Octopus custom shapes for Photoshop

Updated: December 5th, 2014

octopus custom shapes for Photoshop blue

USD 6.99 (Fastspring)

Octopus custom shapes for Photoshop gallery (#114)

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

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USD 6.99 (Fastspring)

Octopus PDF gallery (#48)

100 Stunning vector shape decorative graphics in standard PDF (PDF is Adobe Acrobat) - use the octopus shapes 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. The PDF octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others can also be converted to other formats such as PNG and TIFF. You can use the octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others as layers and combine them, re-color, modify, scale them, rotate them, slant them, export and much more. Commercial (CU4CU) use octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others, 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 octopus shapes / PDFs along with documentation and gallery and serial number.

Octopus shapes for Photoshop and Elements

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 the octopus etc shapes 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 octopus shapes but you can't do this on the mac. 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.


The Photoshop octopus set also has the shapes in other formats. In many of the sets of PDFs on graphicxtras, the PDFs all contain just a single vector shape but this set includes multiple shapes and you will be requested to select a vector (pity that you can't select multiple octopus but that is the nature of the open command from Adobe).


pdf octopus open showing the width and height and multiple


As you can see from the dialog above, multiple items are visible but only one of the octopus artworks can be selected. You can set the size, bit depth, color mode.


The Photoshop place command dialog is similar but without all the fields on the right for the size. Once opened, you can then use the Photoshop octopus shape as a layer then you can re-size the vector octopus as well.


place octopus shape dialog and many different Photoshop


You can, if you have Photoshop CS5 CS6 CC, use the Photoshop "open as smart object command" found in the file menu and you can then use the octopus shape as a smart object (as the layer) and re-size at any point in the creative artwork. You can see a little smart object icon in the layers palette - double click the icon to edit

octopus smart object in the layer palette in Photoshop


You can see above the octopus photoshop shape as a layer with the little icon on the right showing that the layer is a very smart octopus shape

What can I do with the octopus shapes ?

You can use the octopus shapes for Photoshop, psp etc to create items for commercial use as well as personal use, you can use the octopus shapes to create items for sale that can be used in turn to create items for sale and much more. You can use the octopus shapes to create items such as logos, books, illustrations. adverts, scrapbooking, videos and much more.


If you have any questions about the octopus shapes for Adobe PS and others, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com


octopus shape layer for Photoshop and elements CC CS3 CS2 fill color


The octopus shapes for Adobe PS and PS Elements can be filled with all kinds of color such as light blue, blues etc.. ok, more than just blue - you can also fill the octopus shapes with gradients, effects, text etc


octopus shapes for Photoshop and elements combined with text


The Photoshop octopus shapes can be combined with text in millions and millions of ways - either basic text as above or text added to the octopus path or pasted into and more


octopus shapes for Photoshop combined with additional paths


You can add to as well as remove from the octopus shapes in Adobe PS, any kind of path or stroke can be added


octopus shapes mixed colors for Photoshop and elements orange


Use in any color, a tangle of different colored under the sea animals

What applications can I use the octopus shapes in ?

If you purchase the PDF shapes set of the octopus shapes 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 applications that can convert the PDF to any size of document.


If you purchase the octopus shapes 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 shapes pop art  for Photoshop and elements colors


They can be applied to all kinds of backgrounds, great for pop art etc A tangle of arms

Octopus video tutorials ?

There are no particular octopus shapes themed videos but there many other videos on the shapes, PDF as well as CSH, on the graphicxtras channel on youtube. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will put a video on the channel to hopefully answer them.


added in any color blue undersea and floating


You can add the items in any color so if you wish to add them in blue simply go to the foreground color and set that to blue and then add the item to the background or the current layer (if using as a pixel). You can also set the color for the path if using as a layer but via the fill / stroke which does give the option for a stroke as well as dash path as well and of course, additional colors such as a gradient and pattern as well as layer effects and more.

resize small and large poster size undersea thumbnail


They can be any size - thumbnail / icon, poster, big or small or medium and anything in between. Well, actually one is really close to the front of the image and the other small one is a long way away (and is probably three times the size of the front one ! if this was a 3D app)

effects added camera raw dark bottom and glow added for sea


You can add effects such as layer styles (blue gel, above) such as metallic and faded and many more, you can also add other effects / filters such as the camera raw filter to add glows and exposure effects as well as a subtle blur to the image