Sea Shapes (Seals, Sharks, Crabs) for Photoshop and elements
Updated: February 27th, 2014
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Preview: 100 Sea Creatures custom shapes (shark, seal, fish, etc) for Adobe ® Photoshop and Elements (V141)
100 Sea Creature custom shapes includes shark shapes, crab shapes, fish shapes, seal shapes and more. The set includes realistic sea creatures, silhouettes, cartoon designs and many more. All the sea shapes are for Adobe Photoshop CC CS6 CS5.5 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 7 6 and Photoshop Elements (all versions) PC and MAC OS X. The sea shapes (for Photoshop etc) are all vectors for any size of work (if you wish to convert them into raster format you can flatten the designs or rasterize the shape layer - and then save the design as PNG or TIFF and use in many other applications). You can use them to any size: small or super large. The sea shapes (for Photoshop etc) can be re-colored either via the PS foreground color or you can use Photoshop effects to apply color effects or perhaps even metallic / gel effects to the sea designs. The designs can be filled with different colors. They can be used in wonderful effects such as extrusions if you have PS Extended (you can also save the designs then as a OBJ format for use in Carrara, Studio Max). The Photoshop sea shape designs can be combined to create a whole load of ocean life. You can blend the designs, apply stroke effects to the designs (in the new CS6) and much more. A truly powerful selection of artworks for your projects. The sea shapes (for Photoshop etc) are commercial (CU4CU) use. Use the items to create items for sale, books, undersea designs, key chains, seaside products, logos, binders, stationery, mugs, postage, masks, leaflets, magazines, comics and much more. The sea shapes for Photoshop etc are all by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. See all the Photoshop sea shapes / creature shapes (for Photoshop etc) included in the set via the gallery above. Any questions about the sea shapes, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Adobe and Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. See all the sea creature shapes for Photoshop via the gallery link
Opening sea shapes in Photoshop (CSH)
The designs are all in standard Photoshop CSH format file - load the CSH file via the Photoshop file open (this should be fine in most versions of the application). The easiest approach is to add the CSH file to the presets folder 'custom shapes' of Photoshop (found in the program files PC and applications folder on the mac) and then access the named file via the custom shapes palette dropdown menu. Generally, I use the load / replace commands on the Photoshop shapes palette side menu to find the sea shapes creature sets as I load my files via a central location (so the designs can be used by other versions of Photoshop as well as Photoshop elements). You can load the sea creatures shapes as well as leaving all the other designs in the palette via the 'load' command (use the replace to leave only the sea creatures). You can also double click the CSH file or right click and select the open option
Sea creature shapes for Photoshop videos
You can find all our shapes for Photoshop videos via the graphicxtras channel on Youtube. You can find out how to turn the custom shapes into smart objects, you can see how to use the shapes as a source for patterns and brushes, how to modify the shapes, how to warp and distort and add points to the paths or remove them, how to tweak the shape designs, how to export to other applications and much more. If there are any questions about the sea creature shapes (seals, sharks etc) for Photoshop and Elements etc then please contact us and we will try and create a video or three on the subject.
What can I do with the sea creature shapes in Photoshop and Elements ?
You can use the sea creature shapes as commercial as well as personal use for your projects. You can use the sea creature shapes to create items that can in turn be used to create new items for sale. You can use the sea creature shapes to create logos, books, documents, items for sale on zazzle, packaging, cards, greeting cards, bags, web sites, posters, adverts, web pages, skateboards and much more. If you have any questions about the sea creature shapes for Photoshop, please contact us on email@example.com
The sea creature shapes for Photoshop and elements are vectors ?
Yes, the CSH sea creature shapes are all vectors for any size of work, so you can use them to create thumbnails / icons and stamps as well as magazines and posters and also books and documents and more. You can stretch and distort the vector sea creature shapes in all kinds of directions as well as apply other transformations to the sea creature shapes. The shapes can be warped as well.
Can I modify the actual vector sea creature shapes ?
Yes, the sea creature shapes CSH in Photoshop can be changed in Photoshop by using the pen tools and direct selection tool etc but the controls are fairly limited so if you want to really modify the sea creature shapes in numerous ways then the best way would be to copy the design over into Illustrator and then use all the tools in Illustrator and then re-copy the sea creature shapes back to Photoshop where you can define the shape as a new custom shape for future projects. You might also like to check out the powerful Astute graphics plugins for some amazing tools to manipulate paths
How did you create the sea creatures / sharks / seals for Photoshop
All the sea creatures are renders in 3D application Poser. The designs were then exported via PNG format to Illustrator where the designs were image traced and turned into vectors. The sea creature designs were then copied to Photoshop via the pasteboard and loaded as shapes into the custom shapes palette and then saved as a new CSH sea creatures file
Use the sea creature shapes as brush strokes in Photoshop ?
Yes, you can use the sea creature shapes as a wonderful source for brushes, apply the vector design and then flatten the layers and select the area you want to use as the brush and then go to the edit menu and define brush command. Using the sea creature shapes you can create a near infinite of wonderful brush strokes and the best thing about the shapes is that you can always create large brushes as well as apply effects to create really weird and wonderful stroke designs
How to apply the sea creature shapes CSH ?
The sea creature shapes can be applied in three ways : shape layer, path and fill pixel. You can apply the sea creature shapes via the custom shape tool found in the Photoshop toolbox. You can also apply the shapes via the Photoshop shape blur filter (where you can select any of the sea creature shapes to create stunning shape blur effects). If you have Photoshop Elements, you can also apply the sea creature shapes via the powerful cookie cutter tool
Smart objects and sea creature shapes
Apply the sea creature shapes as a layer (shape layer or the designs onto a layer) and then go to the layer menu commands and select the smart object convert to command. Smart objects are one of the most powerful features of Photoshop. The smart objects can be changed and modified at any point in the creative process
Sea creature shapes and exporting to other applications
Yes, you can export the designs to other graphic applications - very few applications can read CSH format files. The sea creature shapes can be applied as a shape layer and that design can be exported to Illustrator via the clipboard as well as via the export command in Photoshop. You can also save the sea creature shapes vector designs via the save command as PSD / PDF. You can also save the sea creature shapes as a raster design (apply to a layer and delete the background to save the transparency) and then use the save command to save as PNG etc
What format is the Photoshop CSH sea creature shapes in ?
Adobe Photoshop 6 - I know this is an old format but it means the CSH shapes file can be used with all versions up to now (creative cloud). If you save the CSH sea creature shapes as a new shapes file then it will be set to the current version you are using and you might not be able to use it in earlier versions
Can I use the sea creature CSH shapes with the 3D features of Photoshop ?
Yes, you should be able to use the vector shapes as a layer and then use the 3D menu (creative cloud) to create extrusions (cubes, cones etc) and a vast range of different 3D shapes from the sea creatures. The only issue might be your video card as there are certain requirements on that (I have this problem on one of my machines, 256MB, just not enough memory to even use the most basic functions of the 3D)