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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 Silhouettes (306 shapes)

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Costumes and Characters Shapes (56 shapes)

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Skateboarding (9 shapes)

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Skater Collection (3 shapes)

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Skateboarders (8 shapes)

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Stock Girls (8 shapes)

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Businessman Silhouettes (12 shapes)

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Business Girls (12 silhouettes)

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Jumping People Silhouettes (104 shapes)

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Break Dancing (8 shapes)

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Hoops (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 Set (25 shapes)

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Hot Babes (7 shapes)

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Go-Go Girls (18 shapes)

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Sexy Stances (13 shapes)

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Ladies (7 shapes)

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Sexy Girls (47 shapes)

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2. Animals Link

Birds (12 shapes)

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Butterflies (38 shapes)

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Horses (9 shapes)

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Horses (15 shapes)

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Zebras (6 shapes)

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Sea Creatures (27 shapes)

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Animals (10 shapes)

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Animal Patterns (13 shapes)

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Bugs (20 shapes)

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Weathered Flying Bugs (21 shapes)

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3. Planes and Boats Link

Aircraft (21 shapes)

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Maritime (27 shapes)

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WW2 Planes (13 shapes)

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4. Guns and Weapons Link

Guns (30 shapes)

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Guns (26 shapes)

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Ray Guns and Laser Blasters (15 shapes)

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I Love Weapons (12 shapes)

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5. Halloween Shapes Link

Halloween Shapes (23 shapes)

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Halloween Shapes (10 shapes)

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6. Trees Link

Trees (17 shapes)

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Dead Trees (24 shapes)

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Live Trees (21 shapes)

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Plan Trees (20 shapes)

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7. Circles Link

Retro Circles (10 shapes)

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Circles (10 shapes)

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Circles, Lines and Sunlights (108 shapes)

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8. Random Shapes Link

Stars (200 shapes)

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Sunbursts (30 shapes)

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Splats and Drips (15 shapes)

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Splat Shapes (8 shapes)

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Stains & Blots (34 shapes)

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Drips (25 shapes)

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Paisley (24 shapes)

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Kiddy Stuffs (72 shapes)

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Ribbon Collection (3 shapes)

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Voters Collection (2 shapes)

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Surfing Themed Shapes (6 shapes)

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Hero Shapes (13 shapes)

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Flames (5 shapes)

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Markers (23 shapes)

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Vector Shapes (13 shapes)

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Arrows (10 shapes)

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Speech Bubble Shapes (42 shapes)

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Cartoon Shapes (25 shapes)

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Assorted Logos (38 shapes)

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CD & DVD Logos (7 shapes)

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Foliage Shapes (371 shapes)

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Tools (9 shapes)

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I Love Skulls (12 shapes)

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Urban Shapes (31 shapes)

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World Map (3 shapes)

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Banner and Scrolls (28 shapes)

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Art Supplies (16 shapes)

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Skyline Collection (6 shapes)

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Arabeski (23 shapes)

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9. Combination Packs Link

Custom Shapes Pack v. 1.1 (100 shapes)

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Custom Shape Pack (45 shapes)

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50s Custom Shapes (14 shapes)

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Revolution Collection (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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  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

    OMG this is really, really great!

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  25. 25

    WOW, this is the greatest collection. thx!

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    And I think to myself… What a wonderful shape !

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    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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    Great collection. Thanks for the post, appreciated.

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