- Understanding Foreground and Background Colors
- Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panels
- Modifying the Brush Presets Panel
- Selecting Brush Tip Sets
- Adjusting Brush Tips
- Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips
- Creating Customized Brush Tips
- Saving Customized Brush Tips
- Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools
- Working with the Mixed Brush Tool
- Working with the Pencil Tool
- Working with Auto Erase
- Working with the Line Tool
- Using the Standard Shape Tool
- Working with the Custom Shape Tool
- Creating a Custom Shape
- Saving Custom Shape Sets
- Using the Paint Bucket Tool
- Working with the Eraser Tools
- Working with the Magic Eraser Tool
- Creating and Applying Gradients
- Creating and Saving Customized Gradients
- Using the Color Replacement Tool
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
- 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.
- Click the Edit menu, and then click Define Custom Shape.
- Enter a name for the new shape.
- Click OK.
The shape appears as a thumbnail at the bottom of the active Custom Shapes panel.