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Photoshop CS4: Layers in Depth: Custom Shape tool
In Photoshop CS4: Layers in Depth, Jan Kabili explores the layer-related features and techniques that allow designers and photographers to work non-destructively with separate pieces of artwork, photographs, and text in a single Photoshop file. She teaches everything from the basics of creating and managing layers to more advanced topics like layer masking, layer comps, and clipping layers.
In addition to the geometric tool to create shape layers, Photoshop offers another tool to create shape layers, and that is the custom shape tool. In this clip, host Jan Kabili introduces custom shapes, and shows how to use the combination features that come with the shape tools to create your own custom shapes.
Custom Shape tool
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Jan Kabili is senior trainer and evangelist at lynda.com. She has authored numerous books on Adobe software, including How to Wow: Photoshop CS2 for the Web, Photoshop CS Complete Course, Photoshop Elements Complete Course, and Photoshop 7 ImageReady Hands?on Training for the Web (with Lynda Weinman). In addition to her lynda.com training videos, she has written many articles for leading software publications such as Macworld, Photoshop User, and Mac Design magazines. Jan has not only contributed to the Adobe Classroom, but she is a published photographer and digital artist, with a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
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