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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
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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