Owl Custom Shapes for Photoshop CC & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 etc (Birds)

Updated: July 30th, 2014

Owl shapes Photoshop

Owl shapes for Photoshop gallery (V162)

100 Owl shapes for Photoshop CC 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 13 12 Elements etc --- many different designs including scratchy designs, rough artworks, cartoons, silhouettes, different poses, flying, realistic, woodcut, rough designs and more. PC and MAC OS X. The shapes are very easy to install and use, simply add the designs via the file open command or use the preset manager or access direct from the shapes palette. Use the hi-impact animal designs in PS Elements with the cookie cutter; as well as using the tools with powerful Photoshop shape blur tool to create truly unique and wow blurring effects for all kinds of use. They can be combined, modified, re-colored, warped, exported and more. Combine the designs with your own scenes and photographs as well as blending the designs with other animal sets found on this site. Use to create items for sale such as posters, adverts, scrap booking, mugs, packaging, cards, wrapping paper etc. The EPS designs are great for use with Illustrator, Indesign, CorelDRAW, PSP etc


On purchase, receive shapes + gallery + notes + serial

Commercial use, royalty free

CSH format + EPS

Owl shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop and Elements


owl shapes cartoon


The owl custom shapes for Photoshop can be used in any color, not just black.

owl effects


Effects can also be applied to the Photoshop custom shapes as well as the brushes etc, effects such as the new iris blur effect found in the blur gallery of Photoshop. The design on the left has been blurred with the design on the right, hardly touched - well, a slight blur around the edges.

How to load the custom shapes in Photoshop ?

The Photoshop owl shapes are in standard CSH format and can be loaded by double clicking the shape CSH file, you can also right click the shapes file and select the open command to open the design. You can also load the shapes by placing the shapes file in the presets custom shapes folder and then selecting the name of the file from the right side shapes menu / palette. You can also use the shapes palette to load and replace the vector designs. You should also be able to load and replace the shapes via the edit menu preset manager but this is not available in all versions as well as open the CSH file via the file open command.


multiple owl shapes


The bird shapes can be applied once or multiple times as well as to any size. The bird shapes are all vectors. You can also apply them in different colors

What can I do with the shapes for Photoshop ?

You can use the Photoshop owl shapes in commercial projects as well as personal ones, you can use the shapes to create new vector designs that can be used to create items for sale CU4CU. You can use the shapes to create logos, books, illustrations, adverts, cards, posters, documentation, mugs, fashion designs and more. If you have any questions about the uses of the designs, please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com


You can find all our videos via the graphicxtras video channel on youtube where you can find out how to turn the shapes into smart objects, use the shapes as a source for amazing brushes, how to apply the designs in Photoshop actions and much more. If you have any questions about the files, please contact us and I will try and create a few videos on the subject

How to color the shapes

Depends how you apply them. As a shape layer, you can add color via the Photoshop styles, you can also use the fill / stroke properties and you can set those to a solid color as well as a gradient and pattern. If applied as a pixel design, you can apply as a solid color but then you can also quickly apply various colors via the brushes tools as well as via effects such as the powerful camera raw filter as well as any of the amazing adjustment settings such as color lookup


owl color shape


The bove were created as pixel designs in different colors, the color was then modified via the camera raw filter and then the design was further modified by the oil paint effect followed by a color lookup of blue.

How to use the shapes in other applications

You can use the owl shapes in Photoshop and PS Elements but say you want to use them in Illustrator then you can copy the vector designs via the clipboard / pasteboard to Illustrator (a great place to modify the shapes vector designs). You can also export the vector designs via the file save command to PSD and PDF. You can also apply the shapes as a pixel design and save the transparency of the preset (remove the background layer) to a PNG file and the designs can then be used in PSP and many other applications.


owls in flight


The shapes can be applied once or multiple times, different effects such as blurs can be applied to make it look like they are actually moving

How to apply Photoshop styles to the preset in Photoshop

The presets can be applied in three different ways (shape layer, path and fill pixel). Apply the design as a shape layer and then you can apply Photoshop styles to the shape. The shapes can then be turned into a metallic design or a rough image or a woodland graphic and much more. You can also modify the Photoshop style via the layer menu. You can also convert the design into a smart object and apply a Photoshop style and then convert that shape combo into a new smart object (via the layer menu smart objects command) and then apply a Photoshop style to that.


subtle owl shape style


The Photoshop style applied to the graphic does not need to be metallic, it can just as easy be a fade style in Photoshop and elements

Create new shapes for Photoshop via old

You can apply an Photoshop owl shape as a layer and then you can set the path operations (top menu bar) to combine or subtract etc and add additional designs or other shapes to the main design. You can then go to the edit menu and select the define custom shape command to create a new shape. If the command is not available (and for some reason it does happen), use the direct selection tool in the Photoshop toolbox to select the entire vector design and then use the edit menu command.


spooky owl


Effects such as blurs (iris blur) and bokeh effects can be applied to the shapes as well as combining the preset with a colorful blue yellow backgrounds - gives the bird a moonlight / spooky look

How did you create the bird shapes for Photoshop and elements ?

All the Photoshop owl shapes are by Andrew Buckle. The birds were created in Poser (Smith Micro application) as 3D renders of birds and the designs were exported as PNG format files. The bird renders were then imported into Illustrator and traced and then those designs were copied to Photoshop and converted into a custom shape via the edit menu command. The CSH shapes file was then saved (as a Photoshop 6 format file). Some of the shapes were also created from scratch in Illustrator

Photoshop and effects

You can apply Photoshop styles to the shapes, you can also apply standard Photoshop effects / filters to the designs. All the effects in the filter gallery can be used and tools such as Oil Paint (if using CS6 and CC) as well as the powerful camera raw filter or HDR toning tools


owl shapes text


The shapes can be applied as an overlay to text - literally millions of uses for the vectors

What version of CSH files ?

The shapes are in CSH custom shapes format 6. You can use the shapes in all versions up from that so you can use them in Photoshop CC Photoshop CS6 CS5 CS4 etc as well as stand alone versions 14-6 as well as PS Elements 12-1 on the PC and MAC