Cat Custom Shapes for Photoshop / Elements

Updated: March 10th, 2015

cat shapes for Photoshop and elements mixed feline vectors

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Cat custom shapes for Photoshop gallery CSH (#120)

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


CSH format - On buying the Photoshop cats shapes set, you can use them in countless projects.


Load the cat custom shapes 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) and MAC OS X.


All by Andrew Buckle / Use the cat custom shapes to create items for sale such as on plates, mugs, coasters, logos, web pages, documents, adverts, packaging and much more. Commercial use, royalty free


Use as cookie cutters / blurs / paths / selections

feline PDF silhouette  for Photoshop and elements

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Cat shapes for Adobe PS etc PDF (#57)

100 Cat Silhouettes in PDF - many wonderful cat shapes 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, Photoshop, 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 /

Cat shapes for Photoshop and Elements

Shape blurs

They can be used to create truly amazing blur shapes. You can use them in the shape 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 shape 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.


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They can be filled with a gradient as well as other effects and colors


As with many of the Photoshop effects, you can also apply the effect to a duplicated 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 shape blur effect as a smart object which means you can always alter the effect at any point as well as combine multiple shape 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.


multiple items added in different colors

Multiple copies of the same graphic but in different colors


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 shape blur is not available in PS Elements


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Selection of silhouettes in different sizes

How to load the cat shapes in Adobe PS

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 custom shapes folder for Photoshop or PS Elements and they will then be accessible via the custom shapes browser, you can load the animals quickly via the dropdown menu of the browser.


If you are using Photoshop, you can also use the preset manager found in the edit menu to load them. You can also use shapes palette right side menu to load and replace. You can then select the required item and apply them as shape layers / paths / pixels


silhouette elements red  vector on green

Red silhouette vector custom shapes for Adobe PS and PS Elements CC CS3 CS5 etc


shadow and elements silhouette yellow

They can have shadows added in seconds using a different color cast in the background

blur  gaussian shadow

They can be blurred and applied as shadow shapes using the blurred art (red) and new silhouette shape above


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They can be add as a shape layer and as a shape layer, PS Styles such as metallic effects can be applied


opacity for CC CS4 CS3

They can be used with opacity less than 100% to create interesting colorful backgrounds


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Three vectors in a row


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They can be combined with text / type in millions of ways

How did you create the cat 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 Photoshop and saved as a custom shapes CSH presets.


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They can be blurred, the color modified by image adjustments such as color lookup; as well as plugin effects such as camera raw filter

How can I use the cat shapes in Adobe PS and others ?

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 themto 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 them ?

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 custom shapes 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 shape layer or path and then just copy that from Adobe Photoshop 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 (#ia 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 the shape to 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

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 as well as other options for selection and applying the shapes. You can also use the shapes combined in the deco scripted patterns etc .