Owl Custom Shapes for Photoshop / Elements

Updated: June 15th, 2015

Owl shapes Photoshop

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Owl shapes for Photoshop (#162)

100 Owl shapes for Photoshop CC 2014 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 13 12 Elements etc --- many different exciting graphics including scratchy, rough artworks, cartoons, silhouettes, different poses, flying, realistic, woodcut, rough and more.


PC and MAC OS X.


CSH + EPS format - on purchase, you receive those files along with a gallery and serial and notes.


The shapes are very easy to install and use, simply add them via the open command or use the preset manager or access direct from the shapes palette. Use the hi-impact animals 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 them with your own scenes and photographs as well as blending them 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 decorative graphics are great for use with Illustrator, GIMP, CorelDRAW, PSP etc Commercial use, royalty free, world wide use, no credit is required. All the owls are by graphicxtras.com / Andrew Buckle

Owl shapes for Adobe ® Photoshop and Elements

night time scene with gradient

You can add them to all kinds of night time scenes and gradients


shadows added layer effects

You can add all kinds of layer effects such as shadows to any of the layers in Adobe PS

additional paths stars in orange

You can add all kinds of other paths to the birds such as stars such as a sprinkle of stars from the wings

type can be combined at the side

You can add type to the creatures in numerous ways

colors added in different red blue

You can add them in any color

cartoon artworks in pink and black

They can be used in any color, not just black.

effects added to the artworks in pink

Owl artworks : blurred and sharp.

How to load the custom shapes in Adobe PS ?

The Photoshop owl shapes are stored in CSH and can be loaded by double clicking the shape CSH presets, you can also right click the shapes file and select the open command. 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 graphics.


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 presets via the 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 graphics 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, fashions and more. If you have any questions, 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 use them in combo with Adobe PS 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 PS 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.


add in gradients

You can fill them with all kinds of color as well as gradients and patterns

If applied as a pixel fill, 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 above were created as pixel fills in different colors, the color was then modified via the camera raw filter and then the image 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 Adobe PS and PS Elements but say you want to use them in Adobe AI then you can copy the Vector graphics via the clipboard / pasteboard to Illustrator (a great place to modify the shapes Vector graphics). You can also export the Vector graphics via the file save command to PSD and PDF. You can also apply the shapes as a pixel and save the transparency of the preset (remove the background layer) to a PNG image and they can then be used in PSP and many other applications.


Bird 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 PS Styles to the preset in Adobe PS

The presets can be applied in three different ways (shape layer, path and fill pixel). Apply them as a shape layer and then you can apply PS Styles to the shape. The shapes can then be turned into a metallic or a rough image or a woodland graphic and much more. You can also modify the Photoshop style via the layer menu.


styles gel blue and glow

You can add all kinds of styles to them such as blue gels


You can also convert them into a smart object and apply a Photoshop style and then convert that shape combo into a new smart object (#ia the layer menu smart objects command) and then apply a Photoshop style to that.


subtle bird style

The Photoshop style applied to the graphic does not need to be metallic, it can just as easy be a fade style in Adobe PS 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 paths. 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 graphic and then use the edit menu command.


spooky bird

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 Adobe PS and PS 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 they were exported as PNGs. The bird renders were then imported into Illustrator and traced and then those were copied to Photoshop and converted into a custom shape via the edit menu command. The CSH presets was then saved (as a Photoshop 6 format file). Some of the shapes were also created from scratch in Adobe AI


effects added such as glows

All kinds of effects can be added to the vectors either as a layer or as part of the background - the above used the PS camera raw filter effect

Photoshop and effects

You can apply PS Styles to the shapes, you can also add standard Photoshop effects / filters. 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


 shapes text

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

What version of CSH presets ?

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 Adobe PS 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


vector birds on large size

They can be added any size, they are all vectors for any size of work such as icons and posters and anything in between