Dog custom shapes for Photoshop / Elements

Updated: January 26th, 2015

dog custom shapes for Photoshop mixed artwork elements CC CS4 black

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Dog shapes for Photoshop (#121)

100 Dog custom shapes for Photoshop CC CS2 CS1 CS5 CS6 CS4 CS3 Elements PSP GIMP Painter etc includes basic, barking, snarling dog shapes, different breeds, looking / staring, sketched, wagging tails, silhouettes, scratchy and more


Set comes in CSH file format for ease of use and also EPS format (you can use those in many other applications). They can be combined, re-colored, modified, exported, effects applied, used as masks, used as selections and more. You can also export them to other formats such as PNG and TIFF




Commercial use, royalty free. All the dog shapes for Photoshop can be used in 1000s of your projects such as books, leaflets, parts of logos, kits, shoes, fashions, adverts, items for sale and much more.


On buying the dog shapes for Photoshop, you receive the CSH presets along with the documentation and gallery and serial.

Dog custom shapes for Photoshop and Elements


silhouette in black


Many different items are included in the set such as silhouettes


abstract and type


Abstract image - great for combining with type


filled with gradients


They can be filled with all kinds of colors such as gradients

What can I do with the dog shapes for Photoshop ?

They can be used in commercial work as well as personal work and can be used to create new items that can be in turn used to create items for sale (CU4CU). They can be used to create logos, adverts, packaging, scrapbooking, items for sale on zazzle, videos, fashions and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us on, always happy to answer any questions ?

Photoshop dog shapes and CC libraries

If you are using the creative cloud, the latest version includes a powerful new library feature - dynamic libraries. You can drag anything (actually not strictly true as it seems I can't save 3D models to the palette) such as type as well as brushes and gradients etc as well as the shapes. You can drag them with styles, you can drag them into the palette with smart filters attached as well as adjustment layers and more. Once they are there, and you can place them in different libraries, you can then recall them at any point and place them back into the image (as a new layer). You can also then use the resources on other machines as well as on different OS as well as in Illustrator (and I assume at some point they will be accessible in other parts of the Creative Cloud). It is a very useful tool and probably will become very central to many peoples' workflow. It was introduced with Creative Cloud CC 2014.2



stretching silhouette  elements


Silhouette stretching item


color mixed artwork f red brown etc


Add in all colors

Video tutorials ?

Please check out our video section on youtube, there are many different videos there about the custom shapes such as how to install them, how to use the shapes with the patterns, how to use the shapes to create new resources, blending and combining custom shapes, how to export the custom shapes to other applications and much more. You can find more about the Photoshop shapes via our graphicxtras channel on Youtube



scratchy  sketched  and elements


Scratchy and sketchy shape decorative graphics in Adobe PS

How to install the dog Photoshop shapes CSH presets ?

They are supplied in standard Photoshop shapes CSH presets and you can simply install them by double clicking the CSH file (this loads the shapes into the application).


You can also install them by adding the shapes CSH presets to the presets folder 'custom shapes' and then the shapes will be quickly accessible via the right side menu of the custom shapes palette. You can also just use the load / replace commands to browse for the CSH.


You can also double click the CSH custom shapes in Adobe PS to load the shapes as well as right click the dog shapes file to load them


effects smeary oil paint filter smooth black for Photoshop


EOil paint filter in PS 6 and PS CC (not available now in CC 2014) can be used to create really wonderful smeary effects

How do I create new shapes from the dog shapes ?

You can take any of the items in the set and warp and distort them and then select all the points and use the edit menu define custom .. and voila, a new item for your collection which if the CSH file is saved can then be used over and over. You can also save the same artwork to the new libraries feature if you are using CC 2014


You can also create new vectors by creating any number of paths from the set and also any number of new paths (say ellipses or squares or other artworks) and then selecting all of them go to the layer menu and the combine command and then use either unite or subtract etc Select one of the custom shape tools and then you will see a selection of icons appear along the top of PS - go to the path operations icon and open that to select the merge command. You can then go to the edit menu and define the item as yet another preset for your collection.


