What Is Photoshop Shape?

folder in graphics tutorials by userStanly Dezignus on dateDecember 3rd, 2007
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It is just a simple note about the nature of Photoshop shape, and few advice about its installing.

The shape tools in Photoshop allow you to create vector-based elements. Vector describe a shape mathematically; pixel images, on the other hand, describe the same shape in terms of a map of pixels. The key difference is that, as you increase the size of a pixel-based image, it begins to look blocky. Because vector images are based on mathematical formulas, they look good at any size and can be manipulated without losing resolution.

When you create vector objects in a program like Photoshop, they are comprised of paths, which are in turn made up of anchor points and straight and curved segments, or lines. You can create these points and lines by working with the preset shapes or by creating your own shape.

To install shapes (by Darren Cornwell):

Open photoshop, select the custom shape tool and click the little drop down arrow next to the shape to bring up the shape selection window. Grab the bottom right hand corner to resize the window then take your screenshot: On an Apple Mac it’s Apple | Shift | 3 to take a complete screenshot. On a PC just hit the ‘Print Screen’ button to copy the screen contents to the clipboard, open photoshop and paste into a new document.

What Is Photoshop Shapes

Now you can easily install all shape sets I kindly shared with yo.

ps. As for me I prefer drag-and-drop way of shape sets installing. I just picking up shapes set, and throw it to Photoshop window =). Have fun!

To convert Photoshop Custom shape into Illustrator:

1) Open both Photoshop and Illustrator
2) Draw a shape in photoshop
3) Select Pen Tool (P)
4) Click and hold ctrl near your shape
5) Cover your shape by selection rectangle
6) Copy it
7) Paste in Illustrator.

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