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Creating a Custom Shape

Custom shapes can be created from anything you choose, and the process is quick and simple. You just create the shape, select the shape, and name the shape. That’s it. Since shapes are vector images, they’re resolution-independent, which means you can draw them at any size without impacting image quality. Once custom shapes are saved, they can be accessed by opening a document, selecting the Shape tool, and choosing your new shape from the Custom Shapes panel.

Create a Custom Shape

  • blue-circle1.jpg Open a document that contains the vector image you want to convert into a shape, or create a shape using any of Photoshop’s vector drawing tools.
  • blue-circle2.jpg Click the Edit menu, and then click Define Custom Shape.
  • blue-circle3.jpg Enter a name for the new shape.
  • blue-circle4.jpg Click OK.

    The shape appears as a thumbnail at the bottom of the active Custom Shapes panel.

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