Learn the workflow for converting between shapes layers and paths in Photoshop.
- When working with Shape Layers, inevitably,…sometimes you draw a Shape when you wanted a Path,…and sometimes you draw a Path when you wanted a Shape,…so this movie is all about how we can…convert one to the other.…I have here a Shape layer,…and I want to convert it to a Path.…When that layer is selected, if I look on the Path's panel,…we see the Path listed.…If I deselect the layer that's going to go away,…so I just need to copy this Path,…and I can do that just by double-clicking on it,…clicking OK, and we now have that as a copy.…Back to my Layers panel, I can delete that Shape layer.…
But the Path remains.…So now let's go in the other direction.…I'll come to the Path panel where I have this Work Path.…To convert this to a Shape layer,…activate the Path as I have done here,…come to the Layers panel,…and choose Solid Color.…That Path becomes a Vector Mask for the Color Fill layer,…which is another way of saying…that it becomes a Shape layer.…
- Creating basic shapes and lines
- Converting shapes to paths (and vice versa)
- Inverting paths and shapes
- Transforming shapes
- Designing with shape layers
- Creating web buttons, guides, and collages with shape layers
- Working with type and shape layers
- Creating custom shapes with Adobe Capture and Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Effectswith Nigel French5h 28m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Filterswith Nigel French6h 33m Intermediate
Photoshop CC 2015 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost12h 27m Beginner
1. Creating Basic Shapes
2. Editing Shapes
3. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 1
4. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 2
5. Working with Custom Shapes
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