes or perhaps ones with styles added such as shadows or glows etc then you can group them quickly. You can also then also quickly import the same graphics into Illustrator and perform edits etc and then export any changes back into the Adobe PS app.
You can also use the paths as a wonderful source tool for effects with the new flame render feature (again, the Oct 2014 release); the flame render feature can be found in the render menu / filters in PS and can be used to follow any of the paths. You can then add millions of amazing flame images to your projects (they can also be then saved to the libraries feature). You can also use the same paths with the tree render which was intoduced in an earlier version of the app. The tree tool is in the same menu category as the flame.
Loading the zigzag Photoshop shapes
All are stored in CSH format. They can be applied in numerous ways in Adobe PS such as a layer, path and fill. You can also combine them in different combinations to create millions of unique decorative graphics. With the latest version of Adobe PS CC CS6 etc, you can also use them as layers with fills and strokes as well as dashed line and much more.
You can also add wonderful colorful styles to them to create ever more wow graphics. As they are vectors they can be applied to any size so you can use them for icons as well as posters and anything in between. To load them into Adobe PS, simply add the CSH to the presets folder and then access via the tool in the PS toolbox as well as the cookie cutter in the PSE toolbox.
They can be used for an infinite range of different images such as lightning effects, border effects, jagged effects and much more.