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The Ultimate Collection Of Photoshop Custom Shapes

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Photoshop users are able to benefit from the vast amount of high-quality resources that are freely available to the community. Brushes get a lot of attention, but custom shapes are also extremely useful in the right situations. Finding a custom shape that has already been created can save you some time and headaches in your design, and fortunately there is a very wide variety of custom shapes available.

This post highlights 80 different sets of custom shapes (over 2,500 individual shapes) in several different categories. If you plan to download and use any of these shapes be sure to check to terms and conditions set by the creator of the shapes.

1. People Link

People Silhouettes1 (306 shapes)

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Costumes and Characters Shapes3 (56 shapes)

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Skateboarding (9 shapes)

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Skater Collection5 (3 shapes)

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Skateboarders7 (8 shapes)

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Stock Girls9 (8 shapes)

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Businessman Silhouettes (12 shapes)

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Business Girls (12 silhouettes)

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Jumping People Silhouettes11 (104 shapes)

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Break Dancing13 (8 shapes)

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Hoops15 (57 shapes)

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Presentational Shapes (10 shapes)

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Random People Shapes (11 shapes)

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People Shape Set17 (25 shapes)

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Hot Babes19 (7 shapes)

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Go-Go Girls21 (18 shapes)

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Sexy Stances (13 shapes)

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Ladies23 (7 shapes)

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Sexy Girls25 (47 shapes)

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2. Animals Link

Birds27 (12 shapes)

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Butterflies29 (38 shapes)

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Horses31 (9 shapes)

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Horses (15 shapes)

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Zebras (6 shapes)

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Sea Creatures33 (27 shapes)

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Animals35 (10 shapes)

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Animal Patterns (13 shapes)

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Bugs37 (20 shapes)

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Weathered Flying Bugs39 (21 shapes)

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3. Planes and Boats Link

Aircraft41 (21 shapes)

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Maritime43 (27 shapes)

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WW2 Planes45 (13 shapes)

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4. Guns and Weapons Link

Guns47 (30 shapes)

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Guns (26 shapes)

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Ray Guns and Laser Blasters49 (15 shapes)

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I Love Weapons (12 shapes)

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5. Halloween Shapes Link

Halloween Shapes51 (23 shapes)

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Halloween Shapes (10 shapes)

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6. Trees Link

Trees53 (17 shapes)

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Dead Trees55 (24 shapes)

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Live Trees57 (21 shapes)

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Plan Trees59 (20 shapes)

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7. Circles Link

Retro Circles61 (10 shapes)

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Circles63 (10 shapes)

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Circles, Lines and Sunlights65 (108 shapes)

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8. Random Shapes Link

Stars67 (200 shapes)

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Sunbursts69 (30 shapes)

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Splats and Drips71 (15 shapes)

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Splat Shapes73 (8 shapes)

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Stains & Blots (34 shapes)

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Drips75 (25 shapes)

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Paisley (24 shapes)

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Kiddy Stuffs77 (72 shapes)

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Ribbon Collection79 (3 shapes)

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Voters Collection81 (2 shapes)

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Surfing Themed Shapes83 (6 shapes)

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Hero Shapes85 (13 shapes)

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Flames87 (5 shapes)

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Markers89 (23 shapes)

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Vector Shapes91 (13 shapes)

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Arrows93 (10 shapes)

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Speech Bubble Shapes95 (42 shapes)

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Cartoon Shapes97 (25 shapes)

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Assorted Logos99 (38 shapes)

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CD & DVD Logos101 (7 shapes)

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Foliage Shapes103 (371 shapes)

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Tools105 (9 shapes)

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I Love Skulls (12 shapes)

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Urban Shapes107 (31 shapes)

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World Map109 (3 shapes)

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Banner and Scrolls111 (28 shapes)

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Art Supplies (16 shapes)

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Skyline Collection113 (6 shapes)

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Arabeski (23 shapes)

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9. Combination Packs Link

Custom Shapes Pack v. 1.1115 (100 shapes)

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Custom Shape Pack (45 shapes)

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50s Custom Shapes117 (14 shapes)

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Revolution Collection119 (6 shapes)

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Custom Shape Mix (24 shapes)

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Vector Shape Mix (50 shapes)

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If you’re interested in learning more about the basics of custom shapes, how to load them, and how to create your own, try the following resources.

