graphicxtras.com > Photoshop shapes etc > Turtle shapes for Photoshop and Elements CC CS6 CS5 CS4 2015 inc. tortoise, sketch, silhouette
100 Turtle tortoise custom shapes for Photoshop CC 2015 2014 & CS 6 5 4 3 2 1 Elements 2014 includes hand drawn, scratchy, realistic, weird, woodcuts, sillhouettes and many more. Vector format tortoises for all kinds of documents, large or small. CSH format - On buying the set, you receive the download link to the CSH along with documentation and gallery and others.PC and MAC OS X. The artworks are all by graphicxtras.com and can be used in 1000s of your projects. Set the color of the artwork via the foreground color of the toolbox, though you can also set the color of them via the layer effects dialog and color effects (as well as setting the color to a pattern or brush strokes or effects and much more - they don't have to be just black). They can be distorted, transformed, rotated, warped, puppet warped and more.
How to load them ?
The files are all supplied in CSHs for use in Adobe PS and elements (sadly that is about it for applications when it comes ot the CSH). The CSH items can be loaded quick and easily by double clicking the CSH presets or right click the CSH presets and select the open command. Another option, in some versions of PS, use the open command to open the files though this is not available in all versions of the application (in particular, on the mac). They can also be placed in the presets folder and then accessed via the palette or via the edit menu presets manager (again, this depends on the version of the application). You can then load and replace the CSH. Use the replace command if you wish to get rid of all the others in the palette. You can use the load command just to add them to the existing vector set. If you decide to get rid of all the current set, just use the reset command and that will restore all the vectors to the factory default. The CSH was created with the Photoshop 6 version format and that was the earliest version for the shapes; you should be able to load and open the CSH presets in all versions of the application upwards.
What can I do with them ??
You can use them in numerous projects, there are very few limitations on the use of the CSH files. You have extended license / commercial use / CU4CU. Theys are all totally royalty free, no time limits or usage limits etc. You can use them to create posters, web pages, web sites, templates, cards, documentation, adverts, videos, mugs, notebooks, game items and much more. If you have any questions about the usages of the items, please contact us and we will send you additional details about the usage. You can find the license via the top section of this page.
How did you create the shapes ??
They were all created in the powerful 3D application, Poser. They were all renders in 3D as well as using the powerful sketch renders. They were all then saved as PNG images which were then imported into Illustrator and the application's image trace tool was then used to convert the rasters into a vector format - many different image traces were used. They were then saved as an AI format file and these were then imported into Photoshop 6 and the Vector graphics were then defined via the edit menu define custom shape command
How to use them with the shape blur filter ???
They can be used as a source for shape blurs. It is a standard filter found via the blur commands (not, sadly, the blur gallery). You can set the strength of the blur as well as the vectory itself. Personally, I find the effect works best with subtle blur instead of using at maximum strength. You can apply the effect multiple times. You can also apply the effect in multiple channels as well as using the effect with other filters such as blur gallery ones and also filter gallery effects. You can also combine the shape blur effect with selections (which can also be an item from the current palette added as a path and converted via the path palette to a selection)
Video tutorials - how to find out more ???
You can find many different video tutorials on the subject of the vectors via the youtube graphicxtras channel. You can find out how to load them, how to re-color them, turn into smart objects, use with libraries, how to warp, how to blend with others, how to export to other applications and much more. If you can't find what you are looking for via the youtube channel, please let us know and a video or two will be created on the subject. Always happy to add more videos about them. (YOUTUBE Video tutorial) Preview of the paths included in the set 123 See all the vectors included in the set (well, most) in different poses as well as colors and more - they were all created in Adobe PS - a preview of the pack 123. Set include realistic, woodcuts, silhouettes, abstract graphics etc
How to export them ??
You can easily use them in PS but if you want to use them in Illustrator ?? just as easy; simply add them as a layer and copy and then paste in Adobe AI. With the October 2014 release of CC you can now also copy the path into the library (window and libraries) and use that in Illustrator. If you want to use the vector graphic in other graphic applications then that depends on the application receiving the paths. Some applications can use PSD format and that format includes vector data and some applications are able to use that data (some may just rasterize it or ignore the data). Another option would be to use the export command and paths to Illustrator which saves the data as an AI document (though I have experienced issues reading the AI documents). They can also be saved as raster files via the save for web or save as command. Another option is to save the imagery as TIFF or PSD file etc as they are very common image formats and well supported in most applications.
How to create new ones ???
You can use them as is but I always see the set as a starting point, a resource for 1000s and 1000s of unique paths for all your projects. You can always apply them as a layer and then modify them using perspective tools or shear or warp etc or perhaps using the point tools to modify a few segments of the path. You can also copy the layer to Illustrator and modify the artwork and re-paste it back into Adobe PS. You can then use the edit menu define command to save them for future use. The CSH presets needs to be saved otherwise the replace or reset will remove the edited work.
How to use them as a smart object in PS ???
You can turn them into a Photoshop smart object via the layer menu or use the smart filter which also turns the artwork into a smart object. As a smart object, effects and other settings can be added and the underlying shape can be changed at any point (as well as any of the effects) - totally non destructive. As a smart object, the image can also be converted to a linked object via the layer menu - the item is saved as a permanent PSB (large file format) and this can be embedded or linked (via the place command) at any future point. Another option with the October 2014 Creative cloud release, you can save the smart object animal to the libraries palette and this can then be used in any future projects.