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shield shapes for Photoshop and psp

Works with: Photoshop, Elements, PSP, Illustrator, Pages, Indesign, Affinity Photo etc

Format: PDF

License: Extended Commercial, royalty free, worldwide, multiple usage, no time limits, use in print and web and video and more

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Shield shapes for Photoshop gallery (V59)


100 Shield shapes artworks for Adobe ® PS CC 2015 CS6 CS5 etc Elements, PSP, Illustrator etc are super colorful artworks in standard PDF (Adobe Acrobat format)


Set includes rounded shield shapes, decorated, heraldic, metallic, sharp, duos, outlines and many more.


PDF format.


You can also convert them into JPG and PNG and other formats to use in 100s of other applications. There are notes below on how to convert them (it is fairly easy to do)


They are all for commercial (CU4CU) use - you can use them in countless projects such as ceramics, fashions, leaflets, books, adverts, records, textiles, videos, napkins, fabrics, carpets, items for resale, patches, prints, pet tags, mouse pads, items for sale, kits.


PC and MAC OS X.


They can be combined, re-colored, exported, warped, blended, effects applied and more. All vectors for any size of work so you can use them to create super large objects as well as use them as small icons without any loss in detail. You can also edit them in tools such as Illustrator and Inkscape so if you wish to move some of the parts of the designs then you can quickly do that in those


On buying the shield shapes, you receive the download link to the vectors along with documentation and gallery and serial number for any future updates.

shield shapes for Photoshop and psp and gimp and affinity photo

Above, the PDF layers can be used in Photoshop via the open command as well as the place command. Personally, I prefer to load them via the place command and they can be then quickly duplicated again and again. The shield shapes can also be used in PSP and GIMP etc. You can change the color of the items. As the items can be imported as smart objects then you can quickly add smart adjustments to change the color of the individual presets as well as use a vast selection of smart filters


Shield shapes for Photoshop GIMP PSP etc

What format are they in

They are all in PDF. PDF is the Adobe Acrobat format and it is a file format fairly common on the web. They can be converted from PDF to PNG as well as TIFF and others


Above, different shield shapes in black and with shadows


Related items

You may also be interested in the shield patterns for Photoshop as well as fonts for use in many apps


Above, the artwork can be rotated and transformed in many different ways


What can I do with them

You can use them to create amazing commercial use items as well as personal items, you can also use them to create items that can be used to create new items for sale. You can use them to create logos, documents, clothes, fashions, necklaces, posters, cups, trousers, posters, for selling items on and and equivalent, wrapping paper, frames, videos, cards, artworks, illustrations, comics, mousemats and much more. If you have any questions, you can always contact us on


Above, shield shape with a style applied via the styles panel in Photoshop (though most apps such as psp can also add layer effects)


How to load the PDFs

You can load them via the open command as well as the place command. Loading them via the place command means the shield shape is opened as a layer (as well as a smart object). You can always flatten them into the current document. As a smart object, it does mean the result can be edited at any later stage or the items can be replaced with other elements. Opening will display a dialog requesting the size of the file as well as the resolution (this is the same in PSP etc). You can find many free conversion tools on the web such as "PDF to JPG online converter" etc or just use PS or PSP etc to convert the files from that vector format to JPG or PNG.


Above, multiple shield shapes added with shadows applied via the styles panel. The same artwork can be re-sized from small to large and vica versa



Video tutorials - how can I find out more information

You can find all our videos about the graphicxtras channel on youtube. There are many videos on how to open the PDFs, how to recolor the PDF, how to edit the them, use them as sources for tiles, distort them, combine them with adjustment layers, how to change the curve, how to edit them in Illustrator, how to use the PDFs as a brush format file and much more. If you have any questions, please contact us and I will try and create a video or two about them


Above, you can add the artworks multiple times and add all kinds of transformations to the artwork


How did you create them

The shield shapes were created in Illustrator. They were all developed from a set of core artworks and then re-colored and effects added. The artwork was then all saved on individual artboards and then exported as PDF files.


Above, the original shield shape was an outline design added to a blue background. The inner spots were added afterwards using the custom shapes tool. You can fill the interior of any of the designs as well as the edges of the artworks with all kinds of additional work. Perhaps it could be used as a frame, or used with type and much more


What applications are supported

2015 2014 CC CS6 - 6

PS Elements 14, 13, 12, 11, 10 to 1

PS Standalone 16 - 6




PaintShop Pro

Affinity Photo / designer


and many others


Above, type can be added to the artwork in any position.


Above, or type can be added multiple times to the interior of the artwork


Above, or fill the artwork with different color fills such as gradients or patterns



PDF is a great format and it can be used to any size so any of the shield shapes can be set to any size (they are not limited to the previously set dimensions). Most applications can use the format as well such as Xara and Pages etc but if you can't use it in your favourite application (I don't think Painter supports the format) then what can you do. Well you can convert it to PNG or JPG but PNG is probably the best format as it is lossless. OK, if you have an application like PSP or GIMP, you can use those to convert the file from PDF to JPG or PNG or if you are on a mac then you can use something like Preview which is part of the mac OS X system. There are also 100s of great sites to convert the PDF files such as PDF to PNG site or just check out a site like wikihow or go to a site like


If you are on a mac, the best bet has to be preview and you can quickly get to that via the launchpad. Open the PDF document in preview and then go to the export command in the file menu and set the resolution, say to 600 pixels per inch to get a fairly large document which can then be imported or opened in numerous apps. Using something like 600 means you will end up with a super large document such as 5000 x 6000 pixels which can then be resized as well as modified in many different ways.


If you want to use the PDFs in an applications such as the excellent Clip Studio Paint then you will need to convert the file from PDF to PNG as the app cannot load PDF files, which is a mega pity.


Or use them in 3D via the new 3D extrusion command found in the 3D menu. The resulting model can be printed or exported to OBJ etc formats and used in other applications such as Poser


Or use them in rows


Or use the shield shapes in a column


Or spread them throughout a document


Or use them with effects such as gaussian blurs


Or apply them with opacity set to less than 100%


Or use the shield shapes as a great source for layer masks with shapes. Simply add a layer mask via the layer menu to a layer and then add the item as a brush stroke to the mask (by defining the shield as a brush stroke in the edit menu)


Use them as a great source for brush strokes via the edit menu and define brush command


Above, using a poser Image which has been smeared by oil paint filter - the shield shapes can be used as a great source for all kinds of masks and frames using a variety of blending modes to reveal or not reveal the underlying model image


Many different designs are included some with bars across the interior of the artwork