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://dezignus.com/silhouettes-megaset/
  2. 2 http://dezignus.com/silhouettes-megaset/
  3. 3 http://dezignus.com/costums-shapes/
  4. 4 http://dezignus.com/costums-shapes/
  5. 5 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Skater-Collection-28880909
  6. 6 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Skater-Collection-28880909
  7. 7 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Skateboarder-Photoshop-Shapes-55428525
  8. 8 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Skateboarder-Photoshop-Shapes-55428525
  9. 9 http://yarrum2.deviantart.com/art/Stock-girls-Shapes-55080755
  10. 10 http://yarrum2.deviantart.com/art/Stock-girls-Shapes-55080755
  11. 11 http://dezignus.com/jumping-silhouettes/
  12. 12 http://dezignus.com/jumping-silhouettes/
  13. 13 http://www.biorust.com/downloads/comments/326/
  14. 14 http://www.biorust.com/downloads/comments/326/
  15. 15 http://snaphook.deviantart.com/art/Hoops-31072664
  16. 16 http://snaphook.deviantart.com/art/Hoops-31072664
  17. 17 http://lavakillu.deviantart.com/art/Lavas-Custom-Shapes-Set-One-56010775
  18. 18 http://lavakillu.deviantart.com/art/Lavas-Custom-Shapes-Set-One-56010775
  19. 19 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-Hot-babes-11486531
  20. 20 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-Hot-babes-11486531
  21. 21 http://oilusionista-brushes.deviantart.com/art/Go-Go-Girls-Custom-Shapes-82522493
  22. 22 http://oilusionista-brushes.deviantart.com/art/Go-Go-Girls-Custom-Shapes-82522493
  23. 23 http://joeadonis.deviantart.com/art/More-Ladies-49811862
  24. 24 http://joeadonis.deviantart.com/art/More-Ladies-49811862
  25. 25 http://dezignus.com/sexy-girls-2/
  26. 26 http://dezignus.com/sexy-girls-2/
  27. 27 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Birds-29650405
  28. 28 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Birds-29650405
  29. 29 http://deviartart.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Custom-Shapes-No-1-99346651
  30. 30 http://deviartart.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Custom-Shapes-No-1-99346651
  31. 31 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Horse-Photoshop-Shapes-54598145
  32. 32 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Horse-Photoshop-Shapes-54598145
  33. 33 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Sea-Creatures-69320158
  34. 34 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Sea-Creatures-69320158
  35. 35 http://h-vision.deviantart.com/art/animals-61975995
  36. 36 http://h-vision.deviantart.com/art/animals-61975995
  37. 37 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Custom-Shapes-Bugs-47718273
  38. 38 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Custom-Shapes-Bugs-47718273
  39. 39 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Weathered-Flying-Bugs-69305352
  40. 40 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Weathered-Flying-Bugs-69305352
  41. 41 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Aircraft-30485440
  42. 42 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Aircraft-30485440
  43. 43 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Maritime-43139041
  44. 44 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Maritime-43139041
  45. 45 http://jackroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-WW2-Planes-30807843
  46. 46 http://jackroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-WW2-Planes-30807843
  47. 47 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Guns-Updated-19065883
  48. 48 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Guns-Updated-19065883
  49. 49 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Ray-Guns-and-Laser-Blasters-40577451
  50. 50 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Ray-Guns-and-Laser-Blasters-40577451
  51. 51 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-Halloween-11413722
  52. 52 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-Halloween-11413722
  53. 53 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-v-6-7-CS-11389437
  54. 54 http://mutato-nomine.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-v-6-7-CS-11389437
  55. 55 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Dead-Trees-36004240
  56. 56 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Dead-Trees-36004240
  57. 57 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Live-Trees-37471587
  58. 58 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Live-Trees-37471587
  59. 59 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Plan-Trees-41007367
  60. 60 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Plan-Trees-41007367
  61. 61 http://trillianastra.deviantart.com/art/Retro-Circles-Custom-Shapes-63310883
  62. 62 http://trillianastra.deviantart.com/art/Retro-Circles-Custom-Shapes-63310883
  63. 63 http://smolord.deviantart.com/art/Circles-for-Photoshop-75137098
  64. 64 http://smolord.deviantart.com/art/Circles-for-Photoshop-75137098
