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Monday, January 4, 2010

Saving Custom Shapes in Photoshop

Since I had to save the gingerbread people shapes that I made in my creating custom shapes tutorial, I figured that I would document how I did it.

1.  Assuming you have custom shapes that you want to save, with the custom shape tool selected, click the triangle/arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the custom shape drop-down menu.  This will bring up a menu where you can choose the Preset Manager.

2.  Click the first shape that you want to save.  Press the shift key and then click the last shape that you want to save or press Ctrl and then click if the shapes are not all together.  Click Save Set.

3.  A dialog will appear that will ask you to give the shape set a name.  Also pick a location for saving. .  I save my shapes in My Documents > Adobe > Custom Shapes.

The shapes are now saved.

Here are my gingerbread custom shapes for Photoshop.


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