How to Create Custom Shapes in Adobe Photoshop

Create your own custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop using current shapes, and the Pen Tool! Make sure to check out my other Photoshop tutorials. Links below!

Tools used in this tutorial:

Custom Shapes Tool: If you’re looking to create a non-standard shape, you may find it within the Customs Shapes Tool. Within the shape picker on the options bar, you can load in all shapes if you don’t find what you’re looking for.



  1. why. do talented people with Photoshop have no clue how to deliver an instruction or tutorial in a slow manner which everyone. can grasp??? Is it a matter of showing off or are you too busy to give a tutorial that all viewers can grasp without having to play over and over and pause over and over??? I suggest you take a tutorial on how to give a tutorial, especially a video tutorial!! Remember, its not about YOU, its about those trying to learn how you do it, not how fast you are!!!

  2. For some reason when I make the circle now I cant flatten the layer because when I do the circle disappears. How do I save the image?

  3. You're a life saver. I was looking for a tutorial like this but couldn't find one w/ the same version as me. Thanks a lot!

  4. why is it that every tutorial feels the need to discuss 10 other things that have nothing to do with the main task at hand…. Come on people – a 1 minute video would have served the purpose. If wanted to know how to use the pen tool, I would be looking at that tutorial.

  5. I would like to create a kind of tiles or little "windows" thru which another layer would be visible. I would like to be able to make the distances between these tiles thicker or thinner and to manipulate the number of the tiles. Can a shape like that be created the way you showed us or do I need to know some Adobe scripting language or something similar? (Like VBA in MS Office.)

  6. To eliminate the distortion and make a sharp angle you just alt+click on the point you just created and the curve point will disappear. There's no need to alt click and drag the curve point, it just makes things more complex and unecessary and kinda a waste of time 🙂 It works on CS6 and CC that I've used.

  7. God, why does this have to be so difficult? I just cannot do it. I just do not get it.

  8. what if i want to create a shape with intricate details inside ? how do i remove some fillers in that solid shape ?

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