  65. 65 http://dezignus.com/vector-circles/
  66. 66 http://dezignus.com/vector-circles/
  67. 67 http://deviant-arab.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Stars-V2-0-75486624
  68. 68 http://deviant-arab.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Stars-V2-0-75486624
  69. 69 http://backflip540.deviantart.com/art/backflip540-sunburst-shapes-61047273
  70. 70 http://backflip540.deviantart.com/art/backflip540-sunburst-shapes-61047273
  71. 71 http://honeycunt.deviantart.com/art/Splats-N-Drips-Custom-Shapes-28840671
  72. 72 http://honeycunt.deviantart.com/art/Splats-N-Drips-Custom-Shapes-28840671
  73. 73 http://yarrum2.deviantart.com/art/Splat-Shapes-52734975
  74. 74 http://yarrum2.deviantart.com/art/Splat-Shapes-52734975
  75. 75 http://synergydigital.deviantart.com/art/25-Drips-Custom-PS-CS3-Shape-79794999
  76. 76 http://synergydigital.deviantart.com/art/25-Drips-Custom-PS-CS3-Shape-79794999
  77. 77 http://hikaridrops.deviantart.com/art/Kiddy-Stuffs-59984219
  78. 78 http://hikaridrops.deviantart.com/art/Kiddy-Stuffs-59984219
  79. 79 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Ribbon-Collection-14553361
  80. 80 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Ribbon-Collection-14553361
  81. 81 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Voters-Collection-14524176
  82. 82 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Voters-Collection-14524176
  83. 83 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Surfing-Themed-Shapes-54599604
  84. 84 http://ecovers.deviantart.com/art/Surfing-Themed-Shapes-54599604
  85. 85 http://hfs991hfs.deviantart.com/art/Hero-Shapes-82286081
  86. 86 http://hfs991hfs.deviantart.com/art/Hero-Shapes-82286081
  87. 87 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Flames-66978151
  88. 88 http://thesuper.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Flames-66978151
  89. 89 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/custom_shapes/id/2032
  90. 90 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/custom_shapes/id/2032
  91. 91 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/custom_shapes/id/2031
  92. 92 http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/custom_shapes/id/2031
  93. 93 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/shapes1_2.htm
  94. 94 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/shapes1_2.htm
  95. 95 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/shapes1_9.htm
  96. 96 http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopdownloads/ss/shapes1_9.htm
  97. 97 http://www.biorust.com/downloads/comments/214/
  98. 98 http://www.biorust.com/downloads/comments/214/
  99. 99 http://richardperkins.deviantart.com/art/Assorted-Logos-91198824
  100. 100 http://richardperkins.deviantart.com/art/Assorted-Logos-91198824
  101. 101 http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1441519
  102. 102 http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1441519
  103. 103 http://dezignus.com/floristic-shapes2/
  104. 104 http://dezignus.com/floristic-shapes2/
  105. 105 http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1215517
  106. 106 http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=en_us&extid=1215517
  107. 107 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Urban-Designs-Custom-Shapes-100101175
  108. 108 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Urban-Designs-Custom-Shapes-100101175
  109. 109 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-World-Map-22233322
  110. 110 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/Photoshop-Shapes-World-Map-22233322
  111. 111 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Banner-Scrolls-Custom-Shapes-100099025
  112. 112 http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Banner-Scrolls-Custom-Shapes-100099025
  113. 113 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Skyline-Collection-7485757
  114. 114 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Skyline-Collection-7485757
  115. 115 http://glassbitch.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Pack-v-1-1-48326908
  116. 116 http://glassbitch.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Shapes-Pack-v-1-1-48326908
  117. 117 http://richardperkins.deviantart.com/art/50s-Custom-Shapes-Pack-91474971
  118. 118 http://richardperkins.deviantart.com/art/50s-Custom-Shapes-Pack-91474971
  119. 119 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Revolution-Collection-14552843
  120. 120 http://hebedesign.deviantart.com/art/Revolution-Collection-14552843
  121. 121 http://dezignus.com/what-is-shapes/
  122. 122 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/QuickTips-Load-Custom-Shapes-21727644
  123. 123 http://lukeroberts.deviantart.com/art/QuickTips-Create-CustomShapes-21727860
  124. 124 http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/custom-shapes/
  125. 125 http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/custom-shape-sets/
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  1. 1

