Get an example of what you can achieve by converting type layers to shape layers
- We can convert our type layers to shape layers,…and this will allow us, give us the flexibility…to create custom letter forms.…In this case, I want to use the heart shape layer…as the negative space of the O.…So to begin with, I need to convert my type layer…to a shape layer by right-clicking…to the right of the layer name…and choosing Convert to Shape.…Now, I'm in my Path tool,…which is why all of the anchor points…become visible when I do that.…
I'm going to click away to deselect those anchor points…and now come and choose my direct selection tool,…because I need to remove the interior shape of the O.…I'll click on the edge of that interior shape…and then when I can see the anchor points…I will click on one of them,…press delete once, and then twice.…Now, I'm going to move my heart shape…above what was formerly the type layer…and I will switch to my Path Selection tool,…select the heart and move this into position.…
I need to transform it, so I'll use…the keyboard shortcut here, cmd or ctrl + t…to bring up my free transform.…
- 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
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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