Last Modified : August 31st, 2015
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100 Cat custom shapes for Photoshop CS4 CS6 CC CS5 CS2 CS1 CS3 14 13 Elements includes basic, hand drawn, silhouettes, shadowy, rough, outline, posed, scratchy and more. Best Cat shapes for Photoshop and elements etc CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 inc. feline, posed, silhouettes, sketch
CSH format - On buying the set - you receive them in CSH along with documentation, gallery and serial number - sent in a zip file from shareit.com
Load them via the open command or preset manager or the presets load / replace command. Set the color via the foreground color. Use the Photoshop cat shapes with effects for even more amazingly colorful artworks.
PC (Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10) and MAC OS X.
All by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Use them to create items for sale such as on plates, mugs, coasters, logos, web pages, documents, adverts, packaging and much more. Commercial use, royalty free, world wide use, no restrictions or time limits.
Use as cookie cutters / blurs / paths / selections Free sampler set to download
100 Silhouettes in PDF - many wonderful artworks including silhouettes, scratchy, pencil, outlines and more.
PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format (they can be quickly converted to any other format)
Use in many apps such as PS Elements, Adobe PS, Apple Pages, Illustrator and more. Blend the artworks, re-color, modify, distort, convert, export and much more.
Commercial (CU4CU) use, all are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. Free sampler set to download
Cat Photoshop Shape blurs
They can be used to create truly amazing blur. You can use them in the blur filter found in filter menu. The tool uses the path along with the radius or strength of the effect. Personally I always find the tool a little extreme if the setting is set too high - basically you can't see much but blur if it is too high. The best approach seems to be to apply with low settings and re-apply a number of times to create a distinct artwork that sort of matches the input. You can also combine the effect with selections which can also dampen the end result and leave more of the image. As with many of the PS effects, you can also apply the effect to a repeated layer and then blend the end result with the original; or use the fade option found in the edit menu. You can also apply the blur effect as a smart object which means you can always alter the effect at any point as well as combine multiple blurs (though it should be noted that the effect is not the quickest so unless you have a super powerful machine it is probably not a good idea to go for more than a few blurs). You can also apply the effect over channels via the channel palette which does create very weird and wonderful colorful smearing of the artworks. There are numerous other ways to use the tool to create stand out results. There are many videos on the youtube graphicxtras channel showing possible ideas for the blur effect such as combining with the blur (how I would love to see the tool included in that) along with art history and other options in Adobe PS. Sadly, the blur is not available in PS Elements
How to load the Photoshop cat shapes
Double click the supplied CSH presets and they are then loaded into Adobe PS and others. Another option, place the CSH file into the presets folder for Adobe PS or PS Elements and they will then be accessible via the preset browser, you can load the animals quickly via the dropdown menu of the browser. If you are using Adobe PS, you can also use the preset manager found in the edit menu to load them. You can also use preset's palette right side menu to load and replace. You can then select the required item and apply them as layers / paths / pixels Tutorial on how to load / install them
How did you create the cat Photoshop shapes ?
They were all created in Poser using 3D renders, they were then exported from Poser in PNG and used with Illustrator and via the image trace tool, turned into Vector graphics. The Vector graphics were then copied via the pasteboard into Adobe PS and saved as a CSH presets.
How can I use the Photoshop cat shapes and in elements ?
You can use them in commercial as well as personal work, you can use them to create items for sale such as logos, books, documents, adverts, packaging, posters, cards, scrapbooking, mugs and much more. You can use them to create items that can be used in turn to create new vector graphics that can be used then to create items for sale (CU4CU).
Are there any videos to see how to use the Photoshop cat shapes
Yes, please check out our graphicxtras channel on youtube. There are many different video tutorials available. If you have any questions or would like to see other videos about the subject, please contact us. You can find out how to use them, how to export, warp, distort, use in displacement maps, glass distortions, how to use as patterns and more
How to convert the cat custom shapes as PNG images / export
They are in standard PS CSH. You can't use the CSH in most apps, so what can you do if you want to use them in other apps Well, if the other app is Adobe Illustrator then it is easy as you can add the animal as a vector layer or path and then just copy that from Adobe PS and paste into Illustrator and the path can then be saved as an AI vector format file. You can also use the layer and save that via the export command in Adobe PS. They can also be saved as a vector via the PDF and also PSD format file. If you want to save them as a raster then simply add as a fill pixel (using the top menu bar options) and then save that to PNG via the save command (you can also save the work as a TIFF etc file as well). Effects can also be used with the raster images and the results can be a radically changed pet. If you apply them as a layer and then delete the background and then save them as a PNG image you can save the transparency for loading in other apps (useful for Painter as well as PSP and other apps). There are probably many other ways to export them
Photoshop Cat shapes as brushes and patterns ?
Yes, you can use them as a great source for wonderful brush strokes and also pattern tiles. Simply open a file and then go to the edit menu and use the define brush and define pattern command to save that for future use. You can also use them as a great source for displacement maps simply by saving the PNG as a PSD and you can then use those in the displace filter and glass filter (as well as the filter gallery for additional glass effects) and texturizer etc
Creative cloud and Photoshop cat shapes
Yes, they work fine with the latest version of the creative cloud from Adobe. They work even better with the wonderful new features for the fill / stroke etc. With the 2015 release, you can now add even more amazing effects such as multiple shadows and strokes etc to the items via the layer effects menu as well as add additional adjustments to the items if used as smart objects. You can also use them combined in the deco scripted patterns etc. that has been recently added to the CC. Create an item on a layer and perhaps add effects or layer styles and then use a selection and then go to the edit menu and define pattern. You can then use them with the edit menu fill command and patterns / scripts and apply as a random fill / symmetry / along a curve and so on