    I have been looking for something like the foliage brushes for sometime now, this is awesome!
    Thanks so much Smashing Magazine!

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    Thats is just brilliant ! Thanks for this awesome list !

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  3. 3

    Very useful! Thank you.

    It would be even more useful, though, if there was a zip file with all these shapes included for one simple download. I sure don’t have the time to visit so many websites and to do this myself. Not now anyway. Also for archival purposes, because today most of them will be there, but in 6 months from now, when I might need them, the one I really must have will be gone. For whatever reason.

    Anyway, just a thought about how you could smash us even harder in our collective faces ;)

    Keep smashin’

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  4. 4

    WOW!! AWESOME!! thank you sooo much..

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  5. 5

    Impressive – and useful. As always! ;)
    Thanks!

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  6. 6

    incredibly attractive ..ooohoooh blender in assorted logo

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  7. 7

    Wow this is a grate resource of Photoshop Shapes, for a quick search. I will help lazy designers to make their goal.
    One more suggestion, There are people like me who don’t know the exact name of shapes like, the retro shapes, swirls etc.. If you have added it bellow the group it might have helped us for further searching….

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  8. 8

    WOW, great stuff.

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  9. 9

    hot damn … these are awesome!

    thanks for sharing.

    cheers

    david

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  10. 10

    thanks heaps man, some really useful stuff on their. definitely will download some!!

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  11. 11

    Great links. Keep up the good work on this site. You guys keep me coming back.

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  12. 12

    nice, i always knew that shapes have been underestimated in photoshop

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  13. 13

    Amazing stuff!

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  14. 14

    I ‘ve downloaded some of them, but I really want it all!! Really, really great stuff!!

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  15. 15

    Amazing list! Resources are really vast. Thank you for compiling this SM.

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  16. 16

    thanks for the list of photoshop shapes.. smashing magazine smashes it again :)

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  17. 17

    This is why I love SM. You do all the leg work and make these huge awesome lists :)

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  18. 18

    Very usefull & interesting..Am just wondering how u guys think in different ways to attract designers ;)

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  19. 19

    This is an exhaustive list of awesome collection

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  20. 20

    Awesome collection! I will come back for sure, if I need some of those. Thanx a lot.

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  21. 21

    This was actually an awsome post, thanks!

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  22. 22

    Great collection with thousands of very good shapes. Thanks!

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  23. 23

    SICK! I’ve dreamed about this collection! SM rocks!

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  24. 24

    Frank Buynsters

    December 11, 2008 11:50 pm

    OMG this is really, really great!

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  25. 25

    WOW, this is the greatest collection. thx!

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  26. 26

    And I think to myself… What a wonderful shape !

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  27. 27

    Thank you very much for this great collection!

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  28. 28

    You surpise me… every day. Thanks!

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  29. 29

    How weird to skim through a SM post and see five of my own shape collections =)
    (I’ve made one of the skater collections, the ribbon collection, the voters collection, the skyline collection (my most popular creation to date) and the revolution collection.

    I hope some of you will enjoy them!

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  30. 30

    Great collection. Thanks for the post, appreciated.

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  31. 31

    Amazing!

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  32. 32

    Impressive list

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  33. 33

    <3 wonderful collection.

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  34. 34

    Without words…. thx!!!

    Br1

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  35. 35

    Wooooo !!!! … are you kidding me ? … handing it over on a silver platter … tx u guyz … SM rulez

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  36. 36

    good selection, but not many football related shapes!

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  37. 37

    Fantastic collection!

    * Although a single Zip** would be nice, the reason that there probably isn’t one is that ‘the least we can do’ for these free resources is visit the suppliers site, although yes, it does take a bit of time – it’s saving people a lot of cash for some quality resources :)

    ** Unless someone starts collecting all the resources, zipping them, putting them on somewhere like RapidShare…then posting the link in the comments…

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  38. 38

    whoa, this is the best ps stuff collection i have seen.
    thanks

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  39. 39

    great collection – thx

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  40. 40

    UNBELIEVEBLE!

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