Updated: January 21st, 2015
USD 6.99 (Fastspring)
100 Octopus custom shapes for Photoshop CS2 CS6 CC CS5 CS4 CS3 CS1 Elements PSP Pages GIMP Xara Painter etc are included in this set. They include hydra, cartoons, cartoon, mottled, tangled and many more All the wonderful Photoshop octopus shapes are stored in CSH and are easy to install via the shapes palette and then use with the shapes tool and the cookie cutter tool (in elements) and the shape blur filter for the most amazing blurring effects. All vectors for any shapes.
On buying, you receive the download url to the octopus shapes along with the documentation and a gallery of all the custom shapes in Adobe PS as well as a serial number for any future updates of the octopus set of shapes.
Commercial use. Use the octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others to create items for sale such as books, illustrations, documentation, backgrounds, web pages, adverts, packaging, mugs and more.
All the octopus shapes are by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. The Photoshop octopus shape are all accessed via the Photoshop toolbox and can be applied as layers, paths and fill pixels. Combine the o decorative graphics, re-color them, modify them, transform them (rotate, scale) as well as export the octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others to other applications or use as raster format
USD 6.99 (Fastspring)
100 Octopus graphics in standard PDF (PDF is Adobe Acrobat) - use them via the Photoshop open command and the place command (import) - they are rasterized into layers and can be used throughout CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 (Photoshop 14 - 6) on the PC and MAC. They can also be used in many other applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Xara, Photoshop and others.
They can also be converted to other formats such as PNG and TIFF and as they are vectors (PDF) they can be used at any size so you can create 10000 x 10000 or more (if you wish)
You can use them as layers and combine them, re-color, modify, scale them, rotate them, slant them, export and much more.
Commercial (CU4CU) use as well as personal. Use to create items for sale, wristlets, logos, bags, ceramics, flip flops, bottles, magnets for fridges, postage, pet tags, bibs, leaflets, patches etc.
On buying the set, you receive the PDFs as well as the documentation and gallery and serial for any future updates
Opening CSH Octopus shapes in Adobe PS
The CSH custom shapes files are for use in Adobe PS and PS Elements, there are no other applications that can load them. The CSH was introduced with Photoshop 6 and the format has changed subtly over the years. All the CSH shape files on this site have been created with that early version in mind and all work from Photoshop 6 upwards all the way up to the current creative cloud.
To load the CSH presets, the best route is probably adding the octopus custom shapes set to the presets folder ' custom shapes' - this is consistent across all versions.
You can, on the PC, also use the open command to load the CSH file but you can't do this on the MAC (sadly).
PS Elements 12 has no option to load / replace the shapes from a folder, so adding the CSH presets to the presets folder is probably the best way to insure that the octopus shapes are accessible in all versions and all OS.
You can also double click the CSH file to load the items as well as right click and select the open command to load the items.
Accessing PDF octopus shapes in Adobe PS
You can load the octopus artworks via the open command in Adobe PS and elements; you can also access the PDFs via the place command. Using the Photoshop open command, you will be asked the size / resolution for the PDF shape. If you use the place command, the octopus shape is placed just as a standard layer and can be re-sized as required. It will be set at the resolution of the document.
You can also now (with the latest versions of the creative cloud) move the items into the creative cloud libraries - say create an animal or undersea library and then place all the vectors (PDF or CSH) in the library as well as all the variations such as ones re-colored by adjustments or ones with layer effects and more
The Photoshop place command dialog is similar but without all the fields on the right for the size. Once opened, you can then use them as a layer which can be re-sized. you can also add other transformations to the item. You can also convert the item into smart object and add all kinds of transformations and effects and adjustments etc to the item so a basic PDF artwork can be turned into a shiny new graphic in seconds (you can add layer effects to create a shiny metallic undersea creature just via default styles included in the styles palette)
What can I do with the octopus shapes ?
You can use them to create items for commercial use as well as personal use, you can use them to create items for sale that can be used in turn to create items for sale and much more as well as create items such as logos, books, illustrations, adverts, scrapbooking, videos, posters, fashions, artworks, packaging, scrap booking and much more.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at support@graphicxtras
What applications can I use the octopus shapes in ?
If you purchase the PDF set then you can use the octopus in Adobe PS, PSP, Illustrator, GIMP and many others - you can also convert the PDF shapes to PNG and other formats using various free apps that can convert the PDF to any size of document.
If you purchase them in CSH then the shapes can only be used in Adobe PS and PS Elements but you can always create resources either via the libraries palette or use the save as command to save the items as PNG and other formats for use in other apps.
Octopus video tutorials ?
You can find all our tutorials via the link at the top of the page and these will show you how to install the CSH files, how to re-color them, blend them, use them as a source for brushes, how to export them to other apps and much more.
If there are any particular questions about the sets or how to do various things with them, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two on that subject on Youtube or Vimeo etc