60-Second Solution: Photoshop Custom Shapes for Graphics

Photoshop csh file iconDesigners are always on the lookout for a variety of images they can use in designs for their clients. One thing most designers have in common is Adobe Photoshop.  Photoshop gives designers the ability to add vector shapes to their artwork. Photoshop custom shapes are found in the Shape Tool on the Tools panel in Photoshop. The default shapes are kind of boring, but you can add custom shapes to your library by searching and downloading Photoshop .csh files.

Since the shapes are vectors, you can scale them to and size you need.¬†Select the little blob, and at the top you’ll see a menu option to choose your shape. To add shapes to your tool, click on the options arrow and select Load Shapes… then locate the shape library you downloaded and the new shapes will be added to your collection. I’ve found arrows, animals, borders, household items and more.

You don’t have to spend time drawing, tracing and scanning in the shapes you need. Find what you’re looking for in a custom shape library.

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