Monday, November 22, 2010
I love using decorative cutout shapes
in my designs, especially in storyboards and blog headers. However, good ones are almost impossible to find free, and when you do find them they are usually not intended for commercial use. It is the same for ones you buy, they are affordable but they don't always come with a commercial license.
Well, I decided to start making my own and posting them here free for my readers. These are high resolution files, and each download includes an adjustable .psd for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, a .png with a transparent background, and a .jpg. You can add textures/colors to these shapes and the adjustable color border is optional. And best of all, my CoffeeShop CutOuts can be used personally or commercially, just don't sell them "as is".
You can add color or texture/digital paper to the CutOut. Open the layered CutOut (.psd file), open your texture/digital paper and drag it on the CutOut, placing it just above the Shape layer. Then group that layer with the Shape Layer. If you want to add color add a color fill layer and group it with the Shape layer. You can also adjust the drop-shadow to taste.
If you want to change the border color, click on the little colored box by Border Color and adjust color to taste.
I hope you enjoy these cutouts. I am doing a series of them so be sure to check back. Download the free CoffeeShop CutOuts 1. If that link does not work click here.