Learn how to image trace an image in Illustrator and convert the result to a Photoshop custom shape.
- Here I'm going to show you how we can use…Illustrator's Image Trace…to help us make a Photoshop custom shape.…I want to make a shape from this image of a turkey buzzard.…So, I'm going to select it…and then click on Image Trace.…I can bring out the Image Trace panel…to refine the tracing result.…In particular, I want to make sure that I am ignoring white.…I'll expand the result…and I have some extra pixels…in the top left hand corner,…which I'm going to swipe over…with my Direct Selection tool and then delete.…
I'll then swipe over what remains.…Command C to copy that.…Switch to Photoshop.…Command V to paste…and in this case, I want to paste as a shape layer.…Choosing my Path Selection tool,…I will then come to the Edit menu…and choose Define Custom Shape.…I'll give it a name…and I'll now just delete that original layer…and come and choose my Custom Shape tool.…
All the way down to the bottom of my custom shapes,…we see the one that I just made.…I'll hold down the Shift key as I drag this out.…Now, actually, I'd like to use it as a vector mask,…
- 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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