45+ Sources and Sets of Photoshop Custom Shapes
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For graphic designers, working with custom shapes in Photoshop can be a big time-saver. While free brushes get a lot of attention, custom shapes probably get less. Here is a rundown of some of the best resources to download free custom shapes for your own work in Photoshop.
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Photoshop Custom Shapes from the Adobe Exchange (370 sets)
The Adobe Exchange is a great place to find all kinds of resources, including custom shapes for Photoshop. There is plenty of variety and a huge amount of sets to choose from.
Custom Shapes from MyPhotoshopBrushes.com (30 sets)
MyPhotoShopBrushes isn’t limited to just brushes. They also offer 30 sets of custom shapes, including animals, people, objects, and more abstract shapes.
Custom Shapes from About.com (9 sets)
About.com has nine sets available for download, including basic shapes, arrows, symbols, snowflakes, stars and sunbursts, speech bubbles, and more.
Custom Shapes from Ladyoak (154 sets)
A huge resource for custom shapes, Ladyoak offers over 150 sets.
Photoshop Custom Shapes from BioRUST (21 sets)
BioRUST has 21 sets of shapes for download, including maps, silhouettes, animals, music-related shapes, mythical creatures and more.
Photoshop Shape Sets from eDuration (6 sets)
eDuration offers six sets of shapes, including logos, icons, buttons, and some miscellaneous shapes.
Custom Shapes from Nathan Blenke (100 shapes)
A large set of shapes that includes a number of office objects and various other shapes.
Custom Shapes from Grafiks (24 shapes)
A set of 24 various shapes, including some swirls and abstract shapes.
Butterfly Shapes from Dezignus (49 shapes)
This is a big set of more butterfly shapes than you should ever need.
Foliage Shapes for Dezignus (over 350 shapes)
You can use these foliage shapes to create your own patterns or to add some creativity to text/fonts.
Businessman Silhouettes from Dezignus (12 shapes)
Silhouettes are always nice to have on hand for when you need them. This set provides shapes of businessmen.
Custom Shapes on deviantART
The users of deviantART make it one of the best resources for finding custom shapes. There are countless sets of shapes for you to browse through, and many of the best sets are featured below.
Ornaments from Ahmad AlShayal
Straights and Swirls from thesuper
Sea Creatures by thesuper
Plan Trees by thesuper
Live Trees by thesuper
Auto Gauges by thesuper
Hot Babes by Mutato Nomine
World Maps by Luke Roberts
Bird Shapes by Luke Roberts
Aircraft Custom Shapes by Luke Roberts
Maritime Shapes by Luke Roberts
Sunburst Shapes by Backflip540
Revolution Collection by HebeDesign
Ribbon Collection by HebeDesign
Skater Collection by HebeDesign
Abstract Shapes by xyunaxfantasiesx
Batman Vector Shapes by Retoucher07030
Car Logos by See-Create
Animal Shapes for Photoshop by UnidentifyStudios
Kiddy Stuffs by HikariDrops
Skateboarder Shapes by ecover
Assorted Logos by Richard Perkins
Silhouettes Bernius by eiermann1952
Stars V2.0 by Deviant-ARAB
Stars V3.0 by Deviant_ARAB
Hoops by SnapHook
Zombies by tmwors
Splat Shapes by Yarrum2
Basics of Working with and Creating Custom Shapes
Want to learn more about working with custom shapes or creating your own shapes? Here are three articles to get you started.
Photoshop Tutorials: Photoshop Custom Shapes – Photoshop Essentials
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