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Saving Custom Shape Sets

Creating customized sets of shapes is an excellent way to get organized. The next time you need a specific shape all you have to do is select the shape from your organized sets. Organization can save you time, but it also lends a sense of consistency to designs. Using the same customized shapes repeatedly helps to tie the elements of a design together, and Photoshop gives you the perfect way to maintain that consistency with customized shape sets.

Save Custom Shape Sets

  • blue-circle1.jpg Select the Custom Shape tool on the toolbox.
  • blue-circle2.jpg Click the Shape list arrow to see a list of the current shapes.
  • blue-circle3.jpg Create new shapes, and then add them to the current list.
  • blue-circle4.jpg To add preexisting shapes, click the Options button, and then click Load Shapes, or choose from the available predefined shape lists.
  • blue-circle5.jpg Click the Options button, and then click Save Shapes.
  • blue-circle6.jpg Enter a descriptive name for the new set in the File Name (Win) or the Save As (Mac) box.
  • blue-circle7.jpg Click the Save In (Win) list arrow or Where (Mac) popup, and then select a location to save the new set.
  • blue-circle8.jpg Click Save.
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