Add a new shape to an existing shape layer


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Add a new shape to an existing shape layer

So in this video I'm going to give you a tip on how to add to an existing shape layer. So if I press the U key to switch to my last used Shape tool. In this case, it's the Custom Shape tool, set to the Flower. I've already got a layer here that's got some flowers on it as a single shape layer. By default, when I go grab my tool and drag and draw again, I start drawing, if I want to constrain it, I'll hold down the Shift key. But you'll see that gets added as a new shape layer, not merging or adding that new shape to the existing shape layer. So I'm going to undo that, Command+Z, Ctrl+Z.

To add to an existing shape layer, what you need to do is first target that shape layer that you want to add it to, and hold the Shift key down before you start pressing-and-dragging with your mouse. So I'm going to hold down the Shift key. You can see the cursor actually changes to a little Plus sign. So now when I press-and-drag, I'm adding to my existing shape ...

Add a new shape to an existing shape layer
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Add a new shape to an existing shape layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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