In addition to dragging and dropping custom shapes from the Shapes panel, Photoshop lets you draw these predefine, vector-based shapes with the dedicated Custom Shape tool. Just by dragging with the Custom Shape tool, you can draw a moose, an elephant, or a leaping deer.
- [Instructor] Now I'll show you how to draw a custom shape … using the custom shape tool, … and so you want to drop down to the bottom of the toolbox … and bring up the shape tool flyout menu … and then choose the custom shape tool … from the bottom of the list. … Now go up to the horizontal options bar … up here at the top of the screen … and click on whatever shape you see … in order to see this custom shape tool flyout menu, … which you can scale as you like. … And so I'm going to go ahead and twirl open … my wild animals folder, and I'll select the giraffe. … And then I'll go ahead and press the enter key … or the return key on the Mac to dismiss that popup panel. … And now I'll just go ahead and drag with the tool. … Now, as things stand now, … you're going to stretch the shape as you drag. … If you want to draw the shape proportionally, … then press and hold the shift key like so, … and I just went ahead and invoked an auto scroll, … which is unfortunate, … but I can fix that just by pressing ctrl + 0 …
- 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