You can also create new artworks from the supplied vectors by using the pen tool to move various points (perhaps remove as well as add additional points). Personally, I think you best option is to copy the vector paths and then paste into Illustrator (if you are using the creative cloud) and then manipulate all the points there and re-copy the item back into PS and then use the edit menu define command to save the work.


surreal curve adjustments image effect


They work well with combinations of effects such as applying the powerful oil paint and then using the neon glow filter to create an outline S

How can I see what Dog shapes are included ?

Just check the preview link in the preview section, that shows a large thumbnail image of all the items included in the set.


They are vectors so the actual work can be any size and they can also be applied in any color, the thumbnails are fairly small - you can use them for small as well as super large projects. Another more useful option would be to check out the excellent presets browser available from Tumasoft software as that can show all the thumbnails as well as export items as PNG etc


 any color  vectors elements


They can be set to any color such as purples, black etc


pop art  and elements backgrounds


The dog shapes can be applied to any background such as pop art images in Adobe PS

What can I do with the dog shapes for Adobe PS and PS Elements ?

They can be used in commercial work as well as personal work, you can use them to create items that can be used in turn to create new shapes that can be sold and so on (CU4CU). The dog shapes can be used to create logos, books, illustrations,CD covers, advertising, packaging, posters, caps, textiles, ceramics, skateboards, leaflets, web sites and pages, templates, videos and much more. You can use them to create millions of stunning unique graphics. If you have any questions about them, please contact us


white silhouette on gradient red background


They can be applied to all kinds of backgrounds in Adobe PS, you can also apply them in any color - The above is a silhouette vector in white

Dog shapes for shape blur filter in Adobe PS

You can use them in the shape blur filter in Adobe PS, use the shape blur filter to create a vast range of unique shapes. You can apply the dog shapes in the shape blur once or multiple times, you can also combine with blending modes and other effects - the shape blur can also be combined with Photoshop actions.


effects  smeary blurry oil paint filter effect


The above uses layers: they were then duplicated and blurred using the shape blur tool (with a dog shape) and then followed by a gradient or two and oil paint filter followed by the Photoshop camera raw filter (great for even more wonderful gradient smeary effects)

What do I get with the dog shapes for Photoshop and PS Elements ?

On purchase, you receive the download ZIP from (who supply all our downloads and handle all the purchase transaction) The ZIP contains the dog shapes CSH presets along with documentation and gallery and serial number.

How did you create the dog shapes for Adobe PS and PS Elements ?

They were created in Poser, the 3D renders were exported into Illustrator and they were imaged traced. They were then exported via the clipboard into Photoshop as paths and they were captured via the define custom shapes menu. They were all then saved as CSH presets for use in PS and PS Elements. The format saved was for PS 6 (yes, PS 6 still works even now on Windows 8.1)

Export to other applications

You don't have to keep them only for Photoshop, of course not, you can use them in other applications such as PaintShop Pro, GIMP and many more. If you use them as a shape layer then you can also copy and paste into Illustrator or use the export command to export the path as an AI document for the file to be opened in some vector applications.


You can also just apply them as a pixel / raster image and then save as a PNG or TIFF image and open that file in PSP and other applications. As the shape is a vector, you can make the file size of your raster export any size - say 10000 x 10000 and then import that. You can also use the shapes to create brush strokes and tiles in Adobe PS and others and export any of those. You can also use the shapes more than once to perhaps build a far more complex imagery and then export that to another application. You can save the images as a PSB file by using the smart object menu "convert to linked" command. Or use visual effects and then export.

Dog shapes and PS Styles

They can be used as a shape layer and the shape layers can be modified by PS Styles such as gel styles, outline styles, metallic, fur etc


blue gel hound of the baskervilles  elements


Style applied, the hound of the Baskervilles - if he was blue and a gel.