Install Photoshop Shapes into Photoshop – It’s Easy!

Install photoshop shapes easily. Loading photoshop shapes into Photoshop is very quick - just 5 minutes of your time!

After reading this tutorial you will find out 2 quick ways of installing photoshop shapes sets into Photoshop. Let’s get started!

No Prerequisites?

Only one actually – you already have a photoshop shapes set (file with .CSH extension) you would like to install (or load). If you haven’t got any yet, you can download this free set of photoshop shield shapes to start with. Uncompress the file to any preferred location on your hard drive.

Method #1 – Install Shapes Using Preset Manager

Step 1. Open Photoshop. From the main menu, choose Edit/Preset Manager.

Step 2. In the opened Preset Manager dialog select Custom Shapes from Preset Type drop down menu:

Adobe Photoshop Present Manager: Custom Shapes Dropdown

After choosing Custom Shapes you will see shapes already loaded into your Photoshop. If you have never loaded any shapes, you will see the default ones Photoshop has provided for you.

Step 3. Now, to load your shapes set into Photoshop, just press the button Load on the right of the Preset Manager dialog and select the .CSH file (Photoshop Custom Shapes) you would like to load:

Step 4. Hurrah! You should be able to see the shapes you have selected to load. Just press Done button to finish:

Just press the Done button to finish

That’s it! You have successfully installed your photoshop shapes set into Photoshop and can start using them.

Method #2 – Install Shapes Using Custom Shape Tool

Step 1. Select the Custom Shape Tool (U key) from the Toolbar. You might not see it straight away on the Toolbar as other shape tools may have been selected earlier (Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, or others). Just make the Custom Shape Tool selected.

Select the Custom Shape Tool from the Toolbar

Step 2. From the Options Bar click the Preset Picker triangle icon (encircled red), then click the little triangle on the right of Preset Picker Panel (encircled violet), and then select the Load Shapes… option from the drop down list:

Load Shapes by Pressing the Triangle in the Options Bar

Step 3. From the Load Shapes dialog box select the photoshop custom shapes file (.CSH) on your hard drive.

That’s it! You are done now and can start using the shapes you’ve got. If you need more photoshop shapes, get them on the Photoshop Custom Shapes page.

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