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3000+ Photoshop Custom Shapes in 55 Sets

I am a big fan of vector art. This is the main reason why I so love Photoshop custom shapes. This tool in Photoshop lets you use graphics called “shapes” as vector elements in your design. The ability to enlarge vectors without losing crispness or sharpness makes them incredibly useful to every designer.

But what are Photoshop Custom Shapes? Adobe introduced custom shapes along with Photoshop version 6. With custom shapes, you can do much more with vector graphics than you could before. For example, you can break a shape to use a curve that you like or combine paths of two or more custom shapes to come up with a new shape. But what is more exciting is the ability to use custom shapes created by some generous and talented artists who make their work available to others for free. So even if you can’t draw, as long as you have the ability to arrange your elements in a way that make them nice to look at, then custom shapes becomes even more valuable to you.

how to install photoshop custom shapes

INSTALLING PHOTOSHOP CUSTOM SHAPES

Let’s have a basic tutorial first on how to load the custom shapes you have downloaded somewhere in your Adobe Photoshop program. The Photoshop custom shapes pack usually has a file extension .csh (e.g. shapes.csh)

FIRST STEP:
Select the Custom Shape Tool from the toolbar.

custom shape tool menu

SECOND STEP:

Now, go to the Custom Shapes Options Bar and then select the Custom Shape Picker dropdown. Click the arrow on the right side of the picker. From here, we want to “Load Shapes…“.

photoshop custom shape picker

THIRD STEP:

Once you click this, a browser will open then locate or select the directory where you saved your custom shapes to. Once you found the CSH file, clik OK.  Your new shapes will be available in the Shape Picker afterwards.

Now you’re ready to use custom shapes… Have fun downloading some useful shapes below.

I. FRAMES and BORDERS CUSTOM SHAPES FOR PHOTOSHOP

01-Edgy Frames Set #1 from Graphics Soft About
These custom shapes will work in Photoshop CS and higher and Photoshop Elements 4 and higher. They may work in older versions as well, but have not been tested. Visit the links below for installation and usage instructions.

photo frames photoshop custom shapes

02- Edgy Frames Set #3 by Graphics Soft About
This is the second set of frame custom shapes for Photoshop from Graphic Soft. Like the first set, these shapes also work in Photoshop CS and higher and Photoshop Elements 4 and higher. You may also download the other seven sets that can be downloaded from Graphics Soft for free. The links can be found in the download link provided below.

decorative photo frames photoshop custom shapes

03-Frame and Borders (3 Sets) by Graphics Soft About
These free custom shapes by Shelby Kate Schmitz can be used in Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements 2 and up. They may work in Photoshop 6, but have not been tested in this version.

decorative photoshop custom shapes

04-Distorted Frames by *juggsy
This set consists 13 different frames in grunge style that you can use for scrapbooks.

grunge frames photoshop custom shapes

05-Bracket Frames and Mattes CSH by ~debh945
A set of bracket custom shapes I made from some of my CU fonts. Used primarily for digi-scrapping but you may find other uses for them. They are available via the author’s blog.

bracket frames custom shapes

06-Tags and Ribbons: Custom Photoshop Shapes
A lovely set of 6 tag and ribbon custom shapes. These are also available as PNG so you can use them outside of Photoshop.

ribbons photoshop custom shapes

07- Label Frames Custom Photoshop Shapes by Star Sunflower Studio
A sweet mixed set of 5 free Photoshop custom shapes. (PNG files are included for those who are running Gimp or PSP).

decorative frames photoshop custom shapes

08-Simple Border Shapes by ~debh945
A set of 16 border shapes used primarily for digital scrapping but you may find other uses for them. The preview shapes are representative of how the shapes would look if dragged onto a 3600 x 3600 canvas with proportions constrained. Created in CS3.

decorative border photoshop custom shapes

09-Doodle Frame Borders
This set comes in vectors, brushes and Photoshop custom shapes. You may use this item to make blog headers/banners, digital cards, digital collage sheets and commercial use digital scrap booking elements if the file is flattened and coloring/style added to it.

doodle frames custom Photoshop shapes

10-Photoshop Filmstrip Shapes
Here is a set of 4 Photoshop custom shapes that you can use to create a film-strip presentation of your digital photos.

filmstrip frames photoshop custom shapes

II. DECORATIVE CUSTOM PHOTOSHOP SHAPES: Flowers, Swirls, Leaves, etc.

11-Flower custom shapes for CS2 by veredgf
Includes 47 floral shapes you can download and use for free.

flowers photoshop custom shapes

12- Foliage by Dezignus
This custom shapes set includes all common types of flourishes, foliage and swirly curls that you can use for creating floral ornaments. Draw, duplicate, rotate, scale or do whatever you can imagine with these shapes. With these wide variety of elements, you can easily create your unique design. Have Fun!

