12 Best Places for Free Photoshop Shapes

Use these websites to download Photoshop shapes for free

There are thousands of free Photoshop shapes that you can install and easily use right inside of Photoshop, the free Photoshop trial, or another freeware photo editor.

Photoshop includes only a handful of pre-installed shapes, but with these free resources, you can really spice up your photos. They can even be used to create completely new images.

Below are several websites that, together, offer thousands of free CSH files (custom shapes) for Photoshop. You can find anything from simple shapes like stars, icons, and swirls, to more complex shapes like snowflakes, trees, and people.

If you're not sure how to use custom shapes in Photoshop, see the directions at the very bottom of this page.

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Free Photoshop Shapes at Brusheezy

Photoshop shapes of a tree, fish, drink, and women

Brusheezy has dozens of Photoshop shapes you can download and install at no cost.

Some of these shapes include sticker shapes, star shapes, vintage shapes, and others are shapes of fish, pirates, coffee cups, and cooking.

These Photoshop custom shapes can be filtered by the version of Photoshop they're meant for, and sorted by newness, popularity, and rating.

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Free Photoshop Shapes From screentone

Photoshop shapes of flowers

A DeviantART user named screentone has a nice collection of Photoshop flower shapes. There are also monologue rings, block-like buildings, and flash/shock shapes.

A few of screentones’ free CSH files require a password to open the ZIP file, which you can find on the download page.

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lukeroberts’ Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes of birds

Another DeviantART user, lukeroberts, has several Photoshop custom shapes that are freely available. You can find guns, heraldry, graffiti, maps, birds, aircraft, and maritime shapes.

There’s also a small collection of miscellaneous CSH files here that you can download for Photoshop.

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Free Photoshop Shapes From thesuper

Photoshop shapes of trees

For a large collection of free Photoshop shapes, such as robots, spaceships, flowers, swirls, isometric shapes, dead and alive trees, vegetation, bugs, flames, gears, and more, you can visit thesuper's DeviantART page.

A few of the collections here are Photoshop brushes in the ABR file format.

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Free Photoshop Shapes From UnidentifyStudios

Photoshop shapes of circles

UnidentifyStudios offers some really interesting circle shapes for Photoshop. You can also download snowflake shapes, animal shapes, sea shapes, and a collection of random, miscellaneous Photoshop shapes.

To identify the Photoshop shapes among the brushes, look for the word “shapes” in the thumbnail images.

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deviant-ARAB’s Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes of stars

Hundreds of free star shapes can be downloaded from deviant-ARAB. There are a few different collections, or versions, of star shapes available, but they each have a whole different set of items.

Some of these Photoshop shapes don't really look like stars but more like swirls or a sun, but there are plenty of regular star shapes, too.

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Obsidian Dawn’s Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes of Halloween items like a skull, crow, pumpkin, bat, and moon

Another great source for free Photoshop shapes is Obsidian Dawn. Most of the images here follow the same type of theme.

You can find banners, scrolls, Halloween shapes, and urban design shapes. However, there are also flower and snowflake vector shapes.

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hurleyrocks' Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes of Christmas objects including a tree and bell

These are Christmas-themed Photoshop shapes offered by DeviantART's hurleyrocks. You'll find over 90 shapes, such as presents, bells, borders, trees, designs, ornaments, and more.

You can use any of these shapes absolutely free, even for commercial use.

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Free Shapes at myPhotoshopBrushes

Photoshop shapes including butterfly, snowflakes, and camera

Some of the Photoshop custom shapes at myPhotoshopBrushes.com are repeats of the above, but there are also some unique ones.

We were able to find snowflake shapes, photography shapes, and shapes of chickens, butterflies, pen strokes, and chairs, among others.

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Zooll’s Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes like cameras, banners, and labels

Zooll is a great source for banner and label Photoshop shapes. There are several different ones that each have a unique look.

You can also find some heart shapes and camera objects, like flashing lights and old cameras, among others.

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HGGraphicDesigns' Free Photoshop Shapes

Photoshop shapes including a bear, gorilla, camel, bird, heart, and anchor

There are lots of great Photoshop shapes offered by HGGraphicDesigns, such as nautical shapes, dozens of animals shapes, and other miscellaneous items.

The screenshot on each download page clearly shows the type of custom shapes you're downloading, which is ​really nice.

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Free Photoshop Shapes at shapes4free

Photoshop shapes of smiley faces

Over 2,000 other custom shapes for Photoshop can be downloaded from shapes4free, and they're even free for commercial use.

A few examples of the high quality CSH files you can find here include gift tags, arrows, smileys, vintage labels, Easter eggs, halftone shapes, zoom lines, hearts, grunge radiation symbols, square clocks, and many others.

These Photoshop shape downloads are in the form of ZIP files, so you'll have to open them before finding the CSH files.

How to Use Custom Photoshop Shapes

All of these websites contain download links to CSH files, which is the file type Photoshop reads as a shape file. Some, however, are contained in an archive and may require the use of a free unzip program to extract out the shape file.

Once you've located the CSH file, just open it to add the shapes to Photoshop.

Open option for a CSH file in Windows 8

To actually use the custom shape after you've added it to Photoshop, select the shape tool from the Tools bar (or hit the U key on your keyboard to find it). Right-click the tool's icon in the Tools bar and select Custom Shape Tool.

Custom Shape Tool option in Photoshop

Use the new Shape tool at the top of Photoshop to select a shape that was installed from the CSH file.

Shapes menu in Photoshop
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