Nov 11, 2015

How to Create Custom Shapes in Photoshop

In today’s episode, we show you how to create Custom Shapes in Photoshop!

Getting Started

First we start off by going over the shape tool.  We show you some of the different options we have for creating shapes.  From the rectangle tool to the polygon tool.  We adjust our fill and stroke to get the look we are going for.

Creating Your Own Custom Shape

After we get comfortable with the different options within the shape tool, we show you how to create your own custom shape using the pen tool.  This can come in handy when you want to make special shapes specifically for you.  We also show you how to save the shape you made to your shape library.

Finishing Touches

To finish things off, we bring in an image and add a couple different shapes.  From there we are able to adjust the shapes to how we see fit.


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    I have learned so much from you tutorials. Three months ago I hated Photoshop because I could not understand it although I had a few classes in art school ( cost 1200 per class ). However your teaching style is impeccable. Simple and easy, yet packed jammed packed with needed info per tutorial and a little extra. And those are just the free courses. Aaron Nace, you and the Phlearn team have changed my life and inspired me! Thanks for all the value you give to the phlearn family!!!! I hope you understand how much good you are doing!

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    I loved this so much I just had to try it and it turned out to be AMAZING!!!