foliage photoshop custom shapes

13- 25 Flowers Vector Shapes by Oksana Khristenko
A nice freebie set composed of hand drawn flowers that you can download and use as custom Photoshop shapes (CSH). These flowers shapes are made in Photoshop and Illustrator.

flowers photoshop custom shapes

14-Yazooy Paisley Shapes by Raymond Dukes
A set of 24 Paisley custom shapes for Adobe Photoshop.

paisley custom photoshop shapes

15- 150 Ornate Designs by Graphics Soft About
These free ornate custom shapes by Shelby Kate Schmitz can be used in Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements 2 and up (Mac or PC). The examples shown below are just a portion of the full set.

ornate photoshop custom shapes

16- Vector Floral Shapes: 258 Spiral, Curves, Arcs
New amazing set of floral swirls, curves, spirals and arcs. These are  vector Photoshop Custom shapes that are easy to modify, change, rotate, reflect and re-size. Use Warp (Edit -> Transform Path -> Warp) function to modify single shapes in one touch.

floral swirls  custom shapes

17 -Floral Photoshop Custom Shapes ( no longer available)
These 17 delicate floral custom shapes are just gorgeous – imagine using them to give a new look and feel to a website footer.

flower custom shapes for photoshop

18- Flower Vectors Photoshop Custom Shapes
This is a set of Photoshop Custom Shapes composed of various flower shapes in vector designs.These are also available as Flower Vectors Photoshop & GIMP Brushes.

flower vector shapes for photoshop

19-Photoshop Custom Shapes-Ornaments
Here are 77 ornaments designed as custom shapes that can be used in Photoshop. Compatible with Adobe CS3 programs.

ornaments custom photoshop shapes

20-Custom Shapes Vegetation by ~thesuper
15 custom shapes featuring different vegetation in vector that you can use in creating landscaping plan.

plants custom photoshop shapes

21-Photoshop Plant Shapes Part 1
There are 9Pphotoshop custom shapes in big resolution in this set that you can use for creating landscaping plans.

plants custom photoshop shapes

22-CSH winter trees
There are 18 high-quality winter trees you can use in architectural illustrations.

winter trees photoshop custom shapes

23- Palm Trees by Mutato Nomine
This set includes 17 very detailed shapes of trees in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) format.  A sample artwork to demonstrate some uses of these shapes is shown in the preview below.

palm tree photoshop custom shapes

24- Dead Trees by The Super
This set is composed of 24 silhouettes of dead trees packed as CSH or Photoshop custom shapes.

dead trees custom photoshop shapes

25- Dead Trees by Part 2 by The Super
Here’s part 2 of the dead trees custom shapes. There are 24 more shapes that are useful for making Halloween-themed designs.

halloween vector trees custom shapes

26- Live Trees by The Super
This second set of trees is composed of 24 silhouettes of live trees packed as CSH or Photoshop custom shapes.

live trees photoshop custom shapes

27- Palm Trees by Mel Brushes
This set includes 6 tropical flavored palm trees in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) format.

palm trees custom shapes

III. ANIMALS CUSTOM PHOTOSHOP SHAPES

28- Horses by Cestrelle
This set contains 15 horse shapes in CSH or Photoshop custom shape format. This set was created using Adobe Photoshop 7. For personal use only

horse animal custom shapes

29- Wild Animal Shapes
A collection of various wild animals that you can download as custom Photoshop shapes.

wild animals custom shapes

30- Zebras by Cestrelle
This set contains 15 horse shapes in CSH or Photoshop custom shape format. This set was created using Adobe Photoshop 7. For personal use only.

zebra animal photoshop custom shapes

31- Free Vector Dogs by All Silhouettes
Here is a mega pack of dogs’ silhouettes! There are a total of 86 free vector silhouettes of dogs available in vector format and as Photoshop custom shapes. The shapes includes different kinds and poses such as sitting dogs, standing dogs, poodle, bulldog, dachshund, sheep dog, and many others.

dogs photoshop custom shapes

32- Animals by H-Vision
Here is another set of wild animals in silhouette. These are available as Photoshop custom shapes.

wild animals custom shapes

33- Custom Shapes: Birds by ~lukeroberts
Set of 12 different species of birds.

flying birds custom shapes

34- Butterfly Doodle Shapes by ~debh945
A set of doodled butterflies drawn in Illustrator and pulled into Photoshop CS3 to create custom shapes.

butterfly custom photoshop shapes

35-Butterfly Photoshop Shape by ~PsdDude
Includes 15 custom shapes in a CSH file that you can download for free.

