Last Modified : September 26th, 2015
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100 Panda bear custom shapes for Photoshop CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 2014 CS3 Elements includes realistic, heads, sketches, abstracts, silhouettes, scratchy, different poses and many more. Panda bear shapes for Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 Elements 2015 inc. illustrations, sketch, animals. CSH format - on purchase, receive those along with documentation and gallery and serial. The Photoshop panda bear custom shapes are for use on the PC and MAC. Easy to use in seconds, load and apply. Use them throughout the application. You can use them with the blur command to create unique effects in seconds. Use as layers, pixels, paths and selections. You can combine, blend them, use them as a source for brushes and patterns and displacements, you can export the images to other applications. Use them with the cookie cutter in PSE. Commercial use, all royalty free. All by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. You can use them to create logos, books, adverts, packaging, notes, hats, posters, mugs, fashions and much more
Use to create other resources
The Photoshop panda bear shapes can be used as is (though you can use them as a layer, selection, path, fill etc) but you can also use them as a great resource for other presets such as strokes and seamless tiles and displacement maps as well as exporting them to other applications such as PSP and use as textures etc in that application. They are also vectors so can be used to create strokes 2000 x 2000 etc or 100 x 100, the choice is yours. You can apply one or multiple or use different posed images to create a complex preset. You can use different colors though the end result will always be grayscale when it comes to a brush. You can also combine the applications with effects such as blurs etc but best to avoid the seams of the image as that will result in an ugly looking line in the stroke. To save, just go to the edit menu in PS and use the define menu brush command. You can also save the same as a seamless tile. To save as a displacement map, save the image as a PSD format file.
Opening the presets in PS and PSE
The key thing is to place the CSH Photoshop panda bear shapes file into the presets folder of PS and Elements, though this can be in the applications folder, you can also add them to the appdata section on the mac or the application support section on the mac and the advantage of those folders are that they require no admin privilege (if you are the administrator on your system then this is not such an issue). With PS, the CSH presets can be loaded via the palette right side menu load and replace commands. You can also load the presets in PS via the edit menu preset manager and in some cases, you can use the open command to load the CSH presets.
Photoshop Panda shapes and use with styles
You can use them as a layer then you can apply layer effects such as adding a glow or gradient or shadow. With the latest version of PS, you can now add multiple shadows and glows etc to the animal. The styles can all be modified via the layer effects dialog. You can also combine the styles and vector as a smart object via the layer menu smart object command and that in turn can have additional styles added and that can also be combined into a new smart object which can then be combined with new smart filters as well as the recently released, smart adjustments. The result can also be added into the creative cloud libraries or saved as a new asset PSB file and can be added at any time via the place command.
Panda custom shapes and use as smart object
The presets can be converted into smart objects via the layer menu. As a smart object, the layer can have smart filters applied (which can be modified at any point as well as deleted). The non destructive smart filters can be duplicated and copied to other objects as well. You can also add to the mix, adjustment layers allowing for all kinds of colorful effects to be added to the vector layer. The smart object can also be saved as a PSB file for future use (with all the smart filters etc attached) via the layer menu convert to linked command (it can be added back via the place linked command). You can also store the entire object into the CC libraries.
How can I use them ?
Use the panda Photoshop panda bear shapes to create commercial as well as personal work, use to create items that can be used in turn to create items for sale. Use to create logos, books, items for sale on zazzle and cafepress, illustrations, adverts, surreal, scrapbooking, ceramics, t-shirts, web pages, hats, shoes, covers, packaging, videos and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us via our contact page (email, twitter, youtube etc)
How were the panda Photoshop shapes created ?
They were all created by me (Andrew Buckle) using the powerful 3D tool, Poser. They were all created in many different poses and expressions and then rendered and saved as a PNG image or two. The Poser application also includes a wide selection of sketch renders so there are many different sketch / drawn renders as well. The renders were all then manipulated in PS and some other applications and opened in Adobe AI to convert into a vector. The Vector graphics were then copied into PS and were saved as a CSH presets (I use PS 6 - a very old copy of PS - so the CSH presets works fine with all the versions of PS from 6 upwards as well as all versions of Elements from the very first edition (there must be some people using that?)
Panda shapes for Photoshop and video tutorials
There are 1000s of useful websites out there giving a lot of hints and help on how to use the vector artworks. You can always check out those, I will not be hurt by that. You can also find a number of documents via our manuals section about how to use them. The best notes are probably via our video tutorials and you can find those via the graphicxtras channel on Youtube as well as the superb Tipdesk.com. You can find out how to load them, how to convert them to other formats, use them with other objects, use them as a source for brushes, use them as smart objects, how to use them as a brush stroke and much more. Any questions, please let us know