Learn how to invert a path or shape in Photoshop.
- When you're working with selections in Photoshop,…if you want the opposite of what you have selected…to become the active selection,…all you need to do is come to Select and choose Inverse.…So what's the equivalent behavior…when working with shape layers?…What if, having drawn an orange triangle…on a yellow background,…I actually want a yellow triangle on an orange background?…Well, I need to come to my shape layer,…and when I select it, it's important…that the anchor points be active.…And if they're not active, come to your Path selection tool.…
And if they're still not active, then hold down…the optional Alt key, while you click on the layer.…Either that, or, just with your Path selection tool,…come and click on the shape itself.…Once those anchor points are active,…you'll have access to these options,…and the one that we want here is Subtract Front Shape.…If I turn off the background Color Fill layer,…you can see that we're now cutting a hole…through that layer of color.…So this can be very useful in situations…
- 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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