Updated: August 24th, 2015
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100 Sea Creature shapes for Photoshop CC CS2 CS4 CS1 CS6 CS5 2014 and elements includes realistic creatures, silhouettes, cartoon designs, crabs, sharks, fish, jellyfish, crabs, seals, shells, starfish and many more.
PC and MAC OS X.
The sea creature shapes (for Adobe Photoshop and others) are all vectors for any size of work (if you wish to convert them into raster format you can flatten them or rasterize the shape layer - and then save them 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 Adobe PS and others) 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 artworks. They 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 them as a OBJ format for use in Carrara, Studio Max, Poser etc). The Photoshop sea shape decorative graphics can be combined to create a whole load of ocean life. You can blend, add strokes (in the new CS6) as well as layer effects and much more.
Commercial use, royalty free, no time limits. Use the items to create items for sale, books, undersea, key chains, seaside products, logos, binders, stationery, mugs, postage, masks, leaflets, magazines, comics and much more.
CSH format - on purchase, receive the CSH along with documentation and gallery and serial
Opening sea shapes in Adobe Photoshop (CSH)
They are all in CSH - load the CSH presets via the " open" command (this should be fine in most versions of the app). The easiest approach is to add the CSH presets 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 browse for the sets as I load my files via a central location (so they can be used by other versions of Photoshop as well as PS Elements). You can load them via the load command and this will leave the existing items in the presets palette. There is a limit to how many presets can be added to the palette
You can also double click the CSH presets or right click and select the open option
Another option that is now available with the latest CC PS 2015 release is that you can add them to the libraries and then load them via the libraries instead of re-opening the CSH file. One advantage of this is that you can then store three or four etc items in a single library item and then load that and still you can make changes to the undersea vectors such as changing the color of the vector or re-sizing or rotating the items. the library also means they are securely stored on a server and can be accessed at any point via other members of your team / creative cloud subscription, pc or mac. You will see a little cloud icon against the vector in the layer's palette. How to load them via libraries in PS CC 2015 Creative cloud tutorial (youtube video)
Sea shapes for Photoshop are vectors ?
Yes, they 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 Photoshop shapes ?
Yes, all the artworks can be changed in Adobe PS by using the pen tools and direct selection tool etc but the controls are fairly limited so if you want to really modify the vectorss in numerous ways then the best approach would be to copy the path into Illustrator and then use all the tools in Adobe AI 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
Sea shapes for Photoshop Video tutorials
You can find all our videos via the graphicxtras channel on Youtube. You can find out how to turn them into smart objects, you can see how to use them as a source for patterns and brushes, how to modify the, how to warp and distort and add points to the paths or remove them, how to tweak the decorative graphics, how to export to other applications and much more.
What can I do with the sea shapes in Adobe Photoshop and Elements ?
You can use the sea creature shapes as commercial as well as personal use for your projects. You can use them to create items that can in turn be used to create new items for sale. You can use them 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.
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How did you create the sea creatures / sharks / seals for Photoshop ??
All were based on renders in SM Poser and all the results of those 3D renders were stored as PNG files which were then load into Illustrator and image traced. Once converted into vectors, the results were then copied and pasted into PS and defined via the edit menu and stored as a new CSH file.
Use the sea creature shapes as brush strokes in Adobe PS ?
Yes, you can use them as a wonderful source for brushes, apply the vector graphic 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 vector artworks, you can create a near infinite of wonderful brush strokes and the best thing about the vectors is that you can always create large brushes as well as use visual effects to create really weird and wonderful strokes
How to apply the sea creature Photoshop shapes CSH ?
They can be added in three ways : shape layer, path and fill pixel.
You can apply them via the custom shape tool found in the Photoshop toolbox. You can also use them via the Photoshop shape blur filter (where you can select any of the sharks / crabs etc to create stunning blur effects).
If you have PS Elements, you can also use them via the powerful cookie cutter tool either once or multiple times.
Smart objects and sea creature shapes
Apply them as a layer (shape layer or add the path to 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 images to other graphic applications - very few applications can read CSHs. They can be applied as a shape layer and that can be exported to Illustrator via the clipboard as well as via the export command in Adobe PS.
You can also save them via the save command as PSD / PDF. You can also save them as a raster (add to a layer and delete the background to save the transparency) and then use the save command to save as PNG etc
Can I use the sea creature shapes CSH with the 3D features of Photoshop ?
Yes, you should be able to use the vectors as a layer and then use the 3D menu (creative cloud) to create extrusions (cubes, cones etc) and a vast range of different 3D models. 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)