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How to draw a custom shape in Photoshop

A tutorial on how to draw a custom shape in Photoshop CC 2017 2105 CS6 etc. Draw a custom shape via the toolbar custom shape tool, it is a quick way of making a design on the artboard

Draw a custom shape

how to draw a custom shape in Photoshop tutorial
  1. Open a document in Photoshop

  2. Goto to the custom shape tool in Photoshop toolbar (below the rectangle tool)

  3. Select the shape type (layer, path, fill)

  4. Select the custom shape to draw in the shape presets picker

  5. Set the color for the shape via the toolbar foreground color

  6. Click document and drag to the required size to draw the shape

  7. Release mouse

custom shape tool select the type of shape you want to apply along the top of Photoshop - this has changed from version to version and it is now a dropdown with the listing of layer and path and fill - select that to draw the shape you wantselect the shape you want to draw in Photoshop via the custom shape presets picker

Custom shapes to buy

1. A selection of custom shapes for Photoshop to draw with

Sources and references

1. Pen tools in Photoshop on Adobe


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Updated: September 2017