butterfly photoshop custom shapes

36- Heraldic Shapes by PS Hero
This set includes 63 heraldic shapes that you can use as custom shapes in Photoshop. A CSH file can be downloaded from the link .

heraldic animals photoshop shapes

37- Heraldic Animals by All Silhouettes
These vector silhouettes converted into Photoshop custom shapes  were taken from free font SLMytholSil. It include all kinds of heraldic animals such as dragons, lions, horses, unicorns, griffins, Pegasus, centaur  and other mythological creatures. These shapes are free for personal, non-commercial use only.

heraldic animal photoshop custom shapes

 

IV. HUMAN/PEOPLE CUSTOM PHOTOSHOP SHAPES

38- Sexy Girls by Dezignus
This set includes 36 silhouettes of sexy girls in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) format.

girls photoshop custom shapes

39- Business Ladies Custom Shapes by Dezignus
This set includes 12 silhouettes of businesswomen in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) and EPS format.

woman silhouette photoshop custom shapes

40-Costumes and Character Shapes by Dezignus
One more interesting set of Photoshop custom shapes – characters from different times and situations. In this set you can find shapes of mags and wizards, superman, cowboy, policemen, clown, etc.

costume and character photoshop custom shapes

41-Silhouettes of Jumping People by Dezignus
This set includes 104 silhouettes of jumping people in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) format.

female jumping photoshop custom shapes

42- People Shadow Set Volume 1 by ~zoomanchoo
This set consists 102 people shadows as Photoshop custom shapes.

people shadow photoshop custom shapes

43-People Shadow Set Volume 2 by zoomanchoo
Here is second set of custom Photoshop shapes featuring 294 shadows of people in various poses or activities.

sports people shadow custom photoshop shapes

44- Sexy Fashion Models by Vector Lady
This set consists 56 vector silhouettes of sexy fashion ladies. These high-quality outlines will help you to create eye catching illustrations in few minutes. This set includes both AI (Adobe Illustrator) and CSH (Photoshop CS Custom Shapes) versions.

fashion women custom shapes for photoshop

45- CSH People silhouettes by ~eiermann1952
There 60 silhouettes of people in individual poses or as pairs.

people silhouettes photoshop custom shapes

IV. TECHNICAL SHAPES AND ICONS

46- Sunbursts by Back Flip 540
This custom shapes set includes 30 sunburst shapes that you can use as Adobe Photoshop custom shapes.

sunburst photoshop custom shapes

47- Circles, Lines and Sunbursts by Dezignus
There are 100 circles, lines and sun lights and sunburst design shapes to make your art process more quick And easy. These custom shapes can be used with Photoshop CS and later versions.

geometric photoshop custom shapes

48- Petit Simple Circle Shape by ~PetitBrain
Includes 20 circular shapes for Photoshop.

circular custom shapes for Photoshop

49- Straights and Swirls by ~thesuper
These are some technical shapes that can be used for creating techy backgrounds.

technical arrows and lines photoshop custom shapes

50- Isometric Shapes II by ~thesuper
Includes 16 isometric shapes in vector format (CSH).

isometric custom Photoshop shapes

51- Photoshop CSH Stars V2.0 by #deviant-ARAB
There are 200 custom shapes of stars and light bursts in this set.

sun burst photoshop custom shapes

52-Aircraft by Luke Roberts
This set includes 21 aircraft shapes in Photoshop Custom Shapes (CSH) format.

aircraft photoshop custom shapes

53- Circular Designs by Graphics Soft About
This custom shapes set includes an assortment of 30 circular designs. These free custom shapes by Shelby Kate Schmitz can be used in Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements 2 and up. They may work in Photoshop 6, but have not been tested in this version. You may also download the other five circular sets that are available for download from Graphics Soft for free. The links can be found in the download link provided below.

circle photoshop custom shapes

54-Photoshop Shapes: World Map by ~lukeroberts
This could be very useful in any design. Includes the world map as well as the other major continents such as the UK and USA shapes.

world map custom shapes

55- Tribal Tattoos by Dezignus
There are four 4 excellent set of tribal tattoos containing of a total of 51 tattoos packaged as Photoshop custom shapes.
Terms of Use: You are free to use any of the files here for personal or commercial designs.

tribal tattoo photoshop custom shapes

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20 Comments

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  2. thank you very much

  3. very useful downloads

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  4. Thank you i really need to download sunrays photoshop custom shapes.

  5. Could you please email me a link to some free custom shapes similar to those removed by Limoli. They were called arabeski. thank you for your time.

    Kelly Flaherty

  6. very useful
    Thank you i really need to download CUSTOM SHAPES

  7. thanks for sharing this interesting shapes

  8. Hi,
    I have downloaded some of them and they do not open in my adobe photoshop 7.Any idea why?

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