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The Ultimate Collection Of Custom Photoshop Shapes

      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.

      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 Photoshop 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 Photoshop 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. [Updated Oct/31/2016]

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      1. Nature

      Greenhouse Shapes (67) (affiliate link)

      Greenhouse shapes

      Animal Shapes & Sunbursts (16) (affiliate link)

      Animal shapes

      Mountain Shapes (36) (affiliate link)

      Mountain shapes

      Wreath Shapes (24) (affiliate link)

      Wreath shapes

      Feathers Shapes (4)

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      Butterfly Shapes (7)

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      Photoshop Fish Shapes (30)

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      Photoshop Custom Shapes Bugs (20)

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      Feather Custom Shapes (7)

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      2. People and Parts

      Lavas Custom Shapes (26)

      Custom Photoshop Shapes

      Glasses, Lashes and Staches (8)

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      Heads (45)

      Photoshop Shapes

      Tumbling (2)

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      Stock girls Shapes (8)

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      3. Lovely

      Hearts Shapes for Photoshop (20)

      Photoshop Shapes

      My Valentine Shapes (11)

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      Doodle Journal Shapes (15)

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      Kiddy Stuffs (20)

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      .Hearts Photoshop & Vector Shapes (55)

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      4. Signs and Labels

      Public Signs Shapes (11)

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      Red Faction Guerrilla Shapes (25)

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      Auto Gauges (8)

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      Label Shapes (12)

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      Viking Rune Shapes (24)

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      5. Icons

      Pretty Texture Icons (35)

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      E-Commerce Photoshop & Vector Shapes (50)

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      Plus, Minus Photoshop Shapes (6)

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      Social Networking Icons (24)

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      Tick Shapes (30)

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      Email (Envelope) Photoshop Custom Shapes (8)

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      Pretty Chat Photoshop Shapes (12)

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      CD Disc Photoshop Vector Shapes (25)

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      80+ Badge Icons (80)

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      Cookware/Tableware Photoshop & Vector Shapes (30)

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      Zoom (Magnifier) Photoshop & Vector Shapes (6)

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      Blenke Shapes (200)

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      Cake Photoshop & Vector Shapes (10)

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      Beautiful Coffee & Tea Cup Photoshop Custom Shapes (5)

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      Shapes Icons (Vector) (90)

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      Photoshop Cup Shapes (16)

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      Christmas Brushes for Winter Holidays (35)

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      Heraldic Shield Coat (20)

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      Cities Icons (11)

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      Car Silhouettes (11)

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      6. Circles and Rounded Shapes

      Photoshop Circle Shapes – Designer Essentials (23)

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      Sunburst Photoshop & Vector Shapes (33)

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      Speech Bubble Shapes (6)

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      Custom Shapes (10)

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      Sacred Geometry Symbol Photoshop Brushes (7)

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      Circular Design Custom (30)

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      Abstract Circle PS Shapes (4)

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      Abstract Circles (20)

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      Badge Photoshop & Vector Shapes (35)

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      Wavy & Spiral Sunburst Shapes for Photoshop (25)

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      7. Random Shapes

      Holiday Shapes (20)

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      Font Awesome Shape Pack (112)

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      Ribbon Photoshop Custom Shapes (3)

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      Photography Themed Shapes, Camera Tripod, Memory Card (13)

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      Nautical Photoshop Custom Shapes (18)

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      8. Arrows

      Arrow Shapes (9)

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      Smooth Arrows (56)

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      Arrows Photoshop Shapes (120)

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      Hand Drawn Arrows Shapes (70)

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      Photoshop Arrow Shapes (120)

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      9. Various

      Picons Social (75)

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      Free Photoshop Glass Shapes (12)

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      Eiffel Tower Shapes (3)

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      Abstract Shapes (4)

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      Paint Edges (4)

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      Water Drops Photoshop & Vector Shapes (16)

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      Paperclip Photoshop & Vector Shapes (7)

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      Link (Chain) Photoshop Shapes Icons (2)

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      S&T Vintage Shapes (4)

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      Photoshop Custom Shapes Stars (7)

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      10.Military and Tech

      US Army PS Vector Shapes (19)

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      Star Trek Tech Custom Shapes (6)

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      Half Life 2 Weapon Shapes (12)

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      Rocket (21)

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      Atom and Molecule Photoshop (12)

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      11. Horror

      Free Splatter Custom Shapes (6)

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      All Hallow’s Eve (11)

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      12. Clocks

      Clocks Photoshop Custom Shapes (12)

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      Photoshop Square Clock Shapes (12)

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      Photoshop Alarm Clock Shapes (9)

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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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