Step and Repeat Custom Shapers’ in Photoshop

A simple step and repeat process for an endless array of custom shapes.

Step and Repeat Transformation

  • Start with a Custom Shape (Preset) Outline
  • Ctrl + Alt + T (Mac: Command + Option + T) to transform
  • Rotate, Scale or Adjust the center Reference Anchor and commit transformation
  • Ctrl + Shift + Alt + T (Mac: Command + Shift + Option + T) repeatedly for an array of repetitious overlays.

The normal use case for this step and repeat transformation is for creating symetrical or evenly spaced elements within the same vector object (or bitmaps) as demoed here at Planet Photoshop. But when duplicated and positioned you can create some pretty exotic shapes. See exaples below.

Exotic examples:

Give the process a go and have fun!

15 Blue Tiled Pattern Pack for Photoshop

15 Blue Tiled Pattern Pack for Photoshop

A free set of Adobe® Photoshop® seamless (tiled) Patterns, free to use as you please.

Add style to document/prototype backgrounds, web elements or incorporate them with image blends.

Read Photoshop Patterns (Loading) for a quick guide to loading Photoshop pattern (.pat) files.

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15 Blue Tiled Pattern Pack for Photoshop

A small collection of tiled/seamless patterns (.pat) for Photoshop.

Two TLR Panels for Photoshop Available

Glenn Mitchell of The Lights Right (TLR) Studio has ported two of his action sets to Photoshop flash Panels: TLR Tone Mask Toolkit Panel and the TLR Professional Sharpening Actions Panel.

Available only for CS4, download and install instructions is available in the above appropriate links.


Layers Screen Capture Utility for Photoshop

Capture your displays as a Photoshop layered image

Don’t waste time capturing each window separately, importing them in your favorite PSD editor, naming the layers, positioning the images, etc.

Do it with Layers in no time! Press the capture hotkey or customize your capture in the inspector. You’ll obtain a full fledged PSD file with one layer per window, including menu and desktop icons, dock and menubar.

Mac OS X 10.5 / $19.95

Click here for details.