Create a Custom Shapes from Illustrator Symbols in Photoshop


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Creating a custom shape from an Illustrator symbol

Let's see how we can adapt an Illustrator symbol and turn that into a Photoshop custom shape. So here I am in Illustrator and Illustrator has some very useful symbols libraries. So I've come to my Symbols panel and then I'm going to come to the icon at the bottom-left of the Symbols panel where we have all of these symbols libraries. First of all I'm going to come to Florid Vector Pack and we get these nice little decorative pieces of vector art.

I'm going to add one of those to my symbols and I'm then going to place an instance of that on my artboard. Now this is a very simple piece of artwork. It's not layered. There are no colors. This is going to work really well turning this into a Photoshop custom shape. All we need to do is break the link to the symbol and then we just have anchor points and path segments. I can now copy that, switch to Photoshop, paste it and paste it as a shape layer, and then we have our shape layer now in Photoshop and then I can come...

Creating a custom shape from an Illustrator symbol
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Creating a custom shape from an Illustrator symbol provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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Design
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Photoshop
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