As things stand now, Photoshop presents you with a total of 54 custom shapes, plus any custom shapes that have migrated from previous versions of the program. However, the program actually ships with hundreds upon hundreds of additional predefined, custom path outlines. To load them, click the flyout menu icon in the top-right corner of the Shapes panel and choose Legacy Shapes and more.
- [Narrator] All right now as things stand now, … by default, Photoshop provides you … with a total of 54 custom shapes, … plus any custom shapes that have come over … from previous versions of the program. … However, it actually ships with hundreds upon hundreds … of custom path outlines. … And to see what that looks like, … I'll go ahead and click off that star … with my black arrow tool in order to deselect it, … and then I'll click on that shapes icon … in this vertical column right here, … in order to bring up the shapes panel. … Now, with the exception of that custom shape I just drew, … all of these loose shapes are legacy shapes … from previous versions of the program. … And so what I suggest you do is delete them … because in just a moment, … we're going to get them all back. … And so I click on that trademark icon right there, … and then I'll shift click on that first arrow … in order to select all of those legacy shapes. … And then I'll click on the trashcan, … at which point Photoshop will ask me …
- Creating custom shapes with a simple drag
- Combining custom shapes onto a single Photoshop layer
- Copying and pasting custom shapes
- Smoothing out jagged outlines with the Simplify command
- Creating your own custom shape with Image Trace
- Integrating custom shapes into vector-based artwork