Creating and Saving a Custom Shape
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
How to Create and Save a Custom Shape in Photoshop
Photoshop ships with hundreds of custom shapes for you to use. However, you may find there is a custom shape you use on a regular basis.
The process is quite similar to creating a custom brush. You create the shape, then save it as a Custom Shape.
Open a blank document in Photoshop (File > New). Set the size to 500 pixels by 500 pixels at 72 ppi.
Select the Pen tool (p key) and draw a shape in the document. The tool options should be set to Shape Layer.
Make sure the Shape Layer is highlighted in the Layers panel.
To add the shape to your Custom Shape Library, choose Edit > Define Custom Shape.
Name the shape and press OK.
To use your new Custom Shape, click the Custom Shape tool and pick your new shape from the tool options panel.
Set a Fill color and click-drag while holding the Shift key to